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Yas Bay Waterfront opens on December 1st

Yas Bay Waterfront on Yas Island will open to guests on 1 December 2021.

Abu Dhabi's newest location will feature Pier71, and a three-kilometre Boardwalk, coupled with a variety of world-class dining, leisure and entertainment brands. Yas Bay Waterfront will cement its home in the already exciting offerings at Yas Bay, including Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island Hotel, and Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi’s first-of-its-kind multi-purpose, indoor entertainment venue.

The waterfront destination will feature world-class dining concepts, including the Ibiza styled beach club, Café del Mar, known for its distinctive ambience, music, and Mediterranean cuisine; Paradiso - a globally renowned Mediterranean restaurant helmed by both Nicole Rubi, the woman behind La Petite Maison and Michelin star Chef Pierre Gagnaire, and the critically acclaimed Japanese street-food concept, Akiba Dori.

At Pier71 you'll find the trilogy by Buddha-Bar comprising Zeera, Bushra and the Siddharta Lounge; Hunter and Barrel, The Lighthouse, La Carnita, Daikan Izakaya, Lock Stock and Barrel, and Asia Asia. Several other concepts will also open by year end, including Emmy Squared, Drop Café, and family-friendly venue, Central. With Pier71 and Boardwalk line-up near complete, another two interesting concepts are anticipated to open for business in the coming months.

When you are alfresco, you'll have uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf, which has inspired a series of bespoke artwork. International artists such as Beastman, Fatspatrol, Monkeybird, as well as Supakitch and Coralie have curated exclusive pieces, with inspiration taken from the local culture, history, and environment, and Abu Dhabi’s architecture.

In celebrating Yas Bay Waterfront’s opening, you can expect a line-up of daily entertainment, performances, and events such as DJ Nights, parades, musical renditions, along with fireworks displays set to take place on the weekend for the month of December.

This will also be in parallel with a series of much anticipated events that will be taking place such as the UAE’s Golden Jubilee, the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2021 at Yas Marina Circuit, the upcoming FINA World Swimming Championship, and the festive season on Yas Island including the annual New Year’s Eve celebration.

To learn more about Yas Bay Waterfront, visit and follow @yasbayuae for all the exciting updates!

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