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With the Eid holiday approaching, presenting a time for reflection, uniting with family or simply a time to relax or let off some steam, now is the time to plan memorable experiences that you can re-live again and again. Following a busy start of the year, it’s time for consumers to consider ways they can share the joy with families, friends and the needy. 

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s premiere leisure and entertainment hub, is home to record-breaking, world-first and world-only attractions, catering to all needs and requirements – a destination like nowhere else.  The Island’s portfolio of award-winning and one-of-a-kind experiences include thrilling indoor and outdoor theme parks, a world-class motor sports facility, Abu Dhabi’s largest shopping destination, as well as a world-class Links golf course, a sprawling pristine beach, and more than 165 dining experiences to choose from. With over 95% of staff vaccinated across the island, it’s the safest place to enjoy fun and frolics with friends and family.

The following are six types of Yas Island Eid vacationers that you might meet when visiting Abu Dhabi’s leisure and entertainment hub. Which one do you relate the most?

The Family Planner
Personality traits: You’ve survived and thrived over the past year with your kids: getting them used to lockdown life, learning things about math you’ve long forgotten about, and making sure that they’re staying safe throughout. Now, as Eid approaches, you want to give them an experience that they can fully enjoy, safely, and will remember after months of being indoors.

Yas Island’s Top Eid Tips:

-        Head to the new Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island. Set at the heart of the new Yas Bay development, filled with activities for kids from the family friendly fun zone with splash pad, and if you are seeking some secluded time away from the children, the spacious kid’s club provides supervised activities.  Chill poolside and enjoy alfresco dining, or opt for relaxation at the signature eforea spa. You’re only ten minutes away from Yas Island’s leading theme parks and attractions for a fun-filled, family-friendly experience: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi and CLYMB™ Abu Dhabi.

2.       The Thrill Seeker

Personality traits: Always active, looking for the next great adrenaline rush, you’re an intrepid explorer at heart, and live to tell tales and impress your friends with your experiential exploits.

Yas Island’s Top Eid Tips:

-        Easy enough; head to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi! Strap in, put your goggles on and prepare to be blasted 240km/h in 4.9 seconds on Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest rollercoaster. Then soar into the sky with Flying Aces, scaling heart-racing heights of 52 metres and the adrenaline rush of multiple zero gravity drops, and you’ll cross the finish feeling like a true champion. Still craving gravity defying action? Jump on Turbo Track to have your breath taken away with back-to-back thrills, a vertical climb and an epic zero gravity fall.

-        Not had enough? If you have a true head for heights, then check out Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s latest additions: Yas Island’s first-ever Zip Line, carrying you over the park from the very top of Ferrari World, alongside Ferrari World’s Roof Walk, offering panoramic sights of the park and beyond. Just make sure that you don’t look down!

-        Keen to push more limits? Get your feet wet with exciting watersports, like wakesurfing, wakeboarding and wakefoiling, with the experts at Eywoa at the Yas Marina. Amateurs and novices alike can get coached by qualified instructors on techniques and tricks with top range gear.

3.       The Food Fanatic

Personality Traits: You see the world through a culinary narrative. You’re always on the hunt for new food experiences that your destination has to offer. Food is a way of life and you will go to extreme lengths to track down the very best eateries.

Yas Island’s Top Eid Tips:

-        With more than 165 restaurants and cafes, there’s no shortage of options to treat your taste buds on Yas Island. Enjoy global cuisines, from colourful street-style bites and comfort food favorites to world-class flavors and sunset sips to quench your thirst, you can embark on a global culinary journey in one destination.

-        Itching to sniff out a new cherished restaurant? Try out the new Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island. Dine at Graphos Social Kitchen, providing shared food stories from across the world, head to Capila for light bites and mocktails, or to Osmo at sunset to watch the sky of Abu Dhabi turn a beautiful apricot at the close of the day.

-        Get some nourishment at The Fountains after a day of shopping at Yas Mall or hop on the complimentary Yas Express shuttle over to Yas Marina for a flavourful evening – ‘bil ‘afya’ and bon appetit!

4.       The Experience ‘grammer

Personality traits: Camera and selfie-stick at the ready? You’re all about an Eid weekend that is filled with ‘grammable moments. Your idea of wealth is social capital and you love telling tales through your content and letting people know about all the amazing things to be experienced in a destination.

Yas Island’s Top Eid Tips:

-        Clip on your GoPro and book an exclusive driving experience behind the wheel of super cars like the Aston Martin GT4 or a Ferrari 458 GT. Then race on the legendary track of Yas Marina Circuit, which is home to the FIA World Rallycross Abu Dhabi and FORMULA 1™ ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX.

-        The LED-lit roof of W Hotel Abu Dhabi - Yas Island, is a glowing sight not to be missed. Overlooking the buzzing Yas Marina, the hotel itself sits half on land and half on water and with a section of the Grand Prix circuit winding through its innovatively designed arch, giving you plenty of corners and angles to snap and share.

5.       The Leisurely Groupie

Personality traits: You’re all and none of the above at once. You’re a spontaneous soul that loves to go with the flow, and when in vacation mode, you’re happy to roll out of bed whenever and figure out your itinerary on the fly, or just tag along with your family and friends – whatever is easiest and leaves you without too much to plan.

Yas Island’s Top Eid Tips:

-        Yas Island is perfect for you! With all its attractions sitting minutes away from each other, getting around at your own pace couldn’t be more convenient with the Yas Express shuttle and Bikeshare. Whether your mood calls for thrills, chills, bites or sun, your stay on Yas Island will be hassle-free, whatever you feel like doing. All of Yas Island’s hotels have dedicated concierge teams that can help you decide on what to do for the duration of your stay.

Source: Four Communications