Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: Things to Know about the Formula 1 Weekend

The UAE’s capital is all set for the weekend with Motorsport fans arriving for Formula 1, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Not only that, the city is also brimming with tourists from all over the world with concerts and parties lined up.

Formula 1 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Things to Know

Formula 1

Happening at: YAS Marina Circuit

Dates: 22-25 November, 2018

Sponsored by: Etihad Airways

Kids go Free: Not only motorsport fans, the event will bring the complete family together with events and activities planned up by the YAS islands. If you have tickets for all 3 day event, you can take kids under the age of 12 free to the races. If you have a SPP (Super Parks Pass) and registered, you can enjoy unlimited access to all three Yas Island Parks – Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi.

Check for complete schedule here

Off Track Events

Yas Island Concerts

Not only racing, there are concerts planned up with world famous celebrities and artists. Few of the artists performing are:

  • Walter Scalzone
  • Gorgeous George
  • Sara G
  • Alicia Goveas
  • Team Power Stilts
  • Amelia Cadwallader
  • Maz Hakim
  • Echo Vessel

Highlights of the Formula 1 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

There are few events and line-ups that make this event unique and extraordinary and some of them are:

Super Taxis

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Luxury Dining Redefined

Yas Island Food

Live DJs, world famous Middle East’s genuine hospitality and cuisine that would captivate your senses are all set with the backdrop of heart-racing tracksides. Want something quiet? Head to Yas Hotel where the prices start from Dhs450 for a brunch experience at Origins, Atayeb and Kazu.

Top Facts to Know about the Much Talked About F1

  • 4,500 litres of ‘Yas blue’ paint, 720 litres of ivory, 1,440 litres of red and 1,440 litres of white paint has been used to make the tracks look nice and distinguished
  • Yas Marina Circuit has 88.4 acres of landscaped areas,
  • The total circuit has 2.52 acres of seasonal flowers and petunias planted
  • Six special charter flights will land at Abu Dhabi Airport, each loaded with more than 90 tonnes of gear, while Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa Port will handle 140 containers, each carrying the kit needed to make sure the F1, F2 and GP3 teams are able to compete.

Local Transportation

Abu Dhabi Buses

Yas Marina has a free Circuit Circular shuttle service which runs from Yas Waterworld to Yas Plaza Hotels to the South Grandstand to the Marina Grandstand to the West/Main Grandstand to the North Grandstand to the Yas Mall Tryano Entrance to the Yas Mall main entrance.

There is also a Yas Marina Circuit shuttle which runs from the West Gate to the Main Grandstand to the Yas Kartzone to the East Gate.

Buses are an alternative way to get to Yas Island Marina. Bus routes 170, 180 and 190 will take you to Ferrari World. They will be starting from Zayed Sport City on the main island. Routes 195, 203, 201, 200, 302, 300 and 304 will also all take you through Yas Island.

Yet to book your travel to the much anticipated, Formula 1 in Abu Dhabi? You still got time. Book it now for an exciting weekend ahead.

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