YAS MARINA FUELS UP FOR THE 2019 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX

As the capital prepares for the final race of the 2019 FORMULA 1 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, the city’s premium dining and nightlife destination, Yas Marina, is ready to accelerate the capital’s social scene with a series of unforgettable events. Racegoers can expect panoramic trackside views whilst soaking up all the electric atmosphere, glamour and non-stop action from Thursday 28th November until Sunday 1st December.

A-listers visiting from all over the world can gear up for the high-octane weekend, preparing to dine, dance, see and be seen at Yas Marina’s ten popular restaurants, bars and lounges, open throughout the FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX offering unrivalled experiences. The outlets will turn the heat up with F1® themed luxury parties, live DJ’s and world-class entertainment.  This year, a brand new addition to the marina destination, Zahr El Laymoun will officially open, enhancing the renowned dining portfolio, presenting a selection of authentic Lebanese delights in a modern setting.

 

Dining & Nightlife

 

Aquarium

A favourite amongst seafood-lovers, the elegant Aquarium welcomes revelers with an upbeat and lively setting, featuring a DJ and Saxophonist during the day. Then into the evening, a DJ, percussionist and dancers will entertain the crowd whilst the mixologists serve imaginative signature cocktails. As the F1 official on-seller, the brunch-goers at Aquarium can upgrade their experience with tickets to the After Race Concerts by purchasing the Brunch & Concert package.

Opening: Thursday 6pm – 3:30am, Friday – Sunday 12pm – 3am

Menu:

  • Thursday: Late Brunch Package Late Brunch + Concert Package
  • Friday, Saturday and Sunday (12pm – 4pm): Brunch Package from AED 499. Brunch + Concert Package from AED 699.

Table Policy: Walk-ins are welcome on first come basis. Minimum spend is AED 600 per person. Table bookings and group bookings are to be pre-paid in advance on the basis of minimum spend AED 600 per person. Table will be allocated based on the group size and reserved for 30 minutes. In case of delay in arrival, the table may be re-allocated or changed to alternative. Bookings are non-refundable.

Reservation: [email protected] / +971 50 696 9357

 

Casa de Cuba

The Cuban-inspired cocktail bar with its Latin cocktail menu and chilled out vibe will throw an epic F1® style Brunch, from 8pm till 11pm every evening, priced at AED 699 per person. Whilst enjoying three hours unlimited drinks and four courses, upbeat music will keep everyone dancing until late.

Opening: 12pm – 5am

Menu: Brunch, 8pm – 11pm, four courses and unlimited drinks

Reservation: [email protected]

 

Cipriani

Renowned for its fine dining, Cipriani Yas Island has a reputation for hosting royals and celebrities during the Abu Dhabi race-week. Serving lunch and dinner a la carte, the Italian service style and high-class cuisine, paired with striking views over the Marina from the stunning terrace makes for the most luxurious F1® experience.

Opening: 12pm – 3am

Menu: Lunch and dinner a la carte

Table Policy: All bookings for are for a limited period of 2 hours on the table and booking is confirmed by credit card payment authorisation, with a minimum spend of AED 1,400. Tables will be held for 20 min and cancellations charges will apply. In case of cancellation, and email must be sent to [email protected]. Dress code is smart-casual.

Reservation: [email protected] / +971 2 657 5400

 

Diablitos

This casual Spanish-themed eatery has a shaded outdoor veranda, large rooftop with laid back atmosphere boasts 360 degree views over the stunning Yas Marina and Yas Island – making it a  perfect spot to grab sundowners. Its Mediterranean menu includes an fresh assortments of tapas, pizzas and  pinxos to be paired with  a wide selection of beverages prepared by the talented mixologists.

Menu: A la carte – last food order at 12.30am

Table Policy: Walk in only, first come first served basis

Reservation: Not required

 

The Scene

Designed by UK celebrity Chef Simon Rimmer, the award-winning venue serves the best of British fare using innovative flavours. Since its launch in the capital last year, the gastropub brings diners together to enjoy delicious food and vibrant ambiance. For this year’s race-week, the outlet will offer the a la carte menu, featuring classic dishes accompanied by an array of beverage options.

Opening: 10am – 4am

Menu: A la carte

Reservation: [email protected]

 

Iris Yas Island

The stylish Iris is a place to be seen during the race weekend offering awe-inspiring views over the Marina. Its chic outdoor terrace makes for the perfect hangout spot to grab golden hour sundowners, followed by unforgettable evenings with global DJ’s spinning tracks.

Opening: Thursday 6pm – 3:30am, Friday – Sunday 12pm – 5am

Table Policy: Table booking from AED 5,000

Reservation: + 971 55 160 5636

 

Mr Miyagi’s

Taking everyone by a storm, F1® goers can step into this famed venue and explore its epic three-hour brunch experience including five Thai-inspired courses and unlimited thirst-quenchers. The alfresco terrace space is fitted with a canopy of blooming, colourful umbrellas that provides shelter from the elements and sets a glow with pretty hues at night. Expect live DJ’s and energetic entertainment.

Opening: 12pm – 5am

Menu: Brunch 8pm – 11pm, AED 499: 5 courses & 3-hours unlimited drinks

Reservation: [email protected]

 

Stars ‘N’ Bars

With over 70 TV screens, the American-favourite hotspot offers all the live sporting action from the track, whilst serving mouthwatering dishes. Before the race starts, guests can refuel with a unique ‘Hair of the Dog’ breakfast. The Shakedown band, Yeah Yeah Nah and resident DJ Irma will get everyone jumping around to energic beats. Enhancing the experience further, there will be competition giveaway to win a garage tour.

Opening: Until late hours

Reservation: [email protected] / +971 2 565 0101

 

 

Zahr El-Laymoun

Debuting to the capital and located alongside the waterfront, the new authentic Lebanese restaurant will offer guests an option to dine indoors or outdoors whilst enjoying idyllic views overlooking the racetrack and the stunning marina. Diners will be welcomed with the warmest hospitality, served with classic flavours, from a special Race Weekend menu, coupled with live performances.

Opening: Singer & Oud live entertainment starting from 9pm – 1am

Menu: A la carte

Table Policy:

  • Table for 2, AED 2800 minimum spend per table
  • Table for 4, AED 5600 minimum spend per table
  • VIP table for 2, AED 3600 minimum spend per table
  • VIP table for 4, AED 7200 minimum spend per table

Reservation: [email protected]

 

Race Weekend Berthing

 

As the world’s only twilight F1® race returns, Yas Marina invites yacht owners to feel the thrill and celebrate in style on the beautiful, trackside marina waters. Track, and non-track view berths for yachts from 10 to 175 metres are available during the prestigious event, providing the ultimate front row seats on the water.

 

The venue has been host to some of the biggest and most luxurious super yachts in the world throughout previous years. In additional to a 24-hour berth assistance, the packages will include a generous allocation of guests and crew passes, giving access to Thursday Pit Lane Walk, Oasis areas of Yas Marina Circuit, and the post-race nightly concerts.

 

Due to high demand with currently 80% of berths booked, boat owners are encouraged to secure their last minute spots by registering at https://www.yasmarina.ae/raceweek/race-week-berth-enquiry.htm

 

Essential Information

 

Yas Marina’s restaurants and the promenade remain open to the public during the F1® race weekend free of charge, with no passes needed for access.

 

With high demand for catching the best views, entertainment and celebrity spots during the event, visitors are advised to reserve both in and outdoor dining at the earliest to avoid disappointment.

 

An event to be part of, the buzzing promenade will host roaming entertainment acts, interactive challenges and pop-up F&B kiosks throughout the race weekend from 3pm until 10pm. As the sun sets the iconic laser show will guide people to Yas Marina’s afterparties.

 

For the convenience of visitors, parking at Yas Marina will be available, priced at AED 250 per day for valet and AED 150 for self-parking – with both options to be purchased upon arrival. Access to the boats is restricted to boat owners and their guests. Those who have a Paddock Club Pass can hop on the dedicated shuttle boat and be driven across the marina to the restaurants. People that have Yas Hotel or Yas Marin Circuit pass, can catch the free Club Car service from the media bridge and be driven around the yachts, to the promenade.

 

For more information, please visit https://www.yasmarina.ae/raceweek

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