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Formula One Weekend 2014 - Yas Island Fully Booked!

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Formula One Weekend 2014 - Yas Island Fully Booked!

So I've managed to secure 3day tickets to the Grand Prix in November this year.

We were looking to book the Yas Viceroy, however they've frozen the bookings & jacked up the prices.

The plan is to stay in Abu Dhabi on the Friday, Saturday & Sunday night - however we have no idea which hotels are best to go for in reasonable proximity to Yas Marina circuit.

Other option would be to get a hotel at Jumeriah Beach in Dubai & commute to the track for the weekends qualifying & race - which wont be cheap!

help!

Cheers

edit: Budget including Flights from London - £1200ish -

Monday-Thursday- Atlantis/Anantara Dubai

Friday to Sunday - Abu Dhabi - Hotel??

Edited: 10:30 am, April 02, 2014
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1. Re: Formula One Weekend 2014 - Yas Island Fully Booked!

HI there, I'm afraid you'll find that almost all the hotels bump up their prices around this time. The next nearest hotels to the circuit are at the Yas Plaza. Try looking for the Yas Rotana, Centro, Crowne Plaza or Radisson Blu.

After that you could try the Al Raha Beach Hotel or start looking at the hotels in the Between the Bridges area, like the Fairmont, Traders or Shangri-La. These are about a15-20 minute taxi ride. More expensive but about the same distance are hotels on Saadiyat Island.

'Commuting' from Dubai would be possible, but tiring and expensive.

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2. Re: Formula One Weekend 2014 - Yas Island Fully Booked!

We stayed in the centre of Abu Dhabi when we went, the hotel ran a free courtesy bus to and from the circuit, we often got the bus there but taxi back, it still just took about 30-45 minutes to get a taxi back and only cost about a tenner.

The negative about staying in Abu Dhabi was if you want to see the concerts it is a very long day if you are also planning to catch all of the on-track action.

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3. Re: Formula One Weekend 2014 - Yas Island Fully Booked!

Thank you both.

I will take a look at those recommendations @superhols

@fionaGray28 - That sounds ideal! Would save a heck of a lot of money on cabs - what hotel did you stay at in the centre of Abu Dhabi that offered this courtesy bus?

Cheers

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4. Re: Formula One Weekend 2014 - Yas Island Fully Booked!

We stayed at the Grand Millennium Al Wahda. It was a great hotel to be honest. Pool on the roof for the days we could chill out, lovely italian restaurant, and another two (which we didn't try). The Al Wahda mall was next door which had plenty of places to eat, which was ideal for us, when we just wanted something quick. It wasn't close to the Cornishe area, but the location was fine for what we needed. It was a couple of years back that we stayed and I can't remember exactly what days the bus was running, It certainly wasn't on the Friday for practice, but there was always taxis outside the hotel or mall. Happy planning!

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5. Re: Formula One Weekend 2014 - Yas Island Fully Booked!

Thanks for your reply @FionaGray28.

Funnily enough that's the exact hotel we ended up booking! And it was a close one, with only 2 rooms left!

It seemed like a good deal and a great location with lots to do around the hotel following grand prix action!

Here's hoping the shuttle bus is running! Will save a few bob!

4 nights at Fairmont the Palm and 3 at Grand Millennium Al Wahda , Bring on November!

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6. Re: Formula One Weekend 2014 - Yas Island Fully Booked!

The Hotel is in a central location for transportation and explore the city.

Hope you will have a great time in November.

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