Yas Island celebrates WTA victory and unveils new projects at ATM

Yas Island celebrates WTA victory and unveils new projects at ATM

Abu Dhabi real estate developer Aldar is showcasing its upcoming projects on Yas Island at this week’s Arabian Travel Market 2011 in Dubai.

ATM attendees can see future projects on the ground-breaking island, including Yas Mall and Yas Water Park, which are both scheduled for completion in 2013.

On Monday night Yas Island was also voted “Middle East’s Leading Tourism Development Project” at World Travel Awards 2011 Middle East Ceremony for its integral role in Abu Dhabi’s burgeoning reputation as the entertainment capital of the region.

Yas Island has already made steps towards becoming a top retail destination with the completion of the largest IKEA store in the MENA region, which in March 2011.

Projects that were launched last year include Ferrari World Abu Dhabi - the world’s largest indoor theme park - as well as Yas Links Golf Course and The Yas Yacht Club, a dining and nightlife destination.

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Mohamed Al Mubarak, deputy chief executive officer and chief commercial officer, Aldar Properties, said: “It is great to be returning to Arabian Travel Market to showcase the further developments at Yas Island and explore collaboration opportunities with the wider tourism industry.”

He added, “Over the past two years, a range of exciting new attractions have allowed Yas Island to establish itself as a destination catering to a diverse variety of visitors from business travellers to family leisure visitors.”

Arabian Travel Market 2011 runs from 2-5 May 2011 at the Dubai International Convention & Exhibition Centre.