Tonight is my second – and last – night here in Abu Dhabi – Yas Island. I never visited this city before and because I had such an amazing time with my family so I decided to write a blog post about it!
Yes Island Rotana Hotel had a great offer this summer. We booked a room for 2 nights for 2 adults and 2 children (bed and breakfast) for the price of 1400 AED and you get the following for free:
- Free Yas Beach One Time Tickets
- Free Water world Tickets
- Free Ferrari World Tickets
Yup! This is just super cool and awesome for families looking for great deals.
The first day, my kids went to the pool in the hotel and it’s very nice they liked it. Then we went to the beach to watch the sunset with our free entrance tickets to Yas Beach.
**Note: you can get here: beach picnic blankets
After that we drove to Sheik Zayed Big Mosque.
Important Note: There are no gas stations inside of Yas Island so you’ll probably have to go little deeper inside Abu Dhabi to get your car gas tank full! Also there are no nearby pharmacies so dear mommies please do bring some medications in case one of your kids get sick.
The first day was pretty cool but not as cool as the second day! After we had our breakfast, kids gone to the pool, we went to Ferrari World using our free tickets!
I need to write a separate blog post about Ferrari world but I enjoyed it so much it is very fun for adults and children. My 3 year old didn’t have access to many games because of being too short for the games. If your kids are taller than 110 cm then I guess you are safe to access many more games. Nevertheless we all had a great time.
At the entrance of Ferrari world is an Emirati Cuisine restaurant called Al Fanar. Although I’ve been living in Dubai for 2 years now this is my first time to officially try the Emirati cuisine. Personally I liked the food which is made of mainly plain white or yellow spicy rice with meat/chicken/shrimps. We also enjoyed the soups and the salads … worth trying. I tried a meat and vegetable stew with tomato sauce and I liked it!
Wednesday is our last day. Rotana hotel has this check in/out policy:
- Check in at 3 PM
- Check out at 12 PM
But this is negotiable subject to availability so you can ask for earlier check-in and later check-out. Finally in the last day of our 3 days trip we went to Yas Island Waterworld! Before we headed home we visited Yas Mall too.
There are also other great things you can do in Abu Dhabi:
- Yas Marina Circuit
- Yas Kartzone
- Yas Central
- Yas Drag Racing Centre
- Yas Marina
- Yas Links Abu Dhabi
- Yas Mall
- Ace – Yas Island