Where to party at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
It’s race weekend, and time to party BIG. We’ve rounded up the places you need to be going to experience the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in all its glory.
The Rich List
Top of the is list is unquestionably a ticket to Rich List’s epic Race Viewing Weekend. The Pass makes you pretty-much impervious to velvet rope, being allowed free-reign across the Yas Viceroy Hotel and the Yas Marina. A full scale Weekend Pass (Dhs1,500) allows you to watch all three-days of the action from the private viewing area at Rush Bar, while also having access to the champagne terrace and caviar bar. And it doesn’t stop there. The Pass also doubles as a tickets to the evening’s gigs at the DU Arena (Enrique Iglesias and Florence and the Machine, anyone?), as well as private concerts featuring R&B heavyweights Trey Songz, Big Sean and Future. Single day passes are also available from Dhs500, but let’s be honest, this is very much a case of ‘go big or go home’.
For tickets, call: +971 52 942 8161 or visit, richlistgroup.com
If you’re less interested in the actual racing and just fancy partying until the sun comes up then, fear not, the Podium Lounge should be your port of call. Running from 10pm until 5am, the annual, high octane party has moved into a much larger Du Forum, which will undergo a dramatic transformation into a glamorous lounge featuring a dizzying overhead catwalk and VIP balcony suites offering a party experience with the racing community for up to 3,000 guests per night. Friday’s entertainment will feature double headliners including Grammy-nominated dance act Freemasons and creator of Hed Kandi, Mark Doyle.
For tickets, visit: podiumlounge.com/ae
If you fancy rubbing shoulders with the F1 big-guns, the Amber Lounge is for you. One of the most exclusive parties on the Formula 1 circuit, the touring event returns to Yas Marina for another year of decadence and high glamour partying. Having carved its swanky reputation by hosting a grid’s worth of drivers at it super-luxe parties in Monaco and Singapore, Abu Dhabi is the final stop of the Formula 1 season and promises to be one of its biggest to date.
For tickets, visit: amber-lounge.com