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Activities to Do in Yas Island

Bored with the traditional hill station, then explore Yas Island, one of the most luxurious destinations to spend your leisure time at. The various attractions available in the precinct of the island serve visitors with a long list of “what to do in Yas Island?''. Thus, making it an ultimate destination which can’t bore you at any point of your trip.

Explore the thrill of dragging your Ferrari at the advanced track of the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and multiply the chill of the thrilling experience at Clymb as one skydive. Continue your exploration at the Etihad Arena on the Yas Bay as you cheer at the motor racing events and several other sports events being held in its vicinity. The tour of the island would be incomplete without riding the world’s tallest roller coaster rides moving at an electrifying speed and several of the water rides and slides at Waterworld. After enjoying over 18 kinds of authentic food options of the various cultures of the globe at the Fountains, get nostalgic as you relive the memories of childhood at the world of Warner Bros. Let the habitability of Hilton hostel win over your heart before you bid goodbye to the island at last.

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Visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

As you get to Yas Island, all the motor enthusiasts can cheer up their spirit as they get to visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Here, all the guests would be able to choose from the range of their favourite ferraris while hopping over more than 37 rides. The experience of racing in the Formula Rossa would be the one of the most exciting things to do in Yas Island for sure. And, if still not satisfied with the adrenaline rush pushed by the Ferraris, jump into the fastest roller coaster running at an electric speed over a height of 52 metres.

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Enjoy at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi

Explore the exciting waterpark of Yas Island, offering diverse slides and rides for all age groups. If you love waterparks then don’t miss out on the Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, designed with the theme of “Legend of the Lost Pearl”. Control your excitement while exploring the different things to do in Yas Island as you run through over 40 attractions including all the unique rides and slides. Out of several rides available Tot’s Playground and Jebel Drop are the must rides, and if surfing is something new that you want to add to your list try the Rush Rider too.

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Experience the Fun at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

Let’s meet all the cool and iconic characters of the animation world of the Warner Bros. Located nearby Yas Waterland, explore the six sections of the cartoon world after enjoying rides at the park or maybe before going to the waterpark, however you prefer. The six sections of the park are installed with fun rides themed on famous TV shows such as Looney Toons and Batman. Get nostalgic as you wander through the park of your good old days while your little ones enjoy seeing their favourite cartoons coming alive in front of them.

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Enjoy Climbing and Indoor Skydiving at CLYMB Abu Dhabi

If you’re in Abu Dhabi and venturesome activities aren’t making up into the list of the things to do in Yas Island, you’re still not in Abu Dhabi. The island welcomes you on the world’s tallest flight chamber and climbing wall with more than 13 routes. Therefore, join the thrilling sport of climbing at CLYMB Abu Dhabi situated on the Island, where you can climb a 141 feet high wall. The fun of adventure doesn’t stop here, try indoor skydiving to experience the fun of skydiving without really jumping off the sky in real life.

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Visit Etihad Park

Enjoy a sporting event or a music night at the largest outdoor venue in the Middle East situated at the heart of Yas Marina Circuit, a Formula racing track. The largest outdoor entertainment venue keeps on organising various events and has the capacity to hold over 40,000 people in its vicinity at a time. Plan your visit to the island such that you secure the chance of exploring the events like Yasalam After-Race concerts. The concerts are held every weekend where at times some of the biggest international A-stars are invited to entertain you, such as ColdPlay, Beyonce, etc.

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Spend the Night at Etihad Arena

Situated on Yas Bay of the Yas Island, welcome yourself in the Middle East’s largest indoor multi-purpose venue built with appreciable sustainable technology. In its indoor facility with a capacity of over 18,000 people world's biggest, amazing and sensational events are organised. Do check out the list of upcoming events while planning your trip to the Etihad Arena and keep on checking Yas Island’s What’s On Page to place your advance booking. If the luxury of the place suits your taste, extend your visit by booking accommodation at the hotels in Etihad Arena, which boasts a waterfront boardwalk of 3km.

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Relax at Yas Bay

Sit down at the Yas Bay Waterfront and spend some leisure time, after enjoying outdoor activities and other things to do in Yas Island. The stunning site of the sparkling sunset would enchant you as you sip in some of the exotic drinks, have delicious bites and entertain yourself at Pier 71. The unrivalled hospitality of Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island won’t let you go anywhere else to find accommodation as they treat you with the world class services, state-of-the-art facilities and stunning waterfront views.

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Stroll at Yas Beach

While in Abu Dhabi, retreat to the most serene and soothing sandy beach of the Yas island which is situated near the Yas Marina Circuit. Lay down in the cool and aesthetic cabanas or in the sea facing chalets while you soak up the sun and build sand castles with your little ones. As the evening falls upon, treat yourself with delicacies of tropical dining cuisines and refreshments and afterwards explore the adventures of the water sports. A game of volleyball with your friends or family in the silky sands and cool seabreeze during the night would be one of the several fun things to do in Yas Island.

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Experience Thrilling Activities at Yas Marina

Yas Marina has brought the honour of a world-class sporting destination to Abu Dhabi, where a range of sporting events like motorsports, running, cycling and drag racing are organised. Explore different sections like Yas Kartzone, Yas Drag Night, Train YAS and Go YAS to look for thrilling experiences of sports. The year-round motorsports sporting events and programmes are best amongst all the sporting events. Alongside attending sports activities, few of the several things to do in Yas Island would be to explore the thriving hub of entertainment at the circuit.

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Being a F-1 Racing Enthusiast visit Yas Marina Circuit

Witnessing car racing in its raw form with the emotion of suspense and excitement, which is certainly one of the several exciting things to do in Yas Island. The circuit allows the bidding and professional racers to book for their own experiences on the beautifully scientifically crafted tracks. They can go driving at their fullest speed and control the vehicle at its par, showing off their drifting skills in a Chevrolet and drag the powerful cars by hitting the breakneck speeds. The most special attraction of the circuit is the kartzone where even the kids and adults with very little racing skills can burn some rubber at the 1km track.

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Play Golf at Yas Links Abu Dhabi

The extensively large golf courses of Yas links challenges the golfers alongside luxury. All the visiting golfers would acquire the chance to play at the 18 hole course which is the first ture golf course designed in Abu Dhabi. The visuals of the site are even more pleasing than the challenges of golf, so don’t forget to save yourself some minutes to appreciate the beauty of the dramatic views of the Arabian Gulf. If it gets late while settling the course, bring the dinner outdoors to enjoy the serenity of the views while breathing the majestic views of sunset.

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Shop till you Drop at Yas Mall

Stop at this massive mall which has more than 370 stores to buy yourself some of the trendy outfits, luxurious items, jewelries or may be some antiques for decor. The shopping hotspot of the Yas Island has it all in it to serve its guests with, from exotic perfumes to sporting goods to everything else you can imagine. As you shop and kids are getting bored, take them to the kid’s games stores. A candy from the candy store will satisfy all of their food cravings and indoor activities at KidZania, there will be few of several interesting things to do in Yas Island available to them.

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Spend the Last Pennies left at The Fountains

Lest your inner foodie as you enter the Fountains which has a collection of 18 casual restaurants. A range of authentic Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Italian, Asian, American food options and beverages are served at these restaurants which are located between Yas Mall and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

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Stay at WB Abu Dhabi Hotel

The WB Abu Dhabi hotel is a precious property under the Curio Collection by Hilton where the world class facilities of good dining options, outdoor swimming pool, etc. are available. The hospitality with which the visitors are treated here makes its services even more heartwarming. From the attached balcony in the room enjoy the majestic and breathtaking views of the beautiful shorelines.

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Get Some Rest at Yas Island Rotana

Luxury and Yas Island are synonymous to each other, plan your accommodation at Yas Island Rotana to delve into the leisure of Dubai. The hotel of Rotana has more than 308 spacious rooms and suites are designed to serve its guests with international flair respecting privacy, personalised services and unrivalled quality. At a short distance are located the various attractions like Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Marina, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Mall and Yas Beach, thus, step on the shuttle buses to move ‘to and from’ these amazing destinations.

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Is Yas Island worth visiting?

Yes, a range of things to do in Yas Island are available which make it a worthwhile visit for people irrespective of their age group. At the island visitors can explore Yas Waterworld which is the perfect destination to enjoy a summer day in Abu Dhabi. All the sports enthusiasts can't dare to miss the thrilling experience at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the star attraction of the island.

What does Yas Island have?

Iconic Race Track– Located at Yas Marina Circuit is a grand race track which hosts the annual Formula 1 event called Grand Prix, where visitors can enjoy thrilling car racing adventures. A landmark theme park- Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is an indoor theme park where more than 20 exhilarating rides await you along with some fantastic shopping attractions and authentic Italian dining. Those all looking for a rushing ride can try the world’s fastest roller coaster amongst several other things to do in Yas Island, at Flying Aces. Adventure Waterpark- Built with the theme of ‘The Lost Pearl’ the waterpark has Emirati heritage. The park has a range of world’s most advanced and largest hydro magnetic powered tornado slides ready to welcome you on their meandering routes. Indoor Skydiving and Climbing- Still wondering ‘what to do at Yas Island’ , then try out these secondary but very realistic adventures of climbing and skydiving at CLYMB. It has the world’s tallest 141 ft high indoor climbing wall all set to be conquered by the might of visitors.

Why is Yas Island famous?

Yas Island is a top leisure destination where the needs of entertainment, a luxurious stay, extensive shopping plans, and tasting delicacies of fantastic restaurants are brought to a single place. The list of ‘what to do in Yas Island’ can keep going on and on with a range of adventurous options provided on road and water at Ferrari World, Yas World Waterpark, and Yas Bay beach.

How to visit Yas Island from Dubai?

  • Dubai to Yas Island Transfer facility- The visitors can avail service of transfer for which they have to put in their journey details, set the vehicle size required and whether you would require return transfers as well. The service would pick visitors up from their hotels and drop at the required destination.
  • Dubai to Yas Island Public Bus- Make your way to Abu Dhabi from Dubai and then later on towards Yas Island. Take an intercity bus to Abu Dhabi, and from the Abu Dhabi bus station catch a local bus service to Yas Island. Follow the bus with route no. 190 which leaves once within an hour to Yas Island via Saadiyat Island.
  • Dubai to Yas Island Taxi Fare- Take a taxi from downtown Dubai, Dubai Airport or JBR/ Dubai Marina Area to Yas Island. One can also avail taxi services from DXB Dubai Airport to Yas Island.

Where can I watch fireworks on Yas Island?

Every year on Eid incredible fireworks are lit up on the Yas Bay Waterfront for three days from 9 PM until late night.

Is Yas Island man made?

Yes, Yas Island is the second largest man- made island in the world which was once part of mainland Abu Dhabi. A strip of land was gradually dragged off the mainland Abu Dhabi in 2009 for the Formula 1 racing track.

Which is the biggest mall of Yas Island, Abu Dhabi?

Yas Mall is the biggest mall of the Island, and is one of the shopping hotspots with more than 370 stores which serves as the perfect destination for shopaholics and fashionistas. In these stores a range of products from clothing, to games, luxurious personal items and exquisite antiques items are put on display.

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