Group Admins

  • Profile picture of Keith Collantine

Going to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina

Public Group active 2 weeks, 2 days ago

Group for fans going to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina.

How to get to Yas Marina

This topic contains 7 replies, has 7 voices, and was last updated by Profile photo of Aish Heydrich Aish Heydrich 1 year, 5 months ago.

Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #130220
    Profile photo of Keith Collantine
    Keith Collantine
    Keymaster

    Share your tips on getting to the track.

    #179901
    Profile photo of katederby
    katederby
    Participant

    Book early and stay in one of the many reasonably priced hotels that are just a 5 minute walk away. There’s not much to do in the area afterwards but it’s fantastic being able to see the track from your hotel and walk to the Yas Hotel in the evening… and a lot of fun trying to get in!

    #179902
    Profile photo of GeeMac
    GeeMac
    Participant

    Not sure there are many tips about getting to the track, you just take Sheikh Zayed Road and follow the signs for Yas Island!

    #179903
    Profile photo of Caroline Miles
    Caroline Miles
    Participant

    We stayed in Abu Dhabi so used the free shuttle bus from Zayed Sports City. Taxis are very cheap in Abu Dhabi, we worked out about £2 to get from our hotel to the bus departure point. Buses ran about every 15 minutes and were very well organised, with them telling you before the bus departed where they were going to drop off. The departure points back to Zayed Sports City were also very well signposted at the circuit with huge towers showing which bus departure point it was, so you couldnt get on the wrong shuttle bus back. We had a problem on Thursday evening when we got back from the pit lane walk as there were no taxis to be seen, so had to walk a few blocks. On Friday and Saturday on arrival back at the drop off point at Zayed Sports City there were plenty of taxis, although on Saturday we had 3 buses all arriving together so although there were about 30 taxis waiting was a bit of a free for all to get a taxi. Not sure what Sunday was like as we stayed for the Macca concert and managed to get a taxi back from the circuit, which bearing in mind they put a standard 20 AED on the meter before starting, cost us 65 AED, which based on exchange rate is about £12 which we didn’t think was too bad for a journey which took us about 20 minutes. The shuttle buses operated until an hour after the concert finished, so if you wanted to, could still get back by that means, although not sure how many taxis would have been around at that time of night.

    #179904
    Profile photo of Brian A
    Brian A
    Participant

    Can anyone tell me the name of the hotels that are near the track, at the moment we are thinking of driving from Dubai. What do you think?

    #179905
    Profile photo of ajokay
    Anonymous

    There’s the giant purple penis hotel. That’s probably quite exclusive on Grand Prix weekend though.

    #179906
    Profile photo of katederby
    katederby
    Participant

    We stayed at the Yas Island Rotana, a walk away from the track but I think all of the hotel’s nearby get booked up very quickly.

    #179907
    Profile photo of Aish Heydrich
    Aish Heydrich
    Participant

    … a personal yacht.

Viewing 8 posts - 1 through 8 (of 8 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.