Abu Dhabi - Formula 1 racetrack Yas Marina Circuit
View of the Formula 1 racetrack in Yas Island
Discover Abu Dhabi by webcam
In 2009, Abu Dhabi has been host to a Formula 1 Grand Prix for the first time. For this purpose, a completely new circuit with a whole infrastructure around it, the Yas Marina Circuit, was built on Yas Island..
The circuit was designed by Hermann Tilke who also designed the race track in Bahrain. Yas Marina Circuit has a total length of 5.6 km, and the maximum that a racing car can reach is about 320 km/h. Abu Dhabi has already been accepted to host the Formula 1 Grand Prix for the next 7 years, and this important event will for sure attract a lot of spectators from all over the world. .
In addition to the race track, visitors will find many hotels, restaurants and other entertainment facilities such as Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, with a total area of 200,000 m² the world’s largest indoor theme park, on Yas Island.
Another highlight of Abu Dhabi is the 11 km long Al Raha Beach. Along its coastline the so-called “Ultimate Waterfront City”, a separate district with unique residential and business premises as well as education and entertainment facilities, is being constructed. The convenient access to Abu Dhabi’s city centre, the airport and the motorway to Dubai makes it a unique area that can be reached either by water or by land. Numerous attractive hotels, a variety of beaches, marinas and shopping possibilities complete the picture.
The earthTV camera is installed on the rooftop of the “Rotana Hotel” on Yas Island and provides a stunning view over the entire race track, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Al Raha Beach.
Muslim 96% (Shi'a 16%), Christian, Hindu, and other 4%
82,880 km² (212 miles²)
80 km (49 miles)
Persian Gulf 0 m (0 feet)
Jabal Yibir 1527 m (5010 feet)
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) are located in Southwest Asia, bordering the Gulf of Oman and the Persian Gulf, between Oman and Saudi Arabia. It is a flat, barren coastal plain merging into rolling sand dunes of vast desert wasteland; with mountains in the east. Its strategic location along southern approaches to the Strait of Hormuz makes it a vital transit point for world crude oil. The UAE is considered to be one of the fifteen states that comprise the so-called Cradle of Humanity.
Key aspects of tourism
In the last years, Abu Dhabi is focusing on tourism and is trying to attract visitors with luxury hotels or the culture island "Saadiyat".
|16° / 28° C||13° / 23° C||13° / 21° C|
|61° / 82° F||55° / 73° F||55° / 70° F|
Events in Abu Dhabi
No entries found.
Comments for this location
- Middle East
Pigeons, traffic of boats, famous Palazzi, the Rialto Bridge...
New York City is one of the biggest cities in America and also...
Long, white, sandy beaches, a marina with yachts and boats,...
Known as the "Queen of the South" because of the picturesque...