F1 Grand Prix Breakdown

What an absolutely insane line-up! There will be more celebrities, performers, parties, and concerts in one weekend descending in the Emirates then most places have all year. The Abu Dhabi F1 weekend starting tomorrow is ready to rev up its  massive engine. Kanye West, Kings of Leon, Sarah Mclachlan , Sugababes, Sean Paul, Haifa Wehbe, Pitbul, Alesha Dixon, Kelis, Kelly Roland, Eric Morillo, and Prince are just to name a few! Not to mention the races themselves….recession anyone? For a full schedule and break down read on…..

Courtesy of GulfNEWS

November 10

Beats on the Beach
In this order, catch Clarita de Quiroz, a classically trained pianist, Melissa from Lebanon, Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland, UK artist Chipmunk and Tunisia’s Ahmad Al Sherif;
Where: Abu Dhabi Corniche, 7-11.30pm
Free entry

The Art of Racing
Ghaf Gallery, Villa 248-1, Al Khaleej
Where: Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi; 9am-1pm and 5-9pm; until November 14
Free entry

GO BECAUSE: You can stare in wonder at works of internationally-acclaimed painters, photographers and sculptors including Olivia Davis, Art Rotando, Ian Cook, Colin Carter and David Hyde. A section of the exhibition will be dedicated to Formula One.

November 11

Skybar
Ferry Corsten/Sean Paul/Fatman Scoop/Adam Clay;
Where: Flash Forum, Yas Island, 11pm-4am
Dh500 (table prices also available). Can be purchased at www.thinkflash.ae

Beats on the Beach
In this order catch Sho? from the UAE, Kamal Mussalam of Kuwait, the famous Lebanese singer Rola Sa’ad, The Beat from the UK, Melhem Zein of Lebanon and Grammy Award-winning Sean Paul.
Where: Abu Dhabi Corniche, 7-11.30pm
Free entry

Etoile
It’s the Red Bull F1 Race Night Bash and it’s always an eventful night. Simulators, drivers and huge, huge, prize giveaways are on the cards.
Where: Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, 10pm until late.
Free entry

Beats on the Beach
Catch Beat Antenna — from the UK originally but voted best rock band in Dubai last year, singer Sophie Ellis Bextor, American Fabolous and Haifa Wehbe, Lebanon’s queen of pop.
Where: Abu Dhabi Corniche, 7-11.30pm
Free entry

Mastering Motorsport
Community outreach programme bringing together Formula One experts from around the world to inspire, educate and inform students across the UAE. From medicine and fitness to business and sponsorship, the programme will give a unique insight into the world of motorsport.
Where: Yas Marina Circuit, November 12-13
Visit www.yasalam.ae for more information and to book.

Etoile
Jessica and Ashley Simpson will host the party, so it’s definitely one for the girls. Look out for a surprise performance by a double Grammy Award-nominated artist who’s already in town.
Where: Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, 10pm until late
Free entry

November 13

An Intimate Evening With…Sugababes
Where: Longitude Bar at the Yas Hotel on Yas Island, 11pm-4am
Dh800 at www.thinkflash.ae

GO BECAUSE: With an exclusive capacity, you’ll be metres from the girls, offering an unforgettable, intimate experience with the UK chart-toppers.

Skybar: Flo Rida/Chris Willis/Sander Kleinenberg
Where: Flash Forum, Yas Island; 11pm-4am
Dh500 (table prices also available) at www.thinkflash.ae

Beats on the Beach
Catch local boys Absolace, Cyrine Abdel Noor of Lebanon, all American Easy Star All Stars and Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Kelis, followed by Lebanese Fares Karam.
Where: Abu Dhabi Corniche, 7-11.30pm
Free entry

The official F1 FanZone
An exciting Formula One-themed entertainment, which allows everyone to celebrate this year’s Grand Prix. Kids’ zone, modern and classic car displays, giant F1 helmet painting, game simulators, a kids’ driving school and remote control car racing. You can learn all about F1 cars, watch classic motorsport documentaries, enjoy live music throughout the day and night and meet the drivers at special autograph sessions.
Where: Abu Dhabi Corniche,  5pm-12am on weekdays and 2pm-1am on Friday and Saturday
Free entry

Allure Night Club
An exclusive DJ set by Colombian-American Erick Morillo, best known for the hit I Like To Move It, which he produced under the pseudonym Reel 2 Reel. Morillo officially launches Allure by Cipriani, the world-renowned New York venue.
Where: Yas Yacht Club, Yas Island, from 11.30pm.

The Ball
Where: The Palm Terrace, Yas Hotel, Yas Island, 8pm-1am
Table prices start from Dh25,000 for 10 people. single tickets are Dh3,500 per person.
Visit www.theball-abudhabi.com for more details.

GO BECAUSE: It’s the red carpet celebrity event of the year featuring Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Sarah McLachlan and British starlet Sophie Ellis Bextor. Leona Lewis, due to headline, was replaced by Sister Sledge. This exclusive gala dinner will welcome guests to a star-studded celebrity reception.

Etoile
World-renowned beat boxer Killa Kela will bring the house down. 2010 is really proving to be his year. Ashley and Jessica Simpson host the night.
Where: Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, 10pm-late
Free entry

November 14

Prince
From 8pm; Grand Prix ticket holders only
For more information, visit www.yasmarinacircuit.ae
GO BECAUSE: It’s Prince. Enough said.

An Intimate Evening With…Corinne Bailey Rae
Where: Longitude Bar at the Yas Hotel on Yas Island, 11pm-4am
Dh800 at www.thinkflash.ae

Skybar: Pibull/Alesha Dixon/Gary Pine/Vato Gonzales;
Where: Flash Forum, Yas Island, 11pm-4am
Dh500 (table prices also available) at thinkflash.ae

Galleria
Enjoy a breathtaking collection of photography as tribute to the striking imagery of last year’s inaugural race, alongside the sights and sounds of Yasalam 2009.
Where: Abu Dhabi Corniche Boardwalk, all day.
Free entry

Etoile
Jackass star Johnny Knoxville takes over the club with Bam Bam and a host of their celebrity friends, including the beautiful Kelly Brook. The American crazy man has also said he’ll be bringing along a number of his current F1 driving mates. It will be the party of the year, according to organisers.
Where: Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, 10pm until late
Free entry

GO BECAUSE: All the stars will arrive and drinks prices will remain the same as every other week at Etoile.

November 12 & 14

The Amber Lounge
Where: Hiltonia Beach Club, Abu Dhabi.
GO BECAUSE: Amber Lounge will see the F1 fraternity, royalty, movie stars and VIPs come together to celebrate the big race at an exclusive party. When the gig is organised by Sonia Irvine, sister of ex-F1 Ferrari driver Eddie Irvine, it’s no surprise the celebrities attend.

Getting to Yas Island

Much of the action will be on the island. If you’re travelling from Abu Dhabi, head to Zayed Sports City. From Dubai, head to Shahama, a town on the outskirts of Abu Dhabi. Free shuttle buses will operate to and from those venues and Yas Island.

Buses will run every 15-20 minutes. On November 11, they will operate from 12-7pm and on November 12 to 14 from 10am to midnight.

Parking on Yas Island is only for permit-holders.

Remember:

  • Allow plenty of time for your journey as delays and queues are expected.
  • Gates open at 10am on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
  • There are no petrol stations on or around Yas Island.
  • The ticket hotline is 800 927.
  • Check www.yasmarinacircuit.ae for updates.

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