The 5 Best Yas Island Hotels for Kid-Friendly Staycations

A wise person once said, ‘Fill your life with experiences, not things. Have stories to tell, not stuff to show’. This is advice one would do well to heed because life is fleeting. In the end, all you’ll have are memories, so it’s important to make great ones.

So, parents, this summer break, pack your bags and travel to Yas Island Abu Dhabi, where kid-friendly staycations await you and your family. Now’s the perfect time to go as Yas Island welcomes families on summer vacation with the Kids Go Free offer.

The Kids Go Free package is a hassle-free, family vacation package available all summer. During the promo period (June to September), booking a stay for two adults at any of the participating Yas Island hotels means up to two kids, two to 11 years old, can stay for free in the same room as the adults, eat for free on the same hotel meal plan as the accompanying adults, and play for free at Yas Theme Parks.

A staycation in Yas Island is your gateway to many family-friendly activities in Abu Dhabi. Whichever hotel you choose, you and your family will surely have a great time. But specific Yas Island hotels guarantee this for families travelling with children by offering family-friendly staycations with Kids Club access.

The following are five such hotels, and luckily for you, you may book them under the Kids Go Free package.

Yas Island Rotana


Yas Island Rotana is a hotel on Yas Plaza at the southern part of the island, a stone’s throw from the action of the Yas Marina Circuit and conveniently close to Yas Beach and Cyan Beach, complimentary access to which is included as a perk under the Kids Go Free package. It’s also conveniently close to the Yas Bay Waterfront, Etihad Arena and Yas Links Abu Dhabi and a short distance to the Yas Theme Parks.

Yas Island Rotana offers superior family-friendly staycations with Kid Club access. Its superb Kids Club facility is open from 9:15 a.m. until 6:30 p.m. and accessible to children four and older. It’s an excellent option for vacationing children who must naturally wait for the intense summer sun to wane before going out for fun.

The Kids Club’s soft play zone features a colourful playground and building blocks that cushion the little ones as they jump, run, climb, and tumble. The interactive play zone, meanwhile, includes gaming consoles, touchscreens, a virtual wall, and an arcade-like feel. There are also art supplies and equipment for children who prefer to engage in drawing and crafting.

Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi


Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi is another Yas Plaza hotel close to the Yas Marina Circuit. Like Yas Island Rotana, Kids Go Free guests get complimentary access to Yas Beach and Cyan Beach.

The hotel has a serene and picturesque Kids Club where your children can engage in free play with toys, participate in interactive-play activities or sit quietly in a corner to read and chill when it’s too hot out.

W Abu Dhabi Yas Island


The five-star W Hotel Abu Dhabi is a luxury hotel at the foot of the Yas Marina Circuit and a preferred accommodation during the Formula 1 Grand Prix weekend. It’s also an excellent option year-round, especially for families on their summer Yas Island vacation.

The W Abu Dhabi’s Kids Club is one of the best and biggest indoor play areas in Yas Island. Located in the Marina Building, it is spick and span, filled with natural light, colourful but not overwhelmingly so, and very appealing.

Inside, you will find a wall full of books and activity sheets. There are all kinds of toys and many free-play opportunities. There’s a climbing wall and gaming consoles, and the Kids Club staff actively engage the children with games and other activities. There is also movie time at the W Abu Dhabi Kids Club.

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

The Hilton Abu Dhabi waterfront hotel is a luxurious resort on Yas Bay, close to Yas Island’s celebrated dining destinations. It offers some of the best kid-friendly staycations in Yas Island.

The Hilton Abu Dhabi Kids Club offers both indoor and outdoor activities for children aged four to 12. There’s a shaded kiddie splash pad with a swimming pool and flowing water fountain for those who want to swim. Those who prefer to remain dry can remain indoors, sit around mini tables or on bean bags on the carpeted floors and read, play or participate in organised Kids Club activities.

The WB Abu Dhabi


The WB Hotel Yas Island is a centrally located hotel in Yas Island. You’ll love it because it’s close to all the best family-friendly activities in Abu Dhabi, such as Warner Bros. World, Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World, SeaWorld, CLYMB, and Yas Mall.

The hotel’s Kids Club is open daily from 9:00 a.m. and can accommodate children four years and older. While it has all the usual playground, free play and activity areas commonly found in kiddie play areas, it is unique in that the Kids Club at The WB Abu Dhabi has a timetable of curated games and activities.

One moment, children can be doing fitness training; another moment, they can be playing musical chairs, cooking or painting.

Make Fun Family Memories at Yas Island Abu Dhabi

It’s summer. Time to go to Yas Island. Make sure to stay at a hotel that offers family-friendly staycations with Kids Club access to ensure your children will have fun staying and playing at the hotel as they wait for the summer sun to set.

Yas Island Abu Dhabi has some of the best family-friendly activities in the UAE capital. Book your summer vacation now with the Kids Go Free stay-and-play Yas Island package for families.


Getting To Yas island


Yas Express is our complimentary shuttle bus service that can get you to any of the major island attractions. For more information, timetable and map, download the pocket guide or call +971 (0) 600 511115.

To Yas Island:
Boarding spots are available at the Deira City Center entrance (beside Aloft Hotel) and Ibn Battuta Mall, Parking 7 stop (right in front of the China Court section).
Within Yas Island:
The shuttle service bus can take guests to any of the major island attractions.
Air travel to Yas Island
If you're coming from outside the UAE, aim to land in Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH), as it is located just 10 minutes away from Yas Island.
Rental car to Yas Island
From Abu Dhabi International Airport, you can rent a car. All car rental offices operate 24/7


Connect to the Wi-Fi at Abu Dhabi International Airport and book an Uber or Careem via their apps.
Taxis to Yas Island
You can take a taxi to Yas Island from Abu Dhabi International Airport (10 minutes), Abu Dhabi (25 minutes), and Dubai (45 minutes). To get a taxi, you can flag them down at the roadside, call the TransAD hotline 600 535353 to book, or use the Abu Dhabi Taxi app available for both iOS and Android platforms. Taxis are plentiful and fares are reasonable.
From Abu Dhabi:
Board the 102 Bus Route to Yas Island at the Abu Dhabi Bus Station next to Al Wahda Mall.
From Dubai:
Travel to the Dubai Al Ghubaiba Bus Station to ride to the Abu Dhabi Bus Station, then board the 102 Bus Route to Yas Island.