Ten days of full-throttle festival fun for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2018

The city is gearing up for the tenth anniversary of the sporting spectacle

Ten days of full-throttle festival fun for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2018

Abu Dhabi will play host to ten days of full-throttle entertainment for the tenth anniversary of the capital’s Grand Prix bonanza.

The city will be buzzing with lots of live music, events, activities and shows as the sporting spectacle roars into town in November.

And a busy week packed full of fun, dubbed ‘Live Across the City’, will set the stage for the main event, which will be held on November 25 at Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island.

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.

The festivities are being organised in a joint effort by FLASH Entertainment and the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism.

H.E. Sultan Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri, Executive Director of the Tourism Sector at the Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi said: “It is a great privilege to be hosting the tenth Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in the capital. 

“Formula 1 is just one of the many reasons why Abu Dhabi is an ideal destination, providing an array of attractions and events that cater to both families and young travellers.

“We hope this year’s tenth Grand Prix will inspire the local community and international visitors alike to directly get involved with what Abu Dhabi has to offer, not only through Formula 1 but through the other activities available in the UAE.”

The action kicks off with a parade of vintage and modern cars from around the UAE, which will pass through the city from 2.30pm on November 16 before coming to a stop at A’l Bahar at 5pm.

And that’s where the fun will continue, with the Corniche venue playing host to ten days of action until the race day on November 25.

It will feature an activation village with local bands and DJs daily, as well as the finale of the Emerging Talent Competition on November 22 when the top 4 budding music talents in the GCC take to the stage.

For the motorsport fans, the Pit Stop will also host an impressive display of unique cars to admire each day.

Then during the race weekend itself, from November 22 to 25, fans can get the A-list experience with a fleet of Super Taxis touring the city, including luxury motors such as Lamborghini, Maserati, Corvette, Bentley, Rolls Royce and Mercedes models from 12pm to 8pm daily.

That’s without even mentioning the Yasalam post-race concerts, which will bring music stars Guns N’ Roses, Sam Smith, The Weeknd and Post Malone to the capital.

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