Offering a true #AbuDhabiGP F1® experience at the heart of the British Grand Prix, this interactive and entertainment weekend gives UK fans a taste of the excitement ahead of November’s thrilling season finale
Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi, July 1, 2015: This weekend, Yas Marina Circuit will be bringing the excitement of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix experience to Silverstone through its popular Abu Dhabi Fan Zone.
For three days, the campsite at Whittlebury Park Golf and Country Club will see more than 20,000 British Grand Prix race goers enjoy the wide range of interactive and entertaining activities on offer at Abu Dhabi Fan Zone in preparation for the exciting Formula 1® season finale in Abu Dhabi on November 29.
In partnership with Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority and Etihad Airways, Abu Dhabi Fan Zone runs from July 3rd-5thand provides an active demonstration of how Yas Marina Circuit will ‘Go Beyond’ this year, demonstrating its forward-thinking approach to the Grand Prix experience and delivering a memorable weekend to racing fans in one of the circuit’s most important overseas markets.
This year, Yas Marina Circuit will look to achieve parity in the number of overseas and local race visitors attending across the weekend, and its Abu Dhabi Fan Zone offers its loyal UK supporters a real flavour of what to expect at this year’s FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX.
On site, race goers will be treated to an array of fun, immersive and interactive experiences, ranging from delicious snacks served at Yas Café, to massages and short treatments at Yas Pamper, as well as classic games like Jenga and skittles at Yas Gaming Tent, and with the giant Yas TV screen showing all the latest F1 and Wimbledon action all weekend, people don’t have to miss a minute of this bumper sporting weekend.
Harnessing the appeal the annual sporting spectacular adds to the growing number of UK visitors to the emirate, Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority will also be present at the campsite. Featuring a wide range of authentic cultural experiences from Abu Dhabi, including falconry and traditional henna painting, its display area offers a fun glimpse into one of the world’s most modern, global tourism hubs.
Free wi-fi will be available throughout the Abu Dhabi Fan Zone, and by downloading the YasHUB smartphone app and following the #AbuDhabiGP hashtag, fans can stay up to date to the latest team, driver and racing news – all at the touch of a button. If all this mobile activity means eats into your phone’s battery power, you can always recharge your smartphone for free at its charging station.
“Our Abu Dhabi Fan Zone initiative is one of the most important activities in our annual calendar and is a superb opportunity to demonstrate the ‘Abu Dhabi’ experience,” said Al Tareq Al Ameri, CEO of Yas Marina Circuit.
“Each year, we welcome more and more international visitors to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and fans from the UK have continually represented the largest group of overseas attendees ever since we held our inaugural race in 2009. As we prepare for our seventh race weekend, we are delighted to be able to showcase what Yas Marina Circuit is all about during the British Grand Prix at Silverstone and we look forward to welcoming back our thousands of UK fans in November.”
To maximise your F1 weekend experience, you can download the YasHUB smartphone app: http://www.yasmarinacircuit.com/en/formula-1/yashub-app
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