10 Places to Visit in Yas Island for Unlimited Fun
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Activities To Do In Yas Island
One of the most popular landmarks in the city of Abu Dhabi, Yas Island is the leading entertainment hub in the region. From children to young adults, to seniors, there is something for everyone on this great island, which is spread across an area of over 2,500 hectares.

From adventure activities and attractions like an F1 race track and the fastest roller coaster in the world at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, to fun-filled beach sports at Yas Beach, as well as a wide array of leisure activities at the many other attractions in Yas Island, you are sure to enjoy some quality time creating memories when visiting this place.
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Yas Bay

Yas Bay is Abu Dhabi’s one-of-a-kind waterfront destination nestled south of Yas Island, and is emerging as the capital’s premier waterfront destination. Known for its chic water facing cafes and small coffee shops, some of the must try places here include Lock Stock and Barrel, Akiba Dori and White Abu Dhabi.

Yas Marina

Want to enjoy a bunch of activities against the pristine coastline of Abu Dhabi? Head over to Yas Marina, where you can indulge in some much-needed leisure time. Situated in the heart of the island, along the F1 racetrack, the marina is a vibrant and bustling spot on the island, complete with entertainment facilities. Whether it is tucking into a local delicacy from a food stall near the waterside, taking a relaxing stroll alongside the dock, or even going for a kayaking adventure amongst the mangrove palms, you can do it all at Yas Marina.

Some of the best things that you can do at Yas Marina also include:
- Catch a game while sipping on beer at one of the several casual sports venues here, such as Stars N Bar
- Indulge in a lip-smacking seafood meal at the Aquarium, while soaking in views of the pristine waters of Abu Dhabi
- Those craving Italian can head over to Cipriani restaurant to get a taste of some of the best Italian dishes
- Set sailing in the marina
- Get a chance to witness the scintillating bird’s eye views of Abu Dhabi on a seaplane tour

CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi

Looking for something unique on Yas Island? A visit to CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi is a must, as it is the abode of the world’s biggest indoor skydiving flight chamber as well as the region's tallest indoor climbing wall in the region. Offering an unforgettable and once in a lifetime kind of experience, CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi houses a 10-metre wide and 25-metre-high flight chamber, where you can enjoy free falling and flying like a bird.

In addition to that, CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi also boasts of offering unique climbing experiences, personalising it according to the visitors’ competencies, preferences as well as climbing levels. It is here where experienced climbers can tackle The SUMMYT, also known as the world’s tallest indoor climbing wall, towering at a height of over 43 metres.

Some of the activities that one can indulge in at CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi consist of:
- Get ready to break world records by flying in the world’s widest indoor skydiving flight chamber at CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi
- Or choose from one of the 5 unique climbing routes to climb the tallest indoor climbing wall in the world
- Enjoy shopping at various retail outlets, or dine at one of the many dining options available here

Yas Beach

Love the sun, sand and water? Yas Beach is the place for you, with fine white sands, crystal clear water and a wide range of outdoor activities for you to enjoy. Perfect for water sports such as kayaking, sailing, snorkelling as well as beach sports like volleyball and football, the beach also boasts of several restaurants and quaint cafes where you can enjoy lip-smacking local and international food while soaking in the tranquil natural views.

This laidback beach is a great escape from the busy streets of Abu Dhabi, where you can simply relax, enjoy a dip in the cool waters or spend a fun beach day with your near and dear ones. You can also enjoy the views of the natural mangrove surroundings from here, as you sip on to tropical drinks while sunbathing here.

Other leisure activities that one can enjoy at Yas Beach are:
- Spend the day sunbathing and get that beautiful tan
- Choose one or more water sports here, from jet skiing and sailing, to kayaking, boating and more.
- Rent a private chalet right on the beach and spend the night relaxing there
- Satiate your hunger at one of the kiosks, beach shacks, cafes or restaurants

Yas Mall

What’s better than a shopping experience in the Arabian Peninsula? Nothing, right? Located on Yas Island is the gigantic Yas Mall, one of the largest shopping destinations in the region. Home to more than 370 stores, this mall is a premium shopping hotspot, and a haven for anyone who loves retail therapy.

From luxury brands and boutiques, to premium clothing brands, exotic perfumes, homeware, and more, Yas Mall has everything that you can ever imagine. The mall is also home to several spaces for children, including KidZania, one of the largest indoor playgrounds for children in the world. Additionally, it is here where you can find the capital’s only Apple store, in addition to the luxury department store brand called Tryano, wherein you can get your hands on a wide range of clothing, bags and shoes.

Other things that you can do here include:
- Enjoy a visit to the different game and candy stores and bring out the child in you
- Gorge on to delicious meals at cafes and restaurants like Al Fanar, Black Tap, P.F Chang’s and more
- Catch a movie at the 20-screen cinema theatres on a lazy weekend morning here
- Shop til you drop at the 370 stores in Yas Mall

Yas Marina Circuit

Lovers of adventure and motorsports should definitely head over to the Yas Marina Circuit when visiting Yas Island. Home to the longest F1 circuit in the whole world, the Yas Marina Circuit also plays host to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix every year. It is here where you can enjoy various unique racing courses, drive top-notch race cars such as an Aston Martin GT4 and even indulge in other activities like drag racing, drift taxis and more.

Some of the activities that one can enjoy here are:
- Soak in the beautiful ultramodern race track, one of the best in the world
- Go kart racing at Yas KartZone with your friends
- Or challenge your pals to a drag racing contest at Yas Drag Night
- Get professional training for racing at Yas Racing School
- Test your limits in an Aston Martin GT4 as it goes over 200km/hr

Yas Links

Flanked by the rolling hills and verdant mangrove plantations, the Yas Links Golf Course is another popular hub for leisure activities on Yas Island. It is also the only true links course in all of the Middle East, designed at par with the traditional links golf that is commonly associated with towns in Ireland and Scotland.

A landmark entertoyment and activity zone, Yas Links offers some of the most unparalleled views of the Arabian Gulf. The course is also home to a gym, spa, golf academy, clubhouse and several golf practice ranges, in addition to multicuisine restaurants. Named as one of the top 25 golf courses in the world, the Par 72 championship course sprawls across more than 7,400 yards, with more spaces for a nine-hole Par 3 academy course, floodlit practice facilities and more.

Other things that you can do at Yas Links are:
- Enjoy a stay at the iconic 5-star W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island hotel, the only one in the world with a Formula 1 track
- Tuck into delicious meals at a fine dining restaurant here
- Soak into pristine views of the city’s 21st century skyline from here

Ethihad Arena

The Etihad Arena is another famous attraction in Yas Island. As an 18,000-seat indoor arena, this place is the home of various sporting events, entertainment as well as musical programmes here. Known as the largest indoor multipurpose venue in all of the Middle East, the Etihad Arena has been built using sustainable technology, and has quickly become a top cultural landmark in the region.

When in Etihad Arena, these are some of the activities that you can do:
- Enjoy some of the biggest and most sensational events in the world here
- Take a walk along the 3-kilometre-long waterfront boardwalk and catch the vibrant action live
- Head over to the cafes, kiosks and restaurants to enjoy shopping, dining and more

Etihad Park

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Following the Etihad Arena, the Etihad Park is the largest outdoor entertainment venue in the entire Middle Eastern region, with a capacity of 40,000 people. Set in a stunning waterfront location on Yas Island, this custom-built open-air venue is the abode of the region’s largest, premium sport as well as music events, and is situated at the very centre of the Formula 1 Track on the Yas Marina Circuit.

On your visit to Etihad Park, don’t forget to enjoy the following activities:
- Attend world-class events, from concerts and exhibitions to sporting events and more
- Enjoy VIP hospitality and service here
- Book some of the best seats in the house from the Treehouse and enjoy unprecedented views of the artists and events 


Also known as the biggest indoor nightlife venue in the UAE, MAD is also the largest nightclub in the Middle East and is a major hub for world-class live music events. It is at MAD where some of the biggest names in the world of music have performed, including Akon, NeYo, T-Pain as well as the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, among others.

With an amazing interior, complete with a 360-degree projection mapping and a giant LED screen, this nightclub also boasts of a top-notch DJ booth which is equipped with the latest technology and the top-ranking music.

When in MAD, here’s what you can do:
- Dance the night away to grooving music
- Attend live music shows by top music performers and artists
- Come here to enjoy entertainment shows, themed parties and more

Yas Island has so much to offer, especially when it comes to leisure activities. It is here where you can enjoy the best quality of lifestyle, while also experiencing something new every day. So, if you are looking for a trip complete with fun, enjoyment, entertainment, adventure and leisure, don’t forget to explore all the activities at Yas Island.
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