Experience the Joys of Spring at the Springtime Festival @ Yas Marina

by Yas Marina, 5th March 2017

Returning to the capital for the fourth time, the highly anticipated Springtime Festival will host an exciting array of fun-filled activities, perfect for the entire family!

The Springtime Festival is back at Yas Marina this year, bringing two packed days of celebrations on the 14th and 15th of April, 1pm to 6pm. Abu Dhabi’s much-loved entertainment destination will put a ‘spring’ in the weekend with a host of fun activities for familes at the annual celebration.  

Yas Marina’s Springtime Festival is one of the most popular events in Abu Dhabi for families. A celebration of all things cute, fluffy and very chocolatey, this year’s line up of activities will not disapoint. Attendees will be able to enjoy a full day of themed entertainment, an array of deals on food and beverages and live music along the promenade.  

Exclusively For Children

For AED 30 per child, families can enjoy unlimited access to Yas Marina’s springtime themed Game Stall Zone, Petting Farm, Pony Rides and Crafty Kids Corner.

Game Stall Zone

Play and collect egg-points that can later be redeemed for chocolate prizes, provided exclusively by Sugar Rush.

Petting Farm

Featuring a combination of farm animals and pets, children will be able to interact with spring chicks, ducklings, bunnies and more. 

Pony Rides

Our gentle pony will take kids on a tour around the marina with the help of an experienced groom.

Crafty Kids Corner

Children can learn how to make some fun spring-themed arts and crafts to take home and show their friends.


Grown-up Fun

While the little ones play, parents can enjoy a host of activities more suitable to them. 

Craft and Create Workshops

With support from creative local talents and shops in Abu Dhabi, a variety of workshops will be held throughout the weekend on a range of topics, including woodworking, painting, clay modelling and more. A full list of workshops will be available on the website with times and prices for each activity. Availability is limited so guests are advised to book upon arrival at Yas Marina.

To celebrate the blooming season, women and children can make headbands (AED 30) and wristbands (AED 15) using fresh flowers.

Pop-Up Market

Visitors can browse through the pop-up market and shop from over 40 UAE homegrown vendors selling a unique range of artisan products such as jewellery, clothing, art, and houseware.  

Indulge with some decadent sweet treats such as exotic chocolates, submarines, popcorn, cotton candy, candied apples and sugar free treats at the Sugar Rush pop-up shop. 

Food & Beverages

With seven licensed restaurants onsite, an ice-cream van and healthy bites food truck, visitors have plenty of dining options to choose from. Some special deals to take advantage of are:


  • Café D’Alsace breakfast buffet (AED 85 for adults, AED 45 for children) and lunch buffet (AED 115 for adults, AED 65 for children) .
  • Roast meal with all the trimmings at Stars N Bars for AED 125


  • Café D’Alascde lunch buffet (AED 85 for adults, AED 45 for children)
  • Roast meal with all the trimmings at Stars N Bars for AED 125
  • Pinic brunch at Iris (Brunch packages start from AED 200)
  • Ladies Night at Aquarium (AED 55 for unlimited beverages and a tidbits platter AED 55)

Expect to be surrounded by spring colours, flowers, chocolates, music and other seasonal excitements! An information kiosk will be set up on the days of the event to assist the visitors and register them for the different activities upon arrival.  General admission is free.

The Springtime Festival at Yas Marina is part of the ‘Spring into Yas’ Festival.  Yas Island will be rolling out an extensive array of family-friendly events and entertaining activities from March 17 to April 29, 2017.

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Come and embrace Spring in full bloom.

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