The big reveal is finally here…

In signature Abu Dhabi fashion, Yas Island has shaken things up, and after days of anticipation with bated breath, Yas Island’s Chief Island Officer for 2024 is…

Ryan Reynolds!

The Hollywood superstar and face of several box office-smashing productions including Blade: Trinity, Green Lantern and Deadpool, has just been appointed 2024’s Chief Island Officer for Abu Dhabi’s own adrenaline-drenched island of island of thrills. This follows days of speculation and guesswork, after the unidentified flying object of sorts parachuted into the UAE capital amid speeding cars on Yas Marina Circuit.

Capital dwellers will recall that some of the biggest names in entertainment have previously held the title, including Kevin Hart arriving in a Ferrari in 2022 and Jason ‘Aquaman’ Momoa taking the reins last year.

The What’s On office had our share of guesses. A bunch of us thought it could’ve been the Mission Impossible franchise’s leading man, Tom Cruise, after all the thrills he brought to town last year.

Some others thought it might have been one of the many celebrities that descended on the capital for the most recent edition of the Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. My colleague thought it could be Liam Hemsworth. My nephew figured it would’ve been batman, since the Dark Knight’s Batmobile is parked on Yas Island (hey, it still ended up being a superhero).

Stay tuned, Abu Dhabi. Adventure, thrills and more are on the way.

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