|16 May, 2019

Yas Island launches travel content awards program

Inaugural awards will celebrate the best travel writing and content for 2019/2020

Marina Cipriano, General Manager of Experience Hub

Marina Cipriano, General Manager of Experience Hub

Abu Dhabi: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s premier leisure & entertainment hub, last night launched the first-ever Yas Island Travel Content Awards at an exclusive Iftar event at Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi. The awards program will celebrate storytelling published by journalists and content creators while conveying Yas Island’s appreciation of their willingness to advocate for its award-winning portfolio of attractions.

The inaugural Yas Island Travel Content Awards will recognize work in five categories including the Best Trade Journalism Award, Best Yas Short Break Feature, Best Yas Family Vacation Feature, Best Yas Single Attraction Feature and Best Yas Digital Content Creator. Writers and content creators will be able to submit their own work or be nominated through destination partners. The winners will be celebrated in April 2020.

Officially announcing the awards at Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi last night, Marina Cipriano, General Manager of Experience Hub, Yas Island’s trade and promotion arm, said:


“The Yas Island Travel Content Awards will celebrate the very best in travel writing and content creation by professionals from the UAE and all parts of the world. As such, we’d like to thank our media partners and supporters, for sharing experiences from this great destination in Abu Dhabi with readers from around the globe and inspiring holidaymakers to discover Yas Island through creative and immersive narratives and content.”

The 25 kilometer square leisure & entertainment hub delivers exceptional holiday breaks to UAE residents and tourists alike all year round. The Island’s portfolio of award-winning attractions features thrilling indoor and outdoor theme parks, a world-class motor sports facility, which is also home to the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and Abu Dhabi’s largest shopping destination, as well as a world-class Links golf course, a sprawling pristine beach and more than 160 restaurants. Additionally nestled on the Island are seven hotels ranging from affordable 3-star comfort to sophisticated 5-star luxury stays. All this is complemented by Yas Island’s extensive events calendar that continues to grow and diversify to include entertainment for all ages.

Entries for the awards can be submitted online through


About Yas Island
Yas Island 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 holiday makers 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 Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi, the award-winning theme parks Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld, Yas Marina Circuit (home to the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIXTM), Yas Marina, Yas Links golf course, 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.

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