Yas Island

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Top 5 things to do on Yas Island

Opened in 2010, Abu Dhabi's man-made island is a luxurious dream destination. Its enticing range of things to do make it a favorite for both visitors and locals. Here are five ways you can enjoy its best attractions.

  • Ferrari World

    1. Ferrari World

    Welcome to the largest indoor theme park on the planet. Thrilling rides, driving experiences and the fastest roller coaster in the world make it a must for kids and adults alike.

  • Yas Marina Circuit

    2. Yas Marina Circuit

    As a Formula 1 fan, you'll want to plan your visit to the circuit to coincide with November's Adu Dhabi Grand Prix. Also try out the driving experiences, go-cart track, concerts and fitness center.

  • Yas Links

    3. Yas Links

    This award-winning par 3-9 golf course is a must for golfers of any level, and if you're a newcomer to the game, learn to play at the club's friendly Golf Academy.

  • Yas Waterworld

    4. Yas Waterworld

    The UAE's largest waterpark boasts some of the region's most thrilling rides. Try out the most exhilarating waterslides, including the Middle East's longest suspended roller coaster!

  • Yas Beach

    5. Yas Beach

    Head to this gorgeous private beach to kayak, windsurf, or simply soak up the sun. Hotel guests enjoy the beach for free - and it's also open to the general public for a fee.

Planning Your Visit

  • Where to stay

    Yas Island has no shortage of luxury hotels, including the five-star Yas Viceroy, which straddles the island's Formula 1 circuit! At Yas Plaza choose from an impressive selection of places to stay, including the Crowne Plaza, Staybridge Suites, Rotana, Radisson Blu, Centro, and Park Inn.

  • Where to eat

    Many of Yas' best restaurants can be found at its hotels, including the Rotana's Blue Grill steakhouse and top Indian restaurant Rangoli. Not sure what you're in the mood for? Then head to Yas Mall to browse a variety of options to suit any price range. There's a food court, sure, but many of its best eateries are dotted all over the place. It's worth exploring, so don't go when you're already ravenous!

Good to know

  • When should I visit?
    Make the most of the coolest period of the year, between November and February!
  • Is it expensive?
    Adult entry from Sundays to Thursdays is 50 AED, while under 16's must pay 35 AED. On Fridays and Saturdays, the prices are doubled. Under 8's get in for free at all times.
  • Will I need a guide?
    Yas Island is whatever you make of it, so a guide isn't completely necessary!
  • How to get there
    From Abu Dhabi, simply go to the main bus station and take the 190 bus to Yas Island. Buses from Dubai depart from Dubai Al Ghubaiba Bus Station.
  • Additional information
    Wear sensible footwear and comfortable clothes! Why not do some research on the website beforehand to see what activities on offer, so that you're well-prepared and don't regret forgetting your bathing suit?

What people are saying about Yas Island

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 9,318 reviews

Picked up at our hotel on time, people carrier/car with six seats for passengers. Air conditioned and comfortable. Great commentary and explanations during drive to Abu Dhabi. Fast entry into Mosque, Presidential Palace and Etihad Towers, our guide Bassit was friendly with all the security and people at these places ensuring we had quick access. Explained facts and provided information during the tour of the locations the buildings, culture and sights. Accommodated our request for lunch after providing several options.

Excellent tour, great communication in regards to pick up. Fantastic service during the day. very informative guide who knew what time to arrive and get us into places before the large crowds.

The trip is amazing!! Our tour guide was very informative and enjoyed the beautiful wonders Abu Dhabi has to offer. I highly recommend this tour, you will not regret it.

O experiența deosebita pe care o recomand tuturor celor care ajung in emirate. Felicitări pentru organizarea impecabila și prestația de excepție a ghidului Haseeb

Amazing experience!! Had the best guide Mounir very welcoming, knowledgeable and made the experience perfect