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We’re now on the countdown to one of the biggest weekends in the Abu Dhabi calendar. And as always, one of the best ways to experience the full high octane off-track Grand Prix action, is with Yas Plaza Hotels thrilling collection of parties. From Thursday, November 17 to Sunday 20, Yas Plaza Hotels is fueled up and ready to go with a weekend full of after-race fiestas, brunches, and evening festivities. With 10 destinations around the Yas Plaza Circuit track, you will be spoilt for choice with how to spend your weekend.

Here are 10 pit stops to roll through on your Grand Prix weekend…


Park Inn by Radisson Blu Yas Island

Begin the festivities at the Park Inn’s first pit stop, Underdog Club at Amerigos. On Thursday and Friday, March 17 and 18, guests can enjoy a signature lunch menu or an evening table brunch beginning at 6pm for Dhs399. There is also a traditional Saturday and Sunday brunch, where guests can enjoy four hours of festivities for Dhs399, which includes premium house beverages and cocktails. Searching for a more laid-back fiesta? From Thursday 17 to Sunday 20 between 4pm and 8pm, you can vibe to Latin tunes for Dhs259, this will include three hours of house drinks.

Radisson Blu Yas Island

Slide into your next pit stop the Belgian Beer Café. This is the Orange pitstop where all Verstappen fans can come together, so beware if you don’t want to be stuck in a sea of orange. Here you can indulge in a feast of the best seafood and steaks that the Emirate has to offer. From Thursday November 17 to Sunday November 20, all fans can enjoy three hours of house beverages from 4pm to 8pm. If you want to go all out with your celebrations, purchase 1.5 litres of spirits along with small bites for Dhs1999.

Filini-Terrace Yas Plaza hotels

It’s critical to fuel up for this busy weekend, so make sure to zoom into The Best of Italia at Filini Garden at the Radisson Blu. Here you can dine on Michelin-starred gastronomic cuisine, joining the Michelin edition Supper Club or Signature lunch from Dhs299 on Thursday 17 and Friday 18. As always brunch on Saturday and Sunday is a given, with packages starting at Dhs329. Round up the perfect weekend with a sundowners dance party on Thursday 17 to Sunday 20, with deals starting at Dhs199.

Crowne Plaza Yas Island

Grab your belly dancing attire and get ready to shake your hips at the Arabian Nights pit stop at Barouk Lebanese Restaurant. A night of Arabian magic awaits you, complete with a levant style à la carte menu, shisha, and soulful singers.

Take a walk on the wild side at Live Actions pit stop at Stills Restaurant & Bar where you can cheer on your favourite teams. On Saturday and Sunday between 12pm and 4pm  join Still’s award-winning party brunch “FUNCH”, which will be hosted by the one and only Radio 1’s Sonya Mac. This will set you back Dhs299, which includes unlimited food and house beverages. If you need another party to add to your list, jive with your besties at the Stills Race Weekend Concert, which runs from Thursday, July 17 to Sunday, July 20 from 7pm to 3am.

Stills Yas Plaza hotels

Centro Yas Island

Beat the heat by diving into an afternoon pool party at your next pitstop, Off-Track by Centro. Pop-lock and drop to hip-hop, RnB and all things groovy from 12pm till 6pm on Saturday 19 and Sunday 20. Make sure to stay fueled with the endless food and beverages that will be on offer. The fiesta will be complete with beach balls and inflatables: setting you up for the perfect afternoon of poolside fun.

Yas Island Rotana

Pull up to ‘meat’ your next best grill experience at pit stop Grill the Grid at Blue Grill, Yas Island Rotana. Diners can enjoy a sophisticated evening filled with sweet jazz tunes, perfectly cooked steak and delicious paired wines, from Thursday 17 till Sunday 20th for both lunch and dinner.

Seeing as your halfway through the track, go crazy at pitstop Go Unreal at Y Bar Yas Island Rotana. Here you can watch your favorite racers whilst listening to a fusion of music from the resident DJs. Of course you will not go hungry, with bar bites to much and bubbles or grape to sip.


Take a moment to refuel on a Michelin-inspired curry at your 9th pit stop, the British Indian Curry Club at Rangoli on Yas Island Rotana. From Thursday to Sunday, 6pm to 1am, this venue offers a specially curated dinner at their British Indian Curry Club.

The Irish Vicker’s at Central Plaza

Wind down at your last stop the Irish Vicker’s at Central Plaza, where you can kick back and relax. Sit soft and watch the day’s races whilst you munch on your favourite bites.

Yas Plaza Hotels, Yas Island Abu Dhabi, located opposite Yas Marina Circuit, all offers available from Thursday November 17 to Sunday 20, for booking details call (0)2 656 2000


For more information go to yasplazahotels.com/raceweekend

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