Sunday, October 11, 2009

Formula 1 in Abu Dhabi

The countdown is on. 22 days left for the Grand Prix.

Yas Marina Circuit 2009 Etihad Airways Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

The last race of the season!

31st October-1st November 2009.

Situated on Yas Island, just off the coast of Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit is a short drive from the capital city of the UAE and adjacent to the international airport.

The cars will be racing through a 5-Star hotel, The Yas Hotel. No such thing was ever seen in any formula 1 race! So its a must if you're planning to attend the race to stay at the hotel for easy access and best of all to not worry about car parking. The hotel has one of the best modern interiors! And the restaurants look amazing! Has one sushi restaurant, Kazu.

If the hotel is fully booked, no worries, its for the best. That's an excuse to stay at Emirates Palace, part of The Kempinski hotel group, and world's most expensively built hotel. I stayed there for two nights earlier this year when I attended Coldplay's concert in the hotel. Huge hotel! Very expensive! But very elegant and beautiful. Only thing we hated is that we had to walk  to our room was really a long one, we joked that if we forgot something in the room there was no way we'de go back and get it!! Our room was actually facing the mini aquapark-like swimming area plus the huge grass area where our concert was held in. The concert was a funny story by itself what we have been through, needs an essay to explain what happened to us throughout that music event. To make story short, rain poured, we had no cover, survived, one of us left, then more rain poured again, we left concert early, we continued to watch and listen from our spacious balcony. Check out Emirates Palace's pics (sorry not too clear, taken with my blackberry).
                                                            Exterior. Main Entrance.

Room Halls.

Pool(s) Area. Its even bigger.

Bedroom. Sorry for the mess:P

Bedroom (another angle). Cuboards and hall to bathroom.

To check for availability and book a room visit Emirates Palace
Back to the Grand Prix. You still have time to purchase your tickets online on the official Yas Marina Circuit website.
For more information visit their website at: Yas Marina Circuit


  1. Wow,the hotel looks amazing

    Did u like Emirates palace?! itsadgen ma 7abaita!

  2. This post is very insightful.
    Good reminder. I just bought the tickets:)

  3. even sweeter ee for abu dhabi this is gorgeous coz it3arfeen hotelathum mu 7ilwa kithir hotelat jumeira;p tawhum badeen yi6li3on khosh hotelat 3induhum

    anonymous lucky u! enjooooy:)