Yas Marina is undergoing an exciting expansion project that will enhance and compliment the growth of Yas Island as the leading tourist destination of the GCC, according to a media statement.
“The addition of a 230-metre pedestrian only waterfront promenade will provide an attractive place for families to stroll and communities to gather before transforming at night into a vibrant hub overlooking the iconic lights of the Yas Viceroy hotel,” the statement said. Yas Marina is operated and managed by Camper & Nicholsons Marinas.
“After successfully increasing berth occupancy this year by more than 150 per cent, in 2013, we will be turning our attention towards developing Yas Marina as a destination, providing some fantastic additional offerings for the boating community and general public alike,” said Cedric Le Rest, Yas Marina’s General Manager.
“The expansion project at Yas Marina will provide a unique bespoke offering with something for everyone from early morning to late night with an exciting selection of food and beverage outlets, community activities and events on offer,” said Le Rest.
“In addition to our own growth, Yas Island is fast becoming a unique lifestyle hub with the addition of further developments opening soon including Yas WaterWorld, the Yas Island Beach and the Yas Mall amongst others. We are excited about the next stage in our expansion and look forward to continue welcoming guests from all over the world to experience the wonderful waterways of Yas Island and the exciting destination that is Yas Marina”.
Located in the heart of Yas Island, Yas Marina will be transformed into a vibrant dining and entertainment precinct with stunning views over the marina and the Yas Marina Circuit race track.
Already popular with the local community and boat owners alike, the existing marina facilities will be enhanced with the addition of a variety of new licensed food and beverage outlets, each featuring large terraces with panoramic marina views and surrounded by a pedestrian friendly promenade, interactive fountains, and children's play areas.
This expansion will be complimented by the ever-growing diverse calendar of sporting, lifestyle and cultural events at Yas Marina.
Yas Island benefits from world class infrastructure, attractions and access which is attracting retailers and consumers alike. Yas Marina, located at the heart of Yas Island, is providing operators greater choice with which to open new concepts.
Camper and Nicholson's have appointed Knight Frank, widely regarded as the pre-eminent market leader for high quality commercial properties to manage the expansion of the additional outlets.