Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates, is a traveller’s and a tourist’s delight. Be it the city’s magnificent mosques or spectacular skyscrapers, Abu Dhabi is an all-encompassing city. It also hosts the last race on the F1 calendar – the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which is known to be high on velocity and luxury. This edition leaves no stone unturned to delight an F1 fanatic. And it also satiates the appetite of the one who believes in living life king size.
A beautiful circuit, a sizzling after-party and more, here’s why the Abu Dhabi F1 experience stands out.
1. The circuit
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix takes place at the Yas Marina circuit, which is believed to be the most expensive F1 track ever built. In 2009, the construction of the track cost more than $1 billion dollars. No expense was spared to build this facility on a man-made island. The Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel nestled atop the track is its most distinctive feature. Also, the unique sun-setting backdrop makes the track for a picturesque venue. Given the slow nature of the layout, the track has not been an F1 driver’s dream circuit, but top-notch facilities has it rising on popularity charts.
2. Luxurious hospitality
Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is associated with the renowned Amber Lounge on the hospitality front. A two-day hospitality package of this power-packed edition offers spectacular experiences. These packages are available from various authentic resellers at varying values, depending on the inclusions. There is lounge access and a trackside yacht experience accompanied by celebrity and F1 driver appearances. At the Abu Dhabi GP, there is something for a sport fanatic and a party animal. Well, the stellar GP experience extends to the gastronomical section as well. Be it the gourmet buffet lunch, light buffet dinner or the open champagne and spirits bar, the food & beverage experience is truly extravagant.
If you are going to be in or around Abu Dhabi anywhere between 29th November and 1st December, make sure to catch this F1 race. Marked with a great line-up of racers and first-class hospitality, the experience on the Yas Marina Circuit is one-of-a-kind.