Discover Yas Island, a MICE Paradise

Discover Yas Island, a MICE Paradise

Yas Island is the region’s prime business, leisure and entertainment destination.

Picture a place purpose-built to provide you with all your business needs, where teams are specialists at end-to-end delivery. At the same time, you’ll have plenty of choices for your leisure time.

Welcome to the reality that is Yas Island.

Some key distances to Yas Island:
• 10 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport
• 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company (ADNEC)
• 30 minutes from Downtown Abu Dhabi
• 60 minutes from Dubai

KEY HOTELS

There are seven properties on Yas Island that can each provide us with not only rooms, but also with meeting space and F&B options.

The flagship property of Yas Island – The Yas Viceroy. Renowned as an architectural masterpiece, a sweeping expanse of curvilinear glass (grid shell veil) draped with over 5,000 LED lights is connected by a bridge that crosses the landmark Yas Marina Circuit’s Formula 1™ track; a feature which makes it one of the world’s most unique hotels.

Boasting 499 luxury guest rooms, Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi also has 12 entertainment and dining options along with a tranquil Palm Garden for events.

Positioned as a fantastic destination to host first-class conventions and business events, the Al Manaar Ballroom’s 400+ theatre-style capacity is complemented by 6 meeting rooms and 4 boardrooms, providing flexibility for 10 – 70 guests.

In addition to the island’s one & only five-star property, we also have three four-star properties (YasRotana, Crowne Plaza Yas& Radisson BluYas) offering a combined inventory of over 1,100 rooms & suites and plenty of meeting space between them.

Add up the room inventory of the three-star properties, and you’d get a full range of room options for an island-wide project.

A unique aspect of these hotels is that all of them are within walking distance of each other. So you do not even need to arrange transfers if you are organizing a combination project.

MEETINGS & CONFERENCES

Choose from a number of exciting business event destinations where you can truly impress and engage your guests.

Gulf Dunes has also used many venues on Yas Island that are not your everyday meeting spaces. With its unorthodox venues for conferences and meetings with a difference, Yas Island has always allowed our creative juices to flow freely.

The Yas Viceroy and all the four-star properties will all be able to offer you multi-functional ballrooms with additional breakout rooms and these would be your traditional meeting spaces. Take nothing away from them as they are highly versatile spaces with high-tech AV equipment and superb event teams.

For something a little different we turn to the du Forum as well as the Yas Marina Circuit.

The du Forum is a beautiful marquis that gives us a fantastic empty shell to use in any way we wish to. Gulf Dunes has used this as a venue for conferences, gala events, exhibition space—and let’s not forget, bespoke product launches.

The Yas Marina Circuit is a haven for conference planners. With three main grandstands, team villas, a complete media centre, pit stop garages, and of course the circuit itself, this venue is ideal for any conference. The main ballroom of the Media Center takes up to 800 delegates.

On top of that, the numerous hospitality suites at the grandstands can be combined to create large meeting spaces as well. You can have your breakout rooms in the F1 villas right where the racing teams stay in or at their designated pit garages during the annual Formula One Grand Prix. Or how about having an exclusive VIP lounge or dinner at the Shams tower that is exclusively for the Royal Sheikhs of the country during the F1 race period? Over 100 hospitality suites are also readily available as breakout rooms for the next pharma conference.

These are but some of the creative, unique, and out-of-the-box meeting planning options Gulf Dunes can provide you with for your next project in Abu Dhabi.

LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT

Leisure- and entertainment-wise, Yas Island is full to the brim.

For one, it is home to the world’s first and only Ferrari theme park, the Ferrari World, with the world’s fastest rollercoaster, the Formula Rossa; as well as to one of the most popular water parks in the country, the YasWaterworld.

All these points, along with a host of other places across the island, are perfectly connected through the biggest mall of the capital, Yas Mall—so there’s the answer to your shopping needs, too.

YAS ISLAND: OVER THE NEXT FEW YEARS

Yas Island, as magnificent as it may sound to you now, does not rest on its laurels. New attractions and mega developments are underway.

A Warner Bros. theme park is now being built on the island and is set to fling its gates open in 2018.

This leisure destination, however, is but a tip of the iceberg, as a $3.3-billion project has recently been set in motion to expand the entire island.

Expected to be completed by 2019, the main section of the entire development will be called the Yas Bay, a waterfront area that will be home to a recreational pier, a promenade with residential complexes and restaurants, and the Yas Arena.

A multipurpose venue with a capacity of 18,000, Yas Arena is sure to reshape the MICE landscape of the capital. The venue’s manager, Flash Entertainment, is already looking at hosting concerts, sporting events, conferences and exhibitions at the arena.

SUMMARY

If ‘the world is your oyster’, allow Gulf Dunes and Yas Island to take you, like a grain of sand, into its world, turning your experience here into a precious pearl.

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