Your Comprehensive Guide to Yas Island Abu Dhabi 2024
Covering up an area of 25 KM sq., Yas Island is a one-stop destination for all your fun and entertainment. Be it leisure activities or thrilling adventures, this island has so much to offer, ranging from theme parks, malls, beaches, and whatnot. The Island is surrounded by scenic mangroves and crystal clear waters, hence one thing is for sure that you will get to enjoy some of the prettiest views of the horizon.

For the ones looking for an action-packed day, the Yas Island has Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, which is home to some of the best and adrenaline-rushing Ferrari-themed roller coasters, including the fastest roller coaster on this whole planet. Places like Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, famed for its thrilling water slides also acts as the best entertainment venue for family groups. On the other hand, the lively vibes of  Warner Bros™ Abu Dhabi let you relive your childhood days and excite numerous people throughout the world. Other than this, CLYMB on Yas Island has the largest indoor skydiving arenas where you can experience the thrill of skydiving while staying in a safe surroundings.

Yas Island also takes full care of leisure seekers, hence places like the Yas Beach and Yas Marina further offer a wide variety of comforting activities like kayaking and exploring the mangroves around or indulging in the plethora of watersports like jet skiing and banana boat riding. The luxury hotels on the island also offer facilities such as spas and yoga studios, hence making your visit a complete experience. 
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Fun & Entertainment at Yas Island


Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

If you are a thrill-seeker then the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi will make your day even more exciting by offering you a chance to ride the fastest roller coaster in the world. The Ferrari World Abu Dhabi houses some record-breaking rides and thrilling adventures. 

  • Try the thrilling activity of walking on the roof of Ferrari World Building Structure by opting for Roofwalk. 

  • Ride the world’s fastest roller coaster - Formula Rossa. 

  • Take advantage of 40+ rides and attractions. 

  • Explore the only theme park in the world which offers Ferrari Driving experience.

  • It also has a number of other attractions such as the recently opened Kids Arena, where all the rides are specially made for your little ones.


Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi

The Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is the ultimate fun destination for people of all ages. Be it a child wishing to spend some time having fun in wave pools or an adult ready to challenge a humongous slide, the Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is truly a one stop destination for all. 

  • Get a chance to enjoy more than 40 rip-roaring rides and slides.

  • Some of the must try rides here include - Dawwama, Bubble Barrel, Water Wars, Cannon Point and the Bandit Bomber. 

  • This place is home to the region’s only 5D water adventure.

  • Only waterpark in the world with Pearl Diving Experience.

  • The place has four one-of-a-kind rides which can be experienced here only.


Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi

Featuring your favourite childhood cartoon characters, the Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi will surely let you relive your childhood once again. As you stroll around this indoor theme park, you will stumble across many Warner Bros. franchises including Looney Tunes, DC Comics and even Tom and Jerry. 

  • It is world's first ever Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park.

  • The theme park is divided into six different lands

  • Enjoy 29 exhilarating rides, shows and attractions

  • 20 different dining areas as well as 22 different places for your shopping sprees

  • The newest addition to the Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi is the Warner Bros. World™ Hotel Abu Dhabi which will have 156 rooms and 156 service apartments with a theme of Bugs Bunny, Superman and other products of Warner Bros.

CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi

Feel the rush of Adrenaline as you explore CLYMB Abu Dhabi, one of the leading indoor amusement parks in the UAE. Famed for offering a wide variety of adventure activities at a safer space, CLYMB is truly a must visit when exploring Yas Island.

  • Explore the world’s biggest indoor skydiving chamber

  • Climb the region’s tallest indoor rock climbing wall

  • Get free entry if you are a spectator

  • Reach easily from Yas Mall as CLYMB is directly connected to it

  • Take advantage of numerous indoor adventures


Yas Marina Circuit

Presenting to you the sounds and sights of racing cars and go karts, the Yas Marina Circuit is the ultimate host of numerous F1 races. The circuit is so well built that touring it in our favourite racing car will make you spend the whole day. 
  • Get behind the wheels of Aston Martin GT4, Mercedes AMG-GTS to the Formula Yas 3000

  • If you are not interested in driving, you can also choose to sit in the passenger seat. 

  • Enjoy racing with your loved ones in well-built go-karts.

  • The circuit has 26 meeting rooms, 2 ballrooms and 18 business centres. 

  • Get a chance to drive the Formula Yas 3000 - YMC exclusive (3.0-liter V6 engine)

  • The Yas Marina Circuit is home to the Home to Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Beach & Water Activities at Yas Island


Yas Marina

With Abu Dhabi’s pristine sea as its backdrop, Yas Marina is the ultimate destination for all the leisure and fun. From waterside restaurants and lounges to mainland and boardwalks, this area of Yas Island is perfect if you want to spend some time at leisure. 

  • Choose from a list of 9 different restaurants and lounges for your snacking and meals

  • Scuba diving may be too mainstream, go for a pearl diving experience.

  • Catch the aerial view of the marina by taking the Seawings tour. 

  • Add the much required thrill to your day by availing various water adventures.


Yas Beach

While Yas Island is famed for all of its amusement parks and adventurous places, Yas Beach still remains one of the brightest hidden gems. The place will let you enjoy sun, sand and pristine water, all at the same time

  • Dive into an infinity pool and experience what real luxury feels like

  • Dine in the numerous lounges and restaurants and binge on various multi cuisine delicacies
  • Take a Kayak and explore the mangroves surrounding Yas Island

  • Rest in the beachside chalets and cabanas

  • Take part in a variety of watersports like jet skiing and banana boat riding

Dining & Lifestyle at Yas Island


Yas Mall

Being the Capital’s largest mall, the Yas Mall on Yas Island is a one stop destination for all your needs including shopping sprees, food tours, movie evenings and much more. Whether you are planning a family trip or just want to explore something with your friends, Yas Mall is the best place to start. 

  • Yas Mall is Abu Dhabi’s largest shopping mall

  • With more than 400 outlets of different brands, the place ensures that you get whatever you're looking for

  • Yas mall is linked to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, hence you can easily visit to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

  • With its spectacular 20 screen cinema, Yas Mall will enhance your movie watching experience

  • The food court here has numerous dining options which provide you some of the most beautiful views of the dancing fountains


Yas Links

Yas Links is the region’s first true links golf course. Ranked #1 among the golf courses of the Middle East, Yas Links is for the ones who are ready with their gloves and swing to hit the golf ball as far as possible.

  • The golf course has 112 bunkers for an uninterrupted game

  • #1 golf course in the middle east and #44th best in the world

  • Enjoy the breathtaking backdrop of the Arabian Sea as you enjoy a game with your loved ones. 

  • Explore the first links golf course in the region


Yas Bay Waterfront

The newest addition to the wonders of Yas Island is the Yas Bay Waterfront which will soon exhilarate people with its top class leisure offerings. With 19 parks, 2 schools and 3 mosques, this waterfront will become the new luxury residential area. 

When complete, this place will have:

  • 2 waterfront hotels which will offer you luxury at its best

  • The first ever multipurpose arena in Abu Dhabi with a capacity of 18,000

  • 56 F&B, leisure and retail outlets

  • New Twofour54 campus which brings 10,000 professionals to Yas Bay

Events at Yas Island


Etihad Park

If you are a connoisseur of live shows be it music, dance or others then the Etihad Park is a must visit place for you. From new talents to musical legends, this place has hosted concerts of numerous famed artists. 

  • Etihad Park is the region’s largest outdoor/open-air venue and has been a home to largest music and sporting events.
  • The Who, Madonna, Metallica, Rihanna and many more have sung to their fans here

  • The Etihad Park is also a site for dance festival Creamfields

  • The family festival of “Taste of Abu Dhabi” also happens here

  • Being such a large venue, the Etihad Park has a humongous capacity of 35,000 people at once


Etihad Arena

The best and the newest attraction added to the list of prominent places on Yas Island is the Etihad Arena. Sitting on the stunning waterfronts of Yas Bay, the Etihad Arena is famed for offering a world class event space and hospitality services. 

  • The place has a capacity of 18,000 standing guests

  • The Arena has 17 Luxury suites and club lounge

  • To make the experience more fun for you, the restaurant here provides “food on your seat” service. 

  • You will get to choose from various seating options including, general access, grandstand, club and VIP and the main Bowl


MAD Yas Island

Famed for being the biggest nightclub in Abu Dhabi, MAD Abu Dhabi is the place which will make you dance till you drop. The MAD Club is named “the best club of Abu Dhabi '' and hence has been attracting flocks of party animals from different corners of the world. 

  • The club has hosted numerous world-famous artists like Tinashe, Akon, T-Pain, Jeremiah, W&W and Tinie Tempah

  • MAD Yas Island boasts of 360 degree projection mapping, massive animated LED screens and the latest sound system

  • MAD on Yas Island is the biggest indoor nightclub

  • It has been famed for being “Abu Dhabi’s best nightclub”

Hotels in Yas Island


W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island

Staying in W Abu Dhabi is truly a once in a lifetime experience as this is the only Hotel which lies on the racing tracks of Formula 1 circuit. From a swimming pool to a special kids zone, this hotel has everything you need. For more fun, you also get to avail the facility of exclusive access to Yas Beach.

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

With 545 rooms and suites as well as 20 meeting rooms and 2 ballrooms, the Hilton Abu DHabi Yas Island makes sure that it facilitates all kinds of travellers, be it a big family or a business group. To make the stay even more fun, they also offer amenities like rejuvenating spas, a beach club and an inclusive access to Yas Theme Parks.

Crowne Plaza Yas Island

Enjoy the eye catching views of the Yas Links as you stay amidst the luxuries and top notch hospitality of the Crowne Plaza Yas Island. For an even delightful affair, you can choose to spend your evenings in its outdoor swimming pool with a swim up bar.

Radisson Blu Yas Island

The Enchanting views of the Arabian Gulf await you from your rooms in Radisson Blu Yas Island. With its 5 different dining areas, special kids play arena and a big swimming pool, this hotel ensures top class hospitality.

Yas Island Rotana

The best part about staying in Yas Island Rotana is that you will be staying at a really close distance from all the major attractions of Yas Island. To make your stay easy, the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service on Yas Island and an exclusive access to the golden sands of Yas Beach.

Park Inn by Radisson Yas Island

From a health club to a gym and from a spa to an outdoor swimming pool, the Park Inn by Radisson Yas Island is loaded with some of the best facilities needed for a stay. With its 204 rooms and a big tennis court, this hotel will make sure that you take full advantage of its huge property.

Centro Yas Island

Contrary to the fact that luxury stay is always costly, the Centro Yas Island is the perfect stay for you if you're travelling on a budget. From a swimming pool to an exclusive access to the Yas Beach, various top class facilities can be availed here.

Staybridge Suites Yas Island

If you are the one who is looking for a home away from home then make sure that you stay at Staybridge Suites Yas Island. With its kids club, swimming pool and access to the Yas Beach, this hotel ensures that people enjoy a comfortable stay

DoubleTree by Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island Residences

With five restaurants and bars, swimming pools and top-notch amenities, the DoubleTree by Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island Residences will ensure a well-equipped vacation. Not only does this hotel provide you with state-of-the-art facilities but also makes sure that you enjoy nearby attractions like Ferrari World Abu Dhabi,  Warner Bros™ Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi easily.


The WB™ Abu Dhabi, Curio Collection by Hilton™

Spread over seven different levels, the WB™ Abu Dhabi makes sure that your stay here remains loaded with facilities. From chic decor to “floor to ceiling” windows, the rooms here feature the best possible amenities. What more? Every registered guest who stays in WB™ Abu Dhabi gets daily access to Yas Theme Parks.

Essential Information about Yas Island


Getting to Yas Island

Getting to Yas Island from Abu Dhabi or Dubai is really easy as you get to avail the transportation facility of both - land and water. Some of the most used means of transport include:
  • By Car: Renting out a car is easy in UAE and the local rentals here accept various International Driving Licenses. You can also hire a driver with the car from the agencies, who can further help you reach your destinations. 

  • By Boat: If you want to explore the sea while reaching from one destination to another then you can choose the air conditioned boats of Jalboot’s fleet of luxury ferries. The boats have business class quality seats and can be easily booked through their website.

  • By Bus: For the ones travelling on a budget, local buses are the best option. Not only are buses to Yas Island are convenient but they also can be booked at a lesser price. You can take the bus route 120 from Dubai or Abu Dhabi which will take you to the heart of Yas Island.

  • Free Shuttle Buses: If you are staying in Dubai or Abu Dhabi then you can also avail the free bus shuttle services. These free buses mark a stop at several different locations from where you can avail a free ride to Yas Island.

Getting Around Yas Island

With an area of 25 KM sq., Yas Island can be easily explored by two prominent means of transportation:
  • Free Shuttle Service: The Yas Express Free Shuttle Service connects all famous attractions of Yas Island through a single route. The buses run all days of the week and the blue route and the Red Route transfer people between all the attractions of Yas Island. 

  • Bikeshare: Bikeshare is a bicycle rental system using which you can rent out 1 day or 3 day passes for bicycles. There are several Bikeshare stations available which have payment Kiosks from where you can rent out a bicycle using your credit or debit card.

COVID Update

Yas Island has been awarded the coveted WTTC “Safe Travels” stamp, which has made it the first destination in Abu Dhabi to receive an International Honour. The ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp is a global safety and hygiene stamp which has been recently launched by WTTC (World Travel and Tourism Council).

The stamp has only been awarded to the businesses which have followed the global level of safety and hygiene protocols. These protocols include providing deep insight to travellers and travel providers about the new approach to health after the “new normal” of COVID-19. 
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