Yas IslandUnited Arab Emirates

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Visit Yas Island

A Formula 1 racetrack, water and amusement parks, a golf course and spectacular hotels and restaurants await on this island of entertainment.

Over the last decade, the United Arab Emirates has continually reshaped its coastal resort environments in truly spectacular ways, and Yas Island in Abu Dhabi is no exception. Although not due for total completion until 2018, this multipurpose leisure, entertainment and shopping island is already one of the city’s major draws. It has been hailed as the world’s leading tourism project.

The centerpiece of the man-made island is Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, a five-star hotel that is built half over land and half over water. The island also features a world-class Formula 1 racetrack, the Yas Marina Circuit, which hosts the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix each November. Throughout the year, get behind the wheel with qualified driving coaches and experience the horsepower of the various race and drag cars on offer.

In keeping with the adrenaline theme, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is a stylistic homage to one of the world’s most desirable automotive marques. With over 20 rides ranging from educational to exhilarating, this is sure to delight thrill-seekers of all ages.

Cool off at the nearby Yas Waterworld, a massive water park with dozens of slides, rides and other attractions. Many of the rides, such as the Bandit Bomber’s water roller coaster, are one of a kind.

On the west shore of the island, tee off at Yas Links Abu Dhabi, a state-of-the-art golf course designed by renowned course architect Kyle Phillips. Based on traditional courses found in coastal Scotland, all 18 holes have ocean views. Nearby on the quiet southern shore is the island’s only beach, Yas Beach, the perfect place to soak up the sun or enjoy a picnic.

While you could easily spend a week or two at Yas Island, it is also the perfect day getaway from Abu Dhabi. The island is just a 30-minute drive from the city and is also accessible by seaplane or boat. While on the island, take advantage of the Yas Express, a complimentary shuttle that regularly runs between all of the island’s major attractions.

Top Hotels in Yas Island

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Park Inn by Radisson Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Park Inn by Radisson Abu Dhabi Yas Island
3 out of 5
Golf Plaza, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
$71
per night
Dec 14 - Dec 15

Located in Abu Dhabi, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Du Arena and Yas Marina Circuit. Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld ...

4.2/5Very Good! (558 reviews)

"i like the breakfast and the view (sea & golf) thanks"…"

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Park Inn by Radisson Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island
4 out of 5
Golf Plaza, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
$82
per night
Dec 14 - Dec 15

This family-friendly Abu Dhabi hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Yas Marina Circuit, Ferrari World, and Yas Waterworld. Yas Mall and Warner ...

4.3/5Excellent! (944 reviews)

"The staff and food were not up to scratch for a hotel of this quality."…"

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island
W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island
W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island
5 out of 5
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
$139
per night
Dec 22 - Dec 23

This family-friendly Abu Dhabi hotel is located near the airport, within 2 mi (3 km) of Yas Marina Circuit, Ferrari World, and Yas Waterworld. Yas Mall and Warner ...

4.6/5Exceptional! (150 reviews)

"Living the dream in the middle of a race track. Food was amazing, all areas were clean - wonderful"…"

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island

Popular things to do in Yas Island

Ferrari World
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Ferrari World

4/5(76 reviews)

On the island that hosts one of the most thrilling legs of the Formula 1 world tour is a theme park devoted to the most iconic racing team of all.

Yas Waterworld
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Yas Waterworld

4.5/5(48 reviews)

The perfect way to cool down in the Abu Dhabi heat, this huge waterpark is home to stomach-turning plunges and exciting family play areas.

Yas Mall
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Yas Mall

4.5/5(121 reviews)

You can find the perfect gifts to bring home when you visit Yas Mall, a favorite shopping spot in Abu Dhabi. Amble around this romantic area's beautiful beaches and enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque
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Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

4.5/5(175 reviews)

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is a well-known landmark worth seeing in Abu Dhabi. Wander the beautiful beaches and marina in this relaxing area.

Marina Mall
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Marina Mall

4.5/5(128 reviews)

You can enjoy some retail therapy when you visit Marina Mall, a favorite shopping spot in Abu Dhabi. Wander the beautiful beaches and marina in the area.

Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre
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Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre

4.5/5(35 reviews)

Find out what's happening at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre during your trip—a top convention center in Abu Dhabi. Stroll along the marina or visit the shops in this relaxing area.

Top activities in Yas Island

One Day Any Two Theme Parks on Yas Island
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One Day Any Two Theme Parks on Yas Island

$108

Why settle for one when you can enjoy any two of Yas Island's award-winning themeparks in one day with the One-day Two Park Pass. Feel the thrill at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, dive in for an ultimate water adventure at Yas Waterworld or experience everything you've imagined at Warner Bros.

Seaplane flight of Abu Dhabi
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Seaplane flight of Abu Dhabi

$272

Take off from the water in spectacular style on this fascinating seaplane tour over the entire city of Abu Dhabi. This is a unique aerial excursion over the ever-changing coastline. You get bird's-eye views of the beating heart of the city and some of the world's most impressive structures.

Abu Dhabi Ferrari World Tickets
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Abu Dhabi Ferrari World Tickets

$80

Shift into gear at the world's largest indoor park (and only Ferrari-branded theme park), which offers more than 20 Ferrari-inspired rides and attractions for visitors of all ages. Experience a welcome respite from the Middle East sun in this fully air-conditioned wonderland.

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi Tickets
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Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi Tickets

$68

Yas Waterworld, where terrifying vertical-drop rides test your nerves, offers an incredible array of watery fun. The park, with 43 rides and slides, is themed around “The Lost Pearl”—the story of a young Emirati girl on a quest for the legendary pearl that once brought prosperity to her village.

Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque and Ferrari World Tour
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Abu Dhabi Grand Mosque and Ferrari World Tour

$125

Participate in this ultimate Abu Dhabi full day tour and take advantage of an ideal introduction to the largest city of the Emirates, which also happens to be the UAE capital. Abu Dhabi is an Island, and its name translates into: “Father of the Gazelle”.

Private Abu Dhabi City Tour Family Package From Dubai
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Private Abu Dhabi City Tour Family Package From Dubai

$75

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