Your guide to the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix 2016

Do you have your agenda booked for November 25 to 27?
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Make the most of the season’s final race by choosing the best hotels and after-parties happening in conjunction with the 2016 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

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What is happening: The season’s final race will take place at the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on November 25 to 27 in the technologically-advanced and water-facing Yas Island Marina Circuit. The event will host around 50,000 spectators and will see Nico Rosberg, leading with 8 wins, in a race against defending champion and Mercedes team mate Lewis Hamilton with a difference of just 8 points between them. Habitual after-race concerts, which are exclusive for F1 ticket holders, will feature The Chemical Brothers on Friday November 25, Lionel Richie on Saturday November 26 and Rihanna on Sunday November 27.

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Where to stay: The best place to stay at during F1 is the Yas Viceroy where the circuit and most of the after-parties are located. But if you find yourself looking for other options, we recommend Crowne Plaza Yas Island, Staybridge Suites and Park Rotana Abu Dhabi which are all close to the circuit and offer luxury accommodation and amenities. If you would rather a more discreet location, opt for resorts such as Fairmont Bab Al Bahr or Traders Hotel Qaryat Al Beri Abu Dhabi by Shangri-La which are located 30 minutes away from the circuit and offer quiet atmospheres which allow you to unwind after a full-on events day.

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How to party: If you’re looking to rub shoulders with A-listers such as Formula One drivers and celebrities, opt for the after-parties at The Podium Lounge located in club RUSH at the Yas Viceroy. They run from Friday to Sunday from 10pm to 4am. You can find a similar atmosphere On Saturday and Sunday in Amber Lounge at the Yas Links Golf Club where you have the option of watching the race from aboard the Amber Lounge Celebrity yacht before the party gets started. Famed nightclub VIP Room will also have a pop-up on the third floor of the Yas Marina Building 1 from Friday to Sunday.

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Nearby attractions: Why stop at the races if you have energy to visit nearby attractions including the world’s only Ferrari theme park which houses the fastest roller coaster in the globe. Other places to visit include Yas Waterworld which also offers the world’s largest water rides.