The After Parties
With so many visitors, high rollers and celebrities in town for Formula 1 weekend, it isn’t surprising that there are so many events companies also hosting big events to satisfy their appetite to party. All over the city bottles will be popping to either salute or commiserate with the F1 drivers who are sure to be out and about in the city themselves, and yet more international performers will be there too to keep the party going until the early hours. Here are our favourite picks of the acts you have to see over the weekend.O1NE Yas Island
Twelve months ago O1NE Yas Island announced itself on the UAE party scene by opening on Formula 1 weekend. One year later, and the superclub has solidified its reputation as one of top two or three, if not the number one nightlife destination in Abu Dhabi. LCD walls and an illuminated catwalk dance floor are the standout feature of the club’s iconic décor, and partygoers can rely on fantastic resident and international guest DJs to keep the party rocking until the early hours of the morning.
The line-up of acts that played over Formula 1 weekend in 2013 was impressive, but O1NE has taken things up a notch this time, with an outstanding programme of live acts set to wow in 2014.
Thursday night will see US RnB superstar Jason Derulo take to the stage. Fans can expect to hear worldwide hits including ‘Whatcha Say’, ‘Ridin’ Solo’ and ‘Wiggle’ during what will prove to be an extremely popular set.
Mega DJ Armin Van Buuren is playing at du Arena on Friday November 21, but once he’s done on the main stage he will be heading straight over to O1NE Yas Island to keep the party going. Expect fireworks and celebrations when one of the biggest EDM heroes on the planet gets on the decks at O1NE Yas Island’s iconic venue.
When you thought things couldn’t get any better, it does, because Grammy Award-winner T-Pain will be in the house on Saturday, playing thumping hip-hop classics such as ‘I’m in Luv’, ‘Buy You a Drank’ and ‘Low’. The weekend’s final evening will be highlighted by a set from Solomun, one of the most respected DJs on the European underground and Ibiza club circuits.
With four very different, but equally impressive acts, if you want to party during F1 then head to O1NE Yas Island.Table prices available upon request. For more information visit www.o1neyasisland.com (052 788 8111).