Off-track entertainment galore at Grand Prix
Abu Dhabi, October 30, 2011
Yas Marina Circuit has announced that spectators will be able to enjoy an array of off-track activities including race stimulators, mini golf, pool rooms, street performers, live bands and DJs at Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
Mark Hughes, director of operations, Yas Marina Circuit, said: “Our responsibility is to make sure everyone coming to the race has a great time. The entertainment throughout the Oasis area is designed to create a festival-like atmosphere so that the fun continues both on and off the track.”
“Children have all-day entertainment in dedicated kid’s zones, inflatable games zones, skateboard and BMX demonstrations, as well as karting in the Yas kartzone,” he said. “Ladies can get pampered in the dedicated spa areas, diehard fans have the chance to drive an F1 simulator and meet their favourite drivers at autograph sessions, families and friends can enjoy crocket in the lawn game zones or test their skills at the pit stop challenge, whilst the stage areas are packed with live acts. It’s three days of nonstop fun for all.”
The on-stage entertainment will include Abu Dhabi big band, Skitzophonic, numerous well-known regional DJ’s including DJ Shadia, as well as dance crews Diverse and Swat Crew, a statement from the organisers said.
In addition, Abu Dhabi’s Got Talent will feature traditional Emirati performances and UAE’s very own Football Freestylers, the statement said.
A selection of the grandstand tickets are still available in the South and Marina Grandstands, priced at Dh1,800 ($490) for two days and Dh2,000 ($545) for three days. Ticketholders will also have exclusive access to after-race concerts featuring Britney Spears, Incubus and Paul McCartney. – TradeArabia News Service
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