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Yas Marina Circuit invites local, regional and international fans to ‘Swipe Up’ for even more choice and value providing something for everyone

The 2018 F1® weekend will see all new ‘Super Parks Pass’ on sale, providing access to Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and the brand new Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi theme park

Organisers also announce a new one-day Paddock Club ticket, new Terrace Hospitality options and revitalised hospitality packages, including Club upgrades, Brunch, Yas Suites and The Lounge

Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, March 26, 2017: The 2018 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP™ calendar is off to a great start, and this year will see Yas Marina Circuit celebrate its tenth anniversary edition of the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

Since the inaugural race in 2009, organisers have continued to innovate and provide the very definition of a modern grand prix, borne out by the fact that 60 per cent of all ticket holders last year travelled from overseas to attend.

Incorporating the theme of ‘Swipe Up’, this year will provide local, regional and international fans with all new layers and added value at the #AbuDhabiGP, providing more choice than ever before.

For the first time, Yas Marina Circuit will offer ticket buyers the choice of booking their preferred seats in one of the five available Grandstands when buying online. This allows fans, families and entertainment seekers to pre-select their favourite seating options across the incredible array of ticket packages for the FORMULA 1 2018 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX.

To help guests celebrate in style for 2018, the Circuit has upgraded and revitalised its hospitality products, with totally new ticket options across a range of categories available.

New for the 10th anniversary, the one-day Paddock Club ticket has been created. Available for AED3,450, the new Friday-only ticket package provides race goers with the ultimate F1® experience and includes exclusive Paddock access, premium food and beverage options, plus the popular Thursday and Friday night After-Race Concerts.

Or visitors can book the new Terrace Hospitality packages in Main Grandstand with views of Turn 1 or North Grandstand overlooking the hairpin and enjoy upscale hospitality located at the ends of each Grandstand.

The Champions Club is situated across two levels and offers some of the best views of Abu Dhabi and the Grand Prix. Marsa Boxes are the traditional corporate hospitality offering, available with a branded box on top of an all-inclusive F&B offering.

Club upgrades are available on three-day Grandstand tickets and provide access to an informal club with fantastic facilities including TVs showing all the racing action, outdoor seating, plus a private à la carte restaurant with cash bar.

Lounge ticket holders will be able to watch all the Formula 1® action from a reserved seat in the top level of the North Grandstand or West Grandstand with fantastic views of the North hairpin (North) and long straight (West). Offered as a three-day ticket, The Lounge provides conveniently located food and beverage outlets.

Yas Suites located in West, North and Main Grandstands are available as a three-day package (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), letting guests absorb the thrilling motorsport weekend action from the comfort of an air-conditioned Grandstand suite.

The ‘Super Parks Pass’ is an upgraded three-day package that allows unlimited access to all three Yas Island Parks – Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Waterworld and Warner Bros. World™ Abu Dhabi – on Wednesday through to Sunday. This special three-day ticket package starts from AED1,340 (for Abu Dhabi Hill). Please visit the website for more details of the ‘Super Parks Pass’ options.

Families can also celebrate as organisers confirm that last year’s popular ‘Kids Go Free’ package will return in 2018, providing additional flexibility and value.

With each three-day adult Grandstand ticket purchased, ‘Kids Go Free’. Up to four children under 12 will get free Friday entry to that Grandstand, as well as enjoying free access to the three Yas Island parks offering a real ‘Family Friday’ F1® experience.

Following Sunday’s thrilling F1® curtain raiser in Melbourne that saw Sebastian Vettel battle it out with Lewis Hamilton, with the German ultimately triumphing, Yas Marina Circuit has announced that tickets are now on sale with 30 per cent discounts available for those who book before 31st May.

Corporate clients will also be rewarded with discounts for early booking of the Circuit’s revamped hospitality solutions available during race weekend.

With the FORMULA 1 2018 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX on November 23-25 again the final fixture of the F1® season and marking its 10th anniversary, fans will not want to miss out on another fantastic weekend of entertainment both on and off the track.

Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit, said: “Last year proved to be a very successful weekend for us, with 60 per cent of ticket holders coming to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix from overseas. During our previous nine editions, we have built strong momentum and have set the standard for what an F1® weekend should be. This year, as we prepare for our milestone 10th grand prix, we look forward to our biggest and best race weekend ever and hope you will join us to help celebrate.”

Peter Baumgartner, Etihad Airways’ Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are privileged to have had such a long-running association with the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. This year, we will roll-out further marketing channels to support the F1® weekend – meeting the demand from race fans as well as those who enjoy the concerts, fantastic fan activations, and of course the iconic A380 fly-by.

“At Etihad, our motto is ‘From Abu Dhabi to the World,’ and we now look forward to bringing the world to Abu Dhabi for this exciting event.”

Of course, it wouldn’t be the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix without a packed four days of entertainment. Kicking off with firm fan favourite ‘Super Thursday’, race goers can again get up close and personal with their F1® heroes at the Public Pit Lane Walk and the weekend’s first performance by world-class musical artists at the daily After-Race concert, as well as the opening of the Main Oasis area.

Yasalam, the music and entertainment festival, will be back for the 10th consecutive year. Produced by FLASH Entertainment, the festival will bring race goers four full nights of outstanding performances by globally renowned musical artists throughout the weekend.

Tickets are available online at and through the Yas Marina Circuit Call Centre (800 927) or +971 (0) 2 659 9800, as well as through all Etihad Shops and Virgin Megastores, Yas Central Express stand at Yas Mall.

Yas Marina Circuit will publish the updated version of its YasHUB smartphone app today. The 2018 edition will soon be available to download, allowing visitors to plan every element of their race weekend and stay up-to-date with the latest race news and information.


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