It’s One Big Party at Yas Island’s W Abu Dhabi

W Abu Dhabi is the perfect base for exploring dynamic Yas Island Abu Dhabi. 

Like other Yas Island hotels, it is close to the entertainment hub's iconic destinations, including three world-class theme parks: Warner Bros. WorldTM Abu Dhabi, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld. It is also right across the Yas Marina Circuit, the host of the Formula 1 Grand Prix, one of the best motorsport events in the world.


This five-star boutique hotel is part of the Marriott Distinctive Luxury network. 

True to its W hotel branding, W Abu Dhabi is vibrant and energetic; a luxurious home away from home for the party-going, revelry-loving modern jet setter. It's for the globetrotter who enjoys breaking boundaries, wowing the audience, stealing the spotlight, and making fearless choices.


Therefore, it is a place to express your spirit freely, loudly and proudly. At W Abu Dhabi, you can look forward to one-of-a-kind curated experiences, like the ones that follow, that are a perfect fit for your big and bold personality.





24/7 & Friends (With Benefits)


Looking for epicurean delights and a new food-find to obsess about? Visit W Abu Dhabi in the summer, particularly from late June until August, and you may be lucky enough to try Garage restaurant's 24/7 & Friends (With Benefits) menu.


This course is for two persons, and it will let you sample food boards with limitless options and refills from four of the restaurant's taste hubs (the Meat Vault, Steam Table, Nikkei House, and Mezza Bar) plus two desserts from Tart Van.


You can try every dish the hubs offer or repeatedly order your favorites from each station. It doesn't matter. Either way, it's a sybaritic journey of taste and flavor.


Additionally, you can enjoy one dish from whichever artisan (the friends with benefits part) Garage has invited to exhibit their premium delicacies.


Seasonal Events and Campaigns


W Abu Dhabi usually has seasonal campaigns and events.


For instance, true to the W brand's commitment to breaking boundaries, promoting equality, and providing a platform for worthy causes, W Abu Dhabi organizes initiatives like #PINKtober, a month-long breast awareness campaign that turned the hotel's regular Brunch in Garage (B.I.G.) and iconic grid shell pink. It also culminated in the #PINKtober Miss-Behave ladies' night at the hotel lounge.


The hotel also marks two of the year's most significant celebrations: Christmas and New Year. Stay at W Abu Dhabi this time and join glamorous parties and themed brunches. You will get plenty of opportunities to dress up and show the world your style. Watch in awe when the hotel lights up its grandiose (but sustainable and repurposed) Christmas tree.


Big-Event Brunches, After Parties, and Viewing Parties

W Abu Dhabi usually organizes activities around significant events in Abu Dhabi.


  • NBA Games

  • When the Etihad Arena, the region's largest multi-purpose indoor arena, hosted two NBA preseason games involving the Atlanta Hawks and Milwaukee Bucks, W Abu Dhabi arranged the biggest NBA Abu Dhabi Games after-party at the WET Deck. It featured an impressive line-up of DJs, dancers and performers.


  • UFC Fights 

    The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) also often holds mixed martial arts competitions in Yas Island. When there's a series of UFC fights at Etihad Arena, W Abu Dhabi usually has UFC-themed events, such as the recently concluded UFC Fight Weekend, when the hotel turned the B.I.G. Brunch into the B.I.G. K.O. They served brunch and hosted the Ringside Soak It Up or Final Punch party, again with a line-up of DJs to spin and keep the fun going.

  • Formula 1 Races 

    The excitement at W Abu Dhabi reaches a fever pitch when it's time for the Formula 1 Grand Prix. The racecourse is right outside the hotel's doorstep, so W Abu Dhabi is naturally at the center of the F1 maelstrom. Typically, W Abu Dhabi arranges epic F1-themed brunches and parties during the F1 Race Weekend.

  • World Cup Events 

    The hotel typically makes an event out of the World Cup semi-finals and finals, hosting viewing parties, brunches and outdoor live stations. Beer bucket deals, foosball, arcade games, and an outdoor cinema on which to enjoy the games complete the festive atmosphere.


Music Jams and Concerts

Music is indelibly printed in the DNA of the W brand, so look forward to curated music and music jamming sessions at W Abu Dhabi. The hotel commonly features exceptional local talents through its Living Room Live events. The hotel dims the lights in the living room, and guests enjoy cocktails and mocktails as they soak in the music in the intimate setting. The hotel also hosts larger concerts. For instance, there's the Hype Festival, a one-day music festival at the hotel's outdoor event venue, Palm Garden.



Finally, if you time your visit just right, you may be able to catch W Abu Dhabi's FUEL days. At a one-day FUEL happening, you can join the fitness bootcamp, embark on intense boxing and UFC workouts, and drink healthy, courtesy of the hotel's protein shakes station.

Finally, if you time your visit just right, you may be able to catch W Abu Dhabi's FUEL days. At a one-day FUEL happening, you can join the fitness bootcamp, embark on intense boxing and UFC workouts, and drink healthy, courtesy of the hotel's protein shakes station.


W Abu Dhabi: The Yas Island Hotel for You

If you are a modern trendsetter and globetrotter who loves fashion, music, parties, and the spotlight, W Abu Dhabi is the hotel for you.

Revel in W Abu Dhabi's uniquely crafted, curated experiences designed to let you live your life the way it should be freely, largely and boldly.

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.