Team shortlist15 Mar 2017 AT 04:27 PM

Blue Man Group and Olly Murs headline events at Yas Island’s spring festival

And there are plenty of activities to get involved in…
Team shortlist15 Mar 2017 AT 04:27 PM
Spring into Yas at Yas Island
Spring into Yas at Yas Island
Yas Island
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Yas Island
Yas Marina
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Yas Marina
Yas Mall
Yas Mall
Yas Waterworld
Yas Waterworld

Spring is just around the corner and you know what that means… it’s time for us to pack our bags and venture down to the nation’s capital for some Yas Island fun.

Headlining this year’s Yas Island celebrations is not one but two world-renowned acts! The Blue Man Group are all set to perform eight shows at the state-of-the-art du Forum from April 18-22.

In case you’re new to the scene that is Blue Man, here’s a bit of info on what to expect from the art performance company that was founded in New York in 1991…

The show (which starts at AED495) will see group members utilise light, sound and colour to take their audience on a two-hour journey that’s “funny, intelligent and visually stunning”. In case, you need a bit more persuading, watch the video below.

Cheeky chap Olly Murs will also be in town – yep he’s coming back to the UAE! The 32-year-old “Heart Skips a Beat” singer will be performing at the du Forum on April 28. Fans can expect to hear a number of his hit-songs, which include “Wrapped Up” and “Dance With Me Tonight”.

Tickets to see the “Troublemaker” who shot to fame as the runner up of the British version of The X Factor in 2009 start at AED250.

Okay, so now that we’ve got all the international entertainment covered, here’s a bit more on what Yas Island will be offering its visitors…

From March 24 to 25, Splash @ Yas Marina will be hosting a number of fun, family-friendly water activities like wakeboarding, paddle boarding and kayaking. There will also be a number of workshops, live music, food stalls and inflatable water slides. We. Can. Not. Wait.

Those looking to win daily cash prizes and get their own Golden Ticket that could be worth AED50,000 should make their way to Yas Mall from March 16 to April 7. Golden Ticket holders should be sure to attend the raffle draw at the end of festival – you wouldn’t want to miss out on a gift card worth AED50,000 now would you?

Yas Waterworld will also be joining the festivities this year. From March 23 to April 15, families and kids at heart can enjoy everything from live music and games on the beach to a Springfest maze to an exclusive tasting of the parks limited edition ice cream. To top off their celebrations, Yas Waterworld will be hosting a park-wide egg hunt. To join in on the fun, register here.

Spring into Yas
When: March 17 – April 29 
Where: Yas Island
Contact: website 


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