Get Your Palates Set For An Unforgettable Experience at Yas Marina This F1 Season

By egor Monday, 31 October 2016 2:50 PM

Get Your Palates Set For An Unforgettable Experience at Yas Marina This F1 Season

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Yas Marina is revved up and charged to take visitors and residents of the emirate on an unforgettable gastronomical tour for the senses this F1 season. Last year, the race weekend saw over 35,000 people set foot on Yas Marina while 245 yachts were  berthed to enjoy phenomenal views of the circuit, with even more expected to join the celebrations and soak up the glamorous atmosphere this year.

Pegged to be the Middle East’s biggest international sporting event and the only twilight race on the F1® calendar, the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will transform Yas Marina into an epicenter of off track action. Whether you are a hardcore F1®fan or just looking to soak in the electric atmosphere and party the night away, Yas Marina has something to offer everyone.

To help plan your epic culinary and nightlife adventure, Yas Marina has rounded up a list of outlets to get your palates racing while you enjoy superb views of the world’s biggest super yachts , people-watch society’s most elite and take in the sounds of the race cars from the track at the action packed Marina, welcoming those with F1® passes and without.

Pit Stop #1 – Café D'Alsace   

Opening hours: 8am until 3am            

Start your day by fuelling your engines at Café D’Alsace with hearty breakfasts available from 8am and sandwiches, salads, light bites grapes and hops available until 3am daily. 

You can also soak up the thrill of the much awaited races which will be shown on a large screen on the terrace while the stunning views of the marina serve as the perfect backdrop.

A maximum time limit of 2 hours applies to each table.

Reservations are recommended. For reservations, please call: +971 508 115 414

 Pit Stop #2 - Aquarium

Opening hours: 9am until 4am

Keep the engines running by dining indoors at Aquarium with the fish in beautiful tropical aquariums, or relax on the outdoor terrace overlooking the swankiest of superyachts with drinks and groovy lounge music.   

Get ready to tap your feet to great beats after sunset as the outdoor terrace turns into a pumping lounge to set the celebratory mood of the weekend.  

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner a la carte. Shisha is available on the terrace.            

Reservations are recommended. For reservations, please call: +971 2 565 0007

Pit Stop #3 - Diablito Food & Music  

Opening hours: 12pm until 2am          

With 360 degree views of the marina and the best pizzas, pinxos and tapas in Abu Dhabi on offer – Diablito is a treat that is hard to beat. The 2 storey rooftop venue with a Meditteranean flair is the perfect spot to celebrate the biggest sporting event of the year along with your crew.

Last year, the popular Spanish bar and eatery served a whopping average of 380 crispy pizzas each day.

From 10pm, the resident DJ will be mixing the hottest tunes from the Med and getting the evening off to a flying start.

A minimum spend will apply to rooftop tables. A maximum time limit of 2 hour will also apply.

Reservations are recommended. For reservations, please call + 971 2 565 1175 or email for more information.

Pit Stop #4 - Rozanah

Opening hours: 8am until 3am            

Offering a unique modern twist on the Middle Eastern dining experience and a favorite among Emiratis and expats alike, Rozanah is the perfect place to refuel and take in the racing action which will be shown on a large screen throughout the weekend.

Serving breakfast, modern mezze, mixed grills, shishas and late night bites a la carte.

A maximum time limit of 2 hours applies to each table.

Reservations are recommended. For reservations, please call +971 2 496 3411.

 Pit Stop #5 - Cipriani 

Opening hours: 11:30am until 4am    

Hold on to your seats for this one - offering culinary classics from Harry’s Bar in Venice, Cipriani Yas Island promises to take you on a gastronomic journey like never before. Celebrate the good life in an elegant setting on the fabulous terrace overlooking Yas Island’s iconic landmarks while enjoying live DJ performances.

All bookings are for a limited period of 2 hours on the table. Seating requests for the Terrace are not guaranteed. An additional charge of AED 100 per person on Friday and Saturday and AED 150 per person on Sunday will apply.

Reservations are recommended. For reservations, please call +971 2 657 5400 or email

Pit Stop #6 - Iris

Opening hours: 11am until 6am

Having used around 1,000kg of passion fruits for their famous Iris Star Cocktail during last year’s F1, Yas Marina’s popular lounge and bar is set to get even busier this race weekend.

The biggest weekend in Iris’ calendar will kick start on Thursday, November 24 with a live set by Ibiza resident Steve Lawler. The British born DJ has entertained international crowds for over 18 years, and will bring his passion for House, Techno and Electronica to the scenic nightspot overlooking the Yas Island marina. Providing the perfect refuel, brunch will be available each afternoon throughout the weekend where patrons will also have the choice of live buffet stations and bubbly packages featuring the brand’s delectable sharing plates and international cuisine. Opening hours will extend to 6am over the weekend, with a live band and daily entertainment.

To round off the weekend’s events, Nic Fanciulli will perform live on Sunday, November 27. Going full throttle, the Grammy-nominated producer will take Iris Yas Island to the finish line with his unique blend of house and techno.

Reservations are recommended. For reservations, please call + 971 55 160 5636 or email 

Pit Stop #7 - Stars N Bars       

Opening hours: 8am until 4am            

Get ready to lose your voices cheering for your favourite F1 driver at Stars N’Bars, the newly renovated American sports bar, which is a favorite amongst F1 fans. You can soak in all of the live racing action on the 70 TV screens showing live coverage from the track all while enjoying the flowing drinks, live bands and DJs  who will take to the stage from 10pm and continue until late each night.

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner a la Carte. Shisha is available on the terrace.            

Walk in only. Please call +971 2 565 0101 for more information.                 

 Pit Stop #8 - Tonique Martini Terrazza           

Opening dates and hours: 25th, 26th & 27th November, 2pm until 1am

Back again this year and tranformed into a Williams Martini Racing Terrazza, expect three glorious days of unforgettable entertainment and drinks at the hugely popular venue which will take center stage at the Yas Marina promenade.

Open to the public from Friday until Sunday, Tonique Martini Terrazza will host a VR space to take you on the sensory journey of a racing experience; from the smells of the paddock, to the sounds of the tires screeching and instructions on the radio, right up to the flashes of the photographs at the finish line.

Sophisticated DJ soundtracks and musical styles will flow throughout the Terrazza creating a vibrant atmosphere for guests to enjoy which include Day, Night and After Party.  The Terrazza will also play host to daily ‘Live Acoustic’ Sunset sessions that transition from day to night in style.

Terrazza Martini Musical Programming (Times/Musical Style):

2pm – 6m           Day: DJ = Funky Lounge/Chill Beats

6pm – 7pm        Sunset : Live Acoustic Trio = Sunset Session

7pm – 10pm      Night: DJ = Nu Disco/Soulful House + Live Musicians

10pm - close      Apres: DJ = Deep House

You can also pick up some F1 swag at the merchandising area, including t-shirts, hats, sunglasses, keychains, and more Williams Martini Racing goodies. Table reservations available on Sunday only. Otherwise, a walk-in policy applies.

Finish Line - Vip Room             

Opening hours: 11pm - 5am. Opening dates: 25th, 26th and 27th November

Put on your dancing shoes at this opulent nightclub which will host an all-star line up on from Friday 25th November until Sunday 27th November.

Taking up the 3rd floor above Cipriani Yas Marina, Vip Room Abu Dhabi is famous for its stricly A-list clientele and has been graced by the likes of Kim Kardashian West, Tyga, Busta Rhymes, Lindsay Lohan, 50 Cent, Ludacris and Akon.

The 2016 super exclusive A-list line up will be unmissable with global celebrity Paris Hilton hosting and performing a DJ Set on Sunday 27th whilst DJ Fenty will be hosting VIP Room on Friday 25th. 

The DJ lineup for the weekend includes NYC based Mel Debarge, NYC based DJ Spade, Toronto based 4KORNERS, Dubai based Chris Nati and European based DJ V.

Table reservations only. Please contact +971 52 881 8888 or email for more information.