Since its inauguration in 2009 as the world’s first-ever day-to-night race, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has become a signature Formula 1 experience that attracts over 400 million viewers across the globe annually. When Hermann Tilke designed the Yas Marina Circuit, home to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, he knew that competing with global brands such as Monaco and Silverstone would be no easy feat. However, he and his team managed to put together a 5.6-kilometre race track in just two short years.
Replete with luxury, adrenaline and vibrant cheer, Yas Island, which hosts the Yas Marina Circuit and the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, is the place to be during the racing season. It offers a wide range of hotels and accommodation options, plus attractions such as the Yas Waterworld – a sprawling waterpark with 45 rides, water slides and attractions – Yas Mall, and the mega du Arena, which hosts concerts and events throughout the year.
Moreover, Ferrari fans who visit the island have the opportunity to ride the world’s fastest roller-coaster at the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi. In 2018, the World Travel Awards named Ferrari World Abu Dhabi as the World’s Leading Tourist Attraction for the fourth year in a row.
Each year, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix attracts tens of thousands of visitors to Yas Island. With free afterrace concerts that have featured the likes of Paul McCartney and Rihanna, as well as an entire week of festivities, the event has become a global brand that has not just put the emirate on the map, but has made it a must-see destination for thrill-seekers around the world.www.yasmarinacircuit.com