The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has finally kicked off – well almost. The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Organizers have unveiled the “Yas Marina” Circuit where the first race in the United Arab Emirates is to be hosted on 1st November 2009. The Yas Marina is believed to be the most sophisticated Formula One Race track in the world. Construction of the race track is in progress and is expected to be completed well in time before the inaugural in November 2009. His Excellency Khaldoon Khalifa Al Mubarak is the Chairman of Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management, which is a joint venture between the Government of Abu Dhabi and ALDAR Properties which is one of the leading developers in the U.A.E.
The Yas Marina Race track for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is unique on several counts. A five star hotel – the Yas marina Hotel – has been constructed in the centre of the circuit and its distinct feature is that a part of the track passes underneath the hotel. The hotel has the state of art technology, including the modern bathroom technologies. The hotel is covered with a shell made of LEDs that can change color to match the event taking place at that time. The rooms promise to give you the best view of the race – you will get the feeling that you are in a front row seat of the Grand Prix race. You will also feel and hear the sound and roar of the cars as they will be passing within a few meters from you. If you want to be closer to the scene of action, then you may also go and stand on the pedestrian bridge over the race tracks and you can see and feel the cars zoom below you. Could you ever dream of having a better view of a formula one race?
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race track circuit has a 5.6 km long perimeter and has a seating capacity of 60,000, which is expected to be raised to 100,000 in the near future. Another never-seen aspect of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is that the grandstands are completely covered. The Grand Prix is a franchise that has been awarded to Abu Dhabi for a renewable 7 year term.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix race track is expected to be one of the longest, grueling, and most demanding tracks ever created. The northern most edge of the circuit is 1.2 km. long, and is one of the longest straight stretches that any Formula One circuit has ever had. It is on this stretch that drivers are expected to reach speeds of more than 300 kms per hour.
The Yas Marina Grand Prix Circuit is being developed on Yas Island, with a host of other developmental activities. The aim of the ongoing developmental activities in this Island is to achieve extremely high standards of quality and excellence in all parameters. Some of the post-construction facilities that will be available on Yas Island are: the Yas Marina Grand Prix Circuit, Ferrari Theme Park, Water Park, Golf courses, Hotels, Polo Grounds, Apartments and Villas, and Food Courts.
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has a lot of facilities to offer you, and almost all of these facilities and services are of world class quality. Now that you are aware of all the excellent arrangements, would you not like to be there for the November 2009 inaugural race?