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The capital city of UAE is a cultural hub for the locals and tourists alike. A 2-hour drive from Dubai, Abu Dhabi has an enormous number of attractions to explore. One of the finest man-made wonders – Yas Island is one such example. A truly ‘leisure destination’ as they call it, this artificial island lies 45 minutes away from Abu Dhabi city and is definitely a place for all age groups. When you are in a vacation paradise, this island is just the perfect place to enjoy the best of Abu Dhabi. Before you plan your trip to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, we want to make sure that you know enough about this colossal attraction in UAE’s capital city. Here’s what you need to know!

Why Should You Visit Abu Dhabi - Yas Island?

Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Yas Island is the city’s most bustling and thriving hotspot for all the right reasons. If you love adventure and you are an adrenaline junkie, you have the fastest roller coaster  – Formula Rossa at Ferrari World with speeds of 240km/h in 4.9 seconds. If you are visiting with kids, you have the Warner Bros World for some fun and action. If you want to enjoy some water activities, there is Yas waterworld for you. Besides activities, you can also go shopping in Yas Mall, watch a movie or dine at a variety of restaurants. There is definitely a lot to do in Yas Island Abu Dhabi, so the question is – Are you ready to explore? Read on to know what all you can do here! 

Top 3 things-to-do in Yas Island

Ferrari World

This is foremost the first thrilling experience you want to go to, when you think of Yas Island. Home to the fastest roller coaster, Formula Rossa – Ferrari World is the largest indoor theme park that continues to attract many locals and tourists seeking an adrenaline rush. The iconic low slung red roof is quite visible from a distance and once you reach the gates, your excitement will know no bounds! The theme park houses more than 20 attractions and rides for everyone to enjoy the record-breaking thrills. Take a spin on Flying Aces or get up close with a collection of Ferrari cars here! If you want to skip-the-line, make sure you book the VIP tickets. With this complementary pass, you will also be able to enjoy a delicious meal at Mamma Rossella. So, make the best of your experience to this thrilling theme park.

  • Hours: Ferrari World operates from 11:00 AM to 8:00 PM, throughout the year.

Yas Waterworld

One of the busiest water parks, Yas Waterworld is an impressive park built around the theme of the legend of the lost pearl, to pay tribute to the Emirati culture and heritage of Pearl diving. An ideal getaway, Yas Waterworld offers more than 40+ fun-filled water activities, rides and exhilarating slides and roller coasters.  At this water park, you can also experience a thrilling adventure with the largest surf-able sheet wave. Take your kids to the kids’ water zone and have an action packed dat with your family. If you want to relax, then chill at the private Cabanas at the Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi.

  • Hours: Yas Waterworld operates from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, daily

Warner Bros World

Enjoy a one-of-a-kind immersive experience with your favourite comic characters at Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi. Experience full excitement of this indoor park as you step into the lands of Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch, Cartoon Junction, Gotham City and Metropolis. Walk down the memory lane to re-live your childhood memories with cartoons and comic books. Warner Bros World hosts 29 exhilarating rides where you can indulge in interactive family-friendly attractions and also watch live entertaining shows to create a lifetime of memories. With the Warner Bro World tickets offers, also get a chance to walk alongside some of the most iconic characters such as Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman or watch your childhood memories come to life as you meet Scooby-Doo, Tom & Jerry and more. Amongst the largest indoor theme parks, you know where to head!

  • Hours: Warner Bros. World Park is open from 10.00 am - 8.00 pm, daily

Other things to do in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi City Tour + Warner Bros World

Enjoy two attractions at-a-go! One of the best ways to explore the splendid city is to book a combo ticket that offers a well-designed itinerary in such a way that you can explore the real beauty of the city.  With this ticket, explore the mesmerising popular attractions of Abu Dhabi such as Sheikh Zayed Mosque, Emirates Palace, Heritage Village Abu Dhabi, and more. Then, also visit the Warner Bros. World and enjoy to the fullest.

Qasr Al Watan Tour

One of the newest attractions in the majestic country of UAE, the Qasr Al Watan Tour is an unique opportunity for locals and tourists alike. Offering a learning and heritage discovery, the experience to this monument is worthwhile and the journey takes you through a contemporary set up of Abu Dhabi’s rich past and legendary rulers

Tips for visiting Yas Island Abu Dhabi

  • If you’re looking to enjoy other activities, take a look at the website to get a good glance of everything that is there on the island.
  • There is enough free parking outside Yas Island Abu Dhabi.
  • Local taxis, Ubers, buses are easily available to and fro Yas Island.
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Aahna Gandhi
Aahna Gandhi
You can call her a wanderlust, crazy flirt… with nature and adventure. Aahna Gandhi currently works with Tripx Tours as a Content Writer where she handles the blog and product content. She has been working in content for the last 7 years for companies like Klook, FACES magazine, Travel.Earth, Tripoto, and other public relations agencies. She has enjoyed travel writing and is lucky enough to work in a travel company.
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