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Luxe-for-less: Enjoy the sunshine this half term at Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi

29th January 2015 Print
Viceroy Abu Dhabi

Viceroy Abu Dhabi, located on the incredible Yas Island, is offering the opportunity to escape the winter in style, without breaking the bank, with exceptional half-term rates. Abu Dhabi offers great value for money whether you are travelling with the family or as a couple, and between now and Easter there's an array of events and festivals taking place to inspire and enhance any holiday. Known as the UAE's hotspot for shopping, cultural events, family-friendly attractions, restaurants, cafés and long pristine beaches, Yas Island couldn't be more versatile and would be perfect for a winter sun break to suit even the most discerning of travellers.

Whether you're looking for an exhilarating family friendly destination for February half term or are in need of a well-deserved holiday to indulge your senses, Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi is not only perfectly located but as the island's most charismatic hotel, it sets the standard for exceptional service throughout its 499 impeccable rooms and suites, 11 innovative dining and lounge venues, and the luxurious ESPA. Downtown Abu Dhabi is only a short drive from the hotel and is the perfect destination to relax, shop or explore the cultural side of Abu Dhabi.

Nightly rates for a family of four in a Deluxe One-Bedroom suite with separate living area, including breakfast in Origins start from £283 inclusive of taxes. Special Offer: for bookings from now until this summer, the hotel is offering 200 AED (£35) per family per day to spend on food and beverage

Nightly rates for a couple in a Deluxe One-Bedroom suite with separate living area, including breakfast in Origins start from £251 inclusive of taxes. Special Offer: for bookings from now until this summer, the hotel is offering 200 AED (£35) per family per day to spend on food and beverage

Return flights to Abu Dhabi start from £271 from London Heathrow and Manchester with Etihad and Qatar Airways.

The top three unmissable events happening in the next few weeks include:

The Abu Dhabi Arts Festival from 3rd March to 2nd April –organized by the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation, the Festival is the UAE's foremost celebration of art and culture bringing together the greatest musicians, performers and artists from both the East and West in the heart of the United Arab Emirates.

The Abu Dhabi Food festival from 5th to 21st February - the Food Festival will launch with the region's first Street Feast as a large caravan of international and local food trucks serving up excellent cuisine from around the world including Emirati delights.

The Abu Dhabi Classics Season – until May 2015. This festival brings some of the most prominent musical talent and orchestras to the emirate. The season is dedicated to the figure of the traveller, offering a wide range of musical explorations through the finest classical music from East and West. 

Top activities available locally and easily accessible from Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi:

Family friendly activities:

The Abu Dhabi Falcon Hospital. The most advanced of its kind in the world. Visit the luxurious wards where the birds are kept and looked after, explore the museum which gives an insight into the noble desert sport of falconry, or try your hand at the pursuit of the sport in the magnificent gardens.

Yas Beach - Unwind and relax on the beautiful Yas Beach which also offers light food options for guests. The adventurous can book eco-tours of the mangroves, while stand-up paddle boards and kayaks are also available for rental.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is the first and only Ferrari-branded theme park in the world and also boasts being the world's largest indoor theme park. It features high-adrenaline rides including the world's fastest roller coaster, family-friendly attractions, state-of-the-art simulators and live shows.

Yas Waterworld is the UAE's first mega waterpark, Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi brings together 43 rides, slides and record-breaking attractions in an exciting destination

Yas Marina Circuit is the entertainment hub on Yas Island. Feel like a champion as you take part in a Racing Experience at the Yas Racing School, the Yas Kartzone and the Yas Drag Racing Centre.

Outdoor activities:

Yas Links Golf Course - Challenge yourself on the championship Yas Links Golf Course, the first links golf course in the Middle East. Enjoy the floodlit Par 3 Academy Course with practice facilities, PGA Teaching Professionals, Clubhouse, award-winning restaurants and so much more, all set against dramatic backdrop of the Arabian Gulf.

Desert Safaris: Take a safari through Abu Dhabi's deserts. Traditional, sustainable desert camps, powerful 4x4s or on the back of a camel are just some of the many ways to enjoy Abu Dhabi's deserts. Engage in a variety of desert activities such as dune bashing, sandboarding and desert camping.

Yas Marina is located within the heart of the Yas Marina Circuit track and Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina is every sailor's dream come true. The beautiful marina has 175 berths catering for boats from 8m to 150m, including boats which are available for charter and scenic cruises.

Seawings is a breathtaking seaplane excursion across Abu Dhabi with a thrilling water take-off and landing at Yas Marina, whilst you soak in panoramic views of the capital city's iconic architecture and stunning landscape. Or get onboard a 40-minute aerial trip from Abu Dhabi to the pearl of the Gulf, Dubai. Soar across the magnificent Yas Island and enjoy unforgettable aerial views of both emirates.

Cultural pursuits:

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the Emirate's most revered and loved landmark. Trumped as one of the world's largest Mosques, with a capacity of 41,000 worshippers, it features 82 domes, over a thousand columns, 24 carat gilded chandeliers and the world's largest hand knotted carpet. Open daily to visitors, complimentary guided tours are available and the spectacular Sunset Tour of the mosque is a must!

Saadiyat Island – 25 minutes away - is undergoing remarkable transformations to become a world class leisure and cultural hub of global proportions. The Island will play host to the Louvre Abu Dhabi - opening in 2015, the Zayed National Museum - opening 2016 and, the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi - opening 2017. Manarat Al Saadiyat literally means 'the place of enlightenment'. It is a 15,400 sqm visitor centre, designed to bring the vision of the island to life through the Saadiyat Story and is well worth a visit.


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