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?

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What people are saying about Yas Island

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 9,524 reviews

We had a really nice experience with our tour guide Kashan!! He was super friendly, experienced and patient!! We waited together for almost and hour for our test results but it wasn’t s problem at all. The destinations were incredible and our guide took a lot of amazing pictures of us!! He had all the facts and answered all of our questions immediately. We had a great time and a lot of fun and would definitely do it again!

It was so fun to get to travel to Abu Dhabi and see the beautiful mosques and learn about the history of the country. They were so helpful in coordinating and communicating especially in light of constantly changing covid needs.

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.

This tour was so the best! Our guide Kashan certainly made our experience memorable. So much to learn and see, 10/10!

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