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“Karting experience”
Review of Yas Marina Circuit

Yas Marina Circuit
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Full-Day Abu Dhabi Tour with Lunch from Dubai
Ranked #3 of 151 things to do in Abu Dhabi
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

We went to the karting area after visiting Ferrari world, free bus takes you from Ferrari world to the karting area, karting was nice and good arranged, we do al lot of karting at home so we had a good verification, nice track and digital info only there was no round time indication on the track, afterwards you can look at the driving school and on the restaurant terras you can look at the real track of Yas marina, very nice when you see the Ferrari's racing.

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Reviewed February 26, 2014

With this race being in Abu Dhabi, there was always going to be an air of excellence about it. From the moment the tickets arrived (presented in a rather plush pop up pack) the tone was set as to what to expect.
As any f1 fan will know, its a long lap round the Yas Marina Circuit, but the fact they provide a bus service to get you from A to B, demonstrates quite how vast the place is. The bus service is reliable and regular although traffic around the track in the evenings can be pretty busy. We used the bus service to get to the concert venue. If you do the concert, expect BIG crowds. Not such a problem when you arrive, but an absolute shocker when leaving. The taxi queue is orderly, but MASSIVE.

Anyway, back to the track facilities...

No booze allowed in the stands as you would expect. This isn't as bad as it sounds (if you like a drink or two) as there are several little areas with bars and benches where you can get a drink whist the track is open. These get busy just prior to the race and between practice sessions. The service is good and the costs aren't too bad.

There are plenty of staff on hand to help you out if you get lost. Security is tight but not over bearing. All in all Yas Marina is a very well oiled machine.

The crowd is a bit different, to say, Spain. There is clearly a lot of money knocking about but don't let that put you off. If I could guarantee a better race (2013 was a procession AND Kimi went out on lap 1!) then I would happily go back to Abu Dhabi.

Only other thing to mention I guess is hotels. Most hotels are about a 30 min drive away. This doesn't cost that much, presumably as fuel costs are low, but it does mean getting up that little bit earlier! If you can stay closer, its probably worth doing so.

As its so easy to fly to Abu Dhabi from the UK, I'd put this one on your hit list.


P.S The drinking areas have some shaded areas,but if you are going to burn its while you in here. The circuit itself keeps you very protected from the sun !

Thank Carl B
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Did the Aston Martin GT4 experience. This was, by far, the best track day (and I have done many) I have ever done. Well worth the money. If you are ever in Abu Dhabi, this is a "Must Do"

Thank chrisletrek
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Reviewed February 25, 2014

Brilliant track with fantastic views from the Yas Viceroy Hotel , it is open to the public one day a week too

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Reviewed February 22, 2014

The YAS driving experience was amazing.
We booked the formula 3 car which was great.
I highly recommend the driving experience if you are visiting Abu dhabi.

Thank HAMSR
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