Formula 1 in Abu Dhabi 2018 : Off to a great start with Premier Inn

10 Oct 2018

The end of November sees one of the most important F1 events of the year, the Abu-Dhabi Grand Prix. Over 305km and 55 laps, the world’s greatest drivers will battle it out for glory and to be the first past that chequered flag. Seats are selling out quickly, so you’ll need to be as fast as Lewis Hamilton to grab one before they’re all gone.

At Premier Inn Abu Dhabi, we’re getting ready to welcome thousands of racing fans from all over the world, as they pour into the city ready for the big day. Practice starts on Friday 23rd November, with the big race on Sunday 25th.

Where is the race?

The F1 Abu Dhabi race is held at the purpose-built Yas Marina Circuit, on Yas Island and in the heart of Abu Dhabi. Easy to get to and well served by public transport and shuttle buses, it’s also got plenty to see and do for all ages, even if you’re not sure what Poll Position means, and you don’t know your McLaren’s from your Ferraris.  

On Yas Island, where you’ll find the main circuit, there’s also lots for families to see and do, including the incredible Ferrari World, and one of the biggest waterparks in the Middle East, with over 40 rides, slides and attractions to thrill and entertain all ages.

If you want to get a quick round of golf in between the practice laps and the race on Sunday, then head over to the beautifully designed Yas Links Abu Dhabi – the only true links course in the UAE.

In the evenings there are plenty of world-class restaurants to try, or you can book a table at your Premier Inn hotel for a delicious meal on a budget. It’s the ideal option if you’re here with the family.

Where to stay

Whether you’re a true petrol-head here for the F1 race, or here on holiday, a member of the team entourages, or a business traveller invited as a corporate guest, we have everything you need at Premier Inn. Our two Abu Dhabi hotels – the International Airport Hotel and the Abu Dhabi Capital Centre complexes – offer soft beds, large, beautifully appointed rooms, and plenty of extras to make you feel at home. From rooftop swimming pools with stunning views of the skyline, to superb restaurants and child-friendly amenities, we have everything you need for a memorable stay.

Our Capital Centre hotel puts you right in the heart of the city, just a short walk from the magnificent Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. It’s easy to get to Yas Island from the Capital Centre hotel, with plenty of shuttle buses available to get you there in plenty of time for the start of the race.

Flying high at Abu Dhabi International Airport hotel

If you prefer the convenience of a hotel that’s close to the airport then our International Airport site offers 300 spacious rooms, a Jacuzzi and gym, and that fabulous rooftop pool to unwind in. All our rooms are priced at affordable rates, so if you’re here with the family you won’t have to break the bank to have a great time. Stay with Premier Inn, and you’ll have more spending money to indulge in those little treats to remember one of the world’s greatest F1 races.

Find out more about the 2018 Formula 1® Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix here or head over to our Abu Dhabi International Airport hotel and Abu Dhabi Capital Centre Hotel to find out more about Premier inn Abu Dhabi hotels.

We look forward to welcoming you!