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Abu Dhabi's annual events calendar is packed with an impressive lineup of music, theatre, sports, and comedy events, especially ramping up in the final months of the year. 

One of the major highlights is undoubtedly the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, now in its 16th year.

The popularity of Formula 1 has surged, partly due to increased exposure on Netflix, making the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, the last race on the F1 calendar, a sold-out event.

If you're planning to get tickets for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2024, here’s everything you need to know.

When is the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2024?

The Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2024 will take place from Friday, December 6, to Sunday, December 8.

·         Friday, December 6:

·         First practice session from 1.30pm to 2.30pm

·         Second practice session from 5pm to 6pm

·         Saturday, December 7:

·         Third practice session from 2.30pm to 3.30pm

·         Qualifying at 6pm

·         Sunday, December 8:

·         The final race starts at 5pm

Where does it take place?

The event is held at the Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. The 20 drivers will complete 58 laps on the 5.281 km track, all aiming for pole position.

Why is it a big deal?

F1 races are always spectacular, but the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is particularly thrilling as it's the season’s final race—which this year includes a record-breaking 24 races.

Typically, the championship driver is already determined by the last race, as points accumulate throughout the season.

Yet, the excitement remains high as the final race also determines the championship team.


Who is performing at the after-race concerts?

Following each day’s racing (and the Thursday before the sporting action begins), concerts are held at Etihad Park. Two artists have been confirmed so far:

·         Friday, December 6:

·         Global music sensation Maroon 5 will headline the Yasalam After-Race Concerts. Expect hits like "She Will Be Loved," "This Love," "Sugar," and "Moves Like Jagger."

·         Sunday, December 8:

 

·         English rockers Muse, the first band confirmed for this year's concert series, will perform on race day.

Artists for Thursday, December 5, and Saturday, December 7, are yet to be announced.

How much are tickets?

There are various ticket options and prices, all including access to one Yas Island theme park, Louvre Abu Dhabi, and Qasr Al Watan to encourage visitors to explore more of the UAE capital.

·         General Admission Tickets:

·         Prices start at Dhs750 for one day or Dhs999 for all three days. This includes casual, open-air seating with great track views, access to after-race concerts, and fan zone experiences.

·         Grandstand Tickets:

·         Available for the North, South, West, or Marina Grandstand, depending on desired track views.

Prices begin at Dhs1,650 for all three days and include all General Admission benefits, plus access to the pit lane walk on Thursday and the Oasis Area with multiple food and beverage options.


·         VIP Hospitality Tickets:

·         These include access to enclosed suites, five-star dining, prime views, and unlimited drinks for three days, along with after-race concert tickets. Prices start at Dhs11,000.

Note that concert access is included with all F1 tickets and cannot be purchased separately.

However, concert tickets can be upgraded to golden circle access for Dhs195, allowing you to get right to the front of the stage.


What else is happening around the Abu Dhabi F1?

During the Grand Prix weekend, F1 fever takes over Yas Island, featuring brunches, parties, celebrity appearances, and more. Keep an eye on whatson.ae for more details.

Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2024, Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, December 5 to 8, starting from Dhs750.

 

Source: whatson

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