The floodlights may have dimmed, but the race momentum is guaranteed to keep the party going long after the sun has set. So if you’re looking for fun things to do in Abu Dhabi at night, here’s a roundup of the top music and entertainment options in the Yasalam After Hours through the Race Weekend brought to you by Time Out Abu Dhabi.
Super-slick hotspot Amber Lounge is staking its claim to be the ultimate place to party after this year’s track action is over.
Prices vary. Nov 24-25. Yas Links Golf Club, Yas Island (+377 97 77 16 34).
One of Dubai’s fanciest French restaurants, Bagatelle, is coming to Abu Dhabi for one night only during the F1 weekend. The venue will take over the rooftop terrace of Yas Marina bar Diablito.
Prices vary. Nov 24, 2pm-1am. Diablito, Yas Marina, Yas Island (04 354 5035)
American rapper Tyga and legendary DJ Black Coffee to perform. A pair of Dubai venues coming to Yas Island for the full weekend, super club BASE and swanky nightspot 1OAK (an import from New York) will be taking over the space above Italian restaurant Cipriani.
Free entry. From Dhs7,000 (tables outside), from Dhs10,000 (tables inside). Nov 22-25, 11pm-6am. Above Cipriani, Yas Marina, Yas Island, email@example.com (056 681 8881).
The huge brand is taking over the rooftop terrace at Diablito at Yas Marina on Sunday, November 25. Bringing 12 hours of scrumptious food, top-class vibes and sensational views, the music will be provided by Frederick Stone, Aidin Karami, Michka and Sam Starks.
Dhs300 (ladies), Dhs500 (gents, including two glasses of bubbly). Nov 25 1pm-1am. Diablito, Yas Marina, Yas Island (05 611 3400).
The ultra-glamorous Buddha-Bar Beach is revving up for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with an epic weekend of fun. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort’s new hangout spot has joined forces with Mauritius-born DJ Ravin, the originator of the Buddha-Bar sound, for four nights of entertainment from November 22 to 25.
Free entry. Nov 22-25. 5pm onwards. The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi (02 498 8888).
Candy Pants is the fun-loving party company perhaps best known for its outrageously lively brunches in Dubai. But during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix the group is setting up home in the new Cuban-style bar Casa De Cuba at Yas Marina.
Free entry. Nov 22-25. Noon-5am. Casa De Cuba, Yas Marina, Yas Island firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mad on Yas Island has a special guest every night. Nelly is on Thursday, French Montana on Friday, a special guest is yet to be announced for Saturday and we’ve got Future on Sunday.
Nov 23-25. Yas Island (055 834 6262).
This is one of the most popular race-weekend events every year. All F1 fans and capital residents know of its glowing reputation and habit for hosting incredible musical acts, as well as creating an infectious party vibe. Tickets to the popular event at the Yas Marina hotel will also include access to The Royal Terrace, which is just as flashy and fancy as it sounds. Prices start from Dhs500 and you can also book VIP tables for up to 10 people.
Dhs500 (Friday), Dhs700 (Saturday), Dhs1,000 (Sunday), Dhs3,000 (VIP Sunday). Nov 23-25. Yas Hotel, Yas Island (+44 748 151 4444).