Best things to do across the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2018 weekend

Superstar gigs, exclusive parties and full-throttle sporting action

Celebrate in style with Amber LoungeThis ultra-exclusive party pop-up is celebrating its tenth anniversary with an epic line-up.Based in Yas Links Golf Club across Saturday and Sunday nights, it promises to be one of the most celeb-filled hangouts in town.Pop legendCraig David and hitmaker Sigala have signed up to provide the soundtrack to an unforgettable weekend.For more information, visit www.amber-lounge.com/abudhabi.
And for bookings, email abudhabi@amber-lounge.com or call +377 9777 1634.
Prices vary. November 24-25. Yas Links Golf Club, Yas Island. www.amber-lounge.com/abudhabi

Celebrate in style with Amber Lounge

This ultra-exclusive party pop-up is celebrating its tenth anniversary with an epic line-up.

Based in Yas Links Golf Club across Saturday and Sunday nights, it promises to be one of the most celeb-filled hangouts in town.

Pop legendCraig David and hitmaker Sigala have signed up to provide the soundtrack to an unforgettable weekend.

For more information, visit www.amber-lounge.com/abudhabi.

And for bookings, email abudhabi@amber-lounge.com or call +377 9777 1634.

Prices vary. November 24-25. Yas Links Golf Club, Yas Island. www.amber-lounge.com/abudhabi

Join the Rich ListUber-cool Abu Dhabi Grand Prix party pop-up Rich List is returning this year with a packed line-up and a string of top DJs.
The exclusive bash will take place at the heart of the Formula One fun in Yas Hotel, with awesome views of Yas Marina Circuit.Grammy Award-winner David Morales has the honour of rounding off the three-day party with an epic closing party on Sunday, November 25.But Rich List Palm Garden Nightclub will kick things off on Thursday, November 22, with live performances from Tough Love and guests.
For more information, visit Rich List’s website here.
Prices vary. November 22-25. Yas Hotel, Yas Island.  Image #2

Join the Rich List

Uber-cool Abu Dhabi Grand Prix party pop-up Rich List is returning this year with a packed line-up and a string of top DJs.

The exclusive bash will take place at the heart of the Formula One fun in Yas Hotel, with awesome views of Yas Marina Circuit.

Grammy Award-winner David Morales has the honour of rounding off the three-day party with an epic closing party on Sunday, November 25.

But Rich List Palm Garden Nightclub will kick things off on Thursday, November 22, with live performances from Tough Love and guests.

For more information, visit Rich List’s website here.

Prices vary. November 22-25. Yas Hotel, Yas Island. 
Party hard with MADThis Yas Island hotspot is an Abu Dhabi favourite throughout the year, but it has taken things up a gear for race weekend.Music legend Nelly joins French Montana, Akon and Future on a truly world-class line-up, starting on Thursday night and ending on Sunday night.It promises to be one of the most spectacular venues to celebrate in style.Prices vary. 11pm-5am, Thu-Sun. MAD on Yas Island, www.tickets.virginmegastore.me (055 834 6262). Image #3

Party hard with MAD

This Yas Island hotspot is an Abu Dhabi favourite throughout the year, but it has taken things up a gear for race weekend.

Music legend Nelly joins French Montana, Akon and Future on a truly world-class line-up, starting on Thursday night and ending on Sunday night.

It promises to be one of the most spectacular venues to celebrate in style.

Prices vary. 11pm-5am, Thu-Sun. MAD on Yas Island, www.tickets.virginmegastore.me (055 834 6262).

Join in the fun with WeBrunchThis ultra-popular Dubai export is coming to the capital to throw a weekend to remember, with some of your favourite celebrities sure to make an appearance.As a Who’s Who of the world’s hottest celebrities and sports stars touch down and party, you can join the celebrations in style with three brilliant brunches.
We Brunch, one of our favourite Friday feasts in Dubai, is hosting three special Grand Prix events – with tickets to The Weeknd or Sam Smith thrown in, too.
After a sell-out first season last year, Love Parties Group has brought the brunches back for a second time around and it’s promising to be even bigger and better.
Tickets are selling quickly so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.Fri Nov 23 brunch noon-3pm Dhs850; 4pm-8pm Dhs950. Sat Nov 24 all-day brunch 1pm-8pm Dhs1,750 (early bird prices, Dhs1,950 and Dhs2,100 after); drunch 4pm-8pm Dhs1,000 (gents), Dhs800 (ladies). Bookings can be made online at www.webrunchdxb.com/race-weekend. Image #4

Join in the fun with WeBrunch

This ultra-popular Dubai export is coming to the capital to throw a weekend to remember, with some of your favourite celebrities sure to make an appearance.

As a Who’s Who of the world’s hottest celebrities and sports stars touch down and party, you can join the celebrations in style with three brilliant brunches.

We Brunch, one of our favourite Friday feasts in Dubai, is hosting three special Grand Prix events – with tickets to The Weeknd or Sam Smith thrown in, too.

After a sell-out first season last year, Love Parties Group has brought the brunches back for a second time around and it’s promising to be even bigger and better.

Tickets are selling quickly so be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.

Fri Nov 23 brunch noon-3pm Dhs850; 4pm-8pm Dhs950. Sat Nov 24 all-day brunch 1pm-8pm Dhs1,750 (early bird prices, Dhs1,950 and Dhs2,100 after); drunch 4pm-8pm Dhs1,000 (gents), Dhs800 (ladies). Bookings can be made online at www.webrunchdxb.com/race-weekend.


Yasalam Post-Race gigsOrganisers should be applauded for bringing four genuine world stars to the capital for the post-race concerts this year.Sam Smith, The Weeknd, Post Malone and Guns 'N' Roses make up an incredible line-up across Thursday to Sunday.Tickets have been like gold dust in the capital, but there are still some available online and on Facebook. Image #5

Yasalam Post-Race gigs

Organisers should be applauded for bringing four genuine world stars to the capital for the post-race concerts this year.

Sam Smith, The Weeknd, Post Malone and Guns 'N' Roses make up an incredible line-up across Thursday to Sunday.

Tickets have been like gold dust in the capital, but there are still some available online and on Facebook.



Crank up the BASEOne of the UAE’s biggest clubs is coming to Abu Dhabi for the F1 weekend, and bringing two huge stars with it.
BASE, which is situated at Dubai’s D3 area, is known for it’s weekly line-ups of incredible DJs, urban and hip-hop stars.
From November 23 to 25 partygoers in the capital will be able to see what all the fuss is about at its pop-up above Cipriani at Yas Marina.The club has teamed up with 1OAK to bring an unforgettable bash to Yas Island in honour of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.Tyga and DJ Black Coffee are sure to have partygoers descending on an epic weekend at BASE.Nov 23-25, 11pm-6am. Above Cipriani, Yas Marina, Yas Island (055 313 4999). Image #6

Crank up the BASE

One of the UAE’s biggest clubs is coming to Abu Dhabi for the F1 weekend, and bringing two huge stars with it.

BASE, which is situated at Dubai’s D3 area, is known for it’s weekly line-ups of incredible DJs, urban and hip-hop stars.

From November 23 to 25 partygoers in the capital will be able to see what all the fuss is about at its pop-up above Cipriani at Yas Marina.

The club has teamed up with 1OAK to bring an unforgettable bash to Yas Island in honour of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Tyga and DJ Black Coffee are sure to have partygoers descending on an epic weekend at BASE.

Nov 23-25, 11pm-6am. Above Cipriani, Yas Marina, Yas Island (055 313 4999).

Enjoy the race in ultimate luxuryLuxury concierge company Jet Setters Group is launching in the UAE and using the capital’s F1 weekend to kick-start things from November 23 to 25.Its Jet Setters F1 package, which includes three-day access to a 200-feet three-tier luxury yacht, will set you back a cool Dhs50,600.
Organisers say you get a lot for your money, with five-star service, celebrity-filled parties and delicious food from Italian eatery Cipriani included.
They’re staying tight-lipped with the identities of the A-list stars they say will be joining in the fun, but have confirmed English classical singer Camilla Kerslake as an ambassador.
If this sounds like your kind of thing, you can sign up to the Jet Setters Group for access to worldwide events and private concierge services.
For more information, visit the company’s website. Image #7

Enjoy the race in ultimate luxury

Luxury concierge company Jet Setters Group is launching in the UAE and using the capital’s F1 weekend to kick-start things from November 23 to 25.

Its Jet Setters F1 package, which includes three-day access to a 200-feet three-tier luxury yacht, will set you back a cool Dhs50,600.

Organisers say you get a lot for your money, with five-star service, celebrity-filled parties and delicious food from Italian eatery Cipriani included.

They’re staying tight-lipped with the identities of the A-list stars they say will be joining in the fun, but have confirmed English classical singer Camilla Kerslake as an ambassador.

If this sounds like your kind of thing, you can sign up to the Jet Setters Group for access to worldwide events and private concierge services.

For more information, visit the company’s website.

Splash the cash and bag bumper savingsShops and malls across the capital are getting into the spirit of things with a string of mega sales and unmissable promotions.
Six big retail hubs have signed up to the Super Deals offering, meaning bargain hunters are in for some serious treats this month.
Outlets in Yas Mall, Marina Mall, Dalma Mall, Al Wahda Mall, Bawadi Mall and Al Ain Mall are offering a Dhs200 voucher back, for every Dhs1,000 spent.In total, more than 750 outlets are inviting shoppers to splash the cash this month with massive savings on a range of items from the everyday to the luxury.From November 21 to November 25, you can enjoy up to 90 percent off at selected stores to ensure you look and feel your best for the big race.For more details, read this.  Image #8

Splash the cash and bag bumper savings

Shops and malls across the capital are getting into the spirit of things with a string of mega sales and unmissable promotions.

Six big retail hubs have signed up to the Super Deals offering, meaning bargain hunters are in for some serious treats this month.

Outlets in Yas Mall, Marina Mall, Dalma Mall, Al Wahda Mall, Bawadi Mall and Al Ain Mall are offering a Dhs200 voucher back, for every Dhs1,000 spent.

In total, more than 750 outlets are inviting shoppers to splash the cash this month with massive savings on a range of items from the everyday to the luxury.

From November 21 to November 25, you can enjoy up to 90 percent off at selected stores to ensure you look and feel your best for the big race.

For more details, read this

Live Across The CityIf you thought all the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix fun was contained to Yas Island, you’d be wrong.
The whole city will be hit by race fever as the Yasalam festival brings ten days of full-throttle action in the lead-up to the big race.
‘Live Across the City’ will see lots of live music, events, activities and shows roar into town ahead of the sporting spectacle, which celebrates its tenth anniversary on November 25.Highlights will include a city-wide car parade, a motorsport-themed festival at A’l Bahar and a new supercar taxi scheme which gives guests the chance to cruise around the capital in luxury.For more information, read our essential guide herePrices vary. November 16-25. Various venues, including A’l Bahar, Abu Dhabi Corniche. www.yasalam.ae Image #9

Live Across The City

If you thought all the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix fun was contained to Yas Island, you’d be wrong.

The whole city will be hit by race fever as the Yasalam festival brings ten days of full-throttle action in the lead-up to the big race.

‘Live Across the City’ will see lots of live music, events, activities and shows roar into town ahead of the sporting spectacle, which celebrates its tenth anniversary on November 25.

Highlights will include a city-wide car parade, a motorsport-themed festival at A’l Bahar and a new supercar taxi scheme which gives guests the chance to cruise around the capital in luxury.

For more information, read our essential guide here

Prices vary. November 16-25. Various venues, including A’l Bahar, Abu Dhabi Corniche. www.yasalam.ae

Dance the weekend away with IrisIris Yas Island is gearing up for an adrenaline-fuelled Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend by bringing two of the world’s top DJs to town.
Roger Sanchez and Erick Morillo have signed up to play unmissable sets at the hotspot, which will host five days of parties in honour of the big race’s tenth anniversary.The action at Iris kicks off on Wednesday, November 21, with HYVE ladies night featuring Kiev-based electronic duo ARTBAT from 6pm to 3.30am.
Thursday sees the club welcome Erick Morillo, with free entry for ladies and a Dhs250 cover charge for men, which includes two drinks.Friday brings with it a sunset session with Mahmut Orham before an awesome late night set by Roger Sanchez. Prices and times vary across the five-day mega bash, so make sure you keep an eye on Iris’ social media.
Tickets are available through Platinumlist and guests are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.
Prices vary. November 21-25. Yas Island (055 160 5636). Image #10

Dance the weekend away with Iris

Iris Yas Island is gearing up for an adrenaline-fuelled Abu Dhabi Grand Prix weekend by bringing two of the world’s top DJs to town.

Roger Sanchez and Erick Morillo have signed up to play unmissable sets at the hotspot, which will host five days of parties in honour of the big race’s tenth anniversary.

The action at Iris kicks off on Wednesday, November 21, with HYVE ladies night featuring Kiev-based electronic duo ARTBAT from 6pm to 3.30am.

Thursday sees the club welcome Erick Morillo, with free entry for ladies and a Dhs250 cover charge for men, which includes two drinks.

Friday brings with it a sunset session with Mahmut Orham before an awesome late night set by Roger Sanchez. 

Prices and times vary across the five-day mega bash, so make sure you keep an eye on Iris’ social media.

Tickets are available through Platinumlist and guests are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Prices vary. November 21-25. Yas Island (055 160 5636).

Enjoy a delicious brunchYes, it might be a very special weekend in Abu Dhabi's calendar, but we can't do it on an empty stomach.A host of capital venues are embracing the Grand Prix spirit with spectacular brunches for the occasion.Here's five great brunches we suggest you try this weekend. Image #11

Enjoy a delicious brunch

Yes, it might be a very special weekend in Abu Dhabi's calendar, but we can't do it on an empty stomach.

A host of capital venues are embracing the Grand Prix spirit with spectacular brunches for the occasion.
Here's five great brunches we suggest you try this weekend.

Try your hand at being an F1 superstarUnless you're Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen or their fellow F1 drivers, you're not going to get to take part in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.Sad, we know. But you can have the next best thing with an F1 simulator at The Village at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi.Take part in the 2018 simulator challenge at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi and win the Ultimate F1 Experience. The Fastest lap time will win an exciting F1 Experience and even go head to head against Valtteri Bottas in the simulators.And there are plenty of other great prizes to be won and discounts to be had too.November 22-25, 6pm-1am. Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, Tourist Club Area. Image #12

Try your hand at being an F1 superstar

Unless you're Lewis Hamilton, Max Verstappen or their fellow F1 drivers, you're not going to get to take part in the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Sad, we know. But you can have the next best thing with an F1 simulator at The Village at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi.

Take part in the 2018 simulator challenge at Le Meridien Abu Dhabi and win the Ultimate F1 Experience. 

The Fastest lap time will win an exciting F1 Experience and even go head to head against Valtteri Bottas in the simulators.

And there are plenty of other great prizes to be won and discounts to be had too.

November 22-25, 6pm-1am. Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, Tourist Club Area.

Check out some capital newbiesYas Marina is welcoming three new venues in time for this year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. 
Two of them are already popular spots in Dubai. Mr Myagi’s is a fun Asian bar and restaurant with eclectic décor and hawker-stand vibes.
The Scene is a British-style gastropub and is run by Simon Rimmer, a regular on UK television.The third outlet is Casa De Cuba, a Cuban bar specialising in mixed drinks.For more on the openings, read this. Image #13

Check out some capital newbies

Yas Marina is welcoming three new venues in time for this year’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Two of them are already popular spots in Dubai. Mr Myagi’s is a fun Asian bar and restaurant with eclectic décor and hawker-stand vibes.

The Scene is a British-style gastropub and is run by Simon Rimmer, a regular on UK television.

The third outlet is Casa De Cuba, a Cuban bar specialising in mixed drinks.

For more on the openings, read this.

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