Do you want to meet your favorite Formula 1 driver? How about an up-close and personal look at the team garages? How would you like to hobnob with who’s who in the international racing community aboard a luxury superyacht?
All these and more can be experienced when you avail yourself of any of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix packages available for the season-ending leg of the Formula 1 races at the end of the year.
All the Grand Things
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is one of the most talked-about and anticipated racing events in the world. The Formula 1 races are already popular among gear heads and motoring enthusiasts around the globe. Bring it to a uniquely interesting destination, and you would expect tens of thousands of F1 fans flocking to get the best seats just to witness the last event of the season.
The Formula 1 weekend not only treats fans to fast and furious race cars but also to a number of amazing experiences in the days leading up to the major events. Hospitality packages that offer the choicest views, a smorgasbord of dining shindigs, and some of the most luxurious driving experiences are up for grabs to those who book their tickets at the soonest possible time.
From exclusive VIP access to the paddocks, pit lane, and even the winner’s podium, up to the exhilarating supercar driving experience, ticket-holders of these packages are in for a truly unforgettable encounter.
Here are some of the topmost hospitality packages that allow you to enjoy the ultimate Abu Dhabi Grand Prix experience:
1. Hero Package
Guests who purchase this package will not only get to enjoy great seating at the Main Grandstand. The three-day race ticket also includes memorable experiences that will bring them close to the scene of action.
For starters, the package includes a driving tour of the track. Expertly led by an F1 Experiences team member, guests can feel the twists and turns of the track aboard a flatbed truck or similar vehicle. Aside from this thrilling tour, a photo opportunity will also be open at the F1 starting grid while clutching the sought-after race trophy.
To heighten the experience, holders of the Hero Package tickets get unprecedented insider access to the F1 Paddock and the pit lane. With Formula One Operations Manager Christian Pollhammer, Safety Car Driver Bernd Maylander and other F1 Experiences guides leading the way, guests might also get to see areas such as the cool-down room, the Safety Car garage, the team garages, and the Pirelli tire tent.
Access to the Paddock Club™ reception is also part of the package. This experience ushers guests into the most exclusive hospitality venue in the whole Formula 1 area where seasoned chefs prepare gourmet meals, and beer and other beverages are overflowing, exciting games are on hand, and an appearance of an F1 driver or two may be expected.
2. Champions Club Diamond Package
The Diamond tier is the most luxurious of the three Champions Club packages. Aside from the unrivaled views, guests also get to savor exquisitely prepared food and beverages aboard the F1 Experiences Trackside Yacht. The open bar and unparalleled vistas bring together other racing fans as well as F1 celebrities and personalities.
Guests will also get a professionally guided tour of the world-famous F1 Paddock. The tour can also be customized according to the preferences of the guests who can choose to see specific areas or F1 personalities and key officials.
3. Elite Supercar Package
For the definitive Formula 1 experience, this seven-day package takes guests to an astounding journey that kicks off at the impressive Palm Jumeirah for the opening ceremony and dinner.
On the next day, a trek to the majestic mountains of Jebel Jais treats guests to the world’s longest zipline. The Waldorf Astoria in the charming coast of Ras Al Khaimah opens its doors for the guests to stay in for the night.
The third day takes guests for a ride from coast to coast, alighting at the seaside sanctuary that is the 5-star Intercontinental Fujairah Resort. After filling the senses with the pristine views of Al Aqah Beach, the team then heads off to Dubai for an adrenaline-charged buggy adventure in the desert. After a day of roving through desert sands, guests can indulge in the relaxing confines of Bab Al Shams Desert Resort and Spa.
After oohing and aahing over the incredible collection of cars at the SBH Royal Auto Gallery, guests can then settle into their home base for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Marriott Hotel Al Forsan.
The Formula 1 experience escalates as Day 6 gives guests panoramic views from the Champions Club at the Trackside Terrace while enjoying topnotch VIP hospitality. The weeklong escapade culminates on Day 7 with incomparable views, savory fare and refreshing drinks, a guided tour of the paddock, and many more exclusive treats.
Packed with Ultimate Enjoyment
For those who want to elevate their Abu Dhabi Grand Prix experience, getting any of the available hospitality packages will surely give you an immeasurable amount of joy.
The fun and excitement of being part of these special experiences and encounters are simply beyond compare. Not only will the races be something that you will remember forever, every second included in these packages are sure to give you total satisfaction.
Oliver Kent is the Managing Director of ZK Sports & Entertainment, operating in the Middle East for over 10 years now. He is currently leading the company’s recent appointment as the Exclusive Marketing and Sales Agent for F1 Experiences in the Middle East.