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Yas Marina Circuit

Abu Dhabi

All about Yas Marina Circuit

Feel the roar of the engines at Abu Dhabi’s spectacular Yas Marina Circuit, home to the Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Snaking its way through the glamourous Yas Plaza district on Yas Island, this sweeping racetrack attracts the best names in racing year after year. 

You too can experience the exhilarating thrills of race day by getting behind the wheel. Take on your family and friends in a fast-paced Formula Yas 3000 race, reach 130mph-plus in an Aston Martin GT4 or hop into the passenger-side of a Chevrolet Drift Taxi to experience high-velocity G-Forces.

Find out more about what’s on and when at Yas Marina Circuit’s website

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Best for...

Formula 1™ fans, general motoring enthusiasts and action-loving families who want high-octane thrills while they’re on holiday.

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You’ll love…

Stepping into the shoes of the fastest drivers in the world as you to take to the grid like the biggest names in Formula 1™. 

Top experiences

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The big weekend

If you’re lucky enough to visit Abu Dhabi in late November, you’ll be in town at the same time as the biggest show in the calendar – the season ending Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

This day-night race is always a special date in the motorsport calendar and attracts visitors from across the world. 

Book well in advance to watch the action unfold. Take your seat by the starting line or reserve a spot in one of the grandstands located around the track for great views. 


The racetrack is located in lively Yas Island, so getting there by car is straightforward from all corners of Abu Dhabi. 

It takes about 28 minutes to get to the circuit from Abu Dhabi Corniche. Head along Corniche Street before merging with the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Highway (E12). Follow E12 across Saadiyat Island, joining Al Falah Road. Leave Al Falah Road at Al Athari Street, following signs for the circuit. 

The journey from Saadiyat Island takes about 23 minutes. Join the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Highway (E12). Take the highway eastwards, before merging with Al Falah Road and follow signs for the circuit.

The circuit lies opposite Abu Dhabi International Airport, so the journey only takes 10 minutes by car. Leaving AUH arrivals, head along Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street. Take a right at Al Rahah Street and then merge with Yas Dr Street in Yas Plaza, where you’ll see the circuit.

On site amenities

Gift Shop

Get the latest F1™ merchandise and souvenirs of your day at the Yas Central gift shop. 


Lockers are available for rental while you are at the racetrack on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Prayer Rooms

There are several prayer rooms for your privacy located near the grandstands and at Yas Central. 


Buggies and mobility vehicles are available for hire and there is easy access to all the main areas of the site. There are also free hop-on, hop-off golf caddies to assist those getting around the site.

Yas Marina Circuit: FAQs

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Did you know…

The first lap was completed by F1™ driver Bruno Senna, nephew of late, great triple-world champion Ayrton Senna.

Sebastian Vettel won the first grand prix here in 2009.

The back straight is the longest straight on the world Formula 1™ calendar. 

The venue has a whopping 41,093 seats, with five grandstands.

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