With markets, live entertainment and great iftar opportunities…

Already home to so many top-drawer leisure activities, the Yas Bay Waterfront has announced that 2022’s hugely popular ‘Waterfront Nights’ series — celebrating the wonder of the Holy Month will return for a second year. It’s set to begin on Thursday, March 30, and will be available to experience daily between 8pm and 1am until April 23. And of course, it’s completely free to enter.

Decked out with festive-inspired decorations, the thriving entertainment hub will also now feature a night market for the remainder of the Holy Month.

The festivities will kick off at 8pm nightly with visitors taking a starlit stroll the water’s edge, exploring the assorted stalls of 20 homegrown businesses. The super chic boutiques will be offering such artisanal nicknackery as fashion, jewelry, art, beauty products, locally-inspired food offerings and crafts specifically for kids.

New, temporary cuisine horizons rise and add to the already dizzying collection of top restaurants available along Pier 71 and beyond. Yas Bay already caters to every culinary continent on the map, from the big, brash and beautiful of Central’s Americana, to the Japanese street food of Akiba Dori, there’s local flavours at Bushra, and modern European glamour at Paradiso, Detroit pizza at Emmy Squared and international sass at The Lighthouse.

Each night your moonlit meanders will be met with the soulful serenade of a traditional oud player, primed with a setlist of traditional Arabian classics.

Yas Bay Waterfront, Yas Island, nightly from 8pm March 30 to April 23, free to enter. @yasbayuae

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