Yas Bay Waterfront Destination

Yas Bay is a new waterfront destination development located on the southern part of Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. It will be one of the UAE’s most iconic and vibrant waterfront destinations offering a broad array of entertainment options including restaurants, hotels and a state-of-the-art multi-purpose arena. The destination will include a waterfront promenade and a pier with more than 50 cafés and restaurants, 20 retail outlets, a cinema, a beach club, and two hotels.


Yas Bay will also include Abu Dhabi’s first multipurpose arena designed to expand from an intimate 500-seat theatre to an 18,000-spectator venue. This will enable hosting of diverse sports and entertainment events and will position Yas Arena as one of the most adaptable arenas in the world. Additional retail space near the arena stretching down the promenade will enable a vibrant atmosphere throughout the year.

Your project in numbers

Spectator Venue
18,000 18,000
Technical Engineering Services
21 21
Retail Outlets
20 20

WSP’s role as Design Lead Consultant includes all architectural and engineering services, most of which are provided through WSP’s local offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Sharjah. WSP and its partners are providing a total of 21 technical engineering services, working in partnership with international architects HOK (arena) and HKS (hotel), as well as local Architects of Record, Pascall+Watson. WSP will also be the Supervisory Consultant during the construction phase.