The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will this year’s season finale, for the second year running. Undoubtedly, the setting on the Yas Island is more than stunning. Actually, it has become a favourite of motorsport lovers for the past few years. Today, more and more people prefer the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix compared to the Monaco Grand Prix. So what informs this?
Well, the following are some of the reasons that make the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix a darling of many people:
- 5-star accommodation
- World-class circuit
- An out of this world Ferrari World very close to the track
- Live post-race concerts that feature international popular acts (the concerts are included in the package)
- Races that take place at sunset
The Formula One
If you are a motor racing enthusiast, there are a number of reasons why the city of Abu Dhabi should be very high on your list of places you would like to visit. Since 2009, Abu Dhabi has hosted a Formula One event every year, and already this is considered one- of the most prestigious and important on the Grand Prix calendar.
Due to time zone differences the race usually kicks off about 5 PM local time and even at the start of the race, floodlights light the track – officials think this is preferable to turning them on them halfway through the race and interfering with live TV filming of the event. Abu Dhabi is one of the two Grand Prix meetings where you can watch the action from a luxury yacht. The other event is Monaco; in both cities, the racetrack is adjacent to a beautiful luxury marina.
The Yas Marina Circuit where the event is held is one of the most advanced circuits technology wise in the world. It also provides a training ground for Middle Eastern racing drivers where they practice and hone their driving skills.
As well as the Formula One event, Abu Dhabi is also home to Ferrari World. This is the first Ferrari theme park in the world and also the biggest attraction of this kind. The park covers an area of 47 square miles. There are over 20 attractions within the theme park including the world’s fastest roller coaster, which reaches speeds of an exhilarating 240 km per hour. The park has many interactive games, designer shopping opportunities, and authentic Italian restaurants to reflect the Italian Ferrari experience.