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Incredible Yas Island holidays 2019 / 2020

If you combine the flashy modern chic of Dubai, with the tropical island bliss of the Caribbean, you’ll end up with the fabulous Yas Island. With dedicated designers who pooled together the latest styles, technology, fashions and brands to create the ultimate in a luxury island experience, this jewel of the UAE is a paradise unlike anything else. A record-breaking holiday destination, with the biggest rollercoaster in the world, multiple theme parks, fantastic 5-star hotels and an undeniably beautiful beach, there is something for every kind of holidaymaker on Yas Island in 2019 / 2020. With plenty to entertain kids and adults alike, whether you are on a luxury couples escape or want to treat the family to the holiday of a lifetime, Yas Island is the destination for you.

Top attractions

Top attractions

There is so much going on in this fantastic island resort that narrowing it down to a few top attractions feels like a crime. We’re talking a condensed version of Vegas and Disneyland all rolled into one, with a luxury beach resort mixed in for good measure!

Let's start with the record breakers. Yas Island is home to the world’s biggest indoor theme park, Ferrari World; the worlds biggest roller coaster, Flying Aces; and the world’s second-best waterpark, Yas Waterworld. With a whole host of rides and activities, from waterslides, flumes and wave machines to roller coasters, go-kart racing and live shows, there’s plenty to keep the whole family entertained at Yas Islands incredible parks. Hot off the press is the fact that late spring 2019 is the due date for a whole new Warner Bros Park, the first and only of its kind dedicated to cartoon and DC comic themed rides. Be the first to treat your kids to a truly magical experience, you’ll certainly be a superhero in their eyes.

Calling all Formula 1 fans, Yas Island is also home to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with the annual event racing around the track of the Yas Marina Circuit. Whether you manage to catch the global motorsport event itself, fancy living the dream with a spin in one of those top-level cars, or want to treat the kids to some karting with a difference, make sure you take the time to visit this unique racing track.

Helicopter aerial tours around the island are offered by Seawings, while those with sea legs can take a boat tour from the Yas Marina. Both are an excellent and adventurous way to take in everything your resort has to offer but the boat tour is particularly stunning if you book for sunset and witness the Yas skyline in its nighttime illumination.  

For something a little less adrenaline fuelled, hit a few balls around the award-winning golf-course Yas Links. Recognised as one of the finest luxury courses outside of America, and perfect for anyone who either wants to test their skills on an international course or just relax with a few holiday rounds.

No island, however futuristic, is complete without a beach, and Yas beach certainly doesn’t disappoint. From sugar-white sands to aqua blue sea, an extensive stretch of beach dotted with tropical palm trees and sumptuous cabanas represents the ultimate in coastal chic. Excellently serviced by watersports, beach activities, and top-class bars and restaurants, Yas beach is the perfect place to enjoy some fun in the sun and really experience 5-star island life right in the heart of the Arabian Gulf.

Shopaholics and cosmopolitans will find everything you could wish for in a fabulous city break escape. Yas Mall is easily a rival to any in Dubai, with fabulous international brands and designers. There are over 50 incredible restaurants, bars and cafes offering a whole range of dining options to suit everyone and every craving. With international cuisines available and some truly sumptuous locations, every meal is an experience here.  

All this barely skims the surface of hats on offer on Yas Island, a place you’ll want to return to time and again to continue making incredible holiday memories.

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Beaches

Beaches

If you thought that the Palm Jumeirah was the middle easts best beach option, then think again. Another of the UAE’s man-made coastal offerings, the beach on Yas Island is certainly among the most pristine and beautiful of it's kind. Crystal white sands stretch all along the expansive beach, lapped at gently by inviting azure blue waves. The bay is dotted with palm trees and luxury cabanas, as well as cocktail bars and a range f beachfront dining options. The result is true Caribbean island beauty right in the heart of the Arabian Gulf, and with 5-star facilities to rival even the chicest cities.

A whole host of watersports are available, from surfing and paddle boarding to taking off on a jet ski, and there is plenty to do on the beach too. An outdoor gym provides everything you need to build up a sweat in gorgeous surroundings, or you can have some fun by letting off steam on the volleyball courts.Yas Beach’s resident adventure company, Noukhada, also offers plenty of activities including sailing lessons, kayak tours through the natural mangroves and snorkelling.

If your idea of a day on the beach is more about relaxation, then this is the beach for you too! With gorgeous beach cabañas available for rental you can live out the ultimate Arabian royalty fantasy on the sands. With fabulous beach bars and restaurants serving fantastic food and cocktails, your every need is catered for, leaving you free to relax, lay back, and work on that tan.

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