Wed 21st Nov - Mon 26th Nov
FIVE nights hotel accommodation at the 3-Star Centro Hotel, spectacular views of the track from Al Dhiyafa Hospitality with food & drinks included.
Wed 21st Nov - Mon 26th Nov
5 or more nights relaxing in the remarkable Al Raha Beach hotel with its wonderful beaches, pools and restaurants with a VIP hospitality package for the race from the 5* Yas Hotel, best of both worlds!
Mon 19th Nov - Mon 26th Nov
SEVEN nights hotel, 2 nights Atlantis Dubai followed by 5 nights on Yas Island at the 4-Star deluxe Rotana Hotel, spectacular views of the track from The Al Dhiyafa Hospitality suite .
Mon 19th Nov - Mon 26th Nov
Three nights in Dubai at the 5-star Atlantis and five nights at The Yas Hotel (5-Star) which is located on the track, VIP transportation, spectacular views of the track from Marina Hospitality suites & Ferrari World tickets.
Sat 25th & Sun 26th Nov
A breathtaking location – the Yas Viceroy Hotel. Experience the sensation of the Formula 1® cars passing underneath the hotel from iconic 5 star Yas Viceroy Hotel. With 5* catering, open bar and one of the most memorable views of any track.
Sat 25th & Sun 26th Nov
Full VIP hospitality from above the support paddock with panoramic views of the Yas Marina Circuit with open bar, 3 course meal, canapés, reserved seating and private washrooms.
The 2007 Abu Dhabi Festival in the UAE was the venue for the announcement that Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was going to be in the Formula One Calendar from 2009 onwards. The race first took place on Nov 1 2009 and was won by Sebastian Vettel for Red Bull. The race is held on the 55 lap Yas Marina Circuit which was designed by Hermann Tilke; a prolific formula one circuit driver.
The first provisional date of the initial race was for November 15th 2009 and was going to be the final and 19th race of the season, but later there were some amendments to the Formula One calendar and the date was changed to the first and only the 17th, but final race.
This was an exciting announcement as the race was going to be F1`s first ever day-night event with floodlights being used from the start to ensure a seamless transition from day to night!
24 Nov Fri (Practice Laps)
23 Nov Sat (Practice Laps)
24 Nov Sat (Qualifying Laps)
25 Nov Sun (Race - The Big Event!)
In 2009 the German Sebastian Vettel driving for Red Bull won the first Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi and also took the lap record which he still holds today at a super-fast time of 1:40.279. Lewis Hamilton had led from the start with Vettel second, but Lewis would succumb to brake trouble after 18 laps and had to retire due to safety concerns, after that Vettel would carry on in first place to win!
Winners over the past 9 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (since the Grand Prix started):
Lewis can't make it back to back wins in Abu Dhabi, as his teammate Bottas dominates the race and takes the win, which takes his tally up to 3 for the year and his final position of 3rd with 305 points.
He had learnt from his previous poor start in the last race in Brazil and made sure he held on to his pole position to seal the win. He left Hamilton frustrated, blaming partly the circuit for not be able to pass him in the second half of the race!
For a more in-depth report on the race please go to our news story with all the thrills and spills from the desert.
Grand Prix Adventures have been offering Abu Dhabi F1 tours since the circuit opened and we get the most repeat customers returning year after year to visit the grand hotels! With most of the day to yourself to relax by the pool, shop and sight-see, many of our guests enjoy their time in Abu Dhabi as a holiday and come to unwind in the evening with some Grand Prix Adventures hospitality and amazing views of the GP circuit. Call us to discuss our events, holiday plans and spectacular F1 experience.
We have been providing Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Hospitality for F1 fans with tours for all the big GP races for a while now. This makes us the ideal tour operator to help you have the most luxurious and memorable Grand Prix Adventure. We have driver meets where you can meet great F1 drivers like David Coulthard! As well as driver meets we have lots of celebrity parties to fill up the time between races including some of the best of the best dinners in the most high end restaurants. If it’s the high life you want then look no further! You’ve visited the best website for a luxury F1 holiday - book with us now!
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the United Arab Emirates and is located just off the mainland on a island in the Persian Gulf. It focuses on oil and boasts some stunning modern skyline towers and has some huge shopping centres.
Just down the road is the more famous city of Dubai, which is one of the most diverse cities to visit in the Middle East and very welcoming for tourists, It is renowned worldwide for it’s great landmarks e.g. the Burj Al Arab, Dubai Atlantis Aquaventure Waterpark, Burj Khalifa and the Grand Mosque to name but a few. The contrast in Dubai is spectacular with it’s grasp still on the past but also embracing the modern world with both arms; with it’s approach to modern commerce and shopping malls which are as in Abu Dhabi, HUGE! There are stunning hotels, rolling sand dunes to be found outside the city, modern sporting facilities and events e.g. golf championships and the rugby sevens.
Also great desert safari trips can be organised to experience the whole Arabian Night Adventure and remote Bedouin villages. There is also a lively and sophisticated nightlife through the modern westernised hotel bars which can range from upmarket cocktail bars to your more homely and informal British style pubs and of course some Irish ones thrown in for good measure. So all and all a great night out on the town can be had by all and some funky music and fine dining can be experienced too!
A must see place to go when in Abu Dhabi enjoying the Grand Prix. This remarkable landmark took 10 years to build and cover over 10 hectares and is the largest mosque in the country.
When in Abu Dhabi enjoying the Grand Prix why not try one of these delightful restaurants:
This sophisticated and fun Chino-Latino restaurant has a branch in Abu Dhabi as well as other restaurants worldwide. The high-energy environment compliments the intensely flavoured Latin inspired menu, prepared with imagination and flare. The Asia de Cuba style and food is unique and rooted deeply from the street cafes of Havana.
This decadent restaurant is located in the fantastic surroundings of the Riviera Beach Club which may find you initially going for just a cocktail and a snack on the terrace, but end up staying there for a long and fun night. The food is fresh and tasty and the dishes can include the tangy red snapper and salmon ceviches, tunapica tartare or the steamed Chilean seabass; a light dish, but very satisfying.
Lunch: 12pm - 3pm
Dinner: 6pm - 12am
This lovely Peruvian restaurant is an award-winning venue with its Latin American theme and traditional Peruvian cooking it makes this a place not to be missed when in town. The food is great, but also the views of Al Maryah Island and the classy interior make it a must see place to spend a few hours in the evening.
The restaurant fronts onto the water and you can enjoy a sumptuous pre-dinner cocktail at their classy bar while you wait for your table to ready. The sea bream and the amberjack and truffle are a must-try when you're at the Coya, but the show stopper on the menu is the Arroz Nikkei, which is a bowl of Chilean seabass roughly mashed with rice, lime and chilli; lip-smacking good and comes at a hefty but worth it price of (Dh192 or £41).
All Day: 12.30pm to 11pm
For more on what to do and where to eat when in Abu Dhabi please go to our guide on the city.
Monaco GP. This magical event is held in the month of May each year and is so popular with F1 racing fans all over the world! The Monaco Grand Prix still remains one of the most exciting spectacles on the F1 calendar.
Date: 27th May 2018