24 October 2019
Between November 29th and December 1st, the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix takes place on the stunningly modern Yas Marina Circuit. As the final race on the F1 calendar, we expect the excitement to be palpable as we await to see a new champion crowned. The best place to catch the exhilaration is in Abu Dhabi so we’ve gathered some tips to make your F1 trip truly incredible.
The Ritz-Carlton: Marrying traditional Arabian elegance with modern amenities, the Ritz-Carlton (pictured) captivates the senses with its Bedouin-inspired spa, lush gardens, world-class dining options across its eight restaurants, and luxurious Club Lounge which presents guests with an elite level of intimacy, comfort and exclusivity.
The hotel’s accommodation options feature the spacious two-bedroom Garden Houses with a separate living area, expansive terrace, dedicated butler service and views of the gardens or Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.
Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi: Enter a world of opulence and comfort in one of the most sought-after destinations in Abu Dhabi, on Yas Island. Located within easy reach of local theme parks, shopping malls, a marina and golf course, Yas Hotel is the perfect place from which to explore Abu Dhabi.
The resort’s restaurant options cover authentic Italian cuisine at Amici, modern vibrant Indian at Angar and relaxed international dining at Longitude. Experience a soothing journey at Spa By Yas Hotel, as you navigate the indulgent treatment menu and relax in the atmosphere of tranquility.
Louvre Abu Dhabi: As the name suggests, this is the Arabian branch of the world-renowned French art museum. Louvre Abu Dhabi celebrates mankind’s creative spirit across all mediums and presents guests with a view into the dynamic modern Arab world while celebrating the region’s proud heritage.
Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: The unmistakable Abu Dhabi landmark is the largest mosque in the UAE and one of the largest in the world. The mosque is interwoven with different architectural styles from Muslim civilizations around the world to celebrate cultural diversity.
Yas Island: If you’re lucky enough to be attending the F1, you’ll be visiting Yas Island, the entertainment hub of Abu Dhabi. With a full calendar of events including concerts, sporting events, cultural celebrations and more, there’s never a dull day on Yas Island.
Observation Deck at 300: See the spectacular city from above from the observation deck on the 74th floor of the Jumeirah at Etihad Towers.
Qasr Al Hosn: The oldest standing building in Abu Dhabi. Built in the late 18th century, the structure once protected coastal trading and the island’s growing settlement.
Heritage Village: This reconstruction of a traditional Bedouin village allows visitors to interact with the desert way of life and immerse themselves in the history of this futuristic city.
The selection of high-quality and diverse dining options available in Abu Dhabi is enough to please any visitor, with restaurants serving everything from traditional Arabian dishes to Michelin-star Mediterranean cuisine.
Visitors can experience a taste of traditional Abu Dhabi across the city’s contemporary restaurants, desert camps and street-side vendors which serve up delicious Bedouin style cuisine. This style of food is often infused with aromatic spices from across the region such as cinnamon, saffron and turmeric and is made using age-old techniques and fresh local produce such as fish straight from the Arabian Gulf and vegetables from the local souk.
Some of our favourite Emirati dishes for you to try are Al Haree, a dish of wheat and meat slow cooked in a clay pot, and Al Madrooba, a mix of salted fish with a thick spicy sauce and rice.
If all the fun of the F1 has left you hungry for more thrills, these are the places to head to:
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi: The Ferrari-inspired theme park sits close to the F1 track and is home to the highest roller coaster loop in the world and the planet’s fastest roller coaster to rival the speeds on the track.
Yas Waterworld: With over 40 rides and attractions, this Emirati-themed water park promises excitement for all ages.
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi: Get up close and personal with all your favourite Warner Brothers characters at this incredible indoor amusement park with six distinct worlds including Gotham City and Cartoon Junction.
If you’re ready to experience the thrill of the F1 in amazing Abu Dhabi, contact your Travel Counsellor and take advantage of exclusive benefits including full financial protection and a 24-hour duty office ready to support you before, during and even after your trip.