Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix pit stops
We’ll overtake Cipriani Yas Island, since we flagged it up in our last issue (page 52, Taste: Abu Dhabi) but here are 10 other Yas Marina favourites where F1 visitors can recharge their batteries.
Pit stop #1: Café D’Alsace
Hearty breakfasts, light bites, grapes and hops, this versatile F&B spot has all your needs covered between 8am-3am.
Pit stop #2: Rozanah
A modern twist on Middle Eastern dining complemented by all your favourite mezze, grills and shishas. Note this popular stop is a maximum two hours per table (10am-3am).
Pit stop #3: Stars ‘N’ Bars
Catch every manoeuvre on the 70 TV screens and unwind with the à la carte menu and beverages, DJs on from 10pm (10am-4am).
Pit stop #4: Diablito Food & Music
The rooftop terrace is one for your 360-degree photos and you won’t go hungry with more than 380 pizzas served up each day (12pm-2am)
Pit stop #5: Iris
Renowned for its chilled vibe, artisan cocktails, great views and smooth music – though it comes at a price (high tables start at AED5,000 and lounges range from AED10,000-25,000). You can pay on the door for AED250 which includes one drink.
Pit stop #6: Aquarium
Relax with the fish or on the outdoor terrace while enjoying topnotch seafood. Unwind with a live set from saxophonist MarciSax, followed by DJ Gilbert spinning the decks until 3am daily (8am-5am).
Pit stop #7: 1 OAK
We’re informed the “renowned nightclub” is arriving in Abu Dhabi for the first time. Catch MoroccanAmerican hip hop recording artist French Montana live on the 26th, but note AED10,000 minimum charge on tables on the terrace (11pm-5am).
Pit stop #8: House of Debonair
This year the open-air terrace at the center of Yas Marina’s promenade will be transformed into the House of Debonair (1pm-1am). Popular local and international DJs Kristian Valdini, Dan Chadwick and Danny Krivit will hit the decks throughout the weekend.
Pit stop #9: Yas Viceroy
Savour an international buffet style on the trackside at Origins, feast on delicious mezzes and Arabic favourites at Atayeb, and savour sushi masterpieces, teppanyaki, robanyaki and tempura at Kazu.
Pit stop #10: Amber Lounge
The see-and-be-seen place where international royalty, film stars and the F1 fraternity gather for live performances by iconic artists and DJ sets (25th and 26th, 11pm-6am).