Located on Yas Island and only 25 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi, Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi offers guests a fantastic and diverse range of activities, attractions and cultural adventures to experience and enjoy. Yas Island itself is home to some of the UAE’s most exciting attractions, racing events, concerts and much more. Downtown Abu Dhabi is only a short drive from the hotel and is the perfect destination to relax, shop or explore the cultural side of Abu Dhabi. The choice is all yours.
Yas Island Attractions & Activities
(complimentary shuttle service to all main Yas Island attractions)
Yas Mall - Opening November 2014 - Yas Mall is Abu Dhabi's ultimate retail experience with over 400 international brands and home to the region's largest international department store. Its breath taking design will also include the largest naturally lit central gathering space in any mall in the Middle East; Town Square. Yas Mall not only sets a new benchmark in design, retail and dining offering, but being located on Yas Island means its right next to the regions most exciting leisure and entertainment offerings with a direct link to the world's largest indoor theme park; Ferrari World.
Yas Beach - Unwind and relax on the beautiful Yas Beach which offers a fully licensed bar and light food options for guests. The adventurous can book eco-tours of the mangroves, while stand-up paddle boards and kayaks are also available for rental. Yas Viceroy guests can avail of complimentary transfers and access to Yas Beach.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the first and only Ferrari-branded theme park in the world and also boasts being the world’s largest indoor theme park. It features high-adrenaline rides including the world’s fastest roller coaster, family-friendly attractions, state-of-the-art simulators, live shows, an inspiring treasure of racing memorabilia
Yas Waterworld is the UAE’s first mega waterpark, YasWaterworld Abu Dhabi brings together 43 rides, slides and record-breaking attractions in an exciting destination that’s perfect for individual adventures, fun and family experiences.
Yas Marina Circuit is the entertainment hub on Yas Island. Feel like a champion as you take part in a Racing Experience at the Yas Racing School, the YasKartzone and the Yas Drag Racing Centre. Whether you are a novice or an experienced professional, Yas Marina Circuit has something for everyone!
Yas Links Golf Course - Challenge yourself on the championship Yas Links Golf Course, the first links golf course in the Middle East. Enjoy the floodlit Par 3 Academy Course with practice facilities, PGA Teaching Professionals, Clubhouse, award-winning restaurants and so much more, all set against dramatic backdrop of the Arabian Gulf.
Yas Marina is located within the heart of the Yas Marina Circuit track and Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina is every sailor’s dream come true. The beautiful marina has 175 berths catering for boats from 8m to 150m, including boats which are available for charter and scenic cruises.
Seawings is a breathtaking seaplane excursion across Abu Dhabi with a thrilling water take-off and landing at Yas Marina, whilst you soak in panoramic views of the capital city’s iconic architecture and stunning landscape. Or get onboard a 40-minute aerial trip from Abu Dhabi to the pearl of the Gulf, Dubai. Soar across the magnificent Yas Island and enjoy unforgettable aerial views of both emirates.
Other Abu Dhabi Attractions and Activities
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the Emirate’s most revered and loved landmark. Trumped as one of the world’s largest Mosques, with a capacity of 41,000 worshippers, it features 82 domes, over a thousand columns, 24 carat gilded chandeliers and the world's largest hand knotted carpet. Open daily to visitors, complimentary guided tours are available and the spectacular Sunset Tour of the mosque is a must!
Monte-Carlo Beach Club, Saadiyat is an award-winning facility designed to celebrate fine living, a culture of well-being and health and is located on a natural 9km-long pristine beach.
At Al Forsan International Sports Resort you’ll find a wide range of exceptional sports facilities to make every day one of challenge and performance whether on the track, on the water or on horseback.
Saadiyat Island is 27 square kilometre and is just 25 minutes from the hotel. Saadiyat Island is undergoing remarkable transformations to become a world class leisure, residential, business and cultural hub of global proportions. The Island’s purpose built visitor centre - Manarat Al Saadiyat brings the Saadiyat vision to life. The Island will play host to the Louvre Abu Dhabi - opening 2015, the Zayed National Museum - opening 2016 and, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi - opening 2017. Manarat Al Saadiyat literally means ‘the place of enlightenment’. It is a 15,400 sqm visitor centre, designed to bring the vision of the island to life through the Saadiyat Story and is well worth a visit.
Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital offers guided tours of this award-winning specialist hospital. Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital, the most advanced of its kind in the world, are a great addition to any tourist’s itinerary. Visit the luxurious wards where the birds are kept, explore the museum which gives an insight into the noble desert sport of falconry, or try your hand at the pursuit of the sport in the lush garden surrounds. Open Sunday to Thursday, advance bookings are recommended.
Take a safari through Abu Dhabi’s deserts. Traditional, sustainable desert camps, powerful 4x4s or on the back of a camel are just some of the many ways to enjoy Abu Dhabi’s deserts. Our Concierge will be able to advise and organize this unmissable activity for you giving you the opportunity to engage in a variety of desert activities such as dune bashing, sandboarding and desert camping.
Outside Abu Dhabi
Al Ain – Abu Dhabi’s Heritage Heartland. Once a vital green oasis on the caravan route from UAE to Oman, Al Ain (meaning ‘The Spring’ in Arabic) is the Emirate’s heritage heartland. Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, here you’ll find evidence of permanently settled inhabitants, forts, museums, oases and pre-historic tombs. A must visit destination, visit the picturesque Al Jahili fort, the expansive Al Ain oasis, Al Ain National Museum, the Zayed Palace Museum, and the Al Qattara Arts Centre (housed in an historic renovated fort on a site dating back to the Iron Age 1100 – 300Bc). Other attractions include, Al Ain Zoo, Hili Fun City, Wadi Adventure, the UAE’s only traditional camel market and the majestic heights of Jebel Hafeet.
Al Gharbia – Where the desert meets the sea. Just 240 kilometres west of the UAE capital is the stunning diversity of Al Gharbia – a place of secluded beaches and the vast deserts of Abu Dhabi’s western region. Making up over two-thirds of the Emirate, Al Gharbia hosts some of the most fascinating and vibrant cultural festivals and events, luxury resorts and the nature haven of Sir Bani Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s Arabian Wildlife Park. Al Gharbia is also home to the Empty Quarter, and the town of Liwa, an historic oasis town which has eight early 19th century forts and towers, open to the public.