Emerging as on one of the trendiest places to be seen in the Middle East, Yas Island Abu Dhabi has something for everyone. Whether you are travelling as a couple, family, or with a group of friends you won’t be disappointed with the range of different experiences available. With daily flights from London on Etihad Airways, Yas Island is a destination in its own right or it can easily be combined with other parts of the Middle East or Indian Ocean to create a two-centre holiday.

Here are just some of the reasons why we think Yas Island Abu Dhabi should be next on your holiday wish list.

1. Theme Park Thrills

Yas Island is home to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Here you can ride the world’s fastest roller coaster, Formula Rossa. Reaching speeds of 240 kilometres an hour in a little under 5 seconds, climbing to 52 metres and hitting 4.8Gs, your adrenalin will be pumping for hours afterwards. Racing simulators, a karting track and driving experiences with a Ferrari-trained instructor are just some of the other attractions here.

2. Family Fun

Get your photo taken with your favourite cartoon characters at Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi. With 29 rides, entertainment shows, shopping, and dining options there is plenty to keep even the youngest members of the family occupied. Water babes may want to head to Yas Island Waterworld where there are forty rides and slides. During your time at Yas Waterworld, try body boarding, get wet in the 5D Cinesplash or brave the park’s steepest speed slide as you plummet the equivalent of 10 stories. What’s not to love?

3. Shopping and Entertainment

Shopaholics will not be disappointed with over 400 international brands conveniently located under one roof at Yas Mall. Lying at the heart of the island, it’s also a great dining and entertainment venue with cafés, restaurants, bars, and a 20-screen cinema. It’s definitely worth checking out the schedule of performances at the Etihad Arena to see if your visit coincides with a festival or a performance by your favourite rock star. Don’t forget to visit The Fountains, a great dining area bursting with international flavours. In the evening, the fountains are lit up for a spectacular sound and light show.

4. Sporting action

Yas Island was originally built to host Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. November normally sees the arrival of the F1 cars and their vast entourages. However, if you are visiting outside of this time, you can still get a taste of the action with a visit to the Yas Marina Circuit where you can get behind the wheel of a sports car or learn the art of drift racing. The action continues with a visit to CLYMB. At a dizzying 32 metres in height, try a sky dive in the world’s biggest indoor chamber. The SUMMYT™ is the region’s tallest climbing wall. Rising to a mighty 43 metres it has 13 different routes to conquer. If all of that sounds a little too energetic, then you may prefer a round of golf on the award-winning course at Yas Links.

5. Exceptional Accommodation

Many luxurious hotels line the Yas Waterfront. One of our favourites places to stay is Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island.

The stylish rooms and suites overlook Yas Bay, and the Etihad Arena is just next door. It has all of the facilities you would expect of a luxurious hotel with a variety of dining venues, large outdoor swimming pool and a wonderful spa offering stress-busting massages. For families there are inter-connecting rooms and a kids’ club.

6. Don’t Forget To Relax!

With all the adrenalin activities available on Yas Island, it’s important to have some down time too. Spend a lazy afternoon relaxing in a beach cabana on Yas Beach where crystal-clear waters lap the powder-white sands. Kayak gently through the mangroves or stop and watch the world go by as you admire the glitzy yachts berthed in the marina.

Inspired? Then do get in touch with our friendly team of experts who can not only create a wonderful holiday to Yas Island Abu Dhabi but also let you know of our latest special offers.