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Abu Dhabi tourism: top tourist attractions in Yas Island

January 23, 2019
In 2009, only two years after the initiation of the project, Yas Island was named the world's leading tourism project at the World Travel Awards. And the project is still growing to date. The multitude of tourist attractions in Yas Island makes the small island a grand tourist destination. Currently the top tourist destination in Abu Dhabi, Yas is a man-made island spreading over an area of 25 square kilometers. It is a multi-purpose leisure, shopping and entertainment hub in the UAE. If you are traveling to UAE, you absolutely have to pay a visit to the marvelous island. And here are the top tourist attractions in Yas Island; check them out.

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi This theme waterpark tells a beautiful story about a girl named Dana who went on a quest to retrieve a magic pearl, some animals help her and some try to steal the pearl. Every structure and every ride in the park is part of the theme. It definitely is a magnificent place. The park comprises more than 40 diverse rides, including the longest suspended roller coaster in the Middle East, which is more than 550 meters long. Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is also home to Cinesplash, the first water cinema in the region where you watch movies accompanied by water and lighting effects.

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi Spreading over an extensive area of 1.65 million square foot, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is one of the largest indoor theme parks in the world. The huge air-conditioned theme park comprises six well designed immersive lands, each dedicated to a theme and all just as impressive. From Superman and Batman to Looney Tunes’ characters to Flintstones, this park brings them all in diverse areas comprising 29 rides and attractions. The theme park also features unique life entertainment and amazing shopping and dining options. It is certainly one of the best and the happiest tourist attractions in Yas Island. If you are traveling with your kids you absolutely have to take them there, and if you are traveling alone, release your inner child and go, it is guaranteed fun.

Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi

Ferrari World, Abu Dhabi This indoors amusement park spreads over an area of 86,000 square meters. And it sets several records. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the first Ferrari-branded theme park to be built in the world. It also holds a record for being the largest space frame structure ever built. In addition to that, the park is home to Formula Rossa, the world's fastest roller coaster. If you need more reasons to visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, it was voted the "Middle East's Leading Theme Park" at the World Travel Awards in 2017 and 2018.

Yas Marina

Yas Marina Not just a marina by any means, the 227 berth Yas Marina is a complete tourist attraction and a wonderful place to spend and active day or a magnificent night in Yas Island. It features numerous fine dining beachfront restaurants, children’s playground a musical water fountain, and more. Food and beverage outlets along the waterside promenade offer iconic views; the buzzing nightlife across the marina is a stunning experience. Moreover, numerous yachts in the marina offer tours and watersports. And, more often than not, there are wonderful life shows to enjoy in the marina.

Yas Mall

Yas Mall We do not usually consider malls tourist attractions, but Yas Mall is not a regular mall, you can very easily spend a day there shopping, dining and having fun family time and you still won’t be able to explore everything in the mall. Spreading over 2.5 million square feet, this is the largest mall in Abu Dhabi and the second largest one in UAE. It is home to more than 370 various shopping outlets, 68 food and beverage outlets and numerous family entertainment facilities. This mall provides one of the best shopping experiences in all of UAE, it is a must visit in Yas Island.

Yas Beach

Yas Beach The most serene tourist attraction in Yas Island, Yas Beach offers quality relaxation time in a luxurious setting. Fine white sand, azure waters and natural mangroves, this is the ultimate beach experience. Add to that the fancy infinity pool and you have a destination like no other. The beach also features private chalets and several restaurants. It is without a doubt one of the top tourist attractions in Yas Island.

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