Yas Island


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This neighborhood is very safe.


There are many good restaurants.


Okay cost of living.

Remote work

This neighborhood has a good amount of places to work outside the house.

Yas Island is the main entertainment hub of Abu Dhabi. The 25-square-kilometer manmade island was the first of its kind in the city that was solely created to attract more tourist footfall from Dubai. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi is one of the most popular attractions on the island, featuring the world’s fastest roller coaster while the adjacent Yas Marina Circuit sees crowds swooping in during the F1 championships. The adventure continues at the Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi, the world’s only waterpark that offers the Pearl Diving Experience

For remote workers in Abu Dhabi, Yas Island makes a good home for its eccentric vibe and plenty of foreign tourists and workers in the area. It’s easier to make friends while also making the most of the popular activities the island offers by working at the popular coworking spaces like CloudSpaces and Yas Creative Hub. The Illy Cafe and Ground Cafe are within a walkable distance which is great for remote work with cozy interiors and an assortment of Arabic bread and desserts like Logma, Ma’amoul and Basbusa. 

Yas Marina offers the perfect leisure time from dining in one of the many sea-facing restaurants to the luxury yacht and boat tours to catch the sunset over the marina. Surrounded by mangrove forests and the Arabian Sea, living at Yas Island does promise a slice of nature. The small area of the island makes everything very accessible by foot or electric bicycles. There are also several free shuttle spots across the island which makes mobility more convenient than ever during the hot summer days. 

Malavika Bhattacharya
October 31, 2022
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Malavika is an India-based writer passionate about travel, wildlife, and the outdoors. Follow her travels @malavikab on Instagram.

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