The Yas Marina Circuit – Speed Thrills!

Located on the Yas Island and designed by the German designer Hermann Tiike this circuit is the exclusive venue for Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. If you are obsessed with fast cars and adrenaline rush this is the perfect designation you might want to visit.

Overview

The Yas Marina Circuit is the second F1 racetrack in the Middle East, the first being located in Bahrain. The construction began with the groundbreaking ceremony on May 2007 and was opened to the public in October 2009.

Design

The circuit is known to many racers as one of the most challenging racetracks and one with many overtaking opportunities. The 5.5-kilometre long racetrack has 21 corners and the longest straight extends up to 1.14 kilometres. The expansive circuit also has massive viewing areas that can comfortably seat up to 41000 spectators.

Racing Experiences

If seeing an F1 race event is not enough, you can get a chance to drive one of them and you can do this during the off-racing seasons. Visitors can choose from purpose-built Yas 3000 formula cars to Aston Martin GT4s. The circuit also features a drag race track where you get to drive a Chevrolet Camaro SS. These privileges can be enjoyed by purchasing track day packages that range from 327usd to 600usd.

Other attractions and accommodation facilities

The circuit also offers private driving tuitions and race licence courses that give you an insight into racing. Visiting here for a track day is exciting and also tiring. After a day of challenging and thrilling car rides you can spend your day at one of the many luxury resorts in Abu Dhabi the likes of Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara.

Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+

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