Campaign became Yas Island’s most successful advertising campaign in destination’s history, being shared by audiences 21,000 times over social media
Mumbai, August 18, 2021: Yas Island Abu Dhabi, one of the world’s leading leisure and entertainment hubs has seen incredible social media results following the conclusion of its viral iconic campaign, Stayin’ on Yas. Following three friends as they channeled the Bee Gees in a staycation like no-other on Yas Island, the sixty-second spot saw 16 million total online views while live for 10 days only, making it the most successful advertising the campaign, in terms of audience reach, in the destination’s history.
The campaign, which used the iconic music of the British band, the Bee Gees, as its core creative concept, saw marked social and digital results within the first week of its launch. With 3 million views over Instagram and 1.4 million over YouTube, the campaign gained significant traction among UAE audiences targeting staycation visits. The campaign was shared over 21,000 times on social media, making it a truly viral campaign.
Liam Findlay, General Manager at Experience Hub – Yas Island, commented: “This incredible set of results speak for themselves: Stayin’ on Yas was a resounding hit with UAE audiences. As a destination, we have worked hard to ensure that Yas Island is top-of-mind for UAE residents when wanting to book a staycation. With our plethora of activities across the Island – the world’s fastest roller coaster at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, its tallest indoor climbing wall, and widest skydiving chamber at CLYMBTM Abu Dhabi, or its largest indoor theme park at Warner Bros World.TM Abu Dhabi – Yas Island packs a punch for all visitors.”
The campaign came following research into over 3,300 individuals across the UAE, revealing that 37.1% look to spend time with their family members, that over a third are looking to relax while on a staycation, and that 42% considered a beach a ‘must-have’ when on staycation. Over 25% of respondents shared that they wanted to have fun when on staycation, with 34.1% of under 24s listing fun as their top priority. Over a quarter also revealed that safety assurances were critical when considering a staycation destination.
Continuing, Findlay said: “These results underscore that, post-pandemic, UAE residents are keen to enjoy a vibrant, multi-activity staycation, and Yas Island delivers that in spades. Our research of audiences in Dubai and Abu Dhabi is indicative of the broader sentiment among those living around the nation, and we are proud at Yas Island to offer products catered to that and more.”
Stayin’ on Yas was launched on social platforms on 27th July 2021. The campaign was developed by the creative agency Momentum UAE, with support from Dejavu and Starcom.
About Experience Hub and Yas Island
Experience Hub (www.experiencehub.com) is the one-stop destination partner and promotional arm of one of the world’s fastest growing leisure and entertainment destinations: Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. Yas Island (www.Yas island.ae) is one of the world’s fastest-growing leisure and entertainment destinations, located on the golden shores of Abu Dhabi - just 20 minutes from downtown Abu Dhabi and 50 minutes from Dubai. Yas Island offers holidaymakers a diverse mix of award-winning leisure and entertainment experiences, from one-of-a-kind theme parks, world-class shopping, and superb dining, to a links golf course, exciting water and motorsports, and the most enjoyable musical and family events… all within the 25 sq km Island. Today, Yas Island is home to the award-winning theme parks Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, the record-breaking CLYMB ™ Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit (home to the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIXTM), Yas Marina, Yas Links golf course, as well as Abu Dhabi’s largest mall, more than 160 dining experiences, seven hotels, and indoor and outdoor concert venues - all of which are complemented by a range of visitor services that connect all attractions to one another.