Formula 1 fever has always enthralled the hip and savvy population of Abu Dhabi. With the glamorous Formula 1 races and other similar adrenaline-pumping events rolling into town at designated times of the year, the UAE is the perfect destination for high-speed lovers, adventure mongers and those willing to stand on the side, to cheer their heroes head on. With Red Bull’s winner Sebastien Vettel securing his 4th championship on the hot tracks of India, the pulsating party atmosphere is all ready to shift base to the thrill and action-packed overdrive of Yas Marina Circuit–a real treat for participants and spectators alike.
Yas Marina Circuit, the renowned venue for the great Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, was designed and conceptualized by Hermann Tilke. Situated on Yas Island, at a driving distance of 30 minutes from the capital city of UAE, Abu Dhabi ; Yas Marina is the 2nd Formula One track located in the Middle East regions with the first located at Bahrain. In the year 2009, GP2 Asia Series test (spanning across two days) was organised to open the circuit officially. Ever since, it has been pulling participants to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and was host to Yas V8 400, the exciting Australian V8 Supercars series, in 2010.
Those who come to witness the racing actions at this highly charged venue also like to explore the other attractions of Yas Island: impressive sculptures made from trackside tyres, contact jugglers, sand artists and performances by Capoeira dancers. The impressively deafening sound of F1 cars is unlike to spoil the fervour of the Jazz Festival held in the background or reduce the fine dining experiences of participants at Yas Marina’s five new restaurants. All these and more delights welcome Formula 1 lovers to UAE-book your tickets today!
F1 Fan Zone, which is all set to rock Corniche, is the best opportunity to get families involved in the incessant buzz around Formula 1 and racing events. Photo opportunities with a great looking F1 car, F1 simulators and pit stop challenges are some of the few activities on the list of enthusiasts of all ages and from diverse walks of life. If you hang around, you can savour the delights of F1 races on huge outdoor screens as well.
There is a lot in store for all F1 fans and those who are not-so-crazy about burning rubber, thumping hearts and fast paced races. Plenty of headline music acts are bound to keep people revved up and entertained at the du Arena, across the four nights of this much awaited event. Arab superstars of the likes of Amr Diab, Muse, Hussain Al Jassmi, Depeche Mode and Elissa are expected to burn the stage with their blazing performances -be there!