Exploring Abu Dhabi – through Clicks and Writes – Yas Marina and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
The focus now change to Yas Marina circuit and Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2010.
The photos are from the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2009.
Yas Marina Circuit is owned by the Executive Affairs Authority of the government of Abu Dhabi and operated by Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management. It employs about 180 full-time staff, supported by up to 200 part-time workers and volunteers at peak times.
Right next door is the iconic Yas Hotel, a luxury marina, yacht club, six other hotels, the Yas Island golf links and the Ferrari World indoor theme park, set to open in late 2010. The international airport is close by and only 25 minutes away is the thriving city of Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, largest of the seven Emirates and one of the fastest-growing tourism destinations in the world.
How to Get There
Yas Marina Circuit is easily accessible by road or air from the UAE and internationally. Situated on a natural island, visitors traveling by road from Abu Dhabi city can reach Yas Marina Circuit in around half an hour, while Dubai is just over an hour away. Access to the circuit is via a 12-lane highway which can be accessed from the Sheikh Maktoum (E10) highway from Abu Dhabi, or the Sheikh Zayed (E11) highway from Dubai. For overseas visitors, Abu Dhabi International Airport is just 15 minutes away by road.
Key facts and figures
The Formula 1™ track is 5.55 km long and can be split into two smaller tracks of 3.1 km and 2.4 km, which can operate simultaneously where desired.
Approximately 50,000 spectators can view the action on the circuit from the comfort of permanent, covered grandstands and air-conditioned VIP facilities. Yas Marina Circuit is the only motorsports venue in the world where all the grandstands are covered.
To know more about it, please visit Yas Marina circuit. online.