Yas Island

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Yas Island featuring a beach
A Formula 1 racetrack, water and amusement parks, a golf course and spectacular hotels and restaurants await on this island of entertainment.

Over the last decade, the United Arab Emirates has continually reshaped its coastal resort environments in truly spectacular ways, and Yas Island in Abu Dhabi is no exception. Although not due for total completion until 2018, this multipurpose leisure, entertainment and shopping island is already one of the city’s major draws. It has been hailed as the world’s leading tourism project.

The centerpiece of the man-made island is Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, a five-star hotel that is built half over land and half over water. The island also features a world-class Formula 1 racetrack, the Yas Marina Circuit, which hosts the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix each November. Throughout the year, get behind the wheel with qualified driving coaches and experience the horsepower of the various race and drag cars on offer.

In keeping with the adrenaline theme, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is a stylistic homage to one of the world’s most desirable automotive marques. With over 20 rides ranging from educational to exhilarating, this is sure to delight thrill-seekers of all ages.

Cool off at the nearby Yas Waterworld, a massive water park with dozens of slides, rides and other attractions. Many of the rides, such as the Bandit Bomber’s water roller coaster, are one of a kind.

On the west shore of the island, tee off at Yas Links Abu Dhabi, a state-of-the-art golf course designed by renowned course architect Kyle Phillips. Based on traditional courses found in coastal Scotland, all 18 holes have ocean views. Nearby on the quiet southern shore is the island’s only beach, Yas Beach, the perfect place to soak up the sun or enjoy a picnic.

While you could easily spend a week or two at Yas Island, it is also the perfect day getaway from Abu Dhabi. The island is just a 30-minute drive from the city and is also accessible by seaplane or boat. While on the island, take advantage of the Yas Express, a complimentary shuttle that regularly runs between all of the island’s major attractions.

Where to stay in Yas Island

Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island, an IHG Hotel
Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island, an IHG Hotel
4 out of 5
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 41880
The price is £91 per night from 1 Jul to 2 Jul
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 3 restaurants. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (576 reviews)
"This was our first time staying at the Crowne Plaza having stayed at the Viceroy / W hotel on previous trips. We arrived at 7am (not expecting to check in), but were immediately told it would cost us to check in early. We left our luggage and went for an explore around the island and to grab some ..."

Reviewed on 10 Jun 2022

Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island, an IHG Hotel
W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island
W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island
5 out of 5
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 131808
The price is £143 per night from 4 Jul to 5 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a marina. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious rooms in their ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (283 reviews)
"Service was exemplary. I used to stay when it was owned by Viceroy and it still lives up to expectations. The staff really do look after you and the food is absolutely beautifully and freshly prepared."

Reviewed on 7 May 2022

W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island
Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island
5 out of 5
Yas Island, Abu Dhabi
The price is £135 per night from 5 Jul to 6 Jul
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy free WiFi, free valet parking and a full-service spa. Popular attractions Yas Marina Circuit and Ferrari ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (63 reviews)
"Fun place for the whole family, friendly staff, great attractions"

Reviewed on 16 Jun 2022

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
The Eclipse Boutique Suites
The Eclipse Boutique Suites
4 out of 5
Liwa Street off Khalifa Street, Abu Dhabi
The price is £63 per night from 30 Jun to 1 Jul
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy free WiFi, a full-service spa and breakfast. Our guests praise the overall value in their reviews. Popular ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (138 reviews)
"Best hotel I've ever stayed at! Apartmet was big, spacious and clean. They take their covid-19 precautions really serious which made me feel safe. Staff was extremely nice and helpful, will stay here again!"

Reviewed on 31 May 2021

The Eclipse Boutique Suites
Nasma Holiday Homes - Mayan 3, Yas Island
Nasma Holiday Homes - Mayan 3, Yas Island
Mayan 3, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi
Stay at this apartment in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Yas Marina Circuit and Ferrari World are located ...
Nasma Holiday Homes - Mayan 3, Yas Island
Aparthotel Adagio Abu Dhabi Al Bustan
Aparthotel Adagio Abu Dhabi Al Bustan
4 out of 5
Shk. Rashid Bin Saeed St/Rabdan St, Abu Dhabi, 0
The price is £63 per night from 27 Jul to 28 Jul
Stay at this 4-star spa aparthotel in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful staff in their ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (103 reviews)
"Nice clean well equipped apartments with underground car park"

Reviewed on 24 Mar 2022

Aparthotel Adagio Abu Dhabi Al Bustan
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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