Browse our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) for more information on the FORMULA 1 2018 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX, including the race weekend and Yas Marina Circuit, booking tickets and packages, After-Race Concerts and entertainment, plus useful tips for travellers to Abu Dhabi.
How do I get my F1® ticket?
Tickets purchased will be sent to your nominated collection point from September. Alternatively you can pick up your tickets from the ticket office during race week.
When will I get my F1® ticket?
Tickets will be sent out in September, delivery timings vary according to location. There are no cancellations, exchanges or refunds available on tickets.
What should I do if I lost my ticket?
If you lose or misplace your ticket or confirmation receipt, please contact the Yas Marina Circuit hotline on 800 YAS (927) or +971 (0) 2 446 0384, 7 days a week between 9am – 9pm. Spectators will not be able to access any area of Yas Marina Circuit without a valid ticket.
Do I need a ticket to attend the Public Pit Lane Walk?
Pit Lane Walk access is granted to three-day grandstand. All ticket holders have access to Super Thursday which means access to the F1® Fanzone and After-Race concert on Thursday but non three-day ticket holders need to upgrade on the day should they want access to the pit lane walk. Gate opening times for the Public Pit Lane Walk will be confirmed closer to the event date.
Can I bring food and drinks to the event?
Food and drink cannot be brought into Yas Marina Circuit, there are many food and beverage outlets at various locations inside the venue.
When and where are the After-Race Concerts?
There are four After-Race Concerts - November 22, November 23, November 24, November 25. The concerts are held at du Arena, Yas Island, next to Gate 25 of Yas Marina Circuit. Note all ticket holders have access to the Thursday night concert.
Who gets access to the concerts?
The After-Race Concerts are exclusive to FORMULA1 2018 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX ticket holders.You can buy three-day (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), two-day (Saturday, Sunday) and one-day (Friday) tickets to the FORMULA 1 2018 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX.
Three-day ticket holders get access to all the four After Race Concerts.
All two-day ticket holders get access to the Thursday, Saturday and Sunday After-Race Concerts.
One-day ticket holders get access to the Thursday and Friday-After Race Concerts. One-day (Friday) ticketholders don’t have access to Saturday and Sunday concerts.
To access the concerts, all F1 ticketholders need to collect their wristbands from Yas Marina Circuit daily.
Who are the artists performing?
On Thursday, November 22nd: Post Malone
Billboard award-winning American rapper and singer-songwriter, Post Malone, has been confirmed as the opening night headline performer at this year's Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The show will officially kick off four nights of live shows to mark 10 years of incredible Yasalam After-Race Concerts and the 10th edition of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
On Friday, November 23rd: The Weeknd
Canadian R&B star The Weeknd has been confirmed as the first artist bringing his incredible voice and on-stage presence to the Yasalam After-Race Concert at the du Arena, Yas Island on Friday 23 November. The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum-selling trendsetter will perform tracks from his critically-acclaimed 2015 album ‘Beauty Behind The Madness’, his new fourth studio album ‘My Dear Melancholy” as well as songs from his earlier mixtapes ‘House of Balloons’, ‘Thursday’, and ‘Echoes of Silence’.
On Saturday, November 24th: Sam Smith
Multi-award winning British star Sam Smith has been confirmed as the headline performer for Saturday evening’s Yasalam After-Race Concert at the du Arena, Yas Island. A globally-successful singer/songwriter who has won numerous awards including two Grammys, three Billboard Music Awards, and three Brit Awards, Sam Smith’s performance in there capital will feature tracks from his critically-acclaimed 2014 debut album ‘In The Lonely Hour’ as well as his most recent release, 2017’s ‘The Thrill Of It All’. Known for his powerful and emotive vocal performances, Sam counts Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Brandy and Adele among his many musical influences.
On Sunday, November 25th: Guns N’ Roses
American rock legends Guns N’ Roses will headline the Yasalam After-Race Concert on Sunday 25 November. Rock music lovers in Abu Dhabi can expect to see original members Axl, Slash, and Duff perform the full Guns N’ Roses back catalogue of hits including ‘Welcome to the Jungle’, ‘Sweet Child o’ Mine’ and ‘Paradise City’. Axl Rose’s distinctive vocals, Slash’s splendid guitar riffs and Duff McKagan on bass remain at the core of the Guns N’ Roses sound which will fill the du Arena on Sunday 25 November.
Is there food and beverage at the After-Race Concerts?
Yes food and beverage is available.
Is there an age limit to the After- Race Concerts?
There is no age limit however children under the age of 12 years must be accompanied by an adult.
Can I bring my camera to the After-Race Concerts?
No professional cameras or video cameras are allowed. There will be a camera deposit available at the venue.
Can I buy After-Race Concerts tickets on the door?
Tickets to the After-Race Concerts are not for sale. After-Race Concerts are only available to those who purchase F1® tickets. Access is also allowed on the Thursday to those people with invitations for the Thursday evening After-Race Concert. Access is also granted on Friday for those with invitations for the Friday After-Race Concert
Will there be a special arrangement for disabled people?
Yes. There will be a disabled viewing platform within the venue.
What are the Golden Circle Upgrades?
Secure BEST ACCESS to After-Race Concerts with our FORMULA 1 2018 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX exclusive Golden Circle Upgrade packages. Exclusive offer for ticket holders to gain the best access to Yasalam After-Race Concerts.Four-day packages and individual upgrades available. Fast-track access to the concert with dedicated Golden Circle entrance. Get up close with international A-list artists
NB:- All ticket holders will receive General Admission access but Golden Circle provides front row access.
Can I buy the Golden Circle upgrade separately, without purchasing an F1® ticket?
No, the Golden Circle upgrade is only available to those customers that have purchased, or are purchasing a ticket to the FORMULA 1 2018 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX.
Can I buy individual Golden Circle upgrades for each concert separately?
Yes, individual Golden Circle upgrades are available. The Golden Circle 4-day upgrade package offers access to all four nights of concerts at a discounted price.
Can I buy more than one Golden Circle upgrade package?
No, you can only buy one Golden Circle upgrade package with each purchase of an F1® ticket
Where can I purchase a Golden Circle upgrade?
To purchase your Golden Circle upgrade, please visit www.yasmarinacircuit.com or call our Customer Service Call Centre on 800 YAS (927)
Once I purchase the Golden Circle upgrade, how and when will I receive it?
You can collect your Golden Circle upgrade at your official Yas Merchandise outlet located in your designated Grandstand Oasis area.
If I don’t buy the Golden Circle Upgrade, do I still have access to the After-Race Concerts?
Yes, as in previous years, ticket holders will have General Admission access to the After-Race concerts, valid for the day of their F1® ticket. Access to the exclusive area closer to the stage will only be available for Golden Circle Upgrade holders (see map). Access to the concerts may be restricted for any reason, including health and safety,at the organisers’ discretion
What is the Super Parks Pass?
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.
What is Kids Go Free?
With each three-day adult Grandstand ticket purchased, ‘Kids Go Free’. One 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. Please contact [email protected] for more information
What is the local time in Abu Dhabi?
The UAE is four hours ahead of UTC (Co-ordinated Universal Time - formerly known as GMT) and there is no daylight saving. Hence, when it is 12.00 midday in Abu Dhabi, it is 3am in New York, 8am in London, 10 am in Johannesburg, 1.30pm in New Delhi, and 6pm in Sydney (not allowing for any summer time saving in those countries).
What should I wear when visiting Abu Dhabi?
Lightweight summer clothing is suitable for most of the year, but something slightly warmer may be needed in winter months. Although the attitude towards dress is fairly liberal throughout the UAE, a healthy amount of respect for local customs doesn't go amiss, especially when shopping or sightseeing.
What is the official religion in Abu Dhabi?
Islam is the official religion of the United Arab Emirates, and is widely practiced. The Islamic holy day is Friday and Muslims are required to pray (facing Makkah) five times a day. Abu Dhabi is tolerant of other religions with people being free to practice their religious beliefs, so long as they do not interfere with Islam.
What is the local currency and what is its current value?
The local currency is the UAE dirham (AED or Dhs) which is divided into 100 fils and is pegged against the US dollar (US$ 1: AED 3.6725).
How much can I expect to spend for a meal in an Abu Dhabi restaurant?
Average dining in popular hotel restaurants ranges between AED100 / US $27 to AED200 / US $55 per person, excluding beverages. In addition, many fine dining and high-end restaurants may add a service charge (usually around 10%) and a tourism levy of 6% to your bill.
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