Yas Island rounds off 2022 with numerous awards

Abu Dhabi’s favourite entertainment destination was lauded by global awarding platforms.

Yas Island Abu Dhabi rounds off 2022 with more than 80 awards and accolades. The destination and its experiences have been recognised across a series of awarding platforms.

Yas Island and its theme parks were recognised with seven awards in the globally renowned World Travel Awards in 2022.

In addition to scooping the accolade of World’s Leading Theme Park Destination 2022, it received the flagship Middle East’s Leading Tourism Development award for the fourth consecutive year.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi was yet again named the World’s Leading Theme Park 2022 and Middle East’s Leading Theme Park 2022, while Yas Waterworld was recognised as Middle East’s Leading Water Park 2022 and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi was named as Middle East’s Leading Tourist Attraction 2022.

Across the awards, the record-breaking adventure hub CLYMB Abu Dhabi was awarded the accolade of Middle East’s Leading Adventure Tourist Attraction 2022.

CLYMB Abu Dhabi


Yas Island reaffirmed its status with acclaimed awards at the coveted Arabian Best of Best Awards, including Best Family Attraction for Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, Best Indoor Theme Park for Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Best Indoor Adventure Park for CLYMB and Best Entertainment Destination for Yas Island.

Yas Theme Parks and attractions were commended in three regional categories in the International Travel Awards. Yas Waterworld received Best Waterpark in the Middle East and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi was recognised as the Best Family Attraction in the Middle East.

Yas Marina Circuit and Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix won gold for Best Sport Event of the Year, Best Sports Marketing Campaign and Best Fan Engagement at a Professional Sports Event at the acclaimed annual Sports Industry Awards.

The Retail & Leisure Industry Awards further recognised Yas Mall as the Most Immersive Attraction and Experience this year, as well as an award for Innovation in Technology.

Yas Marina also achieved recognition in the Blue Flag Awards for their environmental category, as well as the 5 Gold Anchor Platinum’s awarding Yas Marina the Marina Excellence award.

FORMULA RUN Ferrari World Abu Dhabi


The Stevie Awards recognised Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi’s for Outstanding Achievement in Themed Consumer Experiences, as well as an Outstanding Achievement Award in Live Events for Yas Water World.

The Stevie Awards further awarded Ferrari World Abu Dhabi with a Bronze Award for Innovation in Use of Events, while Yas Water World received a Silver Award for Innovation in Consumer Events, as well as Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi achieving a Gold Award in Innovation in the Use of Celebrities.

Yas Island also received recognition in the globally acclaimed Effie’s awards, being awarded Gold for its campaign Stayin’ on Yas and two Silver awards for the Chief Island Officer campaign.

With further industry accomplishments, Yas Island won one gold and two silver awards at the Middle East PR Awards, with Best Use of Influencer/Brand Ambassador for Kevin Hart, Best Travel and Tourism Campaign for Kevin Hart and Best Consumer Services Campaign for Yas Yas Baby.

Yas Theme Parks and attractions continued to surprise and delight visitors while garnering guest accolades across popular global consumer review platforms such as TripAdvisor.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and CLYMB Abu Dhabi each earned the Travelers Choice Award 2022.

Yas Island debuted FacePass contactless technology in 2021, which had been recognised this year in the Park World Excellence Awards, as well as a Gold Stevie Award for Best Consumer Product and Innovation.

Yas Island received a host of epic accolades at the MENA Leisure and Entertainment Awards, with CLYMB Abu Dhabi being named Best Sport/Adventure-based Entertainment and Best Design of a Facility.


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