Booking a flight, visa check and taking a trip can be fun but it ultimately is tedious. So what if you want to explore a city without actually paying a visit? Well, now it’s possible! You can now experience Yas Island, Abu Dhabi sitting inside a room. How? Well, let’s find out!
Explore Yas Island Abu Dhabi Virtually!
.@dctabudhabi, in collaboration with @AldarTweets, Miral, @2454abudhabi and @EtharaOfficial, has launched a Yas Island virtual tourism & gaming experience, allowing global users to explore Abu Dhabi’s cultural and entertainment attractions virtually through gaming platform Roblox pic.twitter.com/GWJNDV90VD
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Yas Island, the iconic leisure destination, has embarked on a groundbreaking journey in the realm of virtual exploration. Yas Island has introduced a captivating digital platform that grants international visitors access to the emirate’s revered landmarks. The pioneering collaboration involves the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), Aldar, Miral, twofour54, and Ethara1. Developed in partnership with Super League, this immersive virtual Yas Island experience is brought to life on Roblox.
Venturing on this innovative odyssey, users’ digital avatars are invited to traverse a captivating voyage through prominent Abu Dhabi landmarks on Yas Island and beyond. From SeaWorld Yas Island and Yas Marina Circuit to Etihad Park, Aldar Square, twofour54’s Yas Creative Hub, and an exclusive Experience Abu Dhabi area housing treasures like Louvre Abu Dhabi, Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Sir Bani Yas Island, Al Ain Oasis, and Al Jahili Fort, the digital landscape captures the essence of these iconic locales. Spanning 25 square kilometres, this virtual realm aims to create a blend of immersive environments.
Cultural Landmarks & Beyond, All On One Screen
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As users engage with the platform, they are poised to undertake an array of experiences that span from exploring cultural landmarks to engaging in theme park rides, taking a spin in race cars across Yas Island, and even constructing virtual homes. The allure of customisable avatars and surprise rewards adds an extra layer of personalisation to each player’s unique adventure. Notably, the gamified experience will continue to evolve, promising fresh partnerships and novel experiences for enthusiasts to anticipate.
In essence, the virtual Yas Island experience indicates an exhilarating avenue for travellers to engage. This transformative digital platform opens doors for users to virtually traverse key landmarks. Also, it allows them to foster a socially immersive realm designed to captivate and enlighten audiences across the globe.
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