Be Wild & Free! Yas Island highlights coolest activities to enjoy during the outdoor season

February 15, 2022

As outdoor season in the UAE has now truly begun, it’s the perfect time to enjoy some of the great outdoors available at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s premier leisure and entertainment hub.

With a myriad of activities to enjoy year-round, combined with the destination’s latest Stay and Play offer, here are six immersive alfresco experiences to enjoy on Yas Island right now:

Explore Yas Bay Waterfront

Having recently opened its doors in spectacular fashion last December, Yas Bay Waterfront is the Island’s latest attraction set to become Abu Dhabi’s favourite destination for vibrant day-to-night dining to buzzing nightlife experiences. Overlooking the sparkling blue Arabian Gulf, Yas Bay Waterfront’s three-kilometre boardwalk is home to a dynamic mix of licensed restaurants, lounges and bars, as well as cafés including The Trilogy by Buddha Bar, Asia Asia, Paradiso, La Carnita and Lock Stock & Barrel.. For a laid-back weekend, guests can enjoy the distinctive ambience, music, and Mediterranean cuisine of Ibiza-styled beach club, Café del Mar – first to the region and featuring a picture-perfect infinity pool with a pool bar. Guests staying at the nearby Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island will receive complimentary access while day passes are available for day guests.

Socialize at Yas Marina

During the cooler months, Yas Marina becomes the epicenter of Abu Dhabi’s social scene, offering an unparalleled experience. The marina is home to nine licensed restaurants, including Cipriani, Iris, Casa De Cuba, Mr Miyagi’s, The Scene by Simon Rimmer, Stars n Bars, Aquarium and Diablito’s together with Borough’s café – all offering al fresco dinning and most with spectacular marina views. Be sure to come and experience all that Yas Marina has to offer.

Enjoy great dining opportunities at The Fountains

The Fountains features a collection of dining outlets serving cuisines from around the world overlooking dancing fountain views with an al fresco terrace to be enjoyed by all this outdoor season. Grab a burger and shake from Burgerfuel or enjoy a shisha at Dish Dash whilst soaking in the great Abu Dhabi weather – there’s certainly something for all the family to enjoy at The Fountains!

Make a splash at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi is the ultimate destination to enjoy the most exciting water adventures, a captivating world of rides, slides and attractions, in addition to a range of seasonal experiences. Fusing family-friendly aqua-experiences with local personality, Yas Waterworld brings a wide array of fun-packed adventures and the most engaging themed experiences that cater to all members of the family. Whether it’s an adrenaline high, a relaxing flow by the wave pool, Yas Waterworld’s captivating world of rides, slides and attractions is guaranteed to give you the aqua-fix you’re seeking.

Tee off at Yas Links Abu Dhabi

Calling all golfers! Take advantage of the cool temperatures and practice putting at the first true Links Golf Course in the region and new home of the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, part of the prestigious European Tour Rolex Series tournament. Designed by the leading golf course designer, Kyle Phillips, golf fans can enjoy a round or two of golf, and take the opportunity to improve their strokes at the Yas Links Golf Academy. Afternoon refreshment is also available with outdoor dining at Hickory’s, ideal for watching the sunset over the green course.

Explore the hidden depths of the Mangroves

Now more than ever, it is important to switch off and reconnect with nature and what better place than the beautiful natural ecosystem that lies within the Mangroves? It features flora and fauna rarely found in the region. To make the most of the cooler weather, holidaymakers can hire a kayak from Yas Beach to explore the area or even a paddleboard for a more challenging experience!

To learn more about Yas Island’s attractions and packages, guests can visit