ABOUT WEST YAS
Located in the vibrant neighbourhood of Yas Island, West Yas is a luxury development that fuses the spirit of Emirati heritage with a contemporary touch and top-notch amenities. It is a project of the renowned real estate developers, Aldar Properties. The community features 4 and 5-bedroom villas. West Yas is minutes away from some of the most popular landmarks such as Ferrari World, Yas Waterworld and Yas Marina Circuit.
The waterfront locality houses over 1000 villas, a Friday mosque, two retail centres, a community centre and a school. Surrounded by refreshing sea breezes and extensive landscaping, West Yas is divided into four distinct residential areas. Each area boasts lavish villas that come in contrasting sizes and different floorplans.
IN A NUTSHELL
- A luxurious villa community on the western side of Yas Island
- Houses deluxe 4-bedroom and 5-bedroom villas
- Each villa comes with a private parking area/garage
- Superior finishes and lavish interiors
- Landscaped walkways
- Within proximity to Abu Dhabi International Airport
Set amidst lush greenery and beautiful mangroves, West Yas is a residential community in the heart of Yas Island.
Popular points of interest in West Yas are:
- Features a swimming pool, tennis room and basketball court
- Has a school
- Has several parks
- A petrol pump
The community also incorporates extensive landscaping and separate play areas for kids. Its exceptional location near Ferrari World, Yas Marina Circuit and Warner Bros. World makes it a premium villa enclave in Yas Island
PROPERTIES IN WEST YAS
Properties in West Yas have 4-bedroom and 5-bedroom deluxe villas. 4-bedroom villas have a built-up area starting from 4,000 sq. ft. and going up to 6,500 sq. ft. The area of 5-bedroom villas ranges from 4,400 sq. ft. to 7,700 sq. ft.
- The rental trends of 4-bedroom villas in West Yas start from AED 190k and can go as high as AED 230k annually
- If you want to rent 5-bedroom villas in West Yas, you can expect to pay anywhere between AED 200k to 300k per annum.
People from around the world can buy freehold villas in West Yas. These spacious residential units are mostly favoured by large-sized families.
- The sale prices of 4-bedroom villas in West Yas start at AED 4M and go up to AED 4.9M
- 5-bedroom villas in West Yas can cost you anywhere between AED 4.4M to AED 6M
TRANSPORTATION AND PARKING SPACES IN WEST YAS
All the villas come with parking spaces in West Yas to park vehicles. Visitors can park their cars on nearby streets.
Finding public transportation in West Yas is not something resident will need to worry about since the island has its own bus shuttle service to get to the different parts of the neighbourhood. Moreover, there are public buses which connect the island to the capital. Taxis are also always roaming around on the nearby roads.
West Yas is at a 20 minutes drive away from Abu Dhabi International Airport. And it takes an hour to reach Dubai via car. Both the cities can be accessed through Yas Island tunnel which is connected to the E10 exit on Abu Dhabi-Dubai Highway.
AMENITIES, SCHOOLS AND HEALTHCARE
SUPERMARKETS NEAR WEST YAS
The community houses Spinneys to cater to the day-to-day needs of its residents. Apart from this, one can spot other supermarkets near West Yas too.
The Carrefour inside Yas Mall is well-stocked and offers organic products alongside other necessities. You can also visit Waitrose supermarket in Al Zeina which is at an 11-minute drive from West Yas. Spinneys in Al Bandar marina is another option that you can reach after driving for 12 minutes.
MOSQUES IN WEST YAS
To serve the spiritual needs of residents, the community houses three mosques. Favoured by residents for Jummah prayer, West Yas Mosque is a picturesque mosque has a capacity of 2,000 worshippers. It features different sections for men and women to offer prayers. The mosque also boasts a large parking area.
Other mosques near West Yas include Ansam Residences – Gate 2 mosque, Yas Villa Mosque, Mosque inside Yas Mall and Adnoc Mosque near Adnoc Service Station.
The famous Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is also located 20 minutes away via car.
OTHER PLACES OF WORSHIP NEAR WEST YAS
Christian residents can visit St. George’s Orthodox Cathedral, 29-minute drive from West Yas. Located behind KM hypermarket in Musaffah Industrial Area, St. Paul's Church is a Catholic church that can be reached in 25 minutes via car.
Other churches near West Yas include St. Joseph's Cathedral, Mar Thoma Church and Abu Dhabi Assembly Of God Church. All of these options are at a drive of fewer than 30 minutes.
The Hindu Temple, BAPS Hindu Mandir can be reached after a short drive of 18 minutes. Sikh residents can visit New Gurudwara Abu Dhabi in M 11 district of Musaffah Industrial area. Followers of Buddhist religion can visit Mahamevnawa Buddhist Temple in Dubai.
SCHOOLS NEAR WEST YAS
West Yas houses two schools within the community. West Yas Academy is located opposite West Yas Mosque and offers an American curriculum until year 12. Nursery options include:
- Yellow Submarine Nursery
- Odyssey Nursery
- Little Smarties Nursery
Other schools near West Yas are:
- Sabis International School
- GEMS American Academy Abu Dhabi
- Raha International School
- Amity International School
Located on the northern side of the island and at a drive of five minutes, Sabis International School offers Sabis system until K-12. Imparting high-quality education, it provides superlative facilities such as science and computer laboratories, an auditorium, sports courts, Olympic soccer field and Olympic pool.
Gems American Academy on 16th street in Madinat Khalifa A is another great educational institution in the capital city. It is located at a drive of 18 minutes. This American school provides a wide range of extra-curricular activities to allow children to pursue their passions and gain self-confidence.
CLINICS AND HOSPITALS NEAR WEST YAS
For minor ailments, residents can head to Medeor Medical Centre in Yas Mall.
Other clinics near West Yes are:
- HealthPlus Family Clinic
- Al Sabah Medical Clinic
- Kaya Skin Clinic
Some well-known hospitals near West Yas are also easily accessible. Amana Healthcare Medical and Rehabilitation Hospital is located in Khalifa City A at a drive of 16 minutes. NMC Royal Hospital can also be reached after a drive of 17 minutes.
Being a part of Yas Island, West Yas is located close to other communities of the island including:
- Al Dar Labour Village
- Yas Gateway
The community is a short drive away from some prominent neighbourhoods. Spanning 5.2 million sq. m. of natural beach shoreline, Al Raha Beach is located at a drive 18 minutes. Saadiyat Island is located on the far west of the community and can be reached after driving for roughly 20 minutes. Al Reem Island and Khalifa City A are also located at a drive of around 30 minutes.
SHOPPING, DINING AND NIGHTLIFE
West Yas is a villa sub-community of Yas Island – A locality brimming with a variety of amazing activities and events, which makes living here an unforgettable experience.
MALLS NEAR WEST YAS
Residents can visit malls near West Yas for their shopping and entertainment needs. Malls which are easily accessible are:
- West Yas Plaza
- Yas Mall
- Al Raha Mall
- My City Center
West Yas Plaza is the only mall in the locality and provides a relaxing shopping experience to the residents on their doorstep.
Spanning 2.5 million sq. ft., Yas Mall is one of the most popular shopping malls in Abu Dhabi. It is located at an 8-minute drive from West Yas. The renowned mall has more than 370 international brands and 68 food and beverage outlets across three levels. It also boasts 24 screens VOX Cinema. Offering a spectacular shopping, dining and entertainment experience, Yas Mall is an amazing place to spend your day with family or friends.
RESTAURANTS NEAR WEST YAS
Apart from the eateries in Yas Mall, residents can find some impressive dine-in options after driving towards the southern side of the island, close to Yas Plaza.
Some well-known restaurants near Yas Marina are:
- Jing Asia
- Texas Roadhouse
Jing Asia is a buffet restaurant on the ground floor of Crown Plaza, 8-minute drive away. It serves Asian cuisine in a relaxed and casual environment. Origins is another cosy restaurant in viceroy hotel that is known for serving a diverse menu of local and regional dishes. It is located 10 minutes away from West Yas via car. Cipriani is an Italian restaurant in Yas Marina that can be reached after a drive of twelve minutes. Most of these restaurants offer stunning views of the Marina.
You can also find some of the best bars of Abu Dhabi near West Yas such as Stars N Bars, Hickory’s Sports Bar and Pacifico TIKI | Dining & Lounge.
BEACHES NEAR WEST YAS
One of the perks of living in West Yas is having several beaches close to your home. Residents can head to Yas Beach near Yas Marina, a 9-minute drive. Picturesque water, clean sand, temperature-controlled swimming pool and all day music are some of the highlights of Yas Beach. Saadiyat Beach is another option in Abu Dhabi that can be reached after driving for twenty minutes.
Other beaches near West Yas include Al Qurm Beach, Corniche Beach and Maricas Beach.
To take a relaxing swim, residents can visit the social club of the community that features a contemporary swimming pool with the backdrop of the sea.
LEISURE ACTIVITIES AND NOTABLE LANDMARKS
The closest landmarks are:
Residents have easy access to some of the world’s most splendid attractions. After a drive of just six minutes, you can find Ferrari World, a motor racing-themed park named after the famous Italian automobile company. Indoor for the most part, this magnificent recreational destination, boasts some of the most thrilling rides. The place is great for kids too since it has several kid-friendly rides for younger ones.
Home to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina Circuit is another leisure attraction that is known for hosting electrifying races. Residents can join the Yas Motor Racing Club and choose from different package deals. The circuit is available for driving, cycling and racing when the races are not going on.
OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES, FITNESS AND BEAUTY
For health conscious people, the community features many fitness facilities including:
- Tennis courts
- Basketball courts
- Multi-purpose sports arenas
- A swimming pool
- Numerous gardens
There are ample outdoor spaces in West Yas where residents can jog and cycle. The community also incorporates a play area for kids. To enjoy some quality time with family, residents can head to Yas Gateway which is home to several verdant parks.
Gyms near West Yas include Vogue Fitness in Yas Marina, six kilometre or 11-minute drive away, CrossFit in Al Zeina Complex, thirteen minutes away via car and Cobra Fitness at Al Raha Blvd.
Some popular salons and spas near West Yas are:
- Glamour Hair Salon
- NStyle Beauty Lounge
- Tips and Toes
- Edelweiss Beauty Centre
- Figaro Salon
NStyle Beauty Lounge and Tips and Toes are both located in Yas Mall, 12-minute drive away in Yas Mall. Edelweiss Beauty Centre in Al Muneera takes 12 minutes to reach. Glamour Hair Salon in Al Zeina can also be reached after driving for fifteen minutes.
The Du arena is famous for hosting several live entertainment events, including theatre performances, comedy nights, music concerts and educational seminars. Yas Marina Circuit also hosts the majestic Formula 1 Grand Prix every year. People from around the world come to experience these astounding events.
SOCIAL COMMUNITY GROUPS
For updates about community events, you can join the Facebook group called West Yas Residents, Abu Dhabi.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
West Yas is a high-end community that contains sumptuous villas with high-end amenities. Therefore, many people may not be able to afford the high prices. Another thing to consider is, the locality is located close to some of Abu Dhabi’s most visited tourist attraction. Therefore, a heavy influx of tourists can make nearby roads busy sometimes
- A 10-minute drive from Yas Mall
- Ferrari World is 8 minutes drive away
- Yas Marina Circuit is also a short 11-minute drive away
- Abu Dhabi International Airport is 18 minutes away via car
- One hour drive to Dubai