Five reasons to say yes to Yas Island this World Tourism Day and beyond

World Tourism Day was created 30 years ago to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism. And with all that’s happened this year, it’s more important than ever to mark it.

As Abu Dhabi’s premier leisure and entertainment hub, Yas Island is the place to be this World Tourism Day and every day. From the world’s fastest rollercoaster to its beautiful beach, there is something for everyone to enjoy – and all safe in the knowledge that the island is maintaining the highest standards of safety and cleanliness.

  1. Enjoy world-beating thrill-seeking experiences

Yas Island is not only home to the world’s fastest rollercoaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, but the world’s biggest indoor skydiving flight chamber AND the world’s tallest indoor climbing wall at CLYMB Abu Dhabi.

The Formula Rossa rollercoaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi goes from 0 to 240 km/h in just 4.9 seconds, and you can feel the surge of 4.8Gs in the pit of your stomach as you scale the heart-racing height of 52m.

CLYMB Abu Dhabi’s indoor skydiving flight chamber is 32-feet-wide and a record-breaking 104-feet-high, while its tallest climbing wall is a mountainous 138-feet-high.

The fact that all three thrilling tourist attractions are in one destination makes Yas Island unique.

  1. See world-famous figures

From Superman to Scooby Do, Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi is home to numerous famous figures that kids and adults alike will delight in seeing. They’re not the only familiar faces that you may spot at Yas Island, though. As the home of of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Grand Prix, not to mention many other world-class events, local and international celebrities alike often visit Yas Island for work and pleasure, making it a great place to spot your favourite performers, influencers and sportspeople.

  1. Swim, shop or simply relax

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, known as water’s greatest playground, offers 37 acres of adventure with more than 40 rip-roaring rides, slithering slides, and other amazing experiences.

For visitors wanting a more serene experience, Yas Beach with its white sand and crystal-clear waters is the perfect place to relax.

Offering seafood, sailing and seaplane rides, Yas Marina is a great spot to enjoy life at the water’s edge.

Abu Dhabi’s largest luxury mall, Yas Mall, offers incredible shopping with 400 international brands, plus great dining and entertainment experiences all under one roof. So no matter the time of year or temperature, it’s a great destination for locals and visitors alike.

  1. Dine and unwind

Yas Island is home to an amazing 160 restaurants and seven excellent hotels: W Abu Dhabi; Park Inn Radisson Abu Dhabi; Centro Yas Island; Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island; Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi; Staybridge Suites Abu Dhabi Yas Island; and Yas Island Rotana.

Whether staying for a week, a night or just a meal, Yas Island offers excellent hospitality to suit all tastes and budgets.

  1. Feel safe and secure at all times

Yas Island knows how important it is that visitors feel comfortable during their stay, and it has gone above and beyond to ensure that they do. Earlier this year it introduced the Yas Wellness Program with its specially-trained team of Yas Wellness Ambassadors, who can answer queries and concerns of prospective visitors to the Island. Its award-winning theme parks and attractions have received the prestigious WTTC ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, the first destination in the emirate to receive the international honor. Plus, the destination also has its #TogetheratYas platform, an online site that provides clear and comprehensive guidance on safety measures, alongside providing a one-stop-shop to enjoy the wide variety of Yas Island’s holiday packages.

All these measure along with the intensification of cleaning procedures, the definition of clear and separate entry and exit points, the implementation of social distancing policies, and mandatory wearing of masks, means that Yas Island is a safe and welcoming destination for all.


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