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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
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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

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

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
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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
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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.

Our insider tips

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 10,007 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.

Our Tour Guide Saddam was very knowledgeable about the UAE. He made the difference with his quirky jokes. He knew a lot about Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque and Qasr Al Watan. Lunch is not included however we went to a lovely buffet restaurant overlooking the Corniche beach. All in all it was a great experience, however it did feel a little rushed at times...

The seaplanes are operated out of a new terminal near Port Rashid. It is brand new and quite nice. The staff and crew are very professional and taking off and landing on water is always a thrill. We flew around Dubai and then down to Abu Dhabi. It was a great way to see the sites and get a feel for the country.

Seaplane Flight and Ferrari World Ticket Reviewed by

It was a great adventure. Our guide Nur is a great well-qualified guy who turned out to be a good photographer as well. He told us everything about places we visited and about places we drove past. Highly recommend to check it out)

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.