yas express introduces new Red Route
New route to interlink with existing Blue Route connecting guests to all mega attractions on Yas Island
UAE: Yas Island, the UAE’s prime leisure and entertainment destination, is adding another exciting route to its yas express complimentary island shuttle service, the Red Route, as of 1 December 2013! The new route will operate daily from 9am to 2am, connecting guests from all the hotels to its leisure components Yas Marina, Yas Links and Yas Beach. The route will interlink with the existing route at the hotels (Yas Plaza and Yas Viceroy) connecting all the mega attractions: Yas Central, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi.
Commenting on the yas express Red Route launch, Karim El Guanaini, Vice President of Yas Island Destination Management, said: “The addition of the new Red Route will now connect all major attractions on Yas Island from designated bus stops which makes it extremely convenient for guests staying on Yas Island to experience all the attractions and make the most of their stay. It is in our best interest to ensure we enhance the connectivity between all the attractions on Yas Island, providing guests with a value added service that enhances their overall experience and convenience.”
The new Red Route adds further value to the popular service due to its extended operating hours and new service points as the existing Blue Route only operates daily from 9am to 9pm. “With the expansion of the Yas Marina there’s all the more reason for our guests to enjoy dinners and late night entertainment in the vicinity which is why the new Red Route becomes a vital addition to the yas express as it will provide transportation past the usual operating hours,” added El Guanaini. Yas Island now encourages its guests to explore widely on the island as the non-stop yas express shuttle service connects all the favorite attractions.
Yas Marina is home to seven unique restaurant concepts namely Diablito Food and Music, a Spanish tapas restaurant; Iris a Beirut-based rooftop lounge and restaurant; Stars ‘N Bars an American style sports bar and restaurant, Cipriani Italian fine dining; Café D’ Alsace a brassiere-style café and bakery serving French-German specialties; Rozanah a contemporary Lebanese restaurant and Aquarium a casual seafood restaurant. There’s also a fun play area for children and interactive water fountains which can keep the toddlers occupied while yacht and super yacht enthusiasts can explore the finer things in life as some of the world’s most beautiful yachts are moored in the docks.
Yas Links is an award winning links golf course designed by Kyle Philips, ranked 24th World’s best Golf courses outside the USA (Golf Digest USA, 2012). 1.8 million cubic metres of material were dredged to from the 18 Holes Championship Golf Course and is open to public and the perfect breakaway from the city for golfers to practice their swing.
Yas Beach considered Yas Island’s exclusive shore, opens from 10am to 7pm daily, is situated on the South of Yas Island and offers food, drinks and sheesha on order. Facilities at Yas Beach include a licensed Beach Bar and changing rooms and showers for men and women and use of sun-loungers and parasols are included in the admission fee. The watersports available on site include rental and lessons in: stand up paddle surfing, kayaking, guided Mangrove tours by kayak, windsurfing and sailing.
yas express also operates the Saadiyat route shuttle service with three morning pickups from St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort and Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, dropping guests to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld. The afternoon service offers three pickups from Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld, dropping visitors back to each of the respective resorts on Saadiyat.
With more attractions and activities being developed on Yas Island, yas express is well on its way to facilitate the connectivity of the island’s entire leisure offering. Operating daily from 9am to 2am the new yas express Red route will provide complimentary shuttle service interlinking a selection of Yas Island attractions.
For more information on yas express visit: www.yasisland.ae or call +971 2 496 8110.
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The region’s prime leisure and entertainment destination, Yas Island is one of the finest destinations for weekend getaways, romantic holidays and fun with your partner, family or friends.
Be wowed by amazing events and touring artists, gracing the stage at du Forum and du Arena, or visit the hottest night spot in the UAE, O1NE Yas Island. Live the ultimate water adventure at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi. Dare to take the world’s fastest roller coaster, Formula Rossa, at speeds up to 240kmph at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the world’s largest theme park. Take in sensational sea views on Yas Links Golf Course. Imagine driving a Formula Yas 3000cc V6 or Aston Martin GT4 on the same circuit as the pros. Stroll along the calm turquoise waters at Yas Marina or simply lounge on the warm, idyllic sands of Yas Beach. All attractions can conveniently be reached with the complimentary island shuttle Yas Express.
Home to Yas Marina Circuit, the official host of the world famous FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIXTM, Yas Island offers seven hotels (3 to 5 stars), all featuring numerous gourmet restaurants and entertainment venues. Yas Island is also in the works of opening its own shopping center, Yas Mall in 2014, widening its diversified offerings.
Yas Island is located 25 minutes from Abu Dhabi and 45 minutes from Dubai. Further it points with its proximity to Abu Dhabi International Airport, 7 minutes.
Showcasing the caliber of our attractions, here are some of what they have achieved:
§ Ferrari World Abu Dhabi has the accolade of “Best Theme Park in the UAE” from Hospitality India during its “9
Hospitality India and Explore the World Annual International Awards” (HIA 2013) in October 2013
§ Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi was named the “second best waterpark in the world” by the Los Angeles Times - Global Ranking of the World’s Top 20 Waterparks feature in May 2013
§ Yas links was awarded 24
Best Golf Course Outside of America by Golf Digest USA in May 2012
§ O1NE Yas Island is in the process of being certified by Guinness World Records as the world’s largest privately owned graffiti wall!