Check out Etihad Arena, the UAE's new super-venue on Yas Island
Check out Etihad Arena, the UAE's new super-venue on Yas Island

Abu Dhabi spends AED4bn on the new Etihad Arena at Yas Island

We’re not short of amazing venues in the UAE, but the Etihad Arena on Yas Island could be the best yet when it opens in the near future.

The huge structure is being built at Yas Bay, a super project costing around AED4bn). As well as the Etihad Arena, the Waterfront will also two hotels, a beach club, a pier plus cafes and shops.

The state-of-the-art venue can hold between 200 and 18,000 people. And as well as hosting live music and entertainment, it will also be the home of the UFC in the UAE.

Following the success of Fight Island, UFC President Dana White was given a behind-the-scenes tour of the new arena.

Which is very, very cool indeed!

Race on zip lines at Ferrari World!

Staying with Yas Island news, Ferrari World has added two more adrenaline-fuelled activities in Abu Dhabi including a rooftop walk and a zip line race.

You’ll need to have a head for heights for the Ferrari Wold Roof Walk as it takes in stunning views across Yas Island. And don’t worry, you’ll be strapped to a safety rope at all times.

The roof is at least 50m high and the roof is more than 200 000 m2. If you were to walk the diameter, you’d cover 2,220m! And while you’re up there, you’ll see the huge Ferrari logo on the roof. At 65m long, it’s not surprisingly the biggest Ferrari logo in the world.

The zip line meanwhile stretches over 400m and literally goes through the Flying Aces rollercoaster. Plus, there are two zip lines side-by-side, meaning you can race someone else. Which is very Ferrari.

Tickets for the roof walk and the zip lines are on top of the normal entry ticket. The roof walk costs Dh125 and the zip line costs Dh95. Or you can do both for Dh175.