The Yas Marina Circuit is the venue for the Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Opened in 2009 at a cost of over $1 billion on a man-made island, it is reportedly the most expensive circuit ever built.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was first held on the 1st November 2009, as the 17th and Final round of the 2009 Formula One season becoming the second round to be held in the Middle East after Bahrain. Sebastian Vettel won the inaugural race for Red Bull Racing.
The race has been ever present on the Formula One calendar, becoming the first ever day-night race with the floodlights at Yas Marina Circuit providing a spectacular setting.
The first event held at the circuit was a test event for GP2 Asia Series a week before the inaugural Grand Prix. Other events held include the overseas round of the V8 Supercars between 2010 and 2012, the short lived FIA GT1 World Championship across the same period and the Gulf 12 Hours endurance race.
Address: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Tickets at Yas Marina Circuit
Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Ticket prices vary considerably for the Formula 1 depending on which day you attend and which kind of ticket you want – varying from VIP to Grandstand to General Admission. For further information and to purchase tickets, visit the official F1 website here.
Gulf 12 Hours – General Admission tickets for the Gulf 12 Hours are just 50 AED. The latest ticket information will be available on Yas Marina Circuit website.
Location & Travel to Yas Marina Circuit
The Yas Marina Circuit is located on Yas Island, a man made island 30 kilometres to the east of Abu Dhabi.
Airport – The Abu Dhabi International Airport is the second largest in the UAE, being the hub for the country’s second flag carrier – Etihad Airways. There are over 30 airlines that offer flights to over 120 destinations in 60 countries from the airport.
The airport is located close to Yas Island, taking just 10 minutes to reach the circuit by car or taxi.
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Bus – From Abu Dhabi Bus Station next to the Al Wahda Mall, take the 190 bus route to Yas Island. Or from Dubai, use the Dubai Al Ghubaiba Bus Station to catch a bus to Abu Dhabi and use the 190 as above.
The Yas Express is a complimentary shuttle service that stops at all of the island’s main attractions, including the circuit. During the Grand Prix, there is a complimentary Circuit Circular Shuttle that stops at different access points throughout the circuit and island.
Taxi – A taxi from Abu Dhabi to the circuit will take around 30 minutes and cost about 70 Dirhams each way.
Where to stay in Abu Dhabi
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Further Information & Events
Yas Marina Circuit Official Website
Yas Marina F1 Official Website Guide
Gulf 12 Hours Official Website
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Last Updated on February 24, 2021 by Sports Tourist