Cipriani Yas Island

Cipriani Yas Island is partnering with VIP Room to bring you the capital’s hottest Formula 1 afterparty with headlining acts Akon, Ludcacris and 50 Cent.

The Italian restaurant gives you the view of the race track and keeps you in the thick of things.

The stellar line-up of international performances include:

Friday, November 27: Akon

Saturday, November 28: Ludacris

Sunday, November 29: 50 Cent

Entrance is guaranteed for everyone with a table reservation and general admission is open pending door policy.

Iris Yas Island

Iris Yas Island, one of the most popular and scenic nightspots in the capital is about to get even more exciting over the upcoming race weekend.

Iris’s marketing manager, Sara Stosic, says; “Being an award-­winning venue located on Yas Island, where the race actually takes place, means we have an exciting mix of international fashion, sports and music personalities.

“F1 represents one of the busiest weekends of the year, and it is a weekend that we start prepping months in advance. It is certainly a super-exciting time for the capital and puts Abu Dhabi on a grand scale of comparison with the likes of Monaco.”

Thursday, November 26, Iris will feature DJ set by Ibiza resident Jean Claude Ades.

Friday to Sunday Iris plays host to all-day Grand Prix extravaganzas. From 11 am to 4pm diners can enjoy a special a la carte menu or a set menu lunch and be entertained by live music and top DJs but the party doesn’t stop there, oh no, those are just the qualifying sessions.

Friday, November 27 you can experience the Mash Machine.

Saturday, November 28, there’s White Dubai experience pop up. Madjam warms you up for White Dubai’s resident DJs, DJAD and DVN.

Sunday, November 29 Iris will have multi-genre sound with tribal influences with Bang la Decks.

Amber Lounge F1 Yacht

It’s the ultimate viewpoint from where to watch the drama unfold as this luxury triple-deck boat has trackside mooring.

In addition to race viewing on the Saturday and Sunday (and a wild Saturday night opening party), buffet lunch and dinner will be on offer, and F1 drivers will be popping in for exclusive interviews and autograph signings.

Other treats will include an open bar and goodie bags with team merchandise. Guests can also opt to stay on-board in one of the fully-catered cabins.

Two-day package Dh18,181 per person. For booking inquiries e-mail (+377 97 77 7434).

The Podium Lounge

The Podium Lounge boasts an overhead catwalk and VIP balcony suites and there will be nightly live auctions of F1 memorabilia signed by the likes of Michael Schumacher, Ayrton Senna, Lewis Hamilton and Niki Lauda.

Up to 3,000 partygoers will be entertained by Grammy-nominated dance act Freemasons – supported by Katherine Ellis, with whom they scored the 2008 hit ‘When You Touch Me’ – on opening night.

On Saturday, 8KY 6LU, one half of LMFAO, will be backed by beat master DJ BMAD and Miles Slater, music director of London’s member-only Boujis, will be on the undercard.

Catch Dimitri from Paris on Sunday night, supported by British producer, DJ and remixer Joey Negro, and his energetic disco house.

Tickets from Dh400. Fri-Sun 10pm-5am. du Forum, Yas West,

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