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Abu Dhabi: Formula Yas 3000 Driving Experience

1. Abu Dhabi: Formula Yas 3000 Driving Experience

Before getting into the driver’s seat you’ll be suited up in full race gear and helmet, and receive a technical briefing from your racing coach. Next, you’ll take familiarization laps around the circuit in a Renault vehicle. During these slow laps, your coach will explain the racing line and how to approach each corner. At this point in your activity you should be ready for the real action. You’ll head back to the pits, where you’ll be further briefed on your car before being tightly strapped in. Prepare to feel every bump, ripple and sensation of the drive. You can be sure that you've never been this connected to a driving machine! Get a grasp of the inner workings of this racing car and experience truly sensational performance first-hand. For 20 minutes For 20 minutes, you’ll be in charge of the paddle shifters, which help shift the gearbox up and down. Two on-board video cameras will capture your drive and allow you to re-live the action later on.

Yas Marina Circuit Guided Tour

2. Yas Marina Circuit Guided Tour

Go behind the scenes of the glamorous Formula 1 motor racing world on a guided tour (90 - 120 minute duration) of the state-of-the-art Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island Abu Dhabi. Now open to the general public for escorted track tours, the Yas Marina Circuit tour is a must for all visitors to Abu Dhabi along with all motorsports fans. Travel to key points by air-conditioned bus. Start at Yas Central where the racing activities of the Yas Racing School are showcased. Learn about the different race cars of Yas Marina Circuit, including the latest F1 model. Next, go to the North Grandstand to see what the spectators see from the Du Arena View. If there are no events happening, you will continue through the race track by bus, passing areas like the Drag Strip, Kartzone, Shams Tower and Yas Marina View. See the F1 team pits and garages for a closer understanding of what is required to host a successful F1 race. Then, have your photo taken on the podium holding a race trophy!

Caterham Seven Driving Experience

3. Caterham Seven Driving Experience

Step up your driving game and get your adrenaline pumping with a Caterham 7 driving experience in the company of an expert driving instructor. Charm meets modern technology in this super-lightweight sports car by Caterham Cars. This modern reproduction of an old Lotus design can compete with the most powerful supercars. Drive at a blistering pace with this brilliantly fast machine at Yas Marina Circuit, home of the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix. Upon arrival at the track, attend a safety briefing with a senior instructor. Learn about racing lines, braking points, overtaking rules, dos and don’ts, and general track safety rules. After your safety briefing, enter the track to start your adrenalin-packed driving experience, with expert coaching to improve your driving skills. Afterward, head back to the pit lane for a cool down and debrief with your instructor. Friends and family are welcome to watch you on the track from the raised viewing terrace near the food and beverage outlets.

Radical SST Passenger Ride

4. Radical SST Passenger Ride

Add some adrenaline to your time in Abu Dhabi thanks to this flexible-length F1 racetrack ride in a high-performance Radical SST. Set your heart pounding as an expert racing driver navigates you through the hairpin turns and high-speed straightaways of the Yas Marina Circuit aboard this extreme vehicle. You’ll get to enjoy 3-5 laps on the track. Thrill as your driver builds momentum, and then brakes and accelerates along the circuit’s curves. Depending on the track configuration on the day, speed beneath the Yas Hotel and pass Yas Marina, or experience one of the most difficult hairpins on an F1 track and the longest straight on the current F1 circuit.  Experience up close the focus and skill required to maneuver a racing car, and the sheer exhilaration of being propelled around a race track touched by legends.

Aston Martin GT4 Driving Experience

5. Aston Martin GT4 Driving Experience

Thrill seekers, put your foot down and feel like a champion at Yas Marina Circuit on this drive. Beautiful to look at and brilliant to drive, the Aston Martin GT4 is the ultimate racing experience. Your instructor will fit you into the car, make you comfortable, and explain the controls before you drive out of the pit lane onto the infamous track. The interior of the Aston Martin GT4 has been modified from its road-friendly counterpart to suit professional racing needs. This includes racing seats, an additional instrument panel, protection bars, and plastic windows. Built in an entirely separate factory by racing specialists, the GT4 combines a powerful 4.7-liter V8 engine with sleek curves, high-acceleration, and sophisticated performance. In addition, the GT4 has one of the best-sounding engines ever made.  On this activity, before climbing into the driver’s seat of the Aston Martin GT4, you’ll receive a technical briefing from a racing coach. Then it’s time to buckle up and hit the track. Following your instructor’s lead, you’ll learn the correct racing line and practice handling the complex turns of the circuit. During the driving session, the challenge is to improve your racing technique. At the end of your session, the instructor will provide you with some detailed feedback and discuss how you might improve your technique. Spectators and friends are welcome to relax and watch your experience.

Yas Marina Circuit Kartzone

6. Yas Marina Circuit Kartzone

Revel in the excitement of a karting session at the Yas Kart Zone, Yas Marina Circuit Abu Dhabi. Once you have registered, change into the provided full gear, and enjoy a mandatory safety briefing. Then, you are set to go for a 10-15 minutes driving session around the track. You don’t have to be a professional racer to get a feel for the sport. Beginners are welcome. Before you know it, you will get the hang of the 800-meter track as you reach speeds of up to 60 kilometers per hour. The lap tracking system will chart your performance, helping you to improve your karting skills for next time.

From Dubai: Abu Dhabi City Tour with Ferrari World Ticket

7. From Dubai: Abu Dhabi City Tour with Ferrari World Ticket

On this fantastic full day tour to Abu Dhabi you will explore various magnificent palaces including the impressive architecture of Sheikh Zayed Mosque. The second half of the day tour will begin with a visit to the one and only Ferrari World (ticket included) branded theme park and home to amazing rides, attractions and car museum. The ultimate introduction for first-time visitors or travelers short on time covers the Emirati city's most must-see attractions. Traveling comfortably in a WiFi-equipped, climate-controlled vehicle, you'll hit highlights like Emirates Palace, Heritage Village, and manmade Yas Island. After your pickup from your mentioned location, tour progresses on the historic Sheikh Zayed Road named after the founder and then president of UAE, His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Known to be the longest road in the UAE, construction for Sheikh Zayed Road began in 1971. The highway was completed in 1980. Make your first stop at The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the world's 8th largest mosque and a massive architectural work of art that intentionally blends different Islamic architectural schools. It features 82 domes, more than 1,000 columns, 24-carat-gold gilded chandeliers and the world's largest hand-knitted carpet. Your tour guide will explain some interesting facts about the mosque during this 1 hour tour of the mosque. Passing through the Al Bateen Street which has some enormous villas for you to witness, the next stop is at Emirates Palace. Take 20 minutes for a photo stop inside, if permitted by security. “The Emirates Palace was built as a superlative for national prestige.” The hotel has a total floor space of 850,000m², with the western and eastern wings containing the guest rooms. Next, go back in history to witness the Emirati culture at Heritage Village. Heritage Village Abu Dhabi is one of the best cultural attractions. It is a re-creation of an Emirati village and showcases the Bedouin lifestyle. You will find it on the Breakwater, which is reclaimed land off the main Abu Dhabi island. Enjoy the ride on Corniche Road with the city and downtown on your right side and the sea on your left. On the way, you will witness some great architecture. Your local guide will explain all of them. At the end, get crazy at the world's first indoor theme park, Ferrari World, with a general admission ticket and get access to several rides including Formula Rossa which is the world's fastest rollercoaster. The ticket is already included in the price so you don't need to pay any extra money. Some other famous rides included are the Flying Aces, Turbo Track and G Force rides. Then take a 15-minute stop at F1 Grand Prix Racing Track at Yas Marina Circuit. Experience a variety of performances, marvel at impressive dances and acrobatic shows, or try out go-karting during this fun-filled day. This concludes the tour, after that you will be dropped back to your location.

Aston Martin GT4 Passenger Ride

8. Aston Martin GT4 Passenger Ride

The Aston Martin GT4 has all the refinement and grace of its road friendly counterpart, the Vantage, but is modified to suit professional racing needs. Once in the car, you’ll notice the impressive interior fitted with additional instrument panels, protection bars and customized windows. Light on its wheels, the Aston Martin GT4 navigates sharp corners with ease and crosses a straight with the swiftness of a cougar. This passenger experience is not only about the illustrious vehicle and the purr of one of the best sounding engines ever made, but also the skills of the professional racing driver at the wheel. Spend 10 minutes with your professional driver racing around the track.

Ferrari 458 GT Driving Experience

9. Ferrari 458 GT Driving Experience

Enjoy 15-minutes of adrenaline-packed driving in a Ferrari 458 GT. Complete the challenging North Corkscrew Yas Marina Circuit. The track includes the longest straight in F1®. Reach top speeds of 320km/hr as you race down the modern F1® circuit. An expert instructor will be by your side coaching you along the way, to help you improve your racing skills. So you'll never forget this once in a lifetime experience, you'll be given a recording of your race to take home.

Chevrolet Drift Taxi Passenger Ride

10. Chevrolet Drift Taxi Passenger Ride

Do you want to feel the excitement of drifting without being behind the wheel? Well look no further than this passenger experience. Sit alongside a Yas Racing School professional driver as you drift around corners of the north handling area of the circuit in a super modified and lightweight Chevrolet Camaro SS Prepare for high speeds during a series of hot-laps and enjoy 2 laps of full drifting. After a quick safety briefing, hold on tight as you experience a true adrenaline rush. After your ride, review your experience on video. Yas Drift Taxi operates from the Racing School pit lane and uses the north handling area of the circuit. A maximum of 3 cars will be used, depending on demand. Customers must wear a helmet and a seat belt.

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4.7 / 5

based on 508 reviews

Nouman was the best guide we could wish to travel with. Since the other participants cancelled their travel, we were alone with him during the ride and the atmosphere was so warm and familiar. We admired his historical and cultural knowledge about everything in UAE and we really appreciated that he was so interested in telling us everything he knows and answering to all our questions. Also, he stopped at spontaneous spots and took gorgeous photos of us. Furthermore, he helped us praying since he knew the places which are special for prayers.

Perfect day with an well-educated guide. Syed Ali was amazing in every aspect, helping us to understand the culture and the way of living os Abu Dhabi. Also, he surprised us with his histories and unique spots of the city.

Great experience for those who like speed and riding. Everything very well organized. Great cars for anyone who wants to experience driving a single-seater.

We had Captain Zeeshan as our tour guide. What an excellent guy. Knowledgeable yet funny. It was an amazing 2 hours and worth every penny.

Must have experience for all f1 fans. Great price to value ratio.