Yas Rotana

Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. Did you see the plane?
(One stretch of Abu Dhabi’s enchanting desert, on our way to Yas Island. Did you see the plane?)

We decided to have a quick getaway last weekend to get a much deserved breather. We thought that Yas Rotana would be so quiet since the grand prix (Formula 1) is still months away. But it was reasonably jovial, just the way we needed.

Yas Rotana lobby

Yas Rotana

Yas Rotana's ipil ipil :)

View from 7th floor of Yas Rotana

Choices resto, Yas Rotana

Plane over Aquarius pool bar. Yas Rotana

Aquarius pool bar, Yas Rotana

Oriental mixed grill for dinner

Oriental mix grill is highly recommended.


Got 2 free tickets to Ferrari World

And guess what? Our package included free tickets to Ferrari World, currently the world’s largest indoor themed park and houses¬†Formula Rossa, the fastest roller coaster (as if I can manage the scare heeheee, dream on). We are looking forward to our visit, anyway.

(Thanks to those who participated in my blog anniversary and birthday giveaway. It is still open until 17th of July.)


  16 comments for “Yas Rotana

  1. July 11, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    we all need a little get away to recharge our batteries. i love the tweaking you put on your images. what software did you use?

    • witsandnuts
      July 12, 2011 at 5:06 am

      I used Instagram. :)

  2. eds
    July 11, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    weehh! swimming time. buti ka pa nakapag unwind na jan.

  3. kg
    July 11, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    ang ganda….mukhang sulit! at may free tickets pa to ferrari world! naririnig ko lang yan sa radyo dito eh! he he!

    di pa pala ako nakakacomment sa giveaway mo! i must have wanted to think it over muna at nakalimutan ko na! he he! thanks for the reminder!

  4. July 12, 2011 at 4:30 am

    nice place and good deal kasi may kasamang ticket sa ferrari world.

  5. July 12, 2011 at 7:14 am

    i usually favor white sheets on bed whenever we sleep outside our own rooms (hotels,etc) but that all-dark-blue bed on your photo is so appealing to me.

    you got a nice package there, jo!

  6. July 12, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    the 5th photo is my favorite. i really want to see middle east.

  7. July 12, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    Jo, I’m back to let you know that you won one of the postcard packages I’m giving away.

    Please send me your mailing address.


  8. July 14, 2011 at 11:27 am

    hello, wits and nuts,

    wow! the place and the pics look wonderful. parang ang sarap sumama sa mga lakad nyo, hehe…

    kumusta po? :)

  9. July 15, 2011 at 3:11 am

    curious ako sa oriental mix grill. parang laging naiisip ko pag “oriental” eh it’s an endangered species i’m eating. :P haha!

    glad you had a break and i like the instagram pics. i usually use GIMP or go to rollip.com pag tinatamad mag-tweak. :)

  10. rob
    July 17, 2011 at 5:25 am

    .. it’s a beautiful hotel, wits. :)

  11. July 19, 2011 at 2:56 am

    That’s a lovely place. It’s nice to take time to relax and unwind. The hotel looks very nice and the food looks tempting.

    Ferrari World must be a very interesting place to visit.

    I would like to wish you a very Happy Birthday!!! Wishing you more happiness in life. Stay happy.

    Sorry I put aside blogging for a while but I plan to make a come back. :) Take care.

  12. July 19, 2011 at 2:57 am

    I’ve heard and seen pictures of Yas Rotana from my friends who are UAE-based. It’s indeed a nice place.

    Too bad I missed your giveaway. I just came back from a short Manila trip din kase.

  13. July 20, 2011 at 10:11 am

    so this is how a Rotana hotel looks like…

    We used to live infront of the Jumeirah Rotana Hotel in 2007 but never made it inside coz no money hahaha. the villa we were staying was merely 7 meters away from their front door.

    you got a great package there with your Free Ferrari Tickets!! can’t wait for your review =)

  14. July 30, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    As the old cliche goes, “Better late than never”…Happy Birthday! No doubt you had a blast! The hotel was lovely. The pool area looks like a nice place to just chill and relax.

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