All India, 16th August 2013 : Yas Marina, operated and managed by Camper & Nicholsons Marinas, is marking a significant milestone in its expansion by announcing an appetizing line-up of five new restaurants and a host of new features and facilities to open at the Marina later this year.


The tenants, which include new and internationally recognised names, will strengthen Yas Island’s growing culinary credentials and solidify Yas Marina’s profile as Abu Dhabi’s newest dining and entertainment precinct. In addition to the new restaurants, a new management office (Capitainerie), children’s play area, interactive fountain and dedicated pedestrian-friendly waterfront walkways are also set to add to the Marina’s community-focused atmosphere.


Speaking of the announcement, Yas Marina General Manager Cedric Le Rest said, “The addition of these five new outlets and the return of a revamped Stars ‘N’ Bars and Cipriani to the Yas Marina community marks a major milestone in our redevelopment.


“As we continue our transformation into a vibrant dining and entertainment precinct that will include children’s play areas, a pedestrian promenade and valet parking facilities we’re delighted to offer members of the marine, Abu Dhabi and international communities unique new dining options in an inspired setting with fantastic views of the Marina.”


International eateries set to enter the Abu Dhabi dining scene by opening at Yas Marina include Spanish tapas restaurant Diablito Food and Music as well as Iris, a well-known Beirut based rooftop lounge and restaurant.  Well-known in Spain and Lebanon respectively, these two successful restaurants bring internationally proven and successful concepts to the Marina and are anticipated to be widely popular with both UAE visitors and members of the community.


Diablito Food and Music adds a Spanish flair to the waterside precinct as it offers diners Spanish and Tex-Mex tastes in a new two-story venue that features an indoor-outdoor terrace with stunning panoramic views. For something fun and fashionable, Iris offers an elegant and stylish setting to enjoy drinks at sunset and fresh seasonal dishes for dinner whilst patrons enjoy mellow lounge music and live performances.


The same management team that brought local favourite Ornina Restaurant and Lounge to Abu Dhabi is also set to open a fantastic new casual seafood restaurant at Yas Marina. A great addition to the Marina’s new gourmet offering and destined to be popular with the local community, the restaurant will offer the freshest catches of the day in an inspired waterside setting with panoramic marina views.


Also confirmed to open at Yas Marina, is Café d’Alsace, a brassiere-style café and bakery serving French-German specialities and freshly baked goods inspired by the Alsace region. The relaxed family-friendly setting allows for a freshly baked croissant at breakfast, a sumptuous sandwich for lunch or a hearty European speciality later in the day. Rozanah, a contemporary Lebanese restaurant that mixes traditional Arabic entertainment with modern dining, also joins the line-up. Arabic bread including saj will be amongst a wide selection of unique Lebanese specialities to be prepared by one of Beirut’s renowned Chefs. Combined with shisha service, the restaurant is set to lift the bar in terms of Lebanese dining in Abu Dhabi.


In addition to the new dining options, long-standing Marina favourites Stars ‘N’ Bars and Cipriani are set to return, Stars ‘N’ Bars with an extended terrace and new shisha lounge, and Cipriani with a new addition.


Along with the new dining and entertainment options, the new Capitainerie will add further benefits for Yas Marina members as it offers features such as terraces with picturesque views as well as facilities that include new bathrooms. This combination of licensed restaurants, updated landscaping and new pedestrian areas for friends and families to enjoy and relax in further bolsters Yas Marina’s evolution into a day to night destination for people of all ages.


Due for completion in the third quarter of 2013, Yas Marina’s current expansion project, will complement the growth of Yas Island and enhance its status as a leading destination of the GCC.  The expansion is supported by the ever-growing diverse calendar of sporting, lifestyle and cultural events at Yas Marina.



About Yas Marina


Yas Marina, operated and managed by Camper and Nicholsons, is one of Abu Dhabi’s finest marinas. Situated on Yas Island, it is established as the premier destination in the Middle East for yachts, having received the “Best Marina” accolade from both The World of Yachts Recognition Awards and The Arabian Gulf Yachting Awards in 2010. The 175-berth marina caters for yachts from 8 metres up to 150m in size and gives visitors access to pristine coastlines, uninhabited islands and the nearby cosmopolitan cities of Abu Dhabi and Dubai.


Yas Marina is currently undergoing an expansion project that will enhance and complement the growth of Yas Island as a leading tourist destination as it transforms the marina into a vibrant dining and entertainment precinct.  Once complete, Yas Marina will feature new restaurants offering large terraces with panoramic views of the marina, a pedestrianized promenade, an interactive musical fountain and a children’s playground. As the gateway to Yas Island, Yas Marina offers an unforgettable and affordable experience with something for everyone both afloat and ashore.


About Yas Island


The region’s prime leisure and entertainment destination, Yas Island is one of the finest destinations for weekend getaways, romantic holidays and family fun.


Be wowed by amazing events and touring artists, gracing the stage at du Forum and du Arena. Uncover the legend of the lost pearl at Yas Waterworld. Marvel at the priceless collection of over 30 vintage and contemporary Ferraris at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. Take in sensational sea views on Yas Links Golf Course. Imagine driving a Formula Yas 3000 or Aston Martin GT4 on the same circuit as the pros.  Stroll along the calm turquoise waters at Yas Marina or simply lounge on the warm, idyllic sands of Yas Beach.


Home to the world famous FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX, Yas Island offers seven hotels (from affordable to luxury), all hosting numerous restaurants and eateries alike.


Located just 25 minutes from Abu Dhabi, a jewel of the desert with picturesque mangrove-fringed islands, clear waters and eternal sunshine and only 45 minutes from the buzzing city of Dubai, guests will discover worlds within worlds as they explore the various charms Yas Island has to offer.


About Camper & Nicholsons Marinas


Camper & Nicholsons is widely recognised to be one of the world’s oldest and most prestigious yachting business names, with origins dating back to 1782. The company has specialised in marina and waterfront development for over 40 years and operates an international network of marinas with facilities in Grenada, Malta, Italy, Turkey, Cyprus and Abu Dhabi.


About Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority


Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority 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 authority 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 the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed National Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi. The authority supports intellectual and artistic activities and cultural events to nurture a rich cultural environment and honour the emirate’s heritage. A key authority role is to create synergy in the destination’s development through close co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.


For more information please contact:

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Yas Marina announces delicious line up of food and beverage tenants

Yas Marina announces delicious line up of food and beverage tenants

Renderring of Yas Marina Expansion