Who Are We

Yas Marina Circuit

Based on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Yas Marina Circuit is considered one of the most technologically-advanced Formula 1® circuits in the world and a home for motorsports in the Middle East.

Yas Marina Circuit was unveiled on 30th October 2009 with the final race of the Formula 1® World Championship – the inaugural FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX – to a crowd around 60,000 spectators.

Our versatile facility opened its doors to the world after two years of intensive planning and construction involving 14,000 staff and 35 million construction man-hours. The United Arab Emirates was eager to take in the beautiful landscaping and traditional Arabic hospitality alongside sensational on-track action. Yas Marina Circuit encourages the growth of sporting culture in the UAE and prides itself on being the centre for motorsports excellence in the Middle East.

Our Vision

'To be the Meeting Place of Champions, contributing to positioning of Abu Dhabi as a premier destination.'

Our Mission

ADMM Develops and deliver a portfolio of events, products, services and businesses that make Yas Island and Abu Dhabi a world class motorsports and events hub

The meeting place for MOTORSPORTS

Yas Marina Circuit has hosted such events as FIA GTI, Australian V8’s, NHRA Yas Drag Festival, GP2, Abu Dhabi Rally, Ferrari Finali Mondeli and Formula Drift bringing international racing to this world class facility. This though has not overshadowed the growth and support of domestic championships such as Yas SuperStreet Challenge (Drag Racing) and Yas Racing Series (circuit racing) providing local talent the chance to develop their motorsport skills. In 2014, Yas Marina Circuit developed its own race series, the TRD 86 Cup, which has proven to be a great success in its first year where it established itself as affordable racing designed to bring new blood into the sport.

The meeting place for BUSINESS

Yas Marina Circuit’s financial success rests on its ability to attract corporate business into its facilities. Venue hire for large, medium and small business gatherings, as well as track hire for global launches and local corporate days ensures the circuit remains at the centre of Abu Dhabi’s business community and economy. With over 450 corporate events in 2015, Yas Marina Circuit is positioned perfectly between big hall options such as ADNEC and small room options in local hotels to offer a truly distinct, effective and memorable corporate event.

The meeting place for RETAIL

Yas Central is our hub for retail offerings with consumer experiences on offer. Yas Marina Circuit’s doors are open to anyone wishing to drive its famous F1® track whether they are driving enthusiasts or not. Yas Central offers nearly 50 types of driving, passenger or learning experiences across its Yas Racing School, KartZone, Vehicle Dynamic Area or Yas Drag Racing Centre. Venue tours continue to be popular and with varied product line-up including race spec Aston Martin GT4’s, no other circuit in the world comes close.

The meeting place for HEALTH & FITNESS

In five short years, Yas Marina Circuit has developed the UAE’s number one platform for community engagement in health & fitness. Boasting over 220,000 visits to the circuit for health & fitness activities in 2015 alone, it is now the home for StartYAS, TrainYAS, GoYAS, Zayed Marathon, TriYAS, Colour Run, Electric Run and WALK. Yas Marina Circuit continues to provide a leading role in Abu Dhabi’s drive to better health & wellbeing. Central to success is our 80,000+ local database and intelligence gathering proving insights and understanding for all invested health stakeholders.  


Board Members




H.E. Abdulla Khouri


Executive Director, Executive Affairs Authority

H.E Saif Ghobash

Board Member

Director General, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Cultural Authority

Mr. Talal Al Dhiyebi

Board Member

Chief Development Officer, Aldar Properties

Mr. Khaled Al Qubaisi

Board Member

Chief Human Capital Officer, Mubadala Group

Mr. Simon Pearce

Board Member

Special Advisor, Executive Affairs Authority

Yas Marina Circuit Directors




Al Tareq Al Ameri

Chief Executive Officer

Malek Al Rashedi

Senior Director of Support Services

Saif Rashed Al-Noaimi

Corporate Development & Strategy Director

Deigo Jose Lofeudo

Director of Business Unit (Corporate)

Nick McElwee

Sales and Marketing Director

Steven Umfreville

Business Unit Director

Ahmed Al Kaabi

Head of Strategic Alliances

David Powell

General Counsel