Miral, Abu Dhabi’s creator of destinations, is investing AED 6.2 billion into entertainment and leisure projects on Yas Island, with steady growth reaffirmed as it achieved 28 million visits in 2018.
“These 2018 figures confirm Yas Island’s position as one of the top globally-recognised destinations, and we’re delighted to see continued growth, especially as we achieve key milestones such as the opening of Warner Bros World last summer.2018 is another successful year and reflects our commitment to help grow and develop our nation’s tourism industry.” said Mohamed Abdalla Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral.
The visitation announcement comes as Miral received the ‘Middle East’s Leading Tourism Development Project’ for Yas Island at the World Travel Awards Middle East, last week.
It doesn’t end there: Miral has more development plans as it continues to grow Yas Island into an entertainment, leisure and business destination.
Upcoming attractions to come include CLYMB, a new sport facility that will feature the world’s widest indoor skydiving flight chamber and highest indoor climbing wall, complements Yas Island’s existing experiences. It also provides a record-breaking option for adrenaline and fitness enthusiasts.
SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, a next-generation marine-life theme park which also includes the UAE’s first dedicated R4 marine research, rescue, and rehabilitation and release center, is another project that will be an exciting addition to the island’s immersive attractions and experiences.
Yas Bay, Abu Dhabi’s ultimate waterfront experience, is also progressing and will be a vibrant community to live, work and play. Once complete, it will include Yas Bay Arena, The Residences – which will feature 15,000 residents – a promenade and pier with 37 cafés and restaurants, 19 retail outlets, a beach club, and two hotels. It will also become the new hub for Abu Dhabi Media Zone, twofour54.