Yesterday I went for a walk with my friend Anna to explore another new area in Abu Dhabi, Yas Bay on Yas Island. It's very much still under construction and not quite there yet, but at least you can get a good idea by now of how beautiful it'll be once it's all done!
This promenade will run all along the whole of the waterfront, where there eventually will be cafés and restaurants opening, entertainment and retail outlets.
Already inaugurated is the new indoor arena - Etihad Arena, a multi-purpose venue with a capacity of 18,000 guests, which has already hosted a few events, notably the UFC several times.
We spotted this intriguing piece of artwork about to be installed in the water along the waterfront in front of the arena. I have tried finding out more about it, but with no luck so far. I'll keep digging!
Colourful murals, I love it!
The 'Mad Lounge' has got a face lift, and a new decor.
This artwork is titled "The Humans" and is by Canadian-Indian artist Fatima Mohiuddin (more known by her handle @fatspatrol) who grew up here in the UAE. Really, really cool.
We walked all the way past the new arena...
... and over to the newly opened new Hilton Yas Island hotel:
Really, really fresh and contemporary decor! It looked fantastic!
We went out on their terrace to have a coffee break, and enjoy the views.