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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?

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