Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
This luxury five-star hotel has a prime location in downtown Abu Dhabi. Directly connected to Abu Dhabi Mall, and just a short drive from the culture and beaches of Saadiyat Island, it’s a top choice for anyone looking to explore the capital. The dining outlets are brilliant too, with fine seafood and terrace views at Finz and fusion cuisine and funky vibes at Trader Vics. During F1 weekend (November 22 to 25) Etihad Holiday guests will receive a free drink voucher.
Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (02 697 9000).
Centro Al Manhal & Al Rawda Arjaan by Rotana
There’s a 15 percent discount on all Emirati cuisine Centro Al Manhal & Al Rawda Arjaan by Rotana from November 15 to 25. Whether you’re craving grilled meats, fattoush salad or some classic hummus and flatbreads, you’ll find it all.
Capital Centre Arjaan by Rotana, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 495 4444).
Centro Capital Centre by Rotana, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street (02 409 6512).
Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi
F1 Drunch at Heroes
Get geared up for the racing action at Heroes with huge screens, a great atmosphere and unlimited house drinks for two hours for Dhs150. The offer is available from November 24 to 25, from 8pm to midnight.
F1 Drunch at Level Lounge
Level lounge is also showing all the racing action up on the big screens and offering two hours of unlimited house drinks for Dhs150. The rooftop bar will also be treating guests to spectacular views over the city. The offer is available from November 24 to 25, from 8pm to midnight.
Crown Plaza Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah (02 616 6132).
Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island
The Yas Island hotel is geared up for a full weekend of fun, with something to do every day. Stills bar will be open from 1pm until 3am from Thursday, November 22 until Sunday, November 25. On Thursday there’s a ladies’ night with two drinks for Dhs79 for females and on Friday the Playroom Brunch gets an F1 theme. There are huge screens inside and outside, showing all the practices, qualifiers and the race itself, too.
Free entry (ladies’ night Dhs79, Playroom Brunch from Dhs300). Golf Plaza, Yas Island (02 656 3000).
Emirates Palace Hotel
There are very few hotels in Abu Dhabi that can rival Emirates Palace when it comes to levels of gold and flashy decorations. The Brunch at the Palace is also one of the greatest Friday brunches in the city. As vast and intoxicating as a Mediterranean weekend market, the huge spread includes Spanish tapas, Arabic mezze, wagyu burgers, fresh seafood, patisserie stalls and so much more. The #AbuDhabiGP Package includes a free brunch when you book two nights of accommodation.
Staying at Emirates Palace is all about feeling like a king or queen for the entire duration of your stay. From indulging in a gold cappuccino at Le Café, to going for a camel ride along the white sands of the private beach to dining at the luxurious Chinese restaurant Hakkasan, it’s all an amazing experience. If you stay during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix you’ll also be treated to an extra special Formula 1 turndown service.
Emirates Palace, West Corniche (02 690 7999).
Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Residences Emirates Pearl
Stay at one of the most opulent new hotels in the capital with packages starting from Dhs585 per night. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix includes breakfast, late checkout until 4pm, a free room upgrade and 10 percent off the standard rate. The offer is available for reservations made in advance from November 15 to 25.
Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Residences Emirates Pearl, West Corniche (02 510 1234).
Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi
Anyone who gets into the spirit of race weekend and wears a team t-shirt or cap will get a 20 percent discount on accommodation and food and beverages at Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi. Valid from November 15 to 25, the discount can be used at the trendy American-style bar and restaurant Stock Burger, casual Japanese eatery SushiSan and many more.
Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi, Dhafeer Street (02 657 4888).
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
It might not be the first things that comes to mind when you’re talking about the high-adrenalin world of the F1, but Jumeirah at Etihad Towers certainly saw a space on the market that needed to be filled. And so, they are presenting The F1 Afternoon Tea. Available in the Lobby Lounge and at Observation Deck at 300, the hotel’s chefs say their putting the flair of the Grand Prix into the flavour of afternoon tea. It’s available all month.
Dhs220 (Lobby Lounge), Dhs250 (Observation Deck at 300). Daily 2pm-6pm. West Corniche (02 811 5666).
Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi
F1 Elements Brunch
WhEAT, District By Amalfi, Café Palmer and LRM Central will be dressed up with race-themed decorations for a special edition of Elements Brunch. Mixing the four elements of earth, water, fire and air, it will feature cuisines from all over the world
Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs375 (house beverages). Dhs425 (sparkling), Dhs495 (bubbly). Nov 23 1pm-4pm.
Food and beverage discount
Hotel guests can redeem a 10 percent discount across all food and beverage outlets by quoting #AbuDhabiGP.
Armin Flossdorf exhibition
A selection of works by German artist Armin Flossdorf will be on display at the hotel. The painter specialises in painting F1 cars and drivers and the exhibition will be on display from November 22 to 25.
Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Street (02 674 2020).
Park Inn Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Brunch at Amerigos Mexican Bar & Restaurant
The popular poolside brunch at Amerigos is hosting two F1-themed brunches on November 23 and 24. Discuss the excitement of the races as you tuck in to authentic Mexican food, take in the stunning views, and listen to the hot Latino tunes from the DJ and live band. When you’ve had your fill you can play a game of hit the Piñata or take a refreshing dip in the swimming pool. All brunch packages include pool access.
Dhs210 (soft drinks), Dhs340 (house beverages), Dhs460 (premium beverages). Nov 23-24, 12.30pm-4pm. Park Inn by Radisson Abu Dhabi Yas Island hotel, Yas Island (02 656 2000).
Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Race fan zone
The Radisson Blu will also be hosting a fan zone throughout the weekend. This will feature themed decorations, race simulator games and a huge screen broadcasting all the action from the track.
The Garden Brunch Filini Garden
The ‘Fast and the Fabulous’ race weekend at Filini Garden promises to be a classy affair. The picturesque Yas Island bar is celebrating its first birthday during race weekend, and it is making every effort to ensure that both visitors and guests alike have the best time. The Garden Brunch has always been a delightful way of spending a Friday afternoon, but during race weekend, it’s going to be extra special. Expect delicious Italian food such as burratas, cheeses and cured meats, plus cool tunes and a performance from a live saxophonist.
Dhs200 (soft drinks), Dhs365 (house beverages), Dhs500 (premium beverages). Fri, Nov 23 12.30pm- 4pm.
Belgian Café Yas Island
There’s nothing like a nice roast is there? Belgian Café Yas Island is keeping the capital fueled throughout the F1 weekend by serving a special roast on November 24 and 25. Choose from hefty portions of free-range chicken, slow-roast beef sirloin or rosemary and garlic lamb leg served with all the trimmings. Hops are also on offer for Dhs25.
Dhs125. Nov 24-25, 1pm-5pm. Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi, Yas Island (02 656 2000).
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal
Rejuvenate You Package
This package is perfect for anyone in need of a rejuvenating escape. The ‘Rejuvenate You Package’ includes a one night stay, buffet breakfast at Giornotte restaurant, a 60-minute spa treatment (including a Swedish massage, deep muscle massage or hot stone massage) and a 15 percent discount on spa treatments and retail. For price details ring 02 818 8888.
One for the foodies out there, this package includes a one night stay, buffet breakfast at Giornotte restaurant and Dhs180 per person per night to be enjoyed at any of the hotel’s food and beverage outlets (except for The Forge). For price details ring 02 818 8888.
No Mobile Challenge Dinner
The hotel is trying to bring good manners back to the dinner table by challenging diners to lock their phones away for the duration of the meal. If you complete the challenge you get 20 percent off your bill at The Forge, Li Jiang and Mijana. The offer is available every day, from 7pm onwards.
Alba is offering guests the chance to enjoy a creamy cappuccino enhanced with genuine 22 carat gold, two delicious macaroons, a golden caramel éclair and a glass of jasmine water for Dhs75. The offer is available every day from 8am to 11pm until December 31.
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta (02 818 8282).
The St. Regis Saadiyat Islands Resort & Villas
The glamorous beach bar and restaurant Buddha-Bar Beach is putting on a full weekend of entertainment in collaboration with DJ Ravin, the originator of the Buddha-Bar sound. From November 22 to 25 the party kicks off each evening at 5pm with a jamming session by the bar’s resident DJ Bambina and saxophonist Milan. Then it’s time for DJ Ravin to hit the deck at 10pm alongside a fire show that will continue well into the night.
Free entry. Nov 22-25. 5pm onwards. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8888).
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa
Bubbalicious Brunch: The racing series
This popular Friday brunch is a huge hit with all ages and a great option if you’re heading out with a big group. As well as hosting a Race Day brunch on November 23, the Khalifa City spot is also getting the capital prepared for all action with a series of Grand Prix-themed brunches throughout November. Guests will be treated to a Practice Brunch on November 9, and also a Qualifying Brunch on November 16. Basically, the capital is in for one month of none-stop fun. With signature drink stations, live entertainment and mouthwatering food, every guest who attends any of the brunches will be entered into a competition to win tickets to the Formula 1. The winner will be announced on November 23 and until then there’s never been a better excuse to fill your Fridays with some top-class brunching.
Dhs336 (soft drinks), Dhs430 (house beverages), Dhs624 (bubbly). Nov 9, 16 & 23 12.30pm-4pm. The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Sas Al Nakhl (02 616 9999).
Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi
Brunch at Origins, Atayeb and Kazu
Looking directly over Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Hotel is home to some of the best seats in the house for catching all the action at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Brunching here gives you a fantastic view of all the action, and the chance to experience all the glitz and glamour of Origins (where the sushi is particularly brilliant), Atayeb and Kazu. The brunch is running every afternoon from November 22 to 25, and some packages even include entry to the after-race concerts. The Thursday brunch is priced at Dhs450 and includes entry to the Post Malone concert, the Friday and Saturday packages start from Dhs650 and include tickets to see The Weeknd (Friday) and Sam Smith (Saturday). Or if you want to see out the weekend in the most stylish way imaginable, Sunday brunch tickets start from Dhs1,550 and include access to the Guns N’ Roses gig. All packages include house beverages and bubbly and bookings for ten people or more will save Dhs100 per person.
Dhs450 (Thursday), Dhs650 (Friday and Saturday), Dhs1,550 (Sunday). Nov 22-25, noon-3pm, 4pm-8pm. Yas Marina, Yas Hotel (02 656 0600).
Yas Island Rotana
Another of the Golf Plaza hotels that are just minutes’ walk away from Yas Marina Circuit is the Yas Island Rotana. If you book a four-night stay from November 22 you’ll get a (single occupancy) rate from Dhs2,500, tickets for the race, access to the island’s theme parks and passes to the after-race Yasalam gigs. That is an incredible offer.
Golf Plaza, Yas Island (02 656 4000).
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