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YAS Island celebrates key milestones that make it the pride and joy of the United Arab Emirates

Posted on December 4, 2021

Bombay: As the leading tourist destination in the UAE, Yas Island exceeds expectations with its streak of awards and rewards. Set amid a serene, tranquil and exhilarating view of the southern shore of the Gulf, the island continues to offer some of the region’s best award-winning and record-breaking experiences, making it the pride and joy of the United Arab Emirates. .

Known for its unique theme parks, attractions, 10 hotels, and over 165 dining experiences, here are some of the key milestones that aim to make citizens and residents proud to call the UAE.

On the road to fame as one of the UAE’s top theme park hotspots

Home to world-famous theme parks, Yas Island is home to an environment of unparalleled euphoria and its iconic attractions and awe-inspiring theme parks have been featured in a host of international and regional shows. The world-famous Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is home to the world’s fastest roller coaster, Formula Rossa, reaching 240 km / h in 4.9 seconds and the world’s highest roller coaster loop, Flying Aces, reaching 63m in height with a tilt of 51 degrees. Toddlers can also share that Ferrari feeling and head to the Family Zone, which features four miniature versions of the park’s most iconic rides; Of Formula Rossa Junior and Flying wings To Turbo Tower and Speed ​​race, your little ones will experience thrills like never before!

Celebrating the UAE’s Year of Tolerance, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi broke the record for most nationalities in a pool, while the immersive Warner Bros. World â„¢ Abu Dhabi broke two world records as the largest indoor theme park in the world as well as the largest gathering of people wearing superhero capes. The latest addition to Yas Island’s record-breaking attractions, CLYMB â„¢ Abu Dhabi, is the region’s ultimate adventure hub holding world records for the world’s largest indoor parachute chamber and highest indoor climbing wall in the region.

Unparalleled hospitality and retail

The island has 10 hotels ranging from affordable comfort to sophisticated luxury. The region’s first pet-friendly hotel and the first and only hotel in the world to be built atop a racetrack, the W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island is the largest W hotel in the world. The steel and glass grid outer shell that captures the essence of Formula 1 racing is an architectural and award-winning marvel. The newly opened Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island overlooks the prime Yas Bay waterfront location and has 545 guest rooms and suites, with four dining experiences and close to the island’s attractions.

Additionally, Yas Island added two new hotel properties to its portfolio in November of this year. WB Abu Dhabi is the world’s first Warner’s Bros. themed hotel. with 257 keys as well as five diverse restaurants including Sidekicks, The Director’s Club and The Overlook – a lounge with an infinity pool and 360 degree views of the island, theme park and the Arabian Gulf. Located next to Warner Bros. World â„¢ Abu Dhabi and featuring artwork, characters and recreations of famous sitcom scenes, the themed hotel also marks the first introduction of the Hilton brand’s Curio collection in Abu Dhabi. The new DoubleTree by Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island Residences aims to provide a diverse range of amenities and leisure facilities for business travelers and large families with 156 apartments and direct access to leisure and leisure facilities.

As Abu Dhabi’s largest luxury shopping destination, Yas Mall offers exceptional retail opportunities for resident shoppers, tourists and international guests. Under its skylight-lined ceiling, a number of record-breaking events were achieved, including the world record for the largest sand art structure in the world as well as the world record for the most varieties of ice cream. exhibited at the same time with 1,001 unique flavors by Abu Dhabi Culinary of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi).

The 227 berth Yas Marina is the island’s dedicated waterway and luxury marina, surrounded by 7 restaurants and cafes, with iconic views of the W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island and Yas Circuit Marina. It is also the very first in the UAE and the region to receive the industry’s highest honor – 5 Gold Anchor Platinum Accreditation for exceptional facilities, equipment and service levels. Further expanding the offerings of Yas Island and destined to become Abu Dhabi’s vibrant destination by day and night, the Yas Bay waterfront will open to customers on December 1, 2021 and will feature Pier71, a promenade of three kilometers and a variety of dining, leisure and entertainment brands to open including the famous Ibiza Beach Club Café del Mar, the world famous Mediterranean restaurant Paradiso and the critically acclaimed Japanese street food concept Akiba Dori.

A multitude of unforgettable events

The Yas Marina circuit has hosted the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix since 2009, where many memorable events have taken place, including Nico Rosberg’s one and only Drivers’ World Championship title at the Yas Circuit. Marina then announced her retirement shortly thereafter. During the pandemic, the Yas Marina Circuit honored more than 600 frontline professionals and their families for their efforts by exclusively granting them access to watch the race live and renaming Abu Dhabi Hill to Frontline Heroes Hill in their honor.

Yas Island’s latest entertainment landmark, Etihad Arena, is the region’s largest multi-purpose indoor entertainment venue at 3,565m² with a capacity of 18,000 guests. Located on the bustling waterfront of Yas Bay, the venue has hosted a wide range of global cultural, entertainment and sporting events, including Disney On Ice, UFC, Russel Peters, Michael McIntyre and Arijit Singh, with over ‘acts on the agenda, including the Fina World Swimming Championships (25m).

As Yas Island Abu Dhabi reaches another year of excellence, the growing list of awards, records and special occasions considers the destination to be unlike any other. With more regional festivities, seasons and events to come, visitors can expect to be a part of something truly great on Yas Island. While the upscale entertainment and leisure hub continues to exceed international expectations, the destination is a gem on the UAE map.


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