Where to stay for the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix 2018: The area's best hotels

These are the top hotels to stay in for the weekend

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2018

Centro Yas Island
This contemporary-style hotel is popular with business travellers as well as families.It boasts 259 rooms, each with a clean and slick décor and the usual amenities you would expect. It is based at Yas Plaza, within a stone’s throw to du Forum and within walking distance to Yas Marina Circuit. Guests can enjoy a cool outdoor swimming pool and a 24-hour gym, perfect for burning off that hotdog and fries you just couldn’t resist while enjoying the race. Four nights here from November 22 to November 26 costs around Dhs8,200 for two adults in a room with a Queen-sized bed.

Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island
This located next to Yas Beach and many rooms offer awesome views of the beautiful Arabian Gulf. Opened in 2009, it’s roughly a kilometre from Yas Marina Circuit so nice and handy for race day. It features a sundeck, an indoor swimming pool, a 25-metre outdoor pool and even some squash courts. And it has an impressive food and drink offering too, with Stills Restaurant and Bar combining the best of both worlds. A superior room for two adults for four nights from November 22 to November 26 costs Dhs11,500 including taxes, with other more expensive rooms available too.

Park Inn Radisson, Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Another plush hotel which couldn’t really be any more convenient for racegoers. It is within walking distance to Yas Beach, so it’s handy if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of race weekend for a few hours. It boasts 204 newly renovated rooms, many with awesome views across Yas Links golf course, Yas Marina and the Arabian Gulf.To stay here for four nights from November 22 to November 26 costs Dhs9,619 for a standard room with sea view and balcony, with other more expensive rooms available too.

Radisson Blu Hotel
This hotel is in hot demand, with only a handful of its 397 rooms still available. It offers rooms with awesome views across either the Arabian Gulf, Yas Links Golf Course and the Formula 1 circuit itself. There’s also an infinity pool, tennis courts and a spa with professional therapists to help you unwind. You can’t stay here without checking the uber-cool hangout spot Filini Garden, with amazing Italian food and plenty of deals and events. While the likes of Belgian Café, Mint and Shams Pool Bar mean you are never stuck for choices. A superior room with balcony and race track views for four nights from November 22 to November 26 for two adults costs around Dhs11,500.

Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi
The only hotel in the world which overlooks a Formula 1 track, and what a hotel it is too. Formerly known as Yas Viceroy, it is now under the Marriott banner. Its stunning LED façade makes it instantly recognisable, and a host of great dining and nightlife options within make this one of Abu Dhabi’s top destinations. It’s home to Italian favourite Amici, Indian restaurant Angar and the ever-popular international eatery Origins. You literally can’t get any closer to the action if you choose to stay here, but it will be at the top end of most people’s budgets. To stay here for four nights from November 22 to November 26 will set you back Dhs26,716 for a deluxe twin room on the Marina Wing, with other rooms available at a greater cost.

Yas Island Rotana
Another centrally located hotel for you to choose from, with Yas Island Rotana being perched within walking distance to everything you need. It has 308 spacious rooms, including rooms to suit every budget and requirement. This venue has an impressive food and drink offering too, with a string of great options for when you get hungry. You might like to try the Indian eatery Rangoli, the Blue Grill steak house or the Y Bar sports bar. A classic King Room for four nights from November 22 to November 26 for two adults will set you back around Dhs10,400.

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