55 Best Places to Visit in UAE 2020 (Photos & Reviews)

Dubai

Burj Khalifa

The tallest building in the world with a height of 828 meters, Burj Khalifa in Dubai used to be known as Burj Dubai. 162 rooms and an antenna in the top of the building have given the whole tower world’s attraction from the moment it came into existence in 2008.

The construction of the tower was started in 2004 and it was opened to the public in 2010 as a part of the new development of the Government called Downtown Dubai. Burj Khalifa was considered to be the masterpiece of the popular large scale, mixed-use development.

It was built and named in honour of the ruler of Abu Dhabi, Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The design of the building came into the artistic mind and famous designer Adrian Smith, then working for Skidmore, Owings and Merrill.

Highlights: 
This tallest skyscraper has 162 rooms and has the world’s tallest elevator spans up to 140 levels. The highest occupied floor in the building is 153rd floor where parties and events are occurred frequently and it has a private terrace as well. Experts believe that Burj Khalifa is the perfect blend of different aesthetic senses from different cultures around the globe.

The spider lily, a widely cultivated flower in Dubai is said to be the influence for the architectural design of the building. At 555 meters, the SKY or the highest outdoor observatory space exists spreads across the levels of 148 and 125 of the building. The recent attraction is the spiral flight which has 36 steps in white oak and has a length of 100 meters. It is made beautiful with the crystal LED Chandelier.

Location:
 It is located at 1 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Dubai, UAE. From Dubai main city, it is just 1.7 km away.

Timings: Opens daily from 9 AM to 11 PM.

Price:
 Prices vary according to timings and age but approximate pricing ranges from 125 AED to 500 AED.


Desert Safari

When we talk about desert safari the first place that strikes your mind is Dubai. Dubai has always been a favorite destination when it comes to desert adventure. One such favoured activity is the Desert safari in Dubai . Enjoy riding through the desert while enjoy riding through the desert while soaking in the scenic views.

The timings of your tour depend on the packages which you are choosing from. While in Dubai you can find of number of tour operators which provides you with the best desert safari. There are also night safari, evening safari and day safari in Dubai. 

Highlights: Halt to watch the lovely dusk before reaching your destination where you have the chance to enjoy a camel ride, sand boarding and experiment with henna close by or feet.

Location: Dubai Desert, Dubai.

Price: The approximate price for this activity starts from AED 200.

Dubai Creek

A lot of you might be searching for that perfect lucury while you are travelling to Dubai. Well then you have the famous Dubai Creek which is the perfect place for you.  Dubai Creek is a saltwater creek which is a part of the new Dubai canal it extends through to the Persian Gulf.

Dubai Creek is one the emirate's most beautiful areas that especially stand out for its conventional atmosphere and appeal. Regardless of the record-breaking points of interest involving tall structures and excitement settings that dab over the city, this normal seawater brook remains as the genuine personality of Dubai and is a living representation of the nation's long-standing convention.

Going through the heart of the city, the river isolates Dubai into two noteworthy regions: Bur Dubai and Deira. A retro vibe is obvious in each alcove and corner of the rivulet and its encompassing territories.

Highlights:
Old-style structures that reflect rich Arabian accommodation, conventional style wooden dhows, and clamoring souks – all make Dubai Creek very extraordinary. With the warm and shallow water one can find a variety of rich marine life here.  Take a stroll through the amazing beauty of the region and enjoy the mixture of old and modernity while you visit this place.

Location:
The Dubai creek is located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates


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Wild Wadi Waterpark

Jumeirah International, a great group of hoteliers is the guardians of Wild Wadi Waterpark, located in Jumeriah, Dubai near to Burj Al Arab. This is a famous outdoor water park with a heated or cooled wave pool, two artificial surfing machines, and numerous water slides and earlier it used to have the largest water slide apart from North America but it was removed in order to give space to two other major rides.

The featured attraction of the park is a relishing waterfall of 18 meters and it goes off every ten minutes. To keep people entertained the park has established two gift shops, restaurants, snack stands etc.

Highlights:
 There are 30 fun filled rides made equally suitable for any type of person. Built on the theme of the tale of Juha, a person from the Arabian folklore, Wild Wadi Water Park surprises kids as well as adults. The amazing rides include white water wadi, wadi lookout, Falaj Fury, Jebel Lookout, Flood River Flyer, Tumble Falls, Falcon Fury, Tunnel of Doom, Thunder Rapids, and Rushing Rapids and so on.

The two new exciting rides are Tantrum Alley and Burj Surj that replaced some old rides and these two rides are one-of-a-kind rides very new to the region. The separate changing rooms for men and women with lockers are an additional advantage the park has.

Location: 
Jumeriah, Dubai, UAE. The park is located at a distance of 15.7 km from Dubai.

Timings: 
The park will be open on all days from 10:00 am to 07:00 pm. There is a separate Wadi for women that will be open on Thursdays from 08:00 pm to 12:00 midnight.

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Dubai Dolphinarium

There may not be any other zoo or aquarium where people are freely interacting with dolphins and seals than at Dubai Dolphinarium. An exclusive living space for the gentle, human friendly animals of the sea, dolphins and seals are protected and preserved properly at Dubai Dolphinarium and now it has received wide accolades and recognition.

Located in the creek side park at Bur Dubai, the dolphinarium is a very special spot for children as well since they find these species of water very adorable and cute. The aquarium is supported by Dubai Municipality since it came into existence in 2008. There entertainment programs and shows at regular times here so that people would love to spend much time with their families and kids. The dolphinarium was built with an aim to motivate the young generation to protect marine life and its habitat intact.

Highlights: The activities of bottlenose dolphins and seals leave everyone at pure laughter and joy and there are separate fun activities like acrobatics, singing, dancing, playing balls etc done by these charming animals. There are different pools for the dolphins and also a private habitat with sea water connected to these pools.

A medical pool and seal pool constructed in addition to the existing pools make their lives better and safe. Here, one can spot Senya, Ksyusha, Tetka, Jerry and Fekla which are the bottlenose dolphins and four seals named Ghosha, Fila, Lusha and Max. Kids’ Summer Camp, Dubai Summer Surprises are some of the major events arranged here to grab the public attention on a large scale.

Location: 
Riyadh Street, Inside the Creek Park Gate No.1, Umm Hurair 2, Dubai. It is about 11 kms from Dubai main city via Abu Dhabi- Ghweifat International Highway or Sheikh Zayed Road.

Timings: 
The dolphinarium is open on all days from 10:00 to 07:30 pm except on Sundays.

Price: Different types of entry fees are there depending on your selection. To swim with dolphins costs one price while for watching the show costs different price.
           Shallow water- Swimming with Dolphins: 450 AED
           Deep Water- Swimming with Dolphins- 600 AED


Ferrari World

This time remain awestruck while you visit one of the most wonderful Ferrari world in Dubai and be ready to try the ultimate loop. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the ultimate mecca situated on Yas Island. It is the primary Ferrari-marked amusement park and has the record for the biggest space outline structure at any point assembled. 

The recreation center additionally holds the Formula Rossa, the world's speediest crazy ride. The recreation center and it formally opened to general society on 4 November 2010. It covers a range of 86,000 square meters and was granted as the "Center East's Leading Tourist Attraction" in the year 2015.

There are distinctive rides in the recreation center and every one of the rides is intended to excite. Regardless of whether you long for the extraordinary G-compel of world-class rollercoaster’s, need to run kart race with your family or test the best lap times in a best in class test system – we have a great time for everybody.

Highlights:
Different rides like Formula Rossa, Fiorano GT Challenge, Scuderia Challenge, Carousel, G-Force 

Location:
Ferrari World is located at Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates.

Timings:
The Ferrari World remain open from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.


Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

A vivid part of Dubai Aquarium, the Underwater Zoo is a stunning picturisation of the sturdy underwater world, but more creative and unbelievable than the original. Kids as well as adults come in large numbers to visit the zoo which has unusual reptiles and sea animals floating freely in the clean, clear water and they are the amusing creatures to be found alive only in the secret chambers of the sea.

Since the zoo is existing inside the popular Dubai Mall, the tourists who come to visit Dubai would never miss to watch the impeccable zoo. There are surplus of things to make your kids entertained but this atypical underwater zoo would definitely leave them speechless.

Highlights: The latest charm or highlight of the zoo is the giant crocodile which is fondly called as the King Croc, weighing a whopping 750 kilograms and with a length of 5 meters, the giant creature is the eye catcher at Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo. But without giving the ears to puffery, this mammoth creature surprises the visitors every day with its adorable features.

It is one of the biggest animal in the world currently and expected to grow more in next 50 years. Sounds like a fantasy? No, it is absolutely a fact that, this animal is a wonder for many and you will believe it does exist only after you see it.

Location: Dubai Mall, Doha off 1st Interchange, Sheikh Zayed Street Road, Dubai, UAE. From Dubai city, you have to walk for 6 minutes to reach the Mall.

Timing: The zoo will be open from 10:00 to 11:00 pm on all days from Sunday to Wednesday and from 10:00 am to 12:00 midnight on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and the timings are subject to change.

Price: For researcher experience: AED 100 is the ticket charge in which you get new meet and greet area, aquarium tunnel, underwater zoo, behind the scenes tour and underwater observatory. For explorer experience, you have to pay AED 120 as the ticket charge in which you will get new meet and greet area, aquarium tunnel, underwater zoo, submersible simulator, big screen theatre and aquarium glass bottom boat ride. There are other different types of tickets available like Otter Encounter, Ray Encounter, King Croc Encounter, VIP Line Buster Experiences, and Membership Program etc at different ticket charges.


Dubai Marina

Dubai Marina is an artificial canal city, a district as well in Dubai situated along the two mile stretch of Persian Gulf shoreline that glitters all the time. Experts insist that once the complete construction of the district is over, it will be able to accommodate an en masse, around 1, 20000 people in residential towers and villas. 

The area is quite important in Dubai that accommodates Dubai Internet City, Dubai Media City and the American University in Dubai. The blind folded inspiration to Dubai Marina is the Concord Pacific Place along the False Creek in Vancouver, Canada. The close proximity with the sea opens up a lot of chances to the marine species to enter the district.

Highlights: To create the extensive man made marina beautiful, the developers had to bring water from the Persian Gulf to the site and created an unbelievable waterfront and the large central waterway that is excavated from the desert and extended up to 3 km. 12% of the total land area is dedicated to the central public space. 8 km of wide landscaped public walkways tranquilizes the beauty of the place to a large extent.

Location: It is located in Dubai, around 21 kms from Dubai city.


Dubai Miracle Garden

Located in the district of Dubai Land, Dubai Miracle Garden or the flower garden is a rare sight of millions of flowers of different colours bloom together and the structures made of these flowers are really surprising and marvelously created. It came into establishment in the year of 2013, on the Valentine’s Day. It spreads over 72000 sq.meters featuring over 109 million flowers. In 2015, this garden was awarded the Moselle Award for New Garden Experiences. 

The flowers used here are maintained by the re-use of waste water irrigated through drip irrigation method and these flowers take 757,082 litres of water every day. The recent development in the garden is the mesmerizing butterfly garden opened under the name Dubai Butterfly Garden which is the world’s largest and Dubai’s first indoor butterfly garden. The garden is a haven for overly 15000 butterflies that belong to 26 different species.

Highlights: There are multiple formations on flowers which have gained international recognition within a short span of time. The attractions include a floral clock, an aromatic garden, peacocks, birds, castles etc. One can spend up to 2.5 hours in the par enjoying the ravishing beauty of thousand flowers arranged so beautiful.

Location:
 The garden is located in Dubailand district, 22 kms away from the main city centre.

Timings: 
During weekdays, the garden will be open from 09:00 am to 09:00 pm and on weekends that is on Friday and Saturday, it will be open from 09:00 am to 11:00 am.

Price: 
Adults: AED 40, children: 30 AED

Best time to visit: 
The usual time of operation of the garden is from October to April and in the months of June, July, August, September, the garden will be closed due to the high temperature level which is not suitable to spend time in the garden.

Non-operational Months:
The garden remains closed from late-May to September.


Dubai Fountain

Nobody can escape the compelling beauty and charisma of Dubai Fountain, an embellishing array of light, water and music. The tallest performing fountain located in Downtown Dubai, Dubai Fountain has thousands of visitors every day. This is the second biggest choreographed music fountain established on the huge manmade lake at Burj Khalifa equipped with 6600 lights and 25 coloured projectors.

The water comes up to 500 feet in the air with the soothing music of traditional Arabic or contemporary style. WET Design is the master brain worked behind the design of the Dubai Fountain. They are a California based company which constructed Bellagio Hotel Lake in Las Vegas.

Highlights: The unique design of the fountain amuses everyone as it comprises of five circles of different sizes and two arcs. The powerful water nozzles give the potential to reach the magnificent heights. The Dubai Fountain Lake boat ride is a celebrated fun activity available here which would give the visitors an amazing chance to watch the beauty of a rare combination of music, light and water together very closely. But the boat ride will be operational from 05:45 pm to 11:30 pm.

Location: 
The Dubai Mall, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, Dubai. It is located about 2.7 kms away from the main city of Dubai.

Timings: 
Afternoon shows are on all days except Friday from 01:00 pm t0 01:30 pm. On Friday, the afternoon show will be at 01:30 pm extending up to 02:00 pm. Evening shows are starting at 06:00 pm and ending at 11:00 pm, every 30 minutes.

Price: 
The entry is completely free.


Abu Dhabi

Ferrari World

This time remain awestruck while you visit one of the most wonderful Ferrari world in Dubai and be ready to try the ultimate loop. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the ultimate mecca situated on Yas Island. It is the primary Ferrari-marked amusement park and has the record for the biggest space outline structure at any point assembled. 

The recreation center additionally holds the Formula Rossa, the world's speediest crazy ride. The recreation center and it formally opened to general society on 4 November 2010. It covers a range of 86,000 square meters and was granted as the "Center East's Leading Tourist Attraction" in the year 2015.

There are distinctive rides in the recreation center and every one of the rides is intended to excite. Regardless of whether you long for the extraordinary G-compel of world-class rollercoaster’s, need to run kart race with your family or test the best lap times in a best in class test system – we have a great time for everybody.

Highlights:
Different rides like Formula Rossa, Fiorano GT Challenge, Scuderia Challenge, Carousel, G-Force 

Location:
Ferrari World is located at Yas Island - Abu Dhabi - United Arab Emirates.

Timings:
The Ferrari World remain open from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.


Grand Mosque

Another famous mosque in Dubai which is a must visit for you is the Grand Mosque. This architectural show-stopper is one the world's biggest mosques, with a limit with regards to a surprising 40,000 admirers. It highlights 82 vaults, over a 1,000 segments, 24-carat gold overlaid light fixtures and the world's biggest hand tied cover.

The primary corridor is besieged by one of the world's biggest light fixtures –10 meters in distance across, 15 meters in stature and measuring twelve tons. The mosque's first function was the memorial service of its namesake, Sheik Zayed, who is covered at the site. One can likewise discover reflecting encompassing the mosque making it more beautiful.

The striking white and gold hues sparkling in the sun are changed during the evening by an exceptional lightning framework which mirrors the periods of the moon. Spend some time by the pool gazing at its beauty while you visit this one of kind mosque in Dubai.

Location:
The Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Timings:
The mosque remains open for the Non-Muslims from Saturday to Thursday 9:00 AM-10:00 PM and Friday 4:30PM-10:00PM


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Warner Bros. World

The UAE's newly launched indoor theme park Warner Bros. World situated at Abu Dhabi possesses 29 enthralling rides. Spread across more than 1.65 million sq. m. on Abu Dhabi's Yas Island, this new attraction is the largest and the first indoor theme park on the planet.

You’ll be transferred to the terrains of your favourite characters through a stand-out immersive activity when you set foot on the notorious Warner Bros theme park. In this park, everybody will return to their carefree childhood days spent with comic books and cartoons.

Warner Bros World has brought the fantasy world to life for you with this theme park. Those offbeat characters and thrilling rides, can all be found here to keep you entertained throughout the day.

The theme park is quite sophisticated and takes the visitors on replicated experiences utilizing high-end technology such as virtual reality, robotics, and artificial intelligence. The Warner Bros World includes six immersive lands, namely, Gotham City, Metropolis, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch. These part off from the central Warner Bros Plaza which projects movies on the walls, and boasts with shops. The stores here sell various merchandise exclusively created for Warner Bros World.

Every division of Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi features various restaurants, cafes, and takeaway outlets based on the themes of superheroes and cartoons. There are plenty of venues offering a delectable and wide assortment of cuisines to the visitors. You won't go hungry from this place as every section has its own kind of themed eateries, cafes, restaurants or grab n go options.

The popular ones are the old Hollywood charm of The Starlight, the dazzling restaurant of Celebrity Scoop, the Italian-themed Hollywood Trattoria, and much more. Each place has its own specific kids’ meal alternative as well.

Also, on-site ATMs are available at the ticketing plaza located near the entrance. Trip to Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is all about the fun with family or friends! This place is definitely going to keep both tourists and citizens charged all through the day. Numerous people flock to the rides here, and return with a good heart.

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Emirates Park Zoo
Emirates Park Zoo is no less than a hidden treasure for all the animal lovers. It holds the prestige of being accounted amongst the first private zoos in Dubai. Opened in the year 2008, Emirates Park Zoo operates for all 365 days. 

You can either plan your visit to the Emirates Park Zoo early in the morning or afternoon or evening. Do not forget to pack your bag with comfortable footwear, identity card, sunscreen, and a camera while you plan on your visit to this zoo. There are around 8 different animal sections here with a count of 1800 different animals belonging to about 250 species. Petting Zoo, Bird Park, Snake Alley, Flamingo Park, Giraffe Park, Wildlife Park, Reptile House, and Primate Parade are those 8 sections.

Petting Zoo allows you to interact and feed some domestic variants – camels, farm animals, ostriches, and pets. Owls, Harris Hawks, Peacocks, Eagles, and other bird species are some inhabitants of the Bird Park. Wildlife Park encourages you to feed giant animals such as Crocodiles, Elephants, Arabian Oryx, Cheetahs, and Bears. 

There’s also a fun game section specifically designed for your little ones. They can run, slide, jump or climb here and there. This section shelters around 5 giant amusement rides and around 100 machines, making it a perfect place for you to celebrate your special occasions. 

What makes your visit to the Emirates Park Zoo a special one is your participation in different activities being scheduled here for all the visitors. African drummers and Mascots, Farm Animals & Zebra Feeding, Giraffe Feeding, Monkey Feeding, Vulture Feeding and Talks, Hippo Feeding, Tropical Bird Show, are some of them. 

Animal Encounter, Breakfast with the Parrot or Giraffe, Crocodile Feeding, Big Cat Experience are the experiences to enjoy here. Elephant Show, Photo and Feeding Photo and Sea Lion Presentation are the live shows and presentations organized at the Emirates Park Zoo. 

At the end of your visit, do not forget to munch on some local cuisines and delicacies from food outlets. There are many out there – Al Dar Garden Restaurant and Paramiza Café, Bee Café, Bird’s Café, Flamingo Café, Giraffe Café, Pearl Café, Candy Shop, and Fresh Juice.

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Louvre Museum
Louvre Abu Dhabi, iconic as well as a universal museum is renowned as a premier cultural institution built in the heart of Saadiyat Cultural District. The museum opened its doors on 11th November 2017. Designed by Jean Nouvel, Pritzker prize-winning architect, this museum covers an area of about 9200 sq. m galleries which include both the Permanent and Temporary galleries. These are enriched with loans from remarkable French museums that includes Centre Pompidou, Musee du Louvre, Musee d’ Orsay. 

This museum is different from other museums in Abu Dhabi as it has some extraordinary collection of masterpieces in paintings, sculptures by renowned artists. It has all the works of ancient and contemporary works hailing from different countries. The Louvre Museum is organized in sections featuring collections by school, techniques, and materials as this upholds the unique characteristics of a series. The extraordinary exhibition design of the museum features the connection between civilizations and cultures. The chronological and theme-based display shows different civilizations and periods.

Louvre Museum had its origin back in the year 2007, when both the United Arab Emirates as well as France, decided to build a cultural institution. It is the sign of the spirited nature of the traditional Arab world. Along with the support of both the countries, the famous Louvre Abu Dhabi museum is a perfect blend of United Arab Emirates culture and openness, the perfection as well as the expertise of France.

One of the unique features is the huge silvery dome of the museum popularly known as "Floating dome of light and shade". It filters the sunlight through its perforations to create a beautiful "rain of light" effect inside the museum. The most interesting fact about the museum is that it is accessible by both lands as well as the sea and has about fifty stand-alone buildings, divided into a single auditorium and the rest being luxe restaurants.

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Yas Waterworld
With about 40 rides, slides and many other attractions, Yas Waterworld, located in Abu Dhabi is one of the best waterparks in the world. One can enjoy hair-raising, thrilling rides like Bandit Bomber, Liwa Loop, Rush Rider, Hamlool's Humps, Jebel Drop, etc. and have a whale of a time with family and friends at rides like Al Raha River, Amwaj Wave Pool, etc.

There are also several fun rides dedicated for the tiny tots which include Yehal, Tot’s Playground and Cannon Point. This Emirati-themed amusement park has won many national and international awards like the Middle East's Leading Water Park-2018, Top 10 Water Park in the Middle East 2017 by TripAdvisor Travelers Choice and many others since its inception in 2013.

Apart from the rides, Yas Waterworld has other fantastic attractions like Hairat Yas Pearl Diving Experience where you could actually experience the traditional Arabic way of pearl diving, collect oysters from your dive, get them carefully opened and even take them home as a memento.

The Cine Splash 5D theatre is another huge draw where the visitors can experience the water effects like rain, floods, fountains, and waterfalls for real. Yas Waterworld also has a number of cafes and restaurants like Chubby’s Kitchen, Dhabi’s Ice Cream and Skinny Frozen Treats to pacify your hunger between the rides.

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Emirates Palace
Emirates Palace maintained by the Kempinski group is the pride of Abu Dhabi, making the city radiant and even more touristy. The grand edifice of luxury and opulence of the Arabs is being showcased by Emirates Palace through its hospitality, cuisine and various other delights.

The luxury hotel had opened doors to its guests in 2005 offering close to 394 rooms and suites for a luxurious stay. It also houses an array of hand-picked and award-winning restaurants, bars, lounges and cafés that provide a huge assortment of culinary pleasure. The 114 domes within Emirates Palace is gilded in marble and gold, which has been dedicated as an ode to the desert.

The property is spread over a thousand hectares and takes pride in housing two state-of-the-art, temperature-controlled swimming pools; spas where one can experience luxury; underground parking; a marina; and a helipad. Visitors of every age group find Emirates Palace interesting as every little detail has been kept in mind to keep the guests entertained.

Children can spend the entire day indulging in all-day activities at the Kids Club. Sports enthusiasts residing at the Kempinski are always welcome to try water sports activities such as water skiing, kayaking, windsurfing and paddleboarding out here.

As the dazzling sun shines on Emirates Palace it gets fascinating and overwhelming with a brilliant gleam like that of a mound of gold. The property is strategically located amidst the Arabian Gulf and further beautified with meandering pathways of palm trees and fountains. In short, The Emirates Palace is a taste of Arabic grandeur and opulence.

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YAS ISLAND
Yas Island is located in the largest emirate in UAE, Abu Dhabi, and is home to some of the largest and most happening shopping, entertainment and leisure centres in the world. In terms of land area, Yas Island is spread out across 2500 hectares and is a destination that attracts tourists and business people from across the globe, alike.

This hugely popular destination caters to people of different interests and hobbies. From motorsports to water sports, from theme parks to concert venues, Yas Island welcomes all. Some of the most exciting sights to see here are the Yas Marina, Ferrari World, Warner Bros. World, Yas Beach, du Arena, Yas Waterworld, to name a few. Yas Waterworld was named the ‘Second Best Water Park in the World’ by the Los Angeles Times in 2013, and ‘Middle East’s leading Tourist Attractions’ in 2013, as well. 

Apart from fun and entertainment, Yas Island is also popular for its five-star luxury hotels some of which include Crown Plaza, Radisson Blu, Rotana, among others.
The Yas Hotel in Abu Dhabi is the world’s first hotel to be built over a Formula One race circuit. 

Another leisure activity that Yas Island offers is its multitude of shopping options. Yas Mall is the largest luxury mall in Abu Dhabi, with over 400 brands under its roof. It also houses some of the top-rated fine dining restaurants and a 24 screen cinema hall.

Yas Island has many accolades to its name, the most prominent one being named the world’s leading tourism project at the World Travel Awards, in 2009, and has only seen further heights since. 
The Abu Dhabi airport is located about ten minutes away from Yas Island, making it an ideal destination to conduct business meetings and/or exploring a little before getting on the connecting flight.
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