Partying hard is mandatory before, during and after the race, and options for a good shindig are almost as rich as some of the people propping up the VIP tables. Looking for a vibrant atmosphere with nonstop DJs and trackside views? The Secret Parties Secret Brunch at the W Abu Dhabi starts from Dhs1,500.
If you’re more of a party-goer than a petrolhead, get to Yas Marina Promenade. Start the day with chilled tunes at Aquarium or Casa de Cuba, or opt for the Hidden Brunch at Iris, stop off to watch the race at Stars ’N’ Bars and then dance the night away to R’n’B tunes with the best view of the Marina on the Diablito terrace.
• Annex at The Abu Dhabi Edition, Al Bateen Marina. Call +971 2 208 0000 for more info or visit annexabudhabi.com Yas Marina. Call Yas Concierge on +971 6 051 1115 for more info or visit yasmarina.ae