Yas Arena and upcoming events


One doesn’t always immediately think; “Abu Dhabi’’ and rock, pop or disco, but at the Yas Arena that’s exactly what you can expect; from Madonna to heavy metal and hard rock or superstar DJs like David Guetta the place is, literally rocking! The arena is simply one of the biggest and best venues in the Middle East with free parking for over 5,000 and capable of holding up to 22,000 audience members.

The Yas Arena is part of a huge complex of entertainment, vacation and visitor facilities on Yas Island Abu Dhabi. Home to ‘Ferrari World’ the fastest theme park in the world, F1, Golf, Cinemas and some great restaurants plus some of the very best hotels in the world all set around a glittering marina in the Persian Gulf, Yas Island is a rival to any resort anywhere.

For those visitors to Abu Dhabi who are looking for more energetic adventures Yas Island is hosting the a water sports festival called ‘Spash@Yas’ at which the intrepid can try many versions of board sports led by some of the most experienced instructors from across the UAE. Add to the marina events the temptingly named Yas Waterworld, due to open at the end of 2012, with its 40 plus rides and slides the area is gaining a well-deserved reputation for a great place to go and experience the wetter side of life.

With Yas Island being only a few minutes from the city’s International Airport it has become a hub for tourists wanting to experience a mix of cultures and it can offer some of the very best entertainment and sports – with the annual Abu Dhabi Golf Classic being a real highlight. Yas Links offers tuition at its academy as well as competition every day of the week so visitors can experience the sheer delight of playing golf on one of the world’s best courses.

If high speed is the adventure that the visitor is seeking then the ‘Drag Nights’ at the Yas Marina might be just the ticket – watch some of the most powerful cars and bikes battle it out against the clock and other competitors. Not only that but there are opportunities to try out the sport for yourself. For the racing enthusiast there is also Karting at the Island’s ‘Kartzone’. Back to entertainment for the night owl, there are so many different events that it is difficult to list them all including the largest suspended glitter-ball in the region at ‘Doomph!’ Along with that there are karaoke and themed quiz nights plus live music five nights a week at ‘Stars ‘n’ Bars’.

All in all Yas Island and in particular, Yas Arena, combined with all the entertainment facilities that a visitor might want add up to a destination that will fill every moment of your stay and still leave you wanting to do it all again. If you are looking to be entertained then there are events to suit every taste and if you want to experience thrills and spills then they too can be accommodated at this very special resort.