How to Make the Most of Your Time at Yas Island

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Located in Abu Dhabi, Yas Island is a place where dreams come true.

From the best Yas Island attractions to the accommodation that fits your holiday’s vibe, read on to learn how you can make the most of your time at Yas Island.

1. Book a room that is right for your vibe.

One of the most important decisions you have to make when it comes time to book your holiday is where you are going to stay. At Yas Island, there are so many fantastic options that it can be challenging to know where to begin. Therefore, your best strategy is first to consider your holiday’s vibe and then pick a place that aligns with that vibe.

For example, if you are looking for city vibes, you will want to choose a room in Abu Dhabi city ? a comfortable 20-minute ride from Yas Island. Here, your options include the Marriott Hotel Downtown Abu Dhabi, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Ramada by Wyndham Abu Dhabi, Anantara Eastern Mangroves Abu Dhabi, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, and The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf & Resort Spa.

Alternatively, if this holiday is more of a beach vibe, you will want to look for accommodation at a fully serviced beach resort that is close to Yas Island. If this is the case, your options include Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan, Al Raha Beach Hotel, Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Bab Al Qasr Hotel, and Saadiyat Rotana Resort.

For those who want a hotel on Yas Island located close to all the main attractions, there are several for you to consider. These include Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi, Centro Yas Island, Park Inn Radisson Abu Dhabi, Staybridge Suites Abu Dhabi, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, Yas Island Rotana, or W Abu Dhabi.

Wherever you decide to stay, you can be assured that all your needs will be met and that you will receive the hospitality standard for which Abu Dhabi is known worldwide.

2. Spend time at one (or more) of the three theme parks.

With so many attractions located on Yas Island, you are guaranteed to be able to plan an itinerary that is filled with fun and unique things to do for the whole family. For starters, no trip to the island is complete without time spent at one (or more) of the three theme parks: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is home to the fastest rollercoaster in the world, as well as a variety of other record-breaking and thrilling rides. Here, you can indulge your need for speed and experience an adrenaline rush unlike anything offered anywhere else.

Alternatively, if you like to combine your thrill seeking with aquatic rides, look no further than Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi. With over 40 breathtaking rides, slides, and attractions (including the Middle East’s longest suspended roller coaster), this park is overflowing with excitement.

Finally, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is a must-visit for those who want to lose themselves in a fictional world along with their favourite characters. With rides, unique live entertainment shows, and countless family experiences, this theme park offers a one-of-a-kind experience that you have to see to believe.

3. Indulge your inner shopaholic.

You can?t come to Yas Island and not dedicate at least a few hours to indulging in retail therapy. As Abu Dhabi’s largest luxury mall, Yas Mall offers visitors an unparalleled shopping experience. Within the mall’s three floors, you can find over 400 international and regional brands, including Adidas, Tyrano, Monki, Apple, and more.

In addition to shops, Yas Mall also boasts a 24-screen cinema and a vast entertainment zone, ensuring all members of your travel group have something to keep them occupied. What?s more, the mall is directly connected to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, making it easy to combine a trip to both.

When you are finished shopping until you drop, head to The Fountains, where you can find a selection of 13 dining outlets from Middle Eastern to American and Italian cuisines. Located between Yas Mall and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, The Fountains is the ideal spot to grab a bite to eat ? whether you crave a quick snack or a luxury meal. And, no matter what is on your itinerary, a stop here will fit in as it is open every day from 8:30 a.m.

4. Unwind at the beach.

Did you really go on holiday if you didn’t spend some time at the beach? Luckily, Yas Island has the white sands and crystal clear waters that you desire to ensure that you can relax and unwind on the sand. Whether you are looking for family activities, you are a water sport enthusiast, or you are having a romantic getaway, Yas Beach has everything you need.

Opt to lie out on a sun lounger with your book, have a few tropical beverages with your friends, build sandcastles with the children, or gaze lovingly into your partner’s eyes at one of the luxury restaurants. Whatever you do, you have to go out onto the water. Choose from a variety of water activities, including jet-skiing, kayaking, and sailing.

For those special occasions, you can rent out a private chalet on the beach. Stay here for one or two nights to be utterly immersed in the beauty of the area.

Final Thoughts

From water activities to luxury hotels, shopping experiences to theme parks galore, there is no denying that Yas Island has a lot to offer every visitor. Surprise your friends, family, or partner by opting for one of the Yas Island packages to ensure that it is the trip of a lifetime. Start planning your excursion to Yas Island today!

Are you considering a trip to Yas Island? If so, what is high up on your priority list? What would be on your dream itinerary? If you have been before, what else would you add to this list? Let us know in the comments below!


Karan Mahesh Chimnani is the Head of eCommerce at Yas Island Abu Dhabi, a leisure and entertainment destination like nowhere else. Surrounded by crystal clear waters and natural mangroves, Yas Island offers an incredible collection of world-leading, award-winning, and record-breaking attractions, catered for everyone.

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