23 25 NOV


Key Facts, International Travel, and Things to Do


    The wealthiest and largest part of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi exudes a cosmopolitan air, and has a lot to offer its visitors. Despite its modern flavor, however, Abu Dhabi stands out from its neighbours by retaining its local charm and traditions. From high end shopping on the four-mile long promenade, The Corniche, to enjoying a Middle Easter cafe, there is something to do in Abu Dhabi for all budgets. International and traditional cuisines are there ready to seduce, markets and high streets ready to amaze, and the incredibly fast-growing skyline ready to impress.

    • Language: Arabic
    • Currency: United Arab Emirates Dirham (AED)
    • Time Zone: GST (GMT+0400)

    International Travel

    Abu Dhabi International Airport is located just 13km from Yas Island. Direct flights to Abu Dhabi operate from Manchester Airport and London Heathrow.

    Dubai Airport is located 126km from Yas Island, and direct flights operate from London Heathrow and London Gatwick.

    If you’d like to take the stress out of planning your trip to the 2018 Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix, explore the holiday packages - including flights, accommodation and much more – on offer from our partner website Motorsport Experiences.


    Enjoy your Abu Dhabi Grand Prix experience with everything planned out by our Motorsport Experiences partner.

    Packages include:

    • Return flights from London Heathrow to Dubai with Emirates
    • Transfers between airport, hotel and circuit with English-speaking travel guides
    • Four or five nights in a hotel of your choice
    • Weekend grandstand tickets
    • Access to the public pit walk (includes transfer to the circuit)
    • Premium views of the after-race fireworks show
    • Access to the after-race concerts
    • Easy access to Dubai’s top tourist attractions
    • Discount on entry to Ferrari World on Friday or a desert safari (optional extras)


    For more information on where to stay and accommodation, check out our dedicated Accommodation page.

    Things To Do

    There are plenty of things to keep you busy during your stay at Abu Dhabi. For those interested in savouring the local traditions take a seat in one of Abu Dhabi's cafes and enjoy the Middle Eastern cafe culture. You can also visit the camel market in Al Ain, or the Sheikh Zayed - the Grand Mosque.

    For a cosmopolitan day out, try walking along the Corniche promenade, or heading to The Avenue, a high-end fashion mall located at Etihad Towers. Turn in a few blocks to visit the Qasr al Hosn fort, the oldest building in the city. If you're looking for museums, Abu Dhabi has a lot to offer: the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the National Exhibition Centre with its impressive Capital Gate building, which has an astonishing 18-degree lean.

    Closer to the circuit, you might consider a visit to Ferrari World or the YAS Marina Waterworld, and if you're looking to spend some time at the beach, Corniche beach is a good place to start, although the city has plenty more to offer.


    During the month of November the average temperature for Abu Dhabi reaches 31 degrees Celsius, with little chance of rainfall expected, be sure to take your sun-cream and remember to stay hydrated!

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