When it comes to recreation and entertainment, Yas Island Abu Dhabi is a destination that’s hard to beat. It encapsulates so many things to do in Abu Dhabi.
Why Yas Island Abu Dhabi Is It
Yas Island Abu Dhabi is a world-class experience hub. One of the things Yas Island is most known for is having three world-class theme parks.
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi lets you experience the magical worlds you see only on television. Here, you’ll meet your favorite characters from Metropolis, Gotham City, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch, and Cartoon Junction all in one place — in the state-of-the-art rides, themed attractions and restaurants, and everywhere else in The Park.
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi
The Ferrari World Abu Dhabi theme park is world-renowned for officially having the fastest rollercoaster in the world. The Park’s lead attraction is Formula Rossa, a Ferrari supercar-themed rollercoaster that goes from 0 to 149.1 mph in a mere 4.9 seconds.
That’s not all that’s in Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. It also has the world’s tallest non-inverted roller coaster loop in the Flying Aces, a biplane-themed wing coaster, which scales 206.7 feet at a 51-degree incline and reaches speeds of up to 74.6 mph.
All in all, there are around 40 rides and attractions at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi
The Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is a colossal water playground that provides mild to extreme thrills with more than 40 attractions. It has an enormous wave pool, a crazy river, the world’s largest six-person tornado water coaster, and a multitude of slides, some dropping you from ten stories high. Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is indeed the ultimate water park in the UAE.
But your options are not limited to theme parks on Yas Island.
At Yas Island Abu Dhabi, you can also do the following:
- Take in a show or two at Etihad Park and Etihad Arena
- Experience the thrill of indoor skydiving and wall climbing at CLYMB Abu Dhabi
- Watch a Formula One race from the sidelines or drive, drag, drift, ride, or kart at Yas Marina Circuit
- Go clubbing at MAD Yas Island
- Shop at Abu Dhabi’s biggest mall, Yas Mall
- Dine by The Fountains
- Sunbathe at Yas Beach
- Play golf at Yas Links
Indeed, Yas Island Abu Dhabi is the ultimate travel destination, as it has something to suit all tastes and preferences. A week at this island hub should let you tick off a slew of must-dos on your travel bucket list. That being said, the three world-class Yas Island theme parks here remain the island’s main draw.
Tips on Getting Great Value From Yas Island Theme Parks in Abu Dhabi
The cost of visiting three Yas Island theme parks adds up, of course. Follow these tips to save and get greater value for your money when you go on a theme-park-hopping tour on Yas Island Abu Dhabi.
1. Bundled Offers
If you buy tickets individually for all three Yas Island theme parks, at current prices, you will spend a total of AED 860 or USD 234. A single-day ticket for Ferrari World Abu Dhabi costs AED 295 or approximately USD 80. It’s the same for Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, while it costs AED 270 or around USD 74 for Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi.
Thus, it’s much more economical to take advantage of the bundled theme park offers if you’re visiting more than one theme park anyway.
You may get either a two-in-one or a three-in-one theme park bundle.
One Day, Two Parks
For AED 395 or approximately USD 108, you can visit two Yas Island theme parks in one day. Specifically, you can choose to visit two of these three theme parks: Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi. However, you do need to complete your visit in one day.
Note that these parks may have different operating hours. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is closed on Sundays and Mondays, while Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is closed on Sundays.
Additionally, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi normally open at 12:00 pm and close at 8:00 pm. In contrast, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi usually opens at 10:00 am and closes at 6:00 pm.
There are also days, especially during the holidays when park operating hours change. Therefore, if you’re getting this bundled offer and planning to visit two Yas Island theme parks in a day, make sure to check park operating hours first on your target visit date before purchasing your tickets.
Three Days, Three Parks
This offers the better value among the theme park bundles. Instead of paying AED 860, you’ll pay only AED 545 or approximately USD 148 for access to all three Yas Island theme parks if you get the Three Days, Three Parks bundle.
Unlike the One Day, Two Parks bundle, this allows you to devote one whole day to each park, so you won’t have to feel pressured about maximizing your time on each park visit. You also get thirteen days after your first park visit to visit the remaining two parks in the bundle.
2. Stay at a Yas Island Abu Dhabi Hotel
Certain hotels on the Island come with complimentary theme park access. As such, staying at one of the Yas Island Abu Dhabi hotels could offer excellent value.
For instance, if you stay at WB Hotel Abu Dhabi, you will get complimentary access to a theme park of your choice for every night’s stay at the hotel. If you stay three nights at WB Hotel Abu Dhabi, you will get access to all three Yas Island theme parks.
Moreover, the benefits of staying at a Yas Island Abu Dhabi hotel are not limited to complimentary theme park vouchers.
To illustrate, WB Hotel Abu Dhabi is very conveniently located for theme park visitors. It’s right across Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, a short walk away from Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, and a few minutes drive away from Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.
Getting around should also be a breeze when you stay in a Yas Island Abu Dhabi hotel because of the shuttle service that picks up and drops off passengers at key Island destinations.
Theme Park Vacation
You can cross out three theme parks off your amusement park UAE bucket list with a trip to Yas Island Abu Dhabi.
Lose yourself in the enchanting, make-believe worlds of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, experience extreme thrills and speeds at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and splash around in the mega water playground of Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi. And with a bit of research and planning, you can save money and get greater value from your theme park vacation.