Yas Marina is situated on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. It offers a selection of restaurants, leisure facilities, water sports and children’s entertainment, including a playground and musical water fountain.
The capital city of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi, has seen great transformation in recent years and is now part of the international tourism market, offering visitors to the city high-quality, modern and innovative accommodation, facilities and experiences.
The city lies within the Persian Gulf and has an estimated population of one million people – 80% of whom are from the expatriate community. It is both the largest and richest of the seven emirates and has a sense of pride associated with its Arabian culture and history.
Historically, activities such as camel herding, vegetable production and pearl diving were what drove the economy until well into the mid 20th century. At the time, most homes were constructed of palm fronds, known as barasti, with the wealthier families living in mud huts.
In 1939 the area was granted petroleum concessions, but it wasn’t until 1958 that oil was discovered. After the British withdrew in 1968 and following the United Arab Emirates’ independence in 1971, oil wealth resulted in mass re-development of the cities, and towering buildings, banks, boutiques and shopping malls were built to mark a new era in the country’s history.
Since joining Formula 1 in 2009, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix in Yas Marina has developed a reputation for providing luxury in beautiful surroundings which go hand in hand with motor racing. With places such as the F1 Paddock Club in Abu Dhabi providing race-day experiences, there’s no better time to visit https://edgeglobalevents.com/f1-paddock-club/abu-dhabi/.
The three-day event taking place in November is offering visitors the opportunity to attend after-race concerts each day as well as sample a choice of spectacular food and drink from a variety of outlets situated in and around the venue.
This year’s title race is as exciting as ever, with Lewis Hamilton currently taking the lead after his victory at the French Grand Prix.
Whether you go for the shopping, the sightseeing, the glitz and glamour or simply the Grand Prix, with temperatures regularly reaching the high 20s in November, it is the perfect time of year to visit this fascinating place.