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Yas Island Abu Dhabi’s new tourism ad names Kevin Hart its chief island officer

Yas Island Abu Dhabi has named Kevin Hart its official chief island officer in its new tourism ad.

The ad showcases Hart travelling around Yas Island in a white Ferrari while suggesting something big is on its way, and asking the viewers to keep a look out on the platforms for more updates.

Fans of Hart are expected to stay tuned on various social media platforms as he visits the various landmarks and attractions on the island and documents the process online.

Hart’s initial link to the island came in August of last year when he suggested he would be interested in a job on the island and expressed his enthusiasm for a potential collaboration with the island.

Liam Findlay, CEO of Experience Hub, the trade and promotion arm of Yas Island and a subsidiary of Miral, commented: “We are delighted to see Kevin Hart take on the role of Chief Island officer for Yas Island Abu Dhabi.

“As one of the most multifaceted and entertaining comics in the world, fans will get to watch Kevin Hart ‘Hartify’ everything on the island, and we encourage everyone to stay tuned and watch why Yas Island Abu Dhabi is ‘Hart’ to beat!”

Yas Island is a leisure and entertainment hub, and includes such destinations as a Ferrari-inspired theme park, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, links golf course Yas Links, and Yas Marina Circuit, which is the home of the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Abu Dhabi recently relaxed it’s COVID restrictions to encourage international travel.

For entries into Abu Dhabi, unvaccinated inbound travellers will still need to present a negative PCR test result taken within 48 hours of their scheduled departure or a COVID-19 recovery certificate dated within 30 days of departure. Children under 12 are exempt.

The on-arrival PCR test at Abu Dhabi International Airport is no longer mandatory for travellers, regardless of their vaccination status. However, the testing facility remains at the airport for those who wish to take a test, for AED 40 per swab.



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