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Yas Island

Yas Island is an island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. It occupies a total land area of 25 km2 (9.7 sq mi). It is a leisure island and one of the largest tourism projects in Abu Dhabi.

Yas Island holds the Yas Marina Circuit, which has hosted the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix since 2009. It is also home to Ferrari World park, which contains Formula Rossa, the fastest rollercoaster in the world.

Yas Island was named the world’s leading tourism project at the World Travel Awards in November 2009.

Attractions of Yas Island

Ferrari World

Ferrari World was opened in November 2010.
Formula Rossa, one of the park’s most famous attractions, is the world’s fastest rollercoaster, reaching a speed of 240 kilometres per hour (150 mph).

Yas Waterworld

Yas Waterworld is a water park located in Yas Island. It has the Surf’s up! Bubbles’ Barrel slide which is the largest surf-able sheet wave surf in the world. The World Waterpark Association awarded it the Leading Edge Award in 2012.

The park was named as one of the 20 best water parks in the world by the Los Angeles Times in May 2013. It was also listed by CNN as one of the top 12 water parks in the world in July 2013. It also won the World Travel Awards award for the Middle East’s Leading Tourist Attraction of the year 2013.

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is located on Yas Island near Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld. WB World is organized into six themed lands, Gotham City, Metropolis, Cartoon Junction, Bedrock, Dynamite Gulch and Warner Bros Plaza. Metropolis and Gotham are based on the cities of DC Comics superheroes Superman and Batman. DC Comics superheroes Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman, Warner Bros.’s Looney Tunes and Hanna-Barbera cartoon libraries are featured in Cartoon Junction and Dynamite Gulch except for Bedrock which features the Flintstones. Warner Bros Plaza mimics the Hollywood of the past. The park opened on July 25, 2018, which makes it the world’s third Warner Bros. theme park.

SeaWorld Abu Dhabi

On December 13, 2022 , SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment announced a new partnership with Miral to bring SeaWorld Abu Dhabi a new idea to add it to Yas Island. The park, is situated to the northeast of Ferrari World, and opened in May 2023, it is the first SeaWorld without orcas.

Clymb Abu Dhabi

Clymb Abu Dhabi opened in November 2019. It includes the world’s tallest indoor climbing wall, at 43 meters (141 ft) tall, as well as the world’s widest vertical wind tunnel, at 10 meters (33 ft) wide.

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