Yas Island hosts inaugural Yas Flavors Festival

  • With over 45 participating restaurants, the festival will run from 8 – 28 November 2020
  • Gourmands will be able to enjoy 3 course meals in three-tiered packages, catering to a wide range of tastes starting from 99AED*

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Abu Dhabi, UAE – 03 November 2020: Over 45 restaurants at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s leading leisure and entertainment destination, will showcase their culinary prowess at Yas Flavors Festival – the destination’s celebration for foodies – which will run as part of Abu Dhabi Culinary Season (1 November – 15 December), hosted by Department of Culture & Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi). Taking place from 8 – 28 November, diners will enjoy a culinary journey of all that Yas Island has to offer, with three-course set menus across three price points.

Diners will be able to enjoy mouth-watering dishes with friends and family, exploring cuisines from the Levant to Asia, India to Italy, and everything in between.

Commenting on the inaugural launch of Yas Flavors at Yas Island, Nouf Al-Boushelaibi, Director of Destination Management at Miral, said: “We are thrilled to host the very first Yas Flavors Festival this November on Yas Island. As part of Abu Dhabi Culinary Season, Yas Flavors promises to delight visitors with a wide and diverse offering of global cuisines through attractive packages that suit everyone, from the cautious to the adventurous. It’s a true showcase of what Yas Island and Abu Dhabi have to offer on the culinary map.”

Ranging from casual to gourmet, three distinct packages will be available for foodies to experience three delicious courses: the Taste Makers package, at AED 99, allows for casual dining at outlets including Black Tap at The Fountains, Le Brioche and LA Taqueria at Yas Mall. The Foodie Vibes package, priced at AED 129, provides an upscale dining experience, with dishes from restaurants including Zahr El Laymoun at Yas Marina, and Rainforest Cafe at The Fountains. Finally, the Gourmet Goals package at AED 149 opens the doors to a range of fine dining outlets including Filini Garden at Yas Plaza Hotels, Aquarium at Yas Marina, and Pachaylen at Anantara Eastern Mangroves.

Destinations on Yas Island including Yas Mall, Yas Marina, Yas Links, and the Yas Plaza Hotels are all taking part in Yas Flavors, as well as hotels in Abu Dhabi including the Anantara Eastern Mangroves and The Westin Abu Dhabi.

As part of DCT Abu Dhabi’s Abu Dhabi Culinary Season, Yas Flavors shines the spotlight on the Capital as a global dining destination home to a geographically-expansive and culturally-unique culinary landscape.

With social distancing and sanitization measures in place at restaurants across Yas Island, diners will be able to enjoy all that Yas Flavors has to offer while being assured of their safety. For more information on precautionary measures being taken at Yas Island, please visit yasisland.ae/yaswellness.

Category 1 Restaurants: Taste Makers Packages (AED 99)

  • Yas Plaza Hotels
  • Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana
  • Yas Marina
  • Miyagi’s
  • The Fountains Yas Mall
  • Black Tap Craft Burger & Shakes
  • Burger Fuel
  • Galito’s
  • Yas Mall
  • Coffee Club
  • L’ETO
  • Le Brioche
  • Laduree
  • Asia, Urban RetrEAT
  • Al Areesh, Urban RetrEAT
  • HD HQ, Urban RetrEAT
  • Sama Al Moheet, Urban RetrEAT
  • Bahiyah, Urban RetrEAT
  • Spheerz, Urban RetrEAT
  • Biryani Bucket, Urban RetrEAT
  • Qarmoosha, Urban RetrEAT
  • La Taqueria, Urban RetrEAT
  • Revolution Kitchen, Urban RetrEAT
  • Yas Links
  • Hickory’s
  • Anantara Eastern Mangroves
  • 7 by Impressions
  • The Westin Abu Dhabi
  • The Lounge

Category 2 Restaurants: Foodie Vibes Packages AED 129

  • Yas Plaza Hotels
  • Belgian Café, Raddison Blu
  • Stills, Crowne Plaza
  • Yas Marina
  • Zahr El-Laymoun,
  • Diablito Food and Music
  • The Scene
  • Stars & Bars
  • The Fountains
  • Rainforest Café
  • Chilli’s
  • Dish Dash
  • Yas Mall
  • Camel Cookies
  • Cupagahwa
  • Anantara Eastern Mangroves
  • Ingredients
  • The Westin Abu Dhabi
  • Fairways

Category 3 Restaurants: Gourmet Goals Packages AED 149

  • Yas Plaza Hotels
  • Filini Garden, Radisson Blu
  • Amerigos, Radisson Blu
  • Rangoli, Yas Island Rotana
  • Blue Grill, Yas West
  • Yas Marina
  • Iris
  • Aquarium
  • The Fountains
  • Al Fanar
  • Fish & Co
  • Yas Mall
  • Zaza
  • Yas Links
  • Matsu
  • Anantara Eastern Mangroves
  • Pachaylen
  • The Westin Abu Dhabi
  • Sacci

About Yas Island

Yas Island in Abu Dhabi (www.yasisland.ae) is one of the world’s fastest growing leisure and entertainment destinations, located on the golden shores of Abu Dhabi – just 20 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 50 minutes from Dubai. Yas Island offers holidaymakers a diverse mix of award-winning leisure and entertainment experiences, from one-of-a-kind theme parks, world-class shopping and superb dining, to a links golf course, exciting water and motor sports, and the most enjoyable musical and family events… all within the 25 sq km Island. Today, Yas Island is home to the award-winning theme parks Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, the record-breaking CLYMB ™ Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit (home to the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIXTM), Yas Marina, Yas Links golf course, as well as Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi’s largest mall, more than 160 dining experiences, seven hotels, and indoor and outdoor concert venues – all of which are complemented by a range of visitor services that connect all attractions to one another.

About the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi:

The Department of Culture and Tourism conserves and promotes the heritage and culture of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them in the development of a world-class, sustainable destination of distinction, which enriches the lives of visitors and residents alike. The organisation manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the destination internationally through a wide range of activities aimed at attracting visitors and investment. Its policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and culture, including protecting archaeological and historical sites and to developing museums, including Zayed National Museum, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, and Louvre Abu Dhabi. DCT Abu Dhabi supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage. A key role is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.

About Abu Dhabi Culinary Season

Abu Dhabi Culinary Season launched in 2019 as a six-week festival conceived by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi) to shine the spotlight on Abu Dhabi as a global dining destination home to a geographically-expansive and culturally-unique culinary landscape.

Taking place from 1st November to 15th December in 2020, this year’s Culinary Season will highlight the globetrotting array of world-class culinary talent championing Abu Dhabi’s eclectic F&B portfolio in the popular Chef’s Table events. With a diverse bill of signature dining experiences and interactive diners lined up for this year’s programme running under the themes of craftmanship, coffee, hidden gems and desserts with stringent safety measures deployed across Abu Dhabi Culinary Season 2020.

As part of DCT Abu Dhabi’s mission to continue evolving the emirate’s hospitality ecosystem, Abu Dhabi Culinary Season is building a year-round F&B programme to increase the destination’s appeal to domestic residents and visitors. Mirroring the emirate’s wider convergence of traditional Arabian influences and cosmopolitan modernity, Abu Dhabi Culinary Season will now span a year-programme of signature food-inspired seasons, food-themed campaigns, and smaller community-based events, delivering inspirational F&B moments across the emirate’s annual events calendar to optimise momentum for the recurring annual festival.