Yas Island Offers For Your Winter Abu Dhabi Vacation


With cooler weather heading our way, the fun and excitement on Yas Island goes into overdrive. 

Abu Dhabi’s premier entertainment and leisure hub is bustling with a variety of activities and events that will let you have a great, memorable winter vacation here.

The various Yas Island offers also let you and your group enjoy more activities and events and make the most of your Abu Dhabi vacation this winter without breaking the bank. With the long UAE National Day Weekend, the festive season, the world’s biggest footballing event and a lot more coming up, there are plenty of reasons why you should head to Yas Island in the next few months! 

Gearing Up for an Amazing Winter Holiday on Yas Island

Whether it’s your first time to go to Yas Island or you have been here before, you can have a more enjoyable and unforgettable winter holiday here when you follow these preparation tips:


    1.Book your accommodation in advance.


    One of the most important things you have to do before enjoying winter on Yas Island is to book a hotel room for your holiday.

    Your choice of hotel can complete your winter holiday here. Aside from a cozy, fully furnished room, the onsite amenities can elevate your stay since you have access to a swimming pool, spa and other facilities that let you have fun and unwind.

    Additionally, you can save money on your accommodation, activities, transportation and food since you can avail of a Yas Island package that covers all these.

    Take the time to compare the hotels on the island if you want to stay at the best hotel that suits your budget and has all the amenities and services you need. And book a room as soon as possible to guarantee your reservation and get the chance to find great Abu Dhabi all-inclusive vacation packages.

    Booking in advance also guarantees you can choose the room or rooms you want, particularly if you need adjoining ones for your family or group.



    2. Plan your transportation.


    Whether you’re travelling to Abu Dhabi from another emirate or outside the United Arab Emirates, organize your transportation ahead of time.

    If you need to take a plane, book your flight early. Doing so ensures you get great seats and rates.

    Moreover, you can be sure you can travel on the dates you want.

    If you’re driving, check your vehicle thoroughly and ensure it is in tip-top condition. Study your route beforehand, particularly if you’re going to Yas Island for the first time to avoid getting lost.

    Some Yas Island vacation packages include complimentary shuttle service for the guests. Take advantage of this deal to save money and time driving or commuting to this place.



    3. Create your itinerary.


    Whether you’re planning a short or long winter holiday in Abu Dhabi’s premier entertainment and leisure destination, make the most of your vacation by creating an itinerary of the places you want to visit here.

    The top Yas Island attractions on your list should include its three world-famous theme parks: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterpark.

    The first two theme parks have numerous rides and attractions that answer your need for fun and exciting activities and adventures.

    On the other hand, Yas Waterpark is the ultimate aquapark with water rides, slides and attractions that give you the perfect combination of thrilling and relaxing experiences.

    You can save money and ensure you visit all three attractions when you purchase a Yas Island hotel stay with theme park tickets.

    While on the island, visit the other popular destinations. These include CLYMB Abu Dhabi, Yas Beach, Yas Mall, Yas Links Abu Dhabi, and the Yas Marina Circuit.

    This winter, take part in the island’s winter-themed events as well. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is hosting Winter Fest, while Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is showcasing Winter Spectacular.

    If you haven’t seen the Broadway musical The Lion King, you can catch it at the Etihad Arena this season.



    4. Make a list of restaurants you want to try.


    If you choose the right Abu Dhabi vacation package, it includes your meals at your hotel and the theme parks you visit.

    However, trying different dining spots and experiences is part and parcel of a memorable winter holiday. As such, create a list of restaurants you want to visit on the island in advance.

    To narrow down your options, think about the cuisines you want to try. The cuisines you can find here include American, British, Chinese, French, Italian, Indian, Japanese, Thai and Emirati.

    Include restaurants that offer unique dining experiences on your list. For instance, Dish Dash Café and Restaurant lets you enjoy incredible views of the Yas Fountains while indulging in authentic Middle Eastern cuisine.

    Diablito Food and Music lets you indulge in a variety of scrumptious Spanish and Mediterranean fare while listening to great tunes.



    5. Know what to pack.


Lastly, you won’t have a fantastic time in Abu Dhabi if you don’t pack your winter essentials.

Aside from printing or saving your hotel stay with theme park tickets in Abu Dhabi on your mobile device, make sure you pack the following:

  • Light, loose-fitting clothes
  • Light sweater or jacket
  • Swimming attire, including cover-ups and footwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Wide-brimmed hats
  • Comfy shoes

Don’t forget to pack your medications if you are taking any or think you need them, such as medicines for dizziness or nausea.

Finally, pack your phone, camera, and other mobile devices and their chargers, wallet, and your travel documents if you’re travelling from another country.

If you want to experience the perfect winter holiday this year, visit Yas Island. And follow these tips to enjoy your vacation.

Explore our packages and offers to get more out of your vacation in Abu Dhabi this winter.



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.