About 30–35km from the centre on the outermost edges of the city, not far from the airport, Yas Island is now home to several of the city’s key tourist attractions. Fast cars are the principal order of the day here thanks to the presence of the Yas Marina Circuit, which hosts the annual Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix along with various other races and activities. Overlooking the circuit on one side and the island’s swanky marina on the other you’ll notice the dramatic Yas Viceroy Hotel, topped by a 217m-long undulating glass-and-steel canopy studded with over five thousand LEDs which ripple memorably with changing light displays after dark.

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