Yas Island - a premier destination on its own in Abu Dhabi

Yas Island – a premier destination on its own in Abu DhabiImage Credit: Supplied

Not so much is heard about the residential developments on Yas Island perhaps because the place is, first and foremost, a leisure destination. But residents who want to be where the action is will soon have their wishes granted when Ansam takes shape next to the Yas Links golf course. The project will feature over 500 apartments that will answer the housing needs of both locals and expats alike.

The man-made island is a hub of entertainment and fun activities that take place all year; thus, there is something for everyone of every age group there. Be it thrilling rides at Ferrari World or aqua fun at Yas Waterworld, everything is all happening on Yas Island. The Yas Marina Circuit has positioned Abu Dhabi on the global map as it is the venue of the Formula 1 races every year.

Apart from the entertainment options, Yas Island also houses the very popular IKEA store and a big outlet of Ace Hardware, both of which are frequented by residents and visitors.

The Yas Mall is scheduled to open by November of this year, adding to the appeal of this unique destination.

As the area is a premier destination on its own, there are frequent package deals available that combine a stay at one of its hotels plus tickets to any of the entertainment arenas there.

Accommodation on the island is available in the form of hotels such as Yas Viceroy, Park Inn by Radisson, Radisson Blu, Centro Yas Island, Crowne Plaza Yas Island, Yas Island Rotana and the Staybridge Suites. Deluxe rooms, suites and apartment style rooms are available at these hotels, and they provide everyone the ideal escape from the hustle and bustle of the main city.

Location wise, Yas Island is easily accessible by road from the island of Abu Dhabi. It is only six kilometers away from the Abu Dhabi International Airport, making it a venue of choice for business and leisure travelers alike.

Handy Hints:

• The Ansam development will feature 540 apartments in different sizes

• Tourists and visitors to the area are offered several accommodation options

• Yas Island is easily accessible from the island and the international airport

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Source: Urmila Santosh, Special to Properties

The writer is a freelancer

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