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Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana

#100 of 1,655 Restaurants in Abu Dhabi
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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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4:00 pm - 1:30 am
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 63
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Lively bar mainly used by "Brits". Smoking allowed.

Firstly - You are allowed to smoke ! So if your a non-smoker or anti smoking, might be best to stay away. Drinks VERY EXPENSIVE unless someone else is paying. [ £10 for a Guiness ]. Saying all that, its a sports bar so lots of sport on the many big screens. Lively atmosphere, mainly full of Brits.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
sbellew
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Birmingham
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Birmingham
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24 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Firstly - You are allowed to smoke ! So if your a non-smoker or anti smoking, might be best to stay away. Drinks VERY EXPENSIVE unless someone else is paying. [ £10 for a Guiness ]. Saying all that, its a sports bar so lots of sport on the many big screens. Lively atmosphere, mainly full of Brits.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Been to Y Bar quite a few times while living in Abu Dhabi and it is without doubt the greatest bar in Yas Island. Drinks are very affordable and the staff is very service minded and accommodating. They remember you after the first visit and it is something special to be welcomed back. It really makes a difference. We will... More 

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is a fairly small bar in the Yas Rotana. Probably better in the winter when you can use the outside area. Drinks choice is a bit limited, but service was OK. Is fine if you are staying there, but probably not worth a trip there particularly

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

Dear Mark L, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. I am sorry to hear that your experience was not all that it could have been. On behalf of the entire team I would like to apologize again for the fact that your experience was not all that it could have been. We hope to welcome you... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

The Y bar is one of the cheapest places for a few drinks on Yas island. The out door patio area is great in cooler weather. It can get a bit smokey during Ramadan as the place needs to be hidden away, with doors shut. The staff are friendly and always helpful and very honest. My friend left his phone... More 

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

Dear Mr_RichardR, Greetings and thank you for the very positive comments about my team with his name especially mentioned. It is really vital that waiters/servers know their product and be able to promote to the guests visiting the place. I will be informing Naveed about this praise and will share it with the entire Team. Also we are thrilled to... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

I have been so many times in Y bar with my friends bar staff was very friendly and helpful also amazing design sport bar. Drinks and food super..... but the security (Giri) was really rude and don't know how to respect hope will change the security guard really don't wanna see him next time.

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

Dear Gihan225, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback following your recent visit to Y bar. I sincerely regret to hear that on this occasion, your experience was not all that it could have been. Please note that your comments have been discussed with the relevant parties and corrective actions have been taken in the matter. On... More 

Derby, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Called in with a mate for a few beers, the bonus being it was happy hour on Saturday afternoon. Really nicely presented bar with the style of subterraneum New York bar almost!! Great service from the staff, who kept topping up our Crisps and Nuts bowls too.

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

Dear rob c c, Thank you for taking the time to post such a positive five-star review on TripAdvisor. It is a pleasure to hear that you had such a great time with us at Y bar. We are delighted to know you were very pleased with the overall atmosphere and décor, the Happy Hour deal as well as with... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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2,038 reviews
1,254 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 791 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Really enjoyed our visit here. Abu Dhabi can be expensive to have alcoholic drinks but places like this offer BOGOF on wine and beer! This means you can enjoy a few without feeling ripped off. Nice decor, very friendly staff. The burgers and bar snacks were excellent. I was so hungry I forgot to take a photo !! Can definitely... More 

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

Dear SarahCorell, 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 burgers and snacks and Happy Hour deals. We certainly hope to welcome you back again soon! Best Regards, Hossam El Said Director of Food &... More 

Dubai
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I love the Y Bar Burger. I rarely go for anything else on their menu, but on that odd occasion I can vouch for the Fish and Chips and the Salmon. But if it is your first visit and you like a good burger, the Y Bar Burger is for you.

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

Dear Pats_Dubai, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor, following your recent visit to Y bar. We are very happy to hear that your experiences with us have been nothing but positive, having always enjoyed our food – in particular the very delicious Y Burger. Thank you for such positive feedback, we hope to... More 

Blackpool
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Friendly service and excellent value with the four hours of BOGOF offer. Tried the bar snacks and found them very good but portions could be better. The atmosphere is great and all the staff are professional.

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

Dear global-golfer, 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 and friendly service. 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 offer! Thank... More 

South east England
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

trendy bar, more like a night club. Hlaf price drinks at happy hour. Loud music but you can sit outside and it is quieter. Good service

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

Dear goldholidays, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor following your visit to Y bar. We are delighted to learn that you enjoyed your time with us, having been particularly pleased with the Happy Hour deal, outside seating arrangement and with the overall great service. Your kind comments are greatly appreciated and we look forward... 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
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Monday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Thursday
4:00 pm - 1:30 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 1:30 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?