As the capital prepares for the final race of the 2019FORMULA 1 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, the city’s premium dining and nightlife destination, Yas Marina, announces its dynamic lineup of pre and post-race celebrations. Racegoers can expect panoramic trackside views whilst soaking up the electric atmosphere from superyachts or glamorous rooftops and terraces.
Visitors from all over the world can gear up for the high-octane weekend, preparing to see and be seen at Yas Marina’s ten popular restaurants, bars and lounges. Open throughout the race weekend, with no tickets needed, each outlet offers unrivalled experiences and marina views. The outlets will turn the heat up with F1TMthemed luxury parties, live DJ’s and vibrant, world-class entertainment. This year, a brand-new addition to the marina destination, Zahr El Laymoun will officially open, presenting a selection of authentic Lebanese culinary delights in a modern setting.
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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 an official F1TMon-seller, the brunch-goers at Aquarium can upgrade their experience with tickets to the After-Race Concerts by purchasing the Brunch & Concert package.
Thursday 28 November, 6pm until 3:30am
Friday 29 November – Sunday 1 December, 12pm until 3am
- Thursday: Late Brunch Package Late Brunch + Concert Package
- Friday, Saturday and Sunday (12pm – 4pm): Brunch Package from AED 499.
- Friday, Saturday and Sunday (12pm – 4pm): Brunch + Concert Package from AED 699.
Casa de Cuba
The Cuban-inspired cocktail bar with its Latin cocktail menu and chilled out vibe will throw an epic F1TM 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 Times:28 November – 1 December, 12pm – 5am
Menu:Brunch, 8pm – 11pm, four courses and unlimited drinks
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 experience.
Opening Times:Thursday28thNovember – Sunday 1stDecember, 12pm – 3am
Menu:Lunch and dinner à la carte
Diablito Food & Music
This casual Spanish-themed restaurant with shaded outdoor veranda, large rooftop with panoramic marina views and a laid-back atmosphere is the perfect spot to sip on drinks while people watching. The Mediterranean-inspired menu includes fresh tapas, sensational pizzas, paellas, vegan food options and perfectly mixed beverages. During the day upbeat tunes will be played by DJ Tulini from South Africa. In the evening Diablito’s expansive rooftop will transform into a nightlife venue with live DJs spinning on tunes every night from 10pm.
Opening Times: Thursday28thNovember – Sunday 1stDecember, 12noon until 4am
- Brunch packages available on Friday and Saturday from 12pm until 4pm
- à la carte and bottle service all other times
- Last food order is at 2am.
Thursday: Race weekend opening night party with DJ Kaboo and DJ Saif&Sound
Friday: Dubai’s largest Hip Hop and R&B night, Steezy takes over the rooftop at Diablitos
Saturday: Boogie Box presents the Cocoon / Dynamic Music producer, DJ Raxon
Sunday: Ma Nuit hosts the DJ Duo “Mix Feelings” and a very special guest to finish the weekend off with a bang
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 proper British classics served in a kitsch & vibrant setting.
Opening Times:Thursday 28th November – Sunday 1st December, 10am – 4am
Menu: à la carte
Iris Yas Island
With its idyllic location overlooking the Yas Marina Circuit, Iris is the ultimate destination for the pre and after-race hangout, featuring renowned sunset parties, evening drinks and DJ sets by some of the most renowned names in the industry. Your go-to spot for dining and entertainment.
Thursday 28th November, 6pm – 3:30am
29 November – 1 December, 12pm – 5am
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 Times: Thursday 28th November – Sunday 1st December, 12pm – 5am
- Brunch 8pm – 11pm, AED 499: 5 courses & 3-hours unlimited drinks
- à la carte also available
Stars ‘N’ Bars
Abu Dhabi’s favourite sport bar Stars ‘N’ Bars brings all the action to its venue, showcasing all the live entertainment from the track across its 70 TV screens. American style food and live performances, from bands and DJs hitting the stage from 10pm until late, are available daily.
Opening Times:Thursday 28 November – Sunday 1 December, 10am until 6am
Menu: à la carte, breakfast (with special ‘Hair of the Dog’ offerings), lunch and dinner
Resident DJ Irma supplying the vibe all weekend plus competition giveaway to win a garage tour!
Friday: The Shakedown – live band
Saturday & Sunday: Yeah Yeah Nah! – live band
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.
Menu:à la carte
Line up:Singer & Oud live entertainment starting from 9pm – 1am
As the world’s only twilight F1TM 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 megayachts in the world throughout previous years. In additional to a 24-hour berthing 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, boat owners are encouraged to secure their last minute spots by registering at https://www.yasmarina.ae/raceweek/race-week-berth-enquiry.htm
Yas Marina’s restaurants and the promenade remain open to the public during the 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.
Visitors who are looking to grab a quick bite between the races and before partying all night long, can head to one of the food trucks located alongside the promenade and on the S5 parking lot. From Shish Shawerma to Pink Burger, Lobster Roll and Manouchi Live Lights Meals, there are plenty of options to indulge in.
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 – both options can be purchased upon arrival.
Access to 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. Yas Hotel or Yas Marina Circuit pass holders can catch the complimentary Club Car service from the media bridge and be driven around the marina, passing the yachts, to the promenade.