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Based in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), 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. Following our inaugural F1® in 2009, Yas Marina Circuit has grown to offer a wide range of incredible experiences both on and off the track.

Experience premium infrastructure

Yas Marina Circuit is the only motorsports venue in the world that offers covered and shaded grandstands throughout the facility, coupled with it's unique pit lane exit that runs partially beneath the track, Yas Marina Circuit’s motorsports experience for both spectators and drivers is second to none.

Get on track

As a visitor to Yas Marina Circuit, you can immerse yourself in an adrenaline-producing Driver or Passenger Experience. Learning, passenger and driving packages are available at Yas Central, home of Yas Racing School, a National Hot Rod Association approved Drag Racing Centre, Yas Kartzone, the retail shop and Johnny Rockets. You can feel like a champion or watch friends and family release their inner champion on the circuit while you relax and enjoy an iconic burger and a milkshake at the famous Johnny Rockets.

Host a momentous occasion

At Yas Marina Circuit, we boast the region’s most modern, full-service venue for meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions. From trackside team-building days and activities to staging a banquet in a memorable setting, Yas Marina Circuit provides an unrivalled backdrop for events of all sizes.

Our story

Yas Marina Circuit was unveiled on 30 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 50,000 spectators.

After two years of intensive planning and construction involving 14,000 staff and 35 million construction man-hours, our versatile facility opened its doors to the world. 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.

As a training ground for motorsports success in the Middle East, and our commitment to creating a sustainable motorsports community throughout the region, it is our ambition to have a UAE National Driver competing in F1® within 10 years.

Our vision

To be the meeting place of champions.

Our mission

To build a broad and sustainable motorsports community by creating a destination for the most exciting motorsport experiences in the world.

Our team

Board Members

H.E. Abdulla Khouri Chairman 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 Director Special Advisor, Executive Affairs Authority

Yas Marina Circuit Directors

Al Tareq Al Ameri Chief Executive Officer
Malek Al Rashedi Senior Director of Support Services
Mark Lynch Operations Director
Steven Umfreville Business Unit Director
Nick McElwee Sales and Marketing Director
Ahmed Al Kaabi Head of Strategic Alliances
David Powell Legal Counsel
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