Yas Island and Saadiyat Island receive 170 regional and global awards in 2023

Yas Island and Saadiyat Island have received 170 regional and international awards in 2023 after being recognised as a premier leisure and entertainment destination in the Middle East.His Excellency Mohamed Khalifa Al Mubarak, Chairman of Miral, said: “Achieving a stellar track record of success across the tourism ecosystem within Abu Dhabi is a proud testament to our relentless commitment in bolstering Abu Dhabi’s position as a global tourism hub. Award-winning destinations and attractions across Yas Island and Saadiyat Island continue to define new industry benchmarks while contributing to the growth and economic diversification of the emirate.”Yas Island received several awards, including recognition from the World Travel Awards as World’s Leading Theme Park Destination, the International Travel Awards as the Best Holiday Destination at the regional and continental levels, as well as the title of Best Entertainment Destination at the country level. It also received the MENALAC 2023 award for being the Best-Integrated Leisure Destination.Ferrari World Yas Island, Abu Dhabi won World’s Leading Theme Park for the fifth year in a row at World Travel Awards. The theme park was also awarded a Silver for Innovation in the Use of Events at the MENA Stevie Awards. Yas Waterworld Yas Island, Abu Dhabi received the Middle East’s Leading Water Park title at the World Travel Awards, while Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi earned the title of the Middle East’s Leading Tourist Attraction at the World Travel Awards and CLYMB Yas Island, Abu Dhabi received the title of the Middle East’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction 2023.SeaWorld Yas Island, Abu Dhabi received the award in Outstanding Achievement at the esteemed TEA Awards. Yas Island received the title of Best Business Hotel in Abu Dhabi 2023 at the Business Traveler Awards 2023. Etihad Arena won the Sports and Recreation category at the 2023 International Architecture Award by The Chicago Athenaeum and was also recognised as a finalist for Venue of the Year, at the 2023 The Stadium Business Awards.Nurai Island received the title of the Best Leading Villa Resort 2023 at the World Travel Awards, while Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort received four awards, including Abu Dhabi’s Leading Resort 2023 and the World’s Leading Luxury Resort and Villas. Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas received eight awards, including Abu Dhabi’s Leading Beach Resort 2023, at the World Travel Awards.

Media Blends unveils DOOH network in Abu Dhabi

Media Blends is introducing an exclusive Digital Out of Home (DOOH) network across YAS Island and Al Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with Abu Dhabi's iconic YAS Island and MIRAL, the renowned master planner and operator. This initiative is divided into two phases, aiming to provide advertisers with a digital screen network that can effectively target the millions of travelers and residents who frequent these islands annually.Abu Dhabi has a population of approximately 2.9 million residents, and in 2018, 22.3 million travelers transited through Abu Dhabi Airport, with 11.35 million international visitors to the city in 2019. In the same year, the city welcomed 518,000 cruise passengers and recorded 5.1 million hotel stays.The YAS Island DOOH network comprises 35 high-quality digital screens of various sizes strategically placed by Media Blends to cover key attractions on the island, including YAS Bay, Etihad Arena, Hilton YAS hotel, YAS Marina Circuit, YAS Mall, and Ferrari World. YAS Island is home to over 150 restaurants, four theme parks, 10 hotels, 3,056 hotel rooms and apartments, and more than 19,500 square meters of business spaces.In the project's second phase, Media Blends, operating in Egypt, UAE, and KSA, will launch over 60 advanced screens across Al Saadiyat Island, another significant landmark in Abu Dhabi.Media Blends CEO Mona Al Amin said: “We’re excited to announce this great opportunity for advertisers in one of the busiest and most vibrant locations in the UAE in general, and Abu Dhabi in specific. Our DOOH network comprises next-gen digital screens that will take advertising campaigns to a new level, helping advertisers from YAS Island and beyond to engage with a substantially wide audience across effective media platforms.”

Monster Jam set to roar back into Abu Dhabi in June 2024

Following this year’s rip-roaring success at a packed Etihad Arena, Monster Jam®, the world’s most action-packed motorsports experience, is bringing its unique blend of full-throttle family fun back to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi for a second consecutive year.Promising an adrenaline-fueled weekend of motorsport mayhem, a selection of 5,500kg monster trucks will scream back into the Etihad Arena for two shows on June 8 and a third show on June 9. Despite their staggering weight, the high-octane trucks will once again perform a host of daring stunts at astounding speeds that had attendees at last May’s shows hollering with excitement after each repertoire of flips, jumps, and tricks.Next year’s competition will see the sport’s top competitors come head-to-head in three divisions: Racing, two-wheeled skills, and freestyle. Mirroring the same format as this year’s edition, the performance is the ultimate family event with an exciting interactive element enabling fans to vote live after each stunt to help crown the show’s overall winner. As with this year, the event will also feature an incredible air-borne motocross performance and an exciting pre-show Pit Party to meet and greet the drivers and witness the massive trucks up-close. Tickets are available now at and platinumlist.netBrought to the region by Proactiv Entertainment – the leading producer and promoter of large-scale shows, international exhibitions and music concerts – and in partnership with Feld Motor Sports, the return of Monster Jam to Yas Island presents a new opportunity for thrill-seekers to experience the trucks up close as they skilfully race around the dirt track with a range of fearless stunts to collect points in the freestyle, skills, donut and racing divisions.Nicolas Renna, Chief Operating Officer at Proactiv Entertainment, leading international producer and promoter of large-scale events, said: “After witnessing a packed arena this year, bringing Monster Jam back to Abu Dhabi was a no-brainer. This year proved there’s such a massive appetite in the UAE for events of this nature, and if you missed out this year, we’re delighted to provide another opportunity to attend this next one – the experience is unmatched, and while the truck line-up for next year is yet to be announced, it’s probably my favourite one yet so be sure to watch this space!”Magnus Danielsson, Vice President of Motorsports for Feld Entertainment Inc., owner of Monster Jam, said “Monster Jam is a global premier experience which entertains and delights millions around the planet, bringing families of all ages together. We are excited to be bringing Monster Jam back to Abu Dhabi. The record numbers from last time around speak for themselves, and now we’re looking forward to exceeding them and putting on the biggest event so far! Monster Jam in Abu Dhabi is definitely a must-experience, and tickets will for sure be in high demand!”This year marked a historic moment when Monster Jam made its triumphant return to Abu Dhabi after nearly a decade. Following its roaring success, Yas Island’s Etihad Arena is ready to host the highly anticipated event once again in June 2024, reinforcing their commitment to bringing the world’s most sought-after global entertainment to residents and tourists.WHEN:Saturday, June 8 –1.00pm | Pit Party – 10.00amSaturday, June 8 –6.00pmSunday, June 9 –1.00 pm | Pit Party – 10.00amWHERE: Etihad Arena | Yas Island, Abu DhabiTICKETS:All tickets are available for purchase online at and www.platinumlist.netVIP – 645 AED (inclusive of show + Pit Party)Platinum – 485 AEDGold – 385 AEDSilver – 250 AEDBronze – 145 AEDAside from the VIP tickets which are all inclusive, all the other categories can access the Pit Party for an additional cost of Dh50. Fans buying family packs of four Gold or Silver tickets can avail a 15 per cent discount.For more info about the event follow Proactiv Entertainment’s social media channels: Facebook and Instagram.

Discover why ‘Yas Hai Khaas’ with a fun-filled family vacation to Yas Island

Yas Island Abu Dhabi has evolved as one of the world’s leading leisure and entertainment destination. It offers a plethora of adventure and endless entertainment opportunities with its world-renowned theme parks, top-notch sporting events and star-studded performances. If you are looking for a fun-filled destination during this summer travel season, Yas Island should be on the top of your list. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of your daily routine and indulge in thrilling experiences and plenty of high-end shopping. Be prepared to pack your bags and spend one of the most unforgettable summers of your life at Yas Island Abu Dhabi. It is an ideal holiday pick for travellers who are looking to spend some fun time with their family and friends.Access the holy trinity of enjoyment on each day of your stay when you book the Stay and Play package providing access to one theme park every night along with world-class stays and complimentary breakfasts. From award-winning family-friendly attractions to top waterfront dining experiences, and world-class hotels – Yas Island has it all!Mesmerize yourself with world-famous attractions!With the most iconic theme parks in the world, Yas Island has something for everyone. The highly sought-after Ferrari World Abu Dhabi distinguishes itself from other theme parks by offering rides that are both inspired by the Ferrari brand and suitable for all ages. Go on and beat the summer heat by taking a dive at Yas Waterworld known as ‘Water’s Greatest Playground’. The Waterworld features all things water, right from record-breaking slides to peaceful river rafting and its massive wave pools. Take the opportunity to immerse yourself in a fantasy land with the world’s largest indoor theme park – Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi and surround yourself with your favourite DC superheroes, and iconic cartoon characters. Each of these theme parks are sure to give you a distinguished experience and leave you with memories for a lifetime.Feel the thrill of driving like a Formula 1 champion at the Yas Marina Circuit or call shotgun and have yourself seated with a professional racing driver for the ride of your life. The circuit also allows you to indulge in activities such as top speed dragging, go-karting and so much more. Finally, level up and experience the two record-breaking adventures together at CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi, which includes the world’s biggest indoor skydiving flight chamber and the region’s tallest indoor climbing wall. The place features as UAE’s ultimate indoor adventure hub and offers year-round exciting sports experiences. Treat yourself to delectable dining experiences at the bustling waterfront dining hot spots Yas Bay and Yas Marina. Featuring wide variety of cuisines catering to all taste you are sure to be spoiled for choices with dining options such as Cipriani, Asia Asia, Amerigos, Diablito, Iris and many more.Keep an eye out for these enticing upcoming events at Yas IslandWhile Yas Island boasts unlimited attractions, it is also home to amazing recurring concerts and events. As the outdoor season begins in the UAE, the island has curated a spectacular month for your summer vacation with the most iconic boy band – Backstreet Boys on 07th May 2023. The five-member band will take you on a sensational musical journey and perform their chart-topping hits. Once again Yas Island is all set to roll out the red carpet and host the 23rd edition of IIFA on the 26th and 27th May 2023, bringing Bollywood megastars and many revered celebrities of the silver screen under one roof.As June begins, witness the Global rock phenomenon and one of the most successful American rock bands of all time ‘Guns N’ Roses’ as they light the stages of Etihad Arena on fire. This is just the tip of the iceberg with a plethora of events lined-up for the entire year.

Yas Island Abu Dhabi announces two exciting offers to enjoy Guns N’ Roses’ live

 Yas Island Abu Dhabi sets to delight Rock and Roll fans with a daycation and staycation package to enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity as legendary rock band Guns N’ Roses makes history at Etihad Arena on June 1. With the iconic band kick-starting their world tour live from the heart of Abu Dhabi, Yas Island is offering fans the chance to avail a daycation package which comprises a ‘Dine and Event’ bundle starting AED 1,450, and a staycation package starting AED 1,590 which includes a hotel stay at one of Yas Island’s leading hotels from May 31 to June 4, both valid for booking on Yas Island’s website until May 31, subject to availability. The packages count with a Floor Standing Ticket and young spirits under the age of 12 are excluded within the ticket category. Yas Island Abu Dhabi will be entertaining Rock and Roll fans with an unforgettable experience as Guns N’ Roses return to rock the stage at Etihad Arena in their first performance in the UAE since 2018.

Lucky winners of Fly Me to Yas competition, head to Yas Island

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s premier leisure and entertainment hub, in collaboration with MakeMyTrip and Bollywood superstar, Ranveer Singh, Yas Island’s brand ambassador, welcomed 300 excited travelers from India to vacation with the global icon. Among the guests were winners of a country-wide hook step challenge. Winners were selected through a MakeMyTrip social media hook step challenge, inviting fans to showcase their Ranveer Singh-styled dance moves to Yas Island’s ‘Yas Hai Khaas’ jingle which was launched earlier in the year. The Bollywood-styled music video saw Ranveer singing and dancing his way across the Island and was watched by over 7 million viewers on the first day.During the three-day trip on the Island, the guests stayed at one of Yas Island’s world-class hotels and enjoyed its award-winning theme parks and attractions with the Bollywood star. In addition to hosting a gala dinner, Ranveer also made a series of on-stage appearances at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi, Yas Mall and Yas Bay Waterfront inviting a lucky few to experiences some of the destination’s thrilling rides with him.The music video can be watched on Yas Island’s social media pages: Facebook, Instagram and YouTubeFor more information, please visit: