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Yas Island Abu Dhabi rewards frontline workers with visits to Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020 and attractions

Yas Island Abu Dhabi rewards frontline workers with visits to Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020 and attractions
December 15, 2020

Yas Island, Abu Dhabi's premier leisure and entertainment hub, has thanked frontline workers for their continuing efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic by rewarding them with visits to the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2020 and exclusive access passes to choose from and enjoy one of Yas Island's theme parks.

Six hundred passes to the F1 racing event were issued to frontline workers and their families over the course of three days to witness the action live on the island, while Etihad Airways performed its breathtaking fly-past at the circuit as part of the overall celebration.

Demonstrating Yas Island's thanks to the frontline heroes, Abu Dhabi Hill at Yas Marina Circuit was renamed 'Frontline Heroes Hill.' In a further mark of thanks and respect, the UAE's acknowledged heroes and their families were given exclusive access passes to choose from and enjoy one of Yas Island's record-breaking theme parks including Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi. 

Signalling Yas Island's appreciation of frontline workers to the world, the destination's award-winning theme parks, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and CLYMB ™ Abu Dhabi, along with Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Mall, Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi - Yas Island, Yas Island Rotana and W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island have all been lit up blue for the duration of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Commenting on her experience, Reycel Tanate, an NMC Royal Hospital nurse from the Philippines and in charge of managing 118 nurses across 26 different clinics notes “My family and I were so excited to visit Yas Island to watch the F1 races and experience Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, and we're thankful to have this opportunity to enjoy our time together.'

Also in attendance was Kiran Kumar Karri, an NMC Royal Hospital Facility Operations Manager from India and managing operations across three hospitals, who added “It has been a tough year for all of us, and my family and I weren't expecting this, we're so grateful to Yas Island for this opportunity to watch the exciting races and enjoy one of Yas Island's award-winning theme parks. It made us feel like celebrities.”

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Image: Yas Island illuminated blue during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in honour of frontline workers

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