Abu Dhabi Grand Prix: The event of the season
Since opening in 2009, the Yas Marina Circuit has earned high praise from Bernie Ecclestone – the F1 Director called it “one of the most exciting tracks” he’d ever seen. We couldn’t agree more! Whether you are lucky enough to be one of the 50,000 motor sport fanatics attending the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix or just visiting Yas Marina to see the home of the action, we’ve gathered all the Intel you need to navigate your visit.
The Main Event
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix takes place at the Yas Marina Circuit, a 5.5 km 21-cornered course designed by Herman Tilke. Its typical Tilke long straight – naturally the site of one of the track’s two DRS zones – promises major speed. The course winds around the Marina in a style reminiscent of the famous Monaco circuit – but while excitement at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix certainly matches anything you’d see at the European classic, the UAE event is infused with a sense of modernity thanks to its glass-and-steel surroundings.
The track travels through the eye-catching Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi, which features an LED lighting system that illuminates the night sky like a permanent fireworks display. Since the Abu Dhabi GP is the first Formula 1 race to go from day to night, spectators have an ideal vantage point for the spectacle. That is, if they can pull their eyes away from the floodlit track – the view of the cars at night is one of the coolest moments of the season.
The After Party
The nightly Amber Lounge after party boasts a crowd cooler than Johnny Depp drinking an iced Negroni in the Arctic Circle! Expect the usual celebrity crowd, from athletes and musicians to actors and business magnates. With some of the best international DJs making an appearance, expect a hedonistic playground for the VVIP (very, very important persons).
The Day After
Home to countless restaurants and bars, Yas Island is one of the trendiest spots in Abu Dhabi. Our Park Inn by Radisson, Abu Dhabi Yas Island is in the middle of all the action – a stone’s throw from the F1 track and a quick jaunt to the best of the island’s offerings. If you’ve got the post-Grand Prix blues, head to motor sports theme park Ferrari World for thrilling moment. There you can satisfy your need for speed on the world’s fastest roller coaster.
Similarly, check out the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island as it’s just a few steps from the Yas Marina Circuit. Similarly, it’s next to so many dining and shopping experiences, parks and amazing sights, that it’s well-worth a stay!