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Yas Marina has launched their 2015/2016 Calendar!

YAS Marina circuit 2015/2016 is promoting health consciousness alertness against obesity, hyper tension and other rampant diseases, the aim of the activities is to promote good health and fitness into the community and engage into more sport activities.



YAS Marina 2015/2016 going to be busy compared to the past few years, as it will have very chargeable schedule with different and variety type of sports activities, as:

For the month of Oct, 2015:

  • YAS Drift Night
  • Track Day
  • AD Tour
  •  F1 In School National Finals
  • Drive YAS
  • Bike Track Day
  • YAS Drag Night
  • YAS Racing Series R1 ( Including TRD 86 CUP R1)

For the Month Of November, 2015:

  • Drive YAS
  • Track Day
  • Bike Track Day
  • YAS Drag Night
  • YAS Drift Night
  • F1

For the Month of Dec, 2015:

  • Gulf 12 Hours
  • TRD 86 CUP R2 (At Dubai AUTODROME)
  • YAS Drift Night
  • Drive YAS
  • YAS Drag Night
  • Bike Track Day
  • Drive YAS
  • Track Day
  • Drive YAS

As well as the upcoming 2016 is going to be busy too. And besides the above mentioned events, there will be a wide arrangement of driving experiences every Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays with more access to the circle. The upcoming Friday will held the biggest Motor bike community and there are expecting over than 20,000 people will attend the walk, and this is open to all ages. A Marathon event on next March , 2016. And this is all a good push from the YAS Marina Circuit, A.D Health Authority & A.D Sports Council to encourage the public for doing more sports activities.

Abu Dhabi’s first Gaming and Pop Culture Festival is coming to Yas Island

We are calling all gamers, cosplayers, superheroes, sidekicks, movie buffs and citizens – come together and join the video games, movies and pop culture community at the IGN Convention Abu Dhabi. Following the success of IGN Conventions in Bahrain, Doha, and Dubai, IGN Middle East is proud to host yet another spectacular event, this time in the capital city Abu Dhabi. “The idea is to create an enthralling world for followers of video games, films and pop culture. IGN Conventions have been a perfect mix of local talent and international celebrities with great content and amazing attractions. It’s not just for geeks– we’ve got brilliant entertainment for the entire family,” said Abbas Jaffar Ali, Director, IGN Middle East.
IGN Convention Abu Dhabi will also feature a cosplay tournament open to cosplayers from all around the region, with a total of $10,000 to be given away. Interested participants can register to take part at ignconvention.com/abudhabi
During the two days fans will get to be a part of several activities such as arcade, card and table top games, free workshops, gaming tournaments, regional artist showcases, concerts with live video game music, and much more.
“Fans will get a chance to meet their favorite celebrities in a fun and entertaining atmosphere. Cosplay enthusiasts will mingle with geeks discussing movies while gamers exercise their thumbs and reflexes. Quite simply, it’s an event not to be missed by anyone interested in movies, TV, video games, comics or role-playing,” Jaffar Ali concluded.

“As the region’s premier event organization, we are delighted to be partnering with IGN Middle East on this one-of-a-kind event in Abu Dhabi,” said John Lickrish, CEO of FLASH Entertainment.

Tickets will be on sale 3 August 2015 at 12pm through www.ticketmaster.ae and all Virgin
Megastores across the UAE or by calling 800 TM UAE (86 823).

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Reviewed: Stars & Bars, Yas Island – Abu Dhabi

The other night we went down to Yas Island to visit Stars & Bars at the Yas Marina. The location in itself is pretty nice located directly on the Marina with a , specially at night, amazing view on the Yas Viceroy Hotel.  We had sat inside as the humidity was pretty bad, but this is not a turn down. We chose to sit on the tables with the car seats as chairs which is pretty awesome and really comfortable.

Looking at the menu probably anybody could find something they like, a massive choice of starters, a very good selection of mains and deserts and almost more importantly a good choice of drinks.

We went for Chicken Fingers and the Crispy Calamari as starters and a Margherita Pizza and a Tenderloin as mains paired with a bottle of water and a Vanilla Milkshake.  It did not take long until the Chicken Fingers and Calamari turned up, the Crispy Calamari Rings came with an aioli sauce and as well some spicy Marinara, all was excellent and I really loved the Marinara in combination with the Calamari. The Chicken Fingers were average at its best and had no real taste unfortunately. Even my  5 years old turn them down and rather hit on the Pizza instead. This could surely be done better.

The Tenderloin , ordered well done, came with mashed potatoes and vegetables plus a mushroom sauce on top. The Tenderloin was perfectly well done and matched exactly my taste. The vegetables where tasty as well and the mashed potato was superb, for me a perfect dish.  The Margherita Pizza we ordered came with olives on top and looked already yummy. Taste wise it is certainly tasty with the dough being luckily not too soft. As well definitely something I can recommend.

Overall the taste experience was mixed with one starter being brilliant and one on average and both mains really good. The service was friendly and helpful and paid good attention. One thing that surprised me a bit negatively was the below standard condition of the toilets, this is not up to par with this otherwise really lovely location. We will nevertheless surely be back to try out some of the other options, and hopefully be able to sit outside when the weather is a bit more on our side.

Reviewed: Stars & Bars, Yas Island - Abu Dhabi
Great place, great setting, great decor, loved it
Mainly realy good but the Chicken Fingers where off track
Friendly, Helpful, Attention paying
A nice place for an evening out with the boys or families as well, recommended from our side..

Contacts for Stars & Bars, Yas Island – Abu Dhabi

02 565 0101






Reviewed: Steers at Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi

We had been around Yas Mall today a bit and wanted to eat something. I had never realized that there is as well another side on the Cascade Walk than the one where the water Fountain is. By pure coincidence we found the way and the flame grilled written on the Wall made us a bit curious. The South African Flag convinced somehow that you will surely get good beef over here.

Walking in the Furniture is quite nice and we really liked the tables. The whole ambiance is really stylish. In order to get something you have to order on the Counter. As the humidity outside was too high we decided to sit inside. Unfortunately the AC is not working very well too, tip: sit as close as possible to the counter. When we walked out later we realized that sitting outside would have been more pleasant.

We went with a Original King Steer with Chips , a Wacky Wednesdays Chicken duo and a 1/4 Chicken paired with a Coke and a Coke Zero.  Total we came in on 101AED which is fair.

We originally wanted to order Shakes, but these were sadly not available. The order was quickly delivered to the table and the Original King Steer was quite good. Same can be said about the Wacky Wednesdays Chicken duo. The 1/4 chicken was just ok, nothing really special in our opinion.  The French Fries  Chips were really good and the Steer BBQ Sauce and Mustard Sauce are matching perfect here. Would have loved to take the BBQ one with me home.  Overall you got a quite nice location but a little isolated from the rest of the Mall. The Burgers are pretty good but the Chicken is not really a Showstar.

Restaurant Review: Steers at Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi
Stylish but not easy to find
Good Burgers, super Chips
friendly and very helpful
A little hidden but worth visiting.

Contacts for Steers at Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi


02 565 1624








Ferrari to unveal FXX K on Yas Marina this weekend…

The Italian car maker has invited a select group of customers to test drive the1,050 horsepower prototype at the Finali Mondiali Ferrari, an annual event which is taking place outside Europe for the first time.

The event began yesterday and runs through Saturday, when the unveiling is scheduled to take place. The car maker will also display more than 200 exotic and limited-series models, including 74 challenge cars and 17 Formula One single-seaters.


Restaurant Review: The Roller Coaster Restaurant – Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi

We have tried out today the new Roller Coaster Restaurant located in the newly opened Yas Mall on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island.

The Roller Coaster Restaurant is located on the first floor close to the Cheesecake Factory and the central plaza.  The Restaurant is quite big and there are no conventional tables. You are sitting with other guests on a bar around a rail system which delivers your drinks and foods on little wagons/roller coasters.

The order is made with a tablet which is underneath the tablet fixed. We had been explained that we need to create a group name and need an access code to order. In the end the tablet was linked to a number on each seat which reflects on the little wagon coming so you know what is yours and what is for others. The reason why you need a team name is still not clear to me. But OK. There is always some staff around to help you with info’s and to explain how it works.

We went for the Crunchy Chicken Strips as starter with a water and a Pepsi and Seafood Linguine and a G-Force Chicken Burger as main coursed. The Chicken Strips despite coming with too less of dip  have been very tasty and well done. The Seafood Linguine was as well very good and tasty. Unfortunately the G-Force Chicken Burger was  a not at all tasty nightmare. I would have wished that there would be a bit taste in it at least.

The whole arrangement is fun to see and certainly very much suitable for groups. The Food itself is okay , but OK does not really make you revisit the Restaurant unless you go there to see the roller coasters delivering food with friends. It is a cool unique concept though.

The Roller Coaster Restaurant - Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi
Well located inside the Yas Mall
Good Noodles, and Chicken Strips, horrible Burger
extremely friendly and helpful .
It's a nice place to go and see, eventually boring once you have been there.

You can find more infos on the official website of Rogo’s (LINK)

Yas Mall is located here:

First Pictures: Yas Mall – Abu Dhabi…

I had been to the Yas Mall in Abu Dhabi this morning to have a little look around. Despite quite some shops are already open as well a lot of more shops are not open yet. The Mall is quite huge and I had honestly problems finding back to where I had parked. Parking itself is huge and no problem to find space at all…

Cool things I found in my first visit: Finally Cheesecake Factory and PF Changs in Abu Dhabi, First LEGO store in the region. a Restaurant that delivers food by a roller coaster. Will go back soon to check out more…

Yas Mall to open in November for Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix…

The Yas Mall on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island is set to open in November this year to coincide with the 2014 Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Tenants are now actively engaged with the 2.5 million sq. ft. mall development, Abu Dhabi’s first super-regional mall and the UAE’s second largest mall after Dubai Mall, which is also the world’s largest.

Some of the units currently being fitted-out in the upcoming Yas Mall are by anchor tenants Debenhams, the UK high street department store, VOX Cinemas, and Geant, set to be the largest hypermarket in the capital. Meanwhile, Funworks, a family entertainment centre that will offer a unique edutainment concept, and The Cheesecake Factory have also begun fit-out.

Aldar Properties, Abu Dhabi’s leading listed property development, investment and management company, has announced that anchor tenants have accelerated fit-out of their units at Yas Mall in preparation for the scheduled opening in November to coincide with the 2014 Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Tenants are now actively engaged with the 2.5 million sq. ft. mall development, Abu Dhabi’s first super-regional mall and the UAE’s second largest mall after Dubai Mall, which is also the world’s largest. Continue reading Yas Mall to open in November for Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix…