8 Places to See and Be Seen at Yas Marina this F1 Race Season

With the Middle East’s biggest international sporting and social event – Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – just around the corner, Yas Marina is set to become an epicenter of action. Offering glamorous onshore and offshore entertainment with stunning marina views for those looking to soak up the electric atmosphere, Yas Marina rounds up the places to see and be seen at:


  1. For a family friendly laid back environment – Café D’Alsace

Café D’Alsace serves hearty breakfasts in the morning and sandwiches, salads, and light bites in the afternoon. With a vast array of grapes and hops, this is a great spot to take in the views of the yachts. Choose from the a la carte menu or the set menu starting from AED 500 per person. For groups of more than 8 people, there is a minimum spend of AED 250.


  1. For the party people – Iris

One of the most popular and scenic nightspots in the city, Iris will be even more popular over Race Week. From 11am until 4pm diners can order from a special a la carte menu or set menu whilst being entertained by live music, but the party won’t stop there. Iris will host its Thursday night party with an electronic twist, featuring a DJ set by Ibiza-resident Jean Claude Ades.

  1. To feel the true spirit of the race with other sports enthusiasts – Stars ‘N’ Bars

Set amongst the glamour of Yas Marina, Stars ‘N’ Bars is the casual American Sports Bar with live entertainment every evening during Race Week. Expect the best American style cuisine and the most unique refreshments

  1. To enjoy the finest Italian cuisine amongst the international drivers and super stars – Cipriani

Recognized as one of the world’s premium names in Italian fine dining, Cipriani Yas Island offers culinary classics from Harry’s Bar in Venice, with a stunning terrace overlooking Yas Marina’s iconic landmarks. Cipriani is a favourite with the F1 drivers, socialites and celebrities who descend on the Capital during Race Week.

  1. For a truly Middle Eastern experience – Rozanah

Make the most of the perfect winter weather with an alfresco lunch on Rozanah’s beautiful terrace overlooking Yas Marina. Rozanah offers a unique modern twist on the Middle Eastern dining experience and is a favourite among locals and expats alike for mezzeh, mixed grills, refreshments and late night bites.

  1. If you enjoy seafood and beautiful views of yachts – Aquarium

Furnished with comfortable couches and ambient light, the outdoor terrace turns into a chilled lounge in the evening. Overlooking the marina filled with super yachts, you can enjoy refreshments, sushi and great beats.

  1. For an unforgettable rooftop experience – Diablito

Where better to celebrate the biggest sporting event of the year than on the rooftop terrace with 360 views of Yas Marina and Yas Island. The in-house DJ will be playing from 10pm until late. Diablito brings Mediterranean flare to Yas Island with panoramic views of the yachts plus the best pizzas and tapas in Abu Dhabi.

  1. To spot your favourite A-listers – VIP Room

VIP Room, the famous club brand of Paris, St Tropez and Cannes Film Festival has hit Yas Island for the race weekend. The opulent nightclub, famous for its strictly A-list clientele, has a worldwide reputation for its dedicated following of celebrities, international jetsetters, and fashion industry elite. This race season, American rap sensation 50 Cent is confirmed to bust a rhyme at the official closing party on November 29.

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