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Best Things to Do on Yas Island – Fun and Entertainment in the Sun

Abu Dhabi's Yas Island offers plenty of attractions that will capture the imagination of the visitor. Irrespective of your tastes and preferences you will find something that takes your fancy here.


Visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Yas Island contains the splendid Ferrari World which is sure to strike the interest of the car lover, particularly aficionados of the famed Italian marque Ferrari. At this one of a kind theme park, you will encounter an array of sensational rides which draw inspiration from the legendary Italian automaker. A highlight at this theme park is Formula Rossa, which has the distinction of being the world's speediest rollercoaster. You will also find many other rides including more placid ones for young children and those with more sedate tastes. When it comes to replenishing your energies there is no need to worry as you will find a host of attractive dining choices here.


Experience the Music at MAD

At this popular musical highlight, you will have the opportunity to enjoy outstanding popular music offerings that will draw the interest of the trendy music enthusiast. You will be able to enjoy some of the finest musical talents on the globe; performers who have been featured at MAD include such luminaries as Bow Wow, Ja Rule, Jason Derulo and T-Pain. Additionally, this music venue features regular themed nights that will appeal to the music lover. On Tuesday ladies night's, women are offered free drinks; whilst on URBN Fridays you will have the opportunity to watch the big names entertaining the enthusiastic crowd.


Relax on Yas Beach

Far from being just another extent of sand, the enticing Yas Beach offers a host of attractions for the leisure seeker. All family members will enjoy spending quality time at Yas Beach, as you will find restaurants, bars, water sports facilities, swimming pools and fitness classes on this stretch of beach. You will have the opportunity to enjoy a relaxed drink at places like Tiki Bar, The Restaurant, Mixed Drinks Bar, The Lounge and Hops Bar. On the other hand, if you desire some activity check out Noukhada Watersports which features activities such as sailing, snorkelling and kayaking. This beach is a great place to spend leisure time.


Play a Round at Yas Links

Golf enthusiasts will be in their element in Abu Dhabi as they will find a good selection of golf courses in various locations around the city. Yas Links at Yas Island is one of the finest, featuring a beautiful golf course adjacent to the ocean that is both picturesque as well as challenging. On this course, you will encounter as many as 112 bunkers situated within its 18 holes. This challenging course will provide a stern test to skilled golfers, yet is also enjoyable for less experienced players. As you experience such leisure activities and sightseeing in Abu Dhabi an accommodation choice that you could consider would be Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts.


Shop at Yas Mall

For the avid shopper who loves modern shopping malls, Yas Island offers the splendid Yas Mall. This immense and alluring mall features a diverse selection of shops offering a wide selection of interesting merchandise. Mammoth department stores that you will find at Yas Mall include House of Fraser and Debenhams. Meanwhile, upscale fashion apparel is offered by such well-known purveyors as Calvin Klein, Ted Baker and Armani. However, this mall also features an appealing selection of entertainment options, including a cinema complex, adventure experiences and Softair Battlezone, a simulated combat zone where you can enjoy yourself firing at electronic targets. If all this activity has made you hungry you will find a good selection of dining options at Yas Mall.