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Y Bar at Yas Island Rotana

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International, Bar
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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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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 4
    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
Most recent review
Smokey but fun!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Kbdale25
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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86 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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 

Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Great atmosphere on ladies night .they also do happy hour .good dancing .i have only been in the night so I can't say about the day .good place for night out .the staff ar polite and friendly

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

Dear Marlene R, Thank you for posting such a positive review! It’s fantastic to hear that you have always had a great time with us on Ladies’ Night – having made the most of Y bar’s great atmosphere and dancing! We also thank you for the positive comments about our colleagues, who are all very happy to see such feedback.... More 

Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

I love cold beer and they have it! It is next to the pool so it is easy to feel relaxed and they will bring it to you.

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

Dear Bonnie S, Thank you for your five star rating and for your positive feedback. It is truly great to know that you have always enjoyed your time with us, and we certainly hope to welcome you back again soon! Best Regards, Hossam El Said Director of Food & Beverage Yas Island Rotana & Centro Yas Island Abu Dhabi More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Spacious facilities with an extensive menu. Food quality was very good and the service swift and smiling. It is possible to eat under cover or in the open air. Excellent value for money.

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

Dear jerryattrick, Thank you for writing your review on TripAdvisor following your dining experience with us at Y bar. We are delighted we had the opportunity to share with you our exciting new menu, and that you found both the food and the service to be of the utmost quality. Thank you for your positive feedback, we look forward to... More 

Venice
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Great lively venue although lighting for eating outside is not ideal. Can thoroughly recommend the shepherds pie.

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

Dear Ian E, Thank you for your five star rating and for your wonderful comments! It is truly great to know that you enjoyed your time with us, and that you recommend our delicious shepherds pie! We certainly hope to welcome you back again soon. Best Regards, Hossam El Said Director of Food & Beverage Yas Island Rotana & Centro... More 

Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Perfect after work hangout to relax and unwind. Fantastic and talented baristas. Great selection of bar snacks, beer, wines and spirits. Highly professional staff. Nice background music playlist. Very affordable prices. Location is accessible whether you are coming from Dubai or Abu Dhabi. One of the best bars in Abu Dhabi. Highly recommended if you want an intimate drinking session... More 

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

Dear Christine A, Thank you for such a wonderful review and for taking the time to share your experiences with us at Y bar. We are delighted to hear that your experiences with us have always been nothing but positive and would like to thank you for your kind words regarding the comfortable and pleasant atmosphere, convenient location and affordable... More 

Newmarket, Canada
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Like the title says.... it's very loud. I get that it's 50% night club and 50% bar but such loud music in such a small space is a bit much. I can't believe they allow you to smoke inside(yuck) Drink service slow and unfriendly but the place does have an upbeat vibe to it. We came here 5 out of... More 

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

Dear Dishchick, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on TripAdvisor. Whilst we are glad to know that you enjoyed the atmosphere and the value at Y bar, we are however sorry to hear that you were not fully pleased with your overall experience on this occasion and would like to apologize for not completely exceeding your... More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We been there in in Jan '14, had a mini snacks and was craving for bloody samurai.. Unfortunately they took it off the menu. My personal opinion would be this place doesn't have that specialty anymore.. But still nice place away from the city

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

Dear tramily, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear that your experience was not all that it could have been at Y bar. We take guest feedback very seriously, and we will do our best to address your comments moving forward. We sincerely do hope to welcome you back again... 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: International, Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Outdoor seating

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