The largest of the seven emirates that constitute the federation of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Abu Dhabi is the capital and centre of government and business life in UAE.
A strategic hub located between Europe and Asia, on the north east coast of the Arabian Peninsula, Abu Dhabi is a vibrant modern Arabian city. It occupies an area of 67,000 square kilometres and has a population of 1,600,000 people.
Located on an island, Abu Dhabi is one of the greenest cities in the region with large gardens, parks and boulevards lining its streets.
Scheduled to commence construction in two phases during 2007, Yas Island occupies a total land area of 2,500 hectares, of which 1,700 hectares will be claimed for development. The Island will feature attractions such as a world-class motor sports racetrack, signature hotels, the Ferrari theme park, water park, and the Abu Dhabi destination retail development of 300,000 sq m retail area, links and parkland golf courses, lagoon hotels, marinas, polo clubs, apartments, villas and numerous food & beverage outlets that will create a unique international tourist destination.
Yas Island’s completion date is set for 2014.