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#1 Jodum5

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Posted 18 August 2009 - 13:02

My friend bought us tickets to the grand prix a few weeks back. Any one else going? What's there to do (culturally) in the area?

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#2 NineOneSeven

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Posted 19 August 2009 - 13:24

My friend bought us tickets to the grand prix a few weeks back. Any one else going? What's there to do (culturally) in the area?


I thought it was in the middle of nowhere.. :confused:

Its actually a race I would like to attend as the facilities are meant to be very good.


#3 Tomecek

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Posted 05 October 2009 - 14:45

I am definitelly going! :clap:

Have been in Singapore last year, will be in Abu Dhabi this year and Korea next year. Will make myself 1st Grand Prix in country attender ;)

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Posted 16 October 2009 - 16:03

I live in Abu Dhabi and I am looking for entrance to the time trials on Friday and/or Saturday. Sunday I have to work so cannot attend main race. If anyone can swing entrance for me either of those days, I'll be happy to show you around :-)

Culturally, there is a "Cultural Center", which is like a museum containing Islamic artifacts, it's pretty nice and interesting for an introduction to the Gulf Arabs and their history. As far as night time entertainment, there are a couple of 5-star hotels where you can have cocktails and nice meals. No dancing or clubs, and no pork. Oh, and there's also a big shopping mall, in case you fancy a Gucci bag or some such luxury item. A few good Indian curry houses and Lebanese restaurants about, as well. The beaches are only accessible through the 5-star hotels. You won't need a jacket, the nights here are not chilly, not whatsoever.

Hope to see you there, safe travels!

My friend bought us tickets to the grand prix a few weeks back. Any one else going? What's there to do (culturally) in the area?



#5 Jodum5

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 14:16

I live in Abu Dhabi and I am looking for entrance to the time trials on Friday and/or Saturday. Sunday I have to work so cannot attend main race. If anyone can swing entrance for me either of those days, I'll be happy to show you around :-)

Culturally, there is a "Cultural Center", which is like a museum containing Islamic artifacts, it's pretty nice and interesting for an introduction to the Gulf Arabs and their history. As far as night time entertainment, there are a couple of 5-star hotels where you can have cocktails and nice meals. No dancing or clubs, and no pork. Oh, and there's also a big shopping mall, in case you fancy a Gucci bag or some such luxury item. A few good Indian curry houses and Lebanese restaurants about, as well. The beaches are only accessible through the 5-star hotels. You won't need a jacket, the nights here are not chilly, not whatsoever.

Hope to see you there, safe travels!


Totally forgot about this thread. My friend and I had a great time at the race and in Dubai (where we were staying). Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to check out Abu Dhabi. The free concerts were incredible too!

Very well organized event. A few problems with the shuttle buses on Thursday but they had it mostly figured out by Saturday and Sunday. They'll definitely be working smoothly next year.

By the way, the track (as a venue) is mind blowing. I hope they eventually redo some of the corners to make it a bit more challenging.

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 14:32

If you stayed in Dubai you were around more amenities than you would have been had you stayed in Abu Dhabi. Dubai is very westernised and easy to get round in. Glad you enjoyed the race, I was able to get VIP tix by Friday morning so enjoyed a nice couple of days in the Al Jood lounge. I highly recommend that if you attend Yas next year!

I agree the shuttle busses were a mess. I attribute that to 'start up' disorganisation, hopefully improved upon by next year.

My seats, by the way, were in the North Grandstand so I was at the top of the hairpin turn, which I believe was designed as a passing zone. I wasn't able to attend on Sunday, but I'm not even sure any passing occurred at that turn at all, didn't see any whilst watching the race on tele Sunday eve.

Thanks for responding to my post.

Totally forgot about this thread. My friend and I had a great time at the race and in Dubai (where we were staying). Unfortunately we didn't get a chance to check out Abu Dhabi. The free concerts were incredible too!

Very well organized event. A few problems with the shuttle buses on Thursday but they had it mostly figured out by Saturday and Sunday. They'll definitely be working smoothly next year.

By the way, the track (as a venue) is mind blowing. I hope they eventually redo some of the corners to make it a bit more challenging.



#7 Coxy the Bear

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Posted 24 November 2009 - 14:55

Was so annoyed about AD, I work in Dubai and couldn't get time off, we work Sunday to Thursday here. Did manage to get tickets to Jamiroquai though which was superb and got to see the outside of the circuit. If I'm still living here next year, will definitely go. In the meantime, a Historic event is planned there in january so will definitely head to that for a day or two.

#8 mani1

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Posted 07 May 2010 - 20:15

Guys I will be attending this years Abu Dhabi Grand prix. I have no accomodation problems and will be staying in Dubai. My main concern is travelling to and from the circuit. I have been to Dubai numerous times and getting a taxi from Dubai to the circuit and back would be pretty expensive and near impossible (wont be able to find taxis).

Can you guys confirm if some sort of bus service operates during the event? Any other options?

#9 Juliemarz

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 13:56

Hi there,

Does anyone know which are the best Grandstand seats? I'm torn between South Lower Tier & Upper Tier. Or am I going for the wrongs seats?