Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix set to be a sellout

Blur, Florence + The Machine and Enrique Iglesias are the headline acts of this year's Yasalam festival, the entertainment arm of the F1 Grand Prix weekend in the capital
Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix set to be a sellout
Force Indias Mexican driver Sergio Perez drives during the qualifying session at the Yas Marina circuit in Abu Dhabi in 2014. (AFP/Getty Images)
By Neil Halligan
Mon 26 Oct 2015 10:31 AM

Yas Marina Circuit has announced that there are less than 10 percent of tickets remaining to the 2015 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the end of next month.

With tickets sold out completely in some categories of the venue, including The Lounge North, Abu Dhabi Hill and West Grandstand, organisers say that they are well on course to sell out the full 60,000 capacity.

There's currently limited availability in West Grandstand and Marina Grandstand, and in the corporate hospitality categories, including Al Diyhafa, Marsa Suites and Marsa Boxes.

The introduction of a celebrity chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, to create a bespoke menu, with the added bonus of F1 legend Mark Webber on hand to meet and greet guests in the Marsa boxes has driven strong sales activity.

Behind-the-scenes, preparations are well advanced, with the final maintenance programmes on schedule to welcome the 60,000 visitors from more than 170 countries arriving at the circuit next month.

All public areas are undergoing a facelift, with pre-build work on Oasis areas already started, as well as landscaping and other cosmetic improvements.

“We have seen high demand for this year’s race already, and are down to our final 10 percent of tickets available across the all packages,” said Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit. “Our corporate offering is even stronger than last year’s and we are seeing the enhanced packages doing really well with both local and international audiences."

Organisers announced last month that Blur, Florence + The Machine and Enrique Iglesias as the headline acts of this year's Yasalam festival, the entertainment arm of the F1 Grand Prix weekend in the capital.

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