Yas Island

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Yas Island showing a sandy beach
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.

Where to stay in Yas Island

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, 93725
The price is $92 per night from Oct 17 to Oct 18
Stay at this 3-star beach hotel in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 restaurants. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (738 reviews)
"Convenient, comfortable for a business trip."

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

The WB Abu Dhabi, Curio Collection by Hilton
The WB Abu Dhabi, Curio Collection by Hilton
5 out of 5
Yas Bay, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $255 per night from Nov 6 to Nov 7
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Popular attractions Ferrari World and Warner Bros. World Abu ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (53 reviews)
Great experience
"Great experience"

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2022

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island
5 out of 5
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
The price is $203 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 20
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy free WiFi, free valet parking, and a full-service spa. Popular attractions Ferrari World and Yas Marina ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (86 reviews)
Best Hotel right on Yas Bay.
"Very good service specially by Ms. Nina and Ms. Joy at the front desk. They made sure we were comfortable and and our requests were addressed. Surprised to see birthday deco and cake (as we were celebrating my wife’s birthday). Rooms are spacious and comfortable, breakfast had good spread and restuarant ..."

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Aparthotel Adagio Abu Dhabi Al Bustan
Aparthotel Adagio Abu Dhabi Al Bustan
4 out of 5
Shk. Rashid Bin Saeed St/Rabdan St, Abu Dhabi, 0
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in our ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (110 reviews)
"The property overall was nice, clean, and comfortable. Having a washer/dryer, two bathrooms, kitchen, and located near a small grocery store were all very convenient.Amenities available for use at Novotel were also very nice. The only Minor improvement would be in house keeping, despite having three ..."

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Lovely Yas Wateredge Furnished Apartment Abu Dhabi
Lovely Yas Wateredge Furnished Apartment Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
Enjoy free WiFi, a water park, and a fitness center. Popular attractions Ferrari World and Yas Kartzone are located nearby. Discover genuine guest reviews for ...
Nasma Holiday Homes - Mayan 3, Yas Island
Nasma Holiday Homes - Mayan 3, Yas Island
Mayan 3, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
Stay at this apartment in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Ferrari World and Yas Marina Circuit are located ...
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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