Yas Marina Circuit Overview

Experience the ultimate thrill of watching your favorite Formula race cars move fantastically with a speed of 300 kilometers per hour across the twisted track of Yas Marina Circuit. If you are a car enthusiast, visiting the Yas Marina circuit is the first and foremost thing you should do when visiting Abu Dhabi. 

You will not only get a peek of the cars but will also get the opportunity to visit the exclusive spaces of the circuit that are only accessed by professional drivers and staff members. The trip to the circuit will provide you the most amazing and unique experience.

One of the world’s most advanced tracks, the Yas Marina Circuit is the ultimate place for motorsports. The place hosts many fun activities and inspiring events, all intending to promote the sporting culture around the world.

The circuit was opened in 2009 with an initiative to upgrade the status of Abu Dhabi in the field of sports and make it a world-class destination for sports. The visitors love to visit the circuit and listen to the rip-roaring sound of the F1 cars. With so many features of the Yas Marina Circuit, it is one of the best circuits in the world for F1 racing.


• The Yas Marina Circuit is spread over an area of 161.9 hectares. The length of the track is 5.55 kilometers including 1.14 kilometers of the longest straight track.
• The famous circuit designer and racing driver, Hermann Tilke, has designed the Yas Marina Circuit. He has also designed other famous circuits such as Bahrain, Korea, Sepang, Buddh, and Shanghai.
• The total expenditure on building the Yas Marina Circuit was around $1.3 billion. There were a total of 14,000 workers that worked to construct the circuit completely. The complete time taken to build the circuit was more than 35 million hours.
• The circuit can easily host an event with 50,000 spectators and can even protect them from the scorching sun.
• Abu Dhabi’s Formula One Grand Prix has hosted a twilight race and therefore, became the first one to do so in the history of Formula One.

How To Reach

You can easily find cab services from several location which will take you to the entrance of Yas Marina Circuit in around INR 500 only.

Best Time To Visit

The best time to plan a visit to the Yas Marina Circuit can be around the hours where races and competitions usually take place. For the same, you can visit here around early in the morning to stay away from the crowd.

Other Essential Information

Tips for Visiting Yas Marina Circuit

- If visiting during summers, you should visit in the 10 AM slot so that you experience all the outdoor activities before the sun appears right above your head.

- The public experiences are open for the visitors at the following timings:

StartYAS - Sunday, 6 PM to 10 PM

GoYAS - Wednesday, 6 PM to 9 PM

TrainYAS - Tuesday, 6 PM to 10 PM

- Even if you don't have your cycle, you can still enjoy cycling on the track on Tuesdays as you are allowed to use the complimentary bikes. If they aren’t available you can always rent one with your ID and enjoy the activity.

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Day Wise Timings
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Normal Timings:
09:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Normal Timings:
09:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Normal Timings:
09:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Normal Timings:
09:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Normal Timings:
09:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Normal Timings:
09:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Normal Timings:
09:00 AM to 11:00 PM
Point of Interest for Yas Marina Circuit
Drive a SuperCar yourself

Drive a SuperCar yourself

The visitors can themselves experience the ultimate feeling of being a race car driver by opting for DriveYAS at Yas Marina Circuit. You can choose your favorite racing car from an array of F1 cars including Mercedes-AMG GTS, Ferrari 458 GT, and Aston Martin GT4. This 20 minutes experience will be among the best moments of your life.

Walk along the track at night

Walk along the track at night

The Yas Marina Circuit is the only sports venue that allows its visitors to experience the breathtaking view of soothing sunsets and twinkling stars in the sky from the track. The circuit also looks fantastic at night as it lights up and spreads the brightness. You can visit the circuit during the days it remains open.

Watch Go-Kart Event

Watch Go-Kart Event

The YAS Kartzone allows you to arrive and watch karting regardless of your age. The karts and other related equipment are offered to everyone if you want to experience karting on the track. The karting lovers will have the best of their time watching karting on the ultimate Yas Marina Track.

Watch Formula 1 Race

Watch Formula 1 Race

The visitors can buy the tickets to watch the ultimate FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX Race. You can experience one of the most explosive events in the Middle East and feel your pulse racing.

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Yas Marina Circuit FAQs

Where is Yas Marina Circuit located?

The Yas Marina Circuit is located on Yas Island which is just 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi, the capital of UAE. You can easily reach the place by Yas Express, Bus, Bikeshare, Taxi, or Shared Transfers. Whatever seems appropriate to you, you can choose to reach the circuit. The location of the circuit is quite easy to reach. It is one of the major attractions of Yas Island and even Abu Dhabi.

Does Yas Marina Circuit have a Dress Code?

There isn’t a specific dress code to visit the Yas Marina Circuit but you are advised to wear loose-fitting, completely covering, comfortable clothing as the activities that you may do in the park cannot be done in tight fitted, short, dresses. Also, the place is family-friendly therefore, the clothing should be appropriate accordingly. Make sure that you wear good sports shoes for a better waking experience. Heels or other discomforting footwear can ruin your trip to the circuit.

Where can I buy souvenirs or merchandise?

There are numerous stories in the Yas Mall where you can buy souvenirs or merchandise. Some of the famous stores I love are UAE, Al Jaber Gallery, Mini so, etc. There is a wide range of souvenirs that you can choose from before returning to your home.

They are so beautiful and impressive that whenever you look at them, a wide smile will appear on your face, reminding you of all the beautiful time you have spent in the UAE.

Do Yas Marina Circuit have ballrooms/conference halls?

The Yas Marina Circuit has 13 stunning event venues that the visitors can book for events and other purposes. From spectacular meeting rooms, dynamic conference rooms to super luxurious rooftop lounges, the Yas Marina Circuit offers top-notch venues suitable for any indoor and outdoor events including, gala dinners, family celebrations, conference meetings, etc. The spectacular view of the Yas Marina from the circuit makes the venues even more suitable for the events.

Is Yas Marina a good circuit?

The Yas Marina is surely a good circuit for Formula 1 racing. The circuit offers a good experience to the racers and even visitors that come to witness the thrill of watching the ultimate race. There are so many features and activities for the visitors that they cannot feel dissatisfied after returning from the circuit. The various events organized on the circuit are entertaining and informative.

Yas Marina Circuit Reviews

Chandraayan Shukla
Reviewed: 23 Feb 2022
I was traveling to Abu Dhabi in a few days, and this seemed like an experience that I simply couldn't miss. I must applaud Thrillophilia for being one of the greatest travel sites around.
Sachin Deshmukh
Reviewed: 19 Feb 2022
I recently booked the Marina Circuit venue tour from Thrillophilia and was totally satisfied with it. From a hassle-free booking process, to a great team of representatives, I should definitely commend Thrillophilia on being one of the best travel platforms out there.
Sunita Bhattathiri
Reviewed: 27 Dec 2021
I have always been a fan of F1 racing, and I was quite excited to find out that Thrillophilia was offering a tour of the Yas Marina Circuit Venue. From a quick booking process, to amazing support from the team, Thrillophilia also helped me all the way to the end. The experience at the circuit was li... Read More
Sahil Sahil
Reviewed: 14 Feb 2021
I have recently been very much into Formula One racing, and when I found out about Thrillophilia’s Yas Marina Circuit Venue Tour, I instantly booked the package. I was going to be in Abu Dhabi in a few days and this was the perfect tour that I wanted to enjoy. From a hassle-free booking process, to ... Read More

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