Where is it?

Abu Dhabi is the second city of the United Arab Emirates, and the most populous. The city is on an island in the Persian Gulf. It offers a spectacular city scape and guaranteed hot and sunny weather.

The city has about 1.5 million inhabitants and is a bustling, modern metropolis with a real international flavour.

The inaugural race, in 2009 was F1’s first Day / Night race, starting at 5PM local. It remains the only race which offers both daylight and night time running.

The race is traditionally the last of the season.

What’s the circuit like?

The Yas Marina circuit is in Abu Dhabi’s incredible marina area of the same name. The circuit is twisty, with 21 turns, but also features a single, long straight and another gently curving straight. Although purpose designed, and quite wide, overtaking has been an issue at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

One unique feature is the pit exit, which uses a tunnel to go under the track, allowing drivers to rejoin the circuit.

There is also a theme park, hotels, a water park and beaches all within the circuit area. The end of season party is generally excellent, with top acts and many drivers and teams staying on for testing, which follows the Grand Prix.

What sort of race can we expect?

The championship for both teams and drivers has normally been won some time before the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, so everyone tends to be quite relaxed and there is an end of term feeling at the race.

Nevertheless, expect some tough competition further down the order as teams try hard to consolidate points for the end of season payout.

Lewis Hamilton is the King of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and has won the event 5 times.

Why go to this one?

Before 2021 there hadn’t been many vintage races at Abu Dhabi, but the atmosphere and after event party are well worth going for. And of course it was the scene of F1’s most notorious Grand Prix ever, when Michael Masi stole a certain 8th world championship from Lewis Hamilton.

It’s also a fascinating part of the world to visit, and you’re guaranteed hot sunshine, even in December.

Where’s the best place to watch?

There’s not a huge capacity at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – a total of 41,000 seats. There are five grandstands, all served with huge television screens.

The main grandstand, as you’d expect, is on the start / finish straight, but we favour the North grandstand, which allows a long sweep of the cars in the tight section at the end of the main straight.

Both the west and south grandstands are on interesting part of the circuit too, with the marina grandstand being on a very fast section, so great for action shots, but you’ll have to be quick!

Abu Dhabi Hill has the largest view of the track for spectators wanting a relaxed picnic style experience.

When is it this year?

8 December 2024

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Travel Offers

5 nights from £2,099 per person (published 16/12/23 TP)

  • Direct flights with Emirates from Heathrow, Manchester, Birmingham or Glasgow
  • Return airport transfers
  • 5 nights at the 4* Cristal Hotel Abu Dhabi, Amber Room, B&B
  • North Straight Grandstand 3-day F1 tickets included
  • Based on 2 adults sharing
  • Deposit £750pp

F1 ticket upgrade prices:

  • North Straight Premium – £100pp
  • South Grandstand – £150pp
  • North (T5) Grandstand – £225pp
  • West Straight Premium – £250pp
  • Marina Grandstand – £275pp
  • West (T6) Grandstand – £275pp
  • West Grandstant Premium – £300pp
  • Main Grandstand – £375pp
  • Main Premium – £400pp
  • West Club – £425pp
  • South Club – £475pp

VIP Hospitality 3-day:

  • North Yas Suite – £1,000pp
  • North Yas Suite Premium – £1,150pp

F1 Experiences 4-day:

  • Starter: North Grandstand £1,000pp
  • Hero: West Grandstand – £2,000pp
  • Hero: Main Grandstand – £2,500pp
  • Champions Club (3 Day) – £4,500pp

4 nights from £1749pp (published 31/12/23 TP)

  • Depart London Heathrow 4 December 2024 with Emirates
  • 4 nights at 4* Millennium Downtown Abu Dhabi, standard room, half board
  • Private return airport transfers included
  • South Grandstand 3-day F1 tickets included
  • Based on 2 adults travelling
  • Deposit £900pp

3 nights from £1249pp (published 23/01/24 ET)

  • Departing Heathrow to Dubai 5 December 2024
  • 3 nights at 4* Avani Ibn Battuta Dubai, standard room including breakfast
  • Return airport transfers
  • Return circuit transfers for practice, qualifying & race day
  • Abu Dhabi Hill 3 day F1 ticket
  • Based on 2 adults sharing

Two race offer combine Qatar with Abu Dhabi from £2649pp (published 22/02/24 PR)

  • Depart UK Qatar Airways 28 Nov 2024
  • Return airport transfers
  • 5 nights at 5* Crowne Plaza Doha West Bay, deluxe room, B&B
  • 3-day Turn 16 F1 tickets (upgrades available)
  • 5 nights at 5* Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, sea view room, B&B
  • 3-day North Grandstand F1 tickets (upgrades available)
  • Depart London Heathrow from £2649pp
  • Depart Manchester from £2779pp
  • Based on 2 adults travelling
  • Deposit from £562pp

5 nights package from £1699pp (published JT 22/03/24)

  • Depart 4 December 2024
  • Return flights from Heathrow to Abu Dhabi with Turkish Airlines
  • 5 nights at 4* Quality Inn & Suites South, bed & breakfast
  • 3-day F1 North Straight Grandstand tickets
  • Based on 2 adults travelling

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