UAE’s Yas Island announces more than 40 events for 2018

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Eid Al Adha Fireworks - Yas Island
Eid Al Adha Fireworks

Yas Island, UAE’s premier entertainment destination and international tourist hub, has revealed its biggest events calendar to date featuring old favourites and ten new events. 

From Formula 1 race tracks to water parks and the world’s top hotel brands, Yas Island has got it all. Over the years, it has become an international go-to destination for tourists looking for the best holiday experiences in the world.

This year, it aims to be even bigger by revealing its fullest events calendar yet. With 40 new and returning events, the line-up boasts an extensive selection of international shows, cultural festivities and entertainment events. It includes the Eid and National Day, Neon Nights, the Caribbean Beach Festival, Yas Movies in the Park, Taste of Abu Dhabi, Festival of Lights, Winter Carnival, and the debut of new events such as Sparkles of India, the Yas Gaming Festival, Neorun, and The Big Grill Festival.

Yas Waterworld Neon Nights - Yas Island
Yas Waterworld Neon Nights

“Bring ten new sensational events to Yas Island for the very first time”

Commenting on the line-up, Gerardo Llanes, executive director – Destination Management at Yas Island, said: “We are very excited to announce our calendar of events and to bring ten new sensational events to Yas Island for the very first time, alongside old favourites that our visitors have come to know and love. As always, we have made sure to include an abundance of family festivals and events that visitors of all ages can enjoy.”

Taste of Abu Dhabi - Yas Island
Taste of Abu Dhabi

The Eid Al Adha celebrations will feature three days of fireworks by the Yas Marina promenade in addition to celebrations taking place at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, the new Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and Yas Mall. Also joining this year’s line-up is the Yas Gaming Festival, an 11-day gaming tournament which is set to put avid gamers’ skills to the test.

For movie lovers, Yas Movies in the Park will be at du Arena this coming October featuring a West End cast. Visitors can also enjoy Cinema Under the Stars at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi which will be featuring fan-favourite blockbusters for eight weeks during November and December.

Winter Carnival - Yas Island
Winter Carnival

“Yas Island continues to reinforce its status as a world-class entertainment destination, drawing in visitors from around the world. With our varied line-up of international shows, events and activities, we have no doubt that our visitors from far and wide will enjoy unforgettable experiences this events season on Yas Island.” Llanes added.

Before the year ends, Yas Island visitors can head down to Yas Marina to ring in the new year in style with a spectacular fireworks display. Visitors and travel agents are encouraged to plan their itineraries and book their tickets ahead of time.
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