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Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana

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Bar, International
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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: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Bar scene
Outdoor seating

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  • 51
    Excellent
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    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Busy but enjoyable

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
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Bucks
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40 reviews 40 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

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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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
87 helpful votes 87 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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Fujairah-Dhadna
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87 reviews 87 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We regularly visit Y-Bar, usually on weekends and LOVE it! The weekend wait staff are excellent and service is phenomenal. Typically, the music is fine...not great, but not offensive. Last evening we went....Had to get up from our seating to get someone to take our order. Had to get up to ask for our bill, up again to get the... More 

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

Dear BRMFujairah_Dh, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. It is unfortunate to hear that your recent visit to Y bar was not all that it could have been, and on behalf of the Food & Beverage team, I would like to apologize for the inconveniences experienced while seated on the terrace. Your feedback has... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

One of the best on Yas Island, small and cosy with great outdoor seating; good place to watch the sport and best of all the prices are good compared to all the competition in my neck of the woods!

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

Dear Zulu_in_uae, Thank you for taking the time to write your review on TripAdvisor. We are very happy to know that you enjoyed your time with us – having found Y bar to be cozy, welcoming, and the host of great outdoor seating! We are also delighted to hear you found it to be a great place to watch sports,... More 

Trier, Germany
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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Just popped in for lunch, had the Y Burger... Was perfect! Service was good, will return in the future.

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

Dear John G, Thank you taking the time to write your review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your time with us – having loved our Y Burger as well as having been pleased with the excellent service provided. Your kind comments are greatly appreciated and we look forward to welcome you back again soon! Kind... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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60 reviews 60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We visited on a Thursday night while having a weekend break on Yas Island. We had a great waiter who was helpful and friendly. Range of drinks was good and happy hour was in effect. Good bar with outside seating and good atmosphere. Only downside was the smokey atmosphere.

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

Dear jewelsju2015, Thank you for writing such a positive review on TripAdvisor following your weekend visit to Y bar. We are delighted to learn you had such a great time with us at Y bar, being highly pleased with the excellent atmosphere, restaurant set-up and outside seating, Happy Hour specials, as well as with the overall helpful and friendly service... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Adore this bar for having a wonderful get together with friends. The staff are always so very helpful and management are a pleasure to know. Visited many time with my meet up groups and everyone always enjoys the atmosphere and ambience.

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

Dear jewelsju2015, Thank you for writing such a positive review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted to learn that you have always enjoyed your time with us at Y bar, being highly pleased with the excellent ambiance and atmosphere, as well as with the overall service provided. It’s a pleasure to know you visit us frequently and that both you and... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Good food, sports bar, Happy hour every evening, place to be seen, seats available most nights and very little to dislike. A good environment

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

Dear Robert B, Thank you for writing your review on Trip Advisor. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your time with us at Y bar and were pleased with the delicious food, Happy Hour offers and overall atmosphere. Your kind comment is greatly appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Hossam El... 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, Outdoor seating

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