Abu Dhabi’s indulgent, luxurious lifestyle and love of all things fast-paced and fun, makes it a natural choice for motorsport enthusiasts from around the world to visit. Home to the Formula One Grand Prix, the emirate attracts hundreds of thousands of people every year, to visit the hallowed circuit – and even have a go at driving on it themselves!
Whether you want to watch the professionals or have a go yourself, there are plenty of options to choose from. The amazing Yas Marina Circuit, the home of the Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, doesn’t just offer seats and somewhere to watch – but also gives you the chance to have a go at driving fast cars, karts and bikes.
You can explore the Yas Marina Circuit and discover the history of motorsports in Abu Dhabi, as well as soaking up the vibrant atmosphere that accompanies every international motoring event. Based at the circuit is Yas Racing, who offer a variety of options including driver experiences, passenger experiences, private driving tuition and racing license courses. Have a go in a two-seater open-cockpit Le Mans-style racing car, or have a go at driving a 3000cc V6 car. Take an Aston Martin GT4 out for a spin – or have a go in a 6.2 litre V8 Chevrolet Camaro. If you prefer style to speed, you can also have a go at drifting during Yas Drifting Nights.
If you’re not up to the speeds at the Yas Marina, try out of the Al Ain Raceway, a 1.6km track. This is the UAE’s longest go-karting track, and offers fun and tuition to drivers. If you want something for younger family members, try the Yas Kartzone.
All visitors to Abu Dhabi will thrive in the fun, lively atmosphere that surrounds motorsport events – and you never know, you may discover you’re the next Lewis Hamilton!