Saadiyat & Yas Island
Saadiyat is located just 500 metres off the coast of Abu Dhabi. This 27 square kilometre island was planned and created around an environmentally-sensitive philosophy and low-density master plan. As a result, Saadiyat's developments have been built around natural beauty, cultural experiences, architectural splendours and vast business potential. The main districts in the island are Saadiyat Cultural District, Saadiyat Beach District and Saadiyat Marina District. The island can be reached in just a five-minute drive from downtown Abu Dhabi, 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport and an hour's drive from Dubai.
Yas Island is an emerging entertainment destination within a 30 minute drive of the UAE capital, Yas Island is home to the state-of-the-art Yas Marina Circuit – host to the annual F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Get to grips with Yas Marina Circuit through a series of track day packages, including ‘Driver Experiences’, ‘Passenger Experiences’, ‘Private Driving Tuition’ programmes and ‘Racing License Courses’. At the circuit’s centrepiece is Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, a five star, iconic hotel – the only one in the world to straddle an F1 race track being breathtakingly built half on land and half over water.
Louvre Museum Abu Dhabi
The museum was established on November 8, 2017. It is part of a thirty-year agreement between the city of Abu Dhabi and the French government. The museum is located on the Saadiyat Island Cultural District. It is approximately 24,000 square metres (260,000 sq ft) in size, with 8,000 square metres (86,000 sq ft) of galleries, making it the largest art museum in the Arabian peninsula. The final cost of the construction is expected to be about €600 million. In addition, US$525 million was paid by Abu Dhabi to be associated with the Louvre name, and an additional US$747 million will be paid in exchange for art loans, special exhibitions and management advice.The museum is designed as a "seemingly floating dome structure"; its web-patterned dome allowing the sun to filter through. The overall effect is meant to represent "rays of sunlight passing through date palm fronds in an oasis." The total area of the museum will be approximately 24,000 square metres (260,000 sq ft). The permanent collection will occupy 6,000 square metres (65,000 sq ft), and the temporary exhibitions will take place over 2,000 square metres (22,000 sq ft).
Yas Marina Circuit
The venue for the annual Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The circuit was designed by Hermann Tilke, and is situated on Yas Island, about 30 minutes from the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi. Yas Marina is the second Formula One track in the Middle East, with the first being in Bahrain. A two-day GP2 Asia Series test was held to officially open the circuit, which was held a week before the 2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. It also hosted the opening event for the Australian V8 Supercars series, the Yas V8 400, in February 2010. Outside motorsport the circuit was used for the final stage of the inaugural Abu Dhabi Tour cycle race in 2015. The circuit has FIA Grade 1 license.
Manarat Al Saadiyat
Manarat Al Saadiyat meaning the place of enlightenment, is a purpose-built art and culture centre with multiple gallery spaces. It offers visitors, tourists, artists and students the opportunity to discover famous collections from international artists as well as culturally rich exhibits from local artists. Manarat Al Saadiyat showcases Saadiyat's projects and hosts art exhibitions organised by Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi) with collections from around the world. It provides visitors with a taste of the Saadiyat Cultural District museums programme and helps to develop awareness and understanding of the wide range of art and culture that will be on offer. Located in the Saadiyat Cultural District, Manarat Al Saadiyat contains three major galleries for hosting permanent and temporary art and cultural exhibitions whilst the fourth gallery houses Saadiyat Experience, an interactive narrative about Saadiyat's history and culture and its role in realising Abu Dhabi's vision. It also features a central events space, a sales centre and Fanr restaurant.
Ferrari World Theme Park
The world’s first Ferrari-branded theme park is home to a winning mix of Ferrari inspired rides and attractions, the biggest Ferrari Store and a range of authentic Italian dining options, so there’s plenty of choice for the whole family. Beneath its gigantic, iconic red roof it houses numerous high-adrenaline rides including the spectacular new Flying Aces ride, featuring the highest rollercoaster loop in the world, the world’s fastest rollercoaster, Formula Rossa, with a top speed of 250kmph in 4.9 seconds, family-friendly attractions, state-of-the-art simulators, electric-powered go-karts, live shows and an inspiring treasure of racing memorabilia! Open 365 days a year, at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi the fun never stops as it offers a unique experience for visitors of every age in a refreshing, indoor, climate-controlled environment.