Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

Formula 1 weekend is upon us, and if you’re visiting the capital then you should brush up on some local knowledge

Yas Island has gone from being a barren, sandy plateau to a desirable hub for days and nights out for everyone in just eight years. Thanks to the Yas Marina Circuit, Ferrari World, and Viceroy Hotel, it is instantly recognizable to millions all around the world. It is, arguably, the jewel in Abu Dhabi’s crown.

To say that there is something for everyone is an understandably tired expression, but on Yas Island there really is something for all tastes and of all ages.

Yas Island is a man-made island, but not created by sand shooting sea vessels. It was once part of mainland Abu Dhabi and, as part of the idea behind the Formula 1 proposal, a strip of land was dredged – what is now the canal.

The island is eastern of Abu Dhabi city, across the E11 from Abu Dhabi International Airport


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