Your Guide to Yas Island |

Your Guide to Yas Island

Yas Island is a destination unlike any other. The island is the site of a US$36 billion development project by Aldar Properties.

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24 September 2013

Last updated on 8 January 2018
Your Guide to Yas Island

It occupies a total land area of 2,500 hectares, of which 1,700 hectares will be claimed for development.

Yas Island

The island holds the Yas Island Circuit, which hosts the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix since 2009. It will also feature attractions such as Warner Bros. Movie World, a movie theme park by Warner Bros, Ferrari World, an array of hotels, featuring the Yas Viceroy Hotel, a water park, and Yas Mall, the Abu Dhabi destination retail development of 300,000 sq m retail area; golf links and parkland golf courses, lagoon hotels, marinas, polo clubs, apartments, villas and food and beverage outlets that will create a fabulous tourist destination.

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Yas Island was named the World's leading tourism project at the World Travel Awards in November 2009. Home to some of the UAE's most exciting attractions, racing events, concerts, luxury hotels and much much more. Experience life at its richest, through adventure and entertainment, all created for you to share with friends and family.

Yas Plaza Hotels
Featuring six stunning hotels featuring fine dining and entertainment and a variety of shopping outlets. Crowne Plaza, Park Inn, Centro, Radisson Blu, Yas Island Rotana, Staybridge Suites. The Hotels are offering many top quality restaurants and entertainment events. Fine dining cuisines include Mexican, Italian, Indian Mediterranean, Lebanese, Arabic, Japanese and Sushi.

Ferrari World

The worlds first Ferrari Theme Park, the largest attraction of its kind, Thrilling rides, exciting attractions, designer stores and restaurants, all brought together by the rich Italian heritage of Ferrari World. Push the limits on the worlds fastest roller coaster ride, feel the adrenaline and excitement of this magnificent indoor theme park and explore the rich history of Ferrari's unique heritage.

Yas Marina and Formula 1 Track
Home of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and some of the UAE’s most exciting racing activities. Yas Marina offer a range of activities, Karting at Kartzone, Yas Driving Experience, Yas Drag Racing School, Yas Passenger Experience etc. Feel the vibrations of sheer horsepower of the world's fastest race-cars and experience the adrenaline rush and excitement of each track activity. Experience the sheer exhilaration of high-performance cars and dare to take the wheel into your own hands.

Start spending your Tuesday evenings at Yas Marina Circuit. The track is open on Tuesday evenings for you to bring along your bicycle, or run on the track. Each week cyclists and runners hit the state of the art Formula 1TM circuit and Train Yas. It doesn't matter what level of athlete you are - clubs, friends and families are all welcome to join, for free. Meet at the Yas Racing School and make Yas Marina Circuit your safe and friendly training ground.

Yas Golf Links
Set against the Arabian Gulf, the stunning scenery and course designed by Kyle Philips makes for the ultimate golfing experience. An eighteen-hole course, a nine-hole academy course, clubhouse, golf academy and floodlit practice facilities, set against dramatic views—the course combines unparalleled visual glory with the thrill of golf’s ultimate test. Yas Links presents the kind of challenges golfers the world over dream about. Just as the course itself is unique, so are the stunning coastal views, breathtaking seaside scenery and the hard to predict challenges that every golfer dreams of.

Challenge your golfing skills on this magnificent eighteen-holed course. Improve your golf game on a 9-hole academy course with floodlit practice areas. Scratch players and first-timers, adults and children, individuals and group’s anyone can lower their scores by training at the Academy. In the main Andalusia-styled clubhouse. Enjoy fine dining, a relaxed drink, personalised pampering in the locker room, relax in the clubhouse or take a swim in the pool overlooking the perfect greens and azure Arabian Gulf , experience unrivalled service in the numerous facilities.

Yas Gateway Park
Take a stroll through or relax with a family barbeque, it’s a perfect place to enjoy the outdoors. Experience the rejuvenation of being outdoors and in the fresh air while taking in the spacious landscape and beautifully manicured lawns. Grab a day out with the family or lose yourself in your thoughts as you rest under a tree. Or take the kids out for a day of fun and enjoy the sun in the beautiful outdoors.

Yas Arena

Home to the most prestigious live performances by great music legends. Recent concerts have included Eric Clapton, Janet Jackson, Metallica. Sade and Scissors Sisters. During the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the racing events are during the day and concerts are in the evening following the races, moving from the Race Track to the Arena. Transport is very well organized and arriving and leaving the event are simple either by public transport or car.

Ikea Abu Dhabi
Make your house a home and choose from a wide range of Scandinavian products and furniture to suit your every need. Experience this unique concept store equipped with over 8,500 home furnishing products, a restaurant, food market and a fun-filled playground just for the kids. Shopping has never been this much fun for the entire family. Play and shop until your drop and refuel by dining in Swedish style dining while taking advantage of great affordable offers.

Flash Forum
Feel the excitement and watch your favourite music artists captivate you from one of the UAE’s most spectacular entertainment islands. The Flash Forum is an exciting new indoor live entertainment venue that hosts the live performances by some of the biggest stars of the music industry From rock, metal, classical, hip-hop all the way to pop, Flash Forum has it all! Experience live performances unlike any other.

Yas Marina

Sail into UAE’s capital and watch high speed races from the comfort of your yacht or relax and indulge at the marina. The Yas Marina is perfect mix of relaxation and exclusive entertainment. Drop anchor and dine on caviar at Cipriani or just casually grab a burger and watch a sports match. Whether you're relaxing on your yacht overlooking the F1 race circuit or stroll along the marina with your loved ones, you'll be left captivated.