YAS ISLAND Abu Dhabi, UAE
The Abu Dhabi-based Aldar Properties’ Yas Island project is a state-of-the-art entertainment destination which includes the Yas Marina F1 Circuit – host to the annual F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Ferrari World – the world’s first Ferrari theme park, Yas Viceroy – an iconic five star hotel beautifully built on land and water, YasWaterworld – the water theme park spanning an area of 15 football pitches, holding 43 rides, slides and attractions, Yas Links – the award-winning golf course designed by Kyle Phillips featuring a 7450-yard par 72 course. For the young and amateur speed enthusiast, the island offers the YasKartzone and on the southern shores lies the tranquil Yas Beach. The destination occupies a total land area of 2500 hectares or 25 square kilometres and the total estimated cost of construction is over $40 billion.
- Named the World’s Leading Tourism Project at the World Travel Awards 2009
- Hosted the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for the FIA Formula 1 five years in a row since its inception in 2009
- YasWaterworld featured as one of the top 12 water parks in the world by CNN in July 2013
- Formula Rossa in the Ferrari World theme park is the world’s fastest roller-coaster reaching a speed of 240 kilometre per hour