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Abu Dhabi


Hotels prepare for upcoming race
October 2017 257

The biggest international event in Abu Dhabi’s calendar is less than 100 days away. The Yas Marina Circuit hosts F1’s only twilight race, creating a magical atmosphere as day turns to night under the lights, there is no better place to see the stars of F1 shine. This year, will the organisers will pull all stops ensuring another fantastic event, cue super yachts, A-list artists and high fashion meet at this star-studded destination, plus with plenty of bubbly on hand for the jet setters and glitterati alike to make the most of the exhilarating 2017 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Formula One fans from the UAE and the world alike will be flying into Abu Dhabi for the practice sessions, qualifying as well as final races which will take place at the 5.55 km Yas Marina Circuit. The good news is that the weather in Abu Dhabi around the race weekend will be a pleasant 25 – 30 degrees Celsius with the grandstands at the Yas Marina Circuit covered.

Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi has curated a special ‘F1 Grand Prix Room Package’ offering the ideal accommodation option for fans visiting Abu Dhabi to catch the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2017 from November 24 until 26, 2017.

Petrolheads can gear up for the races by booking their stay at Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi, the city’s first sports resort which opened earlier this year.  The ‘F1 Grand Prix’ package offers fans a luxurious stay at Marriott Hotel Al Forsan that includes fantastic perks such as daily breakfast buffet, a lunch or dinner at Khayal restaurant, three complimentary drinks at the hotel’s bar and lounges, one treatment at the property’s plush Saray Spa, as well as, free shuttle to and from Yas Marina, access to the grandstand at the Grand Prix along with complimentary access to all after-race concerts at du Arena.

With its iconic illuminated façade that is part of the race track, Yas Viceroy also invites guests to ‘Get Closer To The Action’. As the world’s only hotel situated atop a Formula 1™ track, and an array of eating and drinking choices, Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi gives fans a chance to be on the pulse of the race. Headlining the race weekend, Rich List Group will bring to town the eclectic sounds of Rick Ro$$, Busta Rhymes and Craig David presents TS5. Setting the stage alight for a thrilling weekend, the festivities kick off as night falls in Palm Gardens with the smooth stylings of American rapper and producer, Busta Rhymes, on Friday November 24, 2017. British singer, songwriter and British-favourite Craig David will be giving his first TS5 DJ set in the UAE on Saturday November 25, with rapper Rick Ro$$ marking the grand finale on Sunday.

With an unrivalled trackside position and electric atmosphere, Origins restaurant is in the midst of all the action. A spot on the terrace is as good as front-row race viewing whilst feasting on delicacies from around the world, with lavish live cooking stations serving exquisite cuisine from morning till night. Diners at Origins can make the most of their experience with complimentary access to the Royal Terrace with an unparalleled three corner track view, cool beats and plenty of bubby to keep the party going. Once all the racing action is over, revellers receive access to du Arena to watch international superstars PINK and Calvin Harris perform.

At Yas Viceroy, Arabic restaurant Atayeb also boasts a terrace, providing close-up views whilst dining on a fashion of flavours from the Mediterranean to the Middle East. Finally, those in the mood for Japanese can pick a spot on the terrace at Kazu to cheer on as the chequered flag goes down. Serving fresh sushi and sashimi, guests can expect fine cuisine worthy of a podium finish.

With the stay taken care of, Formula One fans have more than just the race to explore whilst in Abu Dhabi. The Al Forsan International Sports Resort where the hotel is located has much to offer sport enthusiasts. From horse-riding options for equestrians to paintballing, karting, water-skiing, hunting, wakeboarding, archery and buggy racing for adrenaline junkies, there is so much to explore at this impressive sporting facility right next to Marriott Hotel Al Forsan. For fans who would like to discover Abu Dhabi, the Concierge Desk at the hotel can recommend an array of sightseeing, shopping, dining and entertainment options offered by the city. Ferrari World Theme Park, the world’s first Ferrari inspired theme park; Louvre Abu Dhabi, the first Louvre museum outside France; and the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, ranked second in TripAdvisor’s world’s top 25 landmarks list to name a few.  


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