Yas Island

island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Yas Island (Arabic: جزيرة ياس‎) is an island in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.[1] Development started in 2006, to transform it into a tourist attraction, mainly focussed on motorsport.

View of Yas Island

The Yas Marina Circuit is a large part of Yas Island, which has hosted the Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix since 2009, as the last race in the calendar. In 2010 Ferrari World was opened next to the circuit, which contains Formula Rossa, the worlds fastest roller coaster which has a top speed of 240kph (149mph).

Other popular attractions on the island are Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, and SeaWorld Abu Dhabi.


  1. "Yas island maps and directions". yasisland.ae. Retrieved 2013-11-12.