All the action happening off the track…

Amber Lounge


Branded ‘the original F1 experience’, the pop-up Amber Lounge is a key part of the F1 circus, with 2016 marking its eighth year in Abu Dhabi. This year’s ‘Extravaganza’ after-party will bring a host of live shows throughout its two-day staging, including a live performance by British R&B star Jay Sean, and with 20 F1 drivers choosing to end their season here last year, it’s sure to provide some great celeb spotting opportunities.

November 26 and 27
Yas Links Golf Club, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 11pm, Dhs3,029 to Dhs86,673. Tel: (+377) 97771634. Taxi: Yas Marina.

Tonique Terrazza Martini Tonique Beverage

Consultancy’s pop-up lounge is a highlight of the annual Abu Dhabi after-race party scene and this year’s open-air Terraza Martini terrace promises to be no different. There’ll be a number of live acoustic sunset sessions each night, followed by live DJ sets for the night owls.

November 25 to 27
Yas Marina Promenade, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 2pm to 1am. Taxi: Yas Marina.



Known for its Italian fine dining menu and terrace overlooking Yas Marina, Cipriani will be pulling out all the stops for this year’s F1. Lunch and dinner will be served throughout the weekend and there will be live DJ performances to keep the party going after the on-track action has ended. Book in advance if you want a seat on the terrace overlooking the track.

Building 1, Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 11.30am to 4am, Dhs100 extra for terrace seating on Fri and Sat, Dhs150 extra on Sun. Tel: (02) 6575400. Taxi: Yas Marina.

Mobilee Rooftop World Tour


Hosted for the first time in Abu Dhabi, Aussie brand Gorgeous Presents sets up shop at Skylite Rooftop Lounge in Yas Viceroy on Thursday night. Already confirmed to perform are German DJs Anja Schneider and Ralf Kollmann.

November 24
Yas Viceroy, Skylite Rooftop Lounge, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 8pm to 4am, early bird tickets from Dhs499 to Dhs14,999. Tel: (050) 4383366. Taxi: Yas Viceroy.



Serving both a la carte and set menus throughout the race weekend, and featuring a star-studded line-up of international DJs, Iris’ long opening hours mean it’s sure to prove a very popular spot. The views across the marina are pretty special too.

Building 1, Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 11am to 6am. Tel: (055) 1605636. Taxi: Yas Marina.

Vip Room    

The line-up of celebrity guest DJs and artists is yet to be confirmed, but if previous year’s invites are anything to go by, this is the place for celeb spotting on race weekend – previous attendees include Kim Kardashian West, Kevin Hart, Lindsay Lohan, Tinie Tempah, 50 Cent and Ludacris.

November 25 to 27
Third floor above Cipriani, Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 11pm to 5am. Tel: (052) 8818888. Taxi: Yas Marina.

The Podium Lounge

The Podium Lounge Abu Dhabi 2016 at Yas Marina

Head to Rush at the Yas Viceroy this weekend for a party overlooking the iconic F1 track. Lebanese dance DJ Madjam will be on the decks on Friday while Miles Slater takes over on Saturday. On Sunday DJ Erok will close off the weekend.

November 25 to 27
Rush, Yas Viceroy, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, general admission from Dhs200, VIP tables from Dhs5,000 to Dhs45,000. Tel: (056) 7379905. Taxi: Yas Viceroy.

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