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Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana

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Yas Island Rotana Hotel | Golf Plaza, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
+971 2 656 4172
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Dining options: Lunch, Drinks, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good atmosphere and a happy hour that lasts 4 hours!

Good hotel bar with nice outdoor terrace and lots of TV monitors to watch live sport inside. Friendly staff on hand and a happy hour that appeared to last all evening. What's not to like?

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
ChrisRudd
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Belmont, Lancashire.
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Belmont, Lancashire.
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142 reviews 142 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Good hotel bar with nice outdoor terrace and lots of TV monitors to watch live sport inside. Friendly staff on hand and a happy hour that appeared to last all evening. What's not to like?

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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150 reviews 150 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Y bar is situated out on Yas Island within the Yas Island Rotana Hotel and has both indoor and outdoor areas. With great service and a generous happy hour (til 9pm) it is fast becoming a favourite. I like the decor too. Its brick vaulted ceiling is reminiscent of a beer house in central Europe and the draft ales well... More 

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France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We went here on a Thursday night, this bar has a great vibe. The music is great and the atmosphere is also buzzing, happy hour is a two for the price of one system and although they allow smoking inside, as a non smoker I didn't find it uncomfortable.

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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review

Dear Samwebb, Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to hear you had such a positive experience with us at Y bar – having enjoyed the great music and atmosphere, as well as the great Happy Hour deal! We certainly hope to welcome you back again soon! Best Regards, Hossam... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Bogo happy hour food good, staying in hotel great bar better price. Bartenders excellent. Highly recommended

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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review

Dear antwayne, Thank you for your five star rating and for such great comments! It is truly great to know that you enjoyed your time with us at Y bar, having particularly liked our Happy Hour deals and excellent service. We thank you for recommending us and we certainly hope to welcome you back again soon! Best Regards, Hossam El... More 

Abu Dhabi
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124 reviews 124 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
116 helpful votes 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

By the normally excellent standards of Rotana hotel outlets, Y Bar is a little disappointing. The venue itself seems a little grim and for some reason always reminds me of a bar that you might find in an airport terminal. I had the Y Burger, which was good, but by no means the best burger I've eaten in Abu Dhabi.... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Make sure you hit their happy hour deals! Had the club sandwich which was fantastic! Get a table outside to avoid the smoke filled room.

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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review

Dear Dave S, Thank you for your five star rating and for such great comments! It is truly great to know that you enjoyed your time with us at Y bar, having particularly liked our delicious Club Sandwich and Happy Hour deals. We certainly hope to welcome you back again soon! Best Regards, Hossam El Said Director of Food &... More 

Bucks
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Nice bar with good atmosphere and outdoor seating available. The bar itself has a good feel to it but on busy nights can be very smoky and service a little slow,there are also tvs for people to watch sporting events. The menu is adequate and food that I had was good,there is also happy hour until 9pm which is buy... More 

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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review

Dear SallyBucks, I would like to thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor following your recent experience at Y bar. We appreciate your kind feedback regarding our great atmosphere, comfortable layout and dynamic atmosphere. We are also happy to hear the food was to your liking and that you were able to make the most of our Happy Hour... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We had an amazing time at this elegant bar. We sat on a very nice corner and ordered the mussels that were surprisingly good for a bar. Highly recomended to go for a shisha, couples or to watch matches with your friends.

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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review

Dear Jakymiu, Thank you for writing your five-star review on TripAdvisor following your visit to Y bar. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your experience with us and were pleased with the general mood and ambiance as well as with the cuisine – in particular with the delicious mussels! Thank you for recommending us; know that your kind... More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
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50 reviews 50 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Happy hour until 9 - basically 2 for 1. Good for watching sport football etc. Bar snacks available. Several pleasant evenings spent there and nice decor.

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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review

Dear scandic5, Thank you for writing your five-star review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to learn that you have always enjoyed your nights with us at Y bar and were pleased with the Happy Hour offer, the great relaxing atmosphere for watching sports, as well as with the bar snacks available. Your kind comments are greatly appreciated and we look... More 

Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Obviously a vey popular watering hole on Yas Island. The service can be a little slow at really busy times but you need to be patient, your time will come. Order a double round to avoid any frustration! The food is standard "Pub Grub" but there is plenty of it and it's tasty. Overall, I would say that it's well... More 

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YasIslandRotana, Manager at Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana, responded to this review

Dear HeyJude433, Thank you for writing your review on TripAdvisor and for your positive comments. We are delighted to learn that you have overall enjoyed the time spent at Y bar - particularly liking our great bar food, the value for money delivered, as well as the all-around lively atmosphere. Thank you also for your kind feedback regarding the areas... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Yas Island Rotana Hotel | Golf Plaza, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Abu Dhabi  >  Abu Dhabi
  • Phone Number: +971 2 656 4172

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 40
  • Cuisine: Bar, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene

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