Your guide to Abu Dhabi Race Weekend

Lewis Hamilton (GBR) Mercedes AMG F1 W09 leads at the start of the race. 25.11.2018. Formula 1 World Championship, Rd 21, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, Race Day. - www.xpbimages.com, EMail: requests@xpbimages.com - copy of publication required for printed pictures. Every used picture is fee-liable. © Copyright: Batchelor / XPB Images

For the past 10 years, Abu Dhabi has hosted the Formula 1® Abu Dhabi Grand Prix event. As the city gears up to host its eleventh edition from November 28th to 1 December 1st, it's an exciting time of year to explore Abu Dhabi. It’s the most-awaited and glamorous weekend of the year for Abu Dhabi and indeed the biggest international event in the United Arab Emirates.

This year the festival atmosphere will last for five days, giving you one extra day to experience the thrill of Formula 1, starting with Super Thursday, on November 28, and ending in the following Monday’s 48th UAE National Day celebrations on December 2nd. The perfect event for F1 race fans as well as music lovers and families! Read on to gear up for Abu Dhabi Race Weekend 2019.

Formula 1 car on Grand Prix, Yas Island

Yas Marina: the main venue

Yas Marina Circuit has been hosting Formula 1® Abu Dhabi Grand Prix since 2009. It is the United Arab Emirates’ most exciting sporting and entertainment multi-purpose venue. The Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island is the perfect base for exploring not only the venue for this event but also some of the UAE's biggest global attractions.
Aerial View of Yas Island Abu Dhabi

Entertainment at the race

Race weekend is always packed with roaring race thrills of course but away from the racing action, visitors will be treated to a packed programme of entertainment, including world-class A-list musical artists at the after-race concerts, and Oasis areas in all public sections boasting a wide range of exhibitions, challenges and games to keep everyone entertained.

All ticket holders have access to Super Thursday which welcomes ticket holders to the F1® Fanzone, Public Pit Lane Walk (three ticket holders only) and Yas Hot Laps. On December 2nd, race ticket holders can share Emiratis’ pride in their nation and head to fan favorite Abu Dhabi Hill and the F1 Fanzone to enjoy car parades, drifting and Yas Hot Laps on track, with off-track entertainment including food trucks, fireworks, street performers, a Laser Escape Room, Pit Stop Challenge, F1 simulators and much more.

Abu Dhabi F1 2018

Post-race concerts and festivities

The biggest names in music have played for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ticket holders for over a decade - and 2019 will be no different! Two of the A-list artists performing in the race weekend this year are Travis Scott and The Killers. Travis Scott, a platinum-selling American rapper and hip-shop sensation, will be performing live with booming urban sounds and powerful on-stage presence. Fans can expect Travis Scott's live show to include hits such as 'Sicko Mode', 'Antidote', 'Yosemite' and many more as he wows the crowd with tracks from his three studio albums, plus a few surprises.

The Killers’ upcoming show is expected to take the capital city by storm for the second time around at the iconic du Arena. Straight out of Las Vegas, Nevada, American rockers The Killers will bring their world-beating catalogue of massive such as hits 'Mr. Brightside', 'Somebody Told Me', 'When You Were Young', 'Human', 'Runaways', 'The Man' and many more at the Yasalam After-Race Concert at the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019.  

Looking to keep the party going? Yas Island will also be hosting after-race parties throughout the Island. If you fancy spotting celebrities then these parties are a must go for you.

Abu Dhabi party

How to get to the race

Thousands of race fans from across the world come Yas Marina Circuit every year to experience the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in action. To ease the accessibility, Yas Island will be running numerous shuttles within the Island to reach Yas Marina Circuit throughout the race weekend. For full details, download the YasHUB app. Alternatively, make things easy and ask the reception at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island to help you reserve a taxi!

Yas Island Marina, Abu Dhabi

Kick back in comfort after the race at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Abu Dhabi Yas Island, just a walk away from all the F1 the action.

Abu Dhabi Race Weekend

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