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Abu Dhabi gears up for Formula One Grand Prix

Abu Dhabi gears up for Formula One Grand Prix

Luxury packages for the Formula One Grand Prix in Abu Dhabi – scheduled for November 13th – are attracting prices of up to $12,000 per person as expectation mounts.

According to the latest information from Etihad-owned tour operator Hala Abu Dhabi, packages including stays as the YAS Hotel, which bridges the track, are selling fast.

For the price guest will get a four-night stay in the hotel, a limo pick up at the airport, a three-day “Paddock Club” ticket and access to the post-race Amber Lounge Party, according to Etihad Airways.

However, the packages do not include flights.

For those looking to stay in neighbouring Dubai, four nights at the Burj Al Arab – recognised as the Middle East’s Leading Hotel by the World Travel Awards - are available for $13,500.

The Formula One Grand Prix sells about 50,000 tickets each year and is the biggest event on the calendar for the capital.

For more information take a look at the Hala Abu Dhabi brochure.


Also in the Middle East today, City.Mobi is celebrating the success of its new guide to Abu Dhabi.

City.Mobi offers the most comprehensive mobile travel guides available, with over 800 cities in 200 countries listed. Each is developed by the City.Mobi team to combine into a single global travel directory.

However, each city retains its own mobile identity via a dedicated domain. Already on offer are Brussels.Mobi, Paris.Mobi, Sanfrancisco.Mobi and Sydney.Mobi.

AbuDhabi.Mobi is the latest in this illustrious line up, offering click to call functionality – which means no scribbling down telephone numbers.

Most entries are also linked to websites where users can quickly access more detailed information if needed.

Other key features include information on accommodation, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, nightlife, shopping, and transport.

City.Mobi guides include user reviews and traveller utilities such as a translation guide, currency converter, news and local weather guide.