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Where to stay in Abu Dhabi for the Formula 1 Grand Prix 2023

  • Sport
  • By Francesca Brooking
  • Published 31 January 2023

Abu Dhabi is hosting the Formula 1 Grand Prix from 24th to 26th November 2023. Promising a weekend of fast cars, legendary racers, over 58 laps, and plenty of entertainment, it’s an event not to be missed. 

If you’re planning to see F1 in Abu Dhabi this year, we’ve selected a few of our favourite hotels that are guaranteed to elevate your weekend. From beach breaks to right in the action, it’s all here but remember, the best ones get booked up fast. 

Here’s where to stay during Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2023. 

W Abu Dhabi

Be right in the middle of the action at W Abu Dhabi Yas Island. The five-star hotel is right on the Yas Marina Formula 1™ Circuit, so you don’t miss a minute of the race. 

Take a break poolside and cool off at the WET Deck where cocktails and resident DJs will keep the party going. 

Once the race has finished for the day, feel the buzz of excitement in the VIP crowd at W Lounge. The sophisticated bar has exceptional views over the marina and racetrack. It doesn’t get much better than that. 

As for amenities, beautiful rooms and suites can be interconnecting for larger groups, dining is a lavish affair with international cuisine, and the Spa is ready to rejuvenate your body after a night of celebrating. 

Key benefits: 

  • Only hotel on the Yas Marina Formula 1™ Circuit
  • Pet-friendly and interconnecting rooms available
  • Fantastic bars and lounges to keep the party going 

W Abu Dhabi

W Abu Dhabi

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

If you’re looking for a good balance between track fun and quieter times, Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island is a great choice. Located about 2.4 kilometres from Yas Marina Circuit, the race is still within easy reach – about six minutes by car to be exact! 

Hilton offers a contemporary waterfront stay with views across Al Raha Creek to the mainland. Here, you’re within minutes of Abu Dhabi’s biggest attractions so you can pair your F1 holiday with a city escape. 

Don’t forget to make use of your free access to Yas Island theme park included in you stay. And if you’re keen to celebrate the F1 buzz, Capila Pool Bar and Grill is a relaxed poolside venue while Osmo Bar and Lounge is the place to go to catch the sunset. 

Key benefits: 

  • 2.4 kilometres from Yas Marina Circuit 
  • Complimentary access to Yas Island Theme Park 
  • Rooms with beautiful waterside views 

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island
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The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Get the best of the beach and Grand Prix at The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. Perfect for families, the resort has a babysitting service and a kids club to keep little ones happy while you head to the racetrack or sunbathe. 

The resort is just over 20 kilometres from Yas Marina Circuit, allowing you to dip in and out when it suits you. We can arrange a private transfer from the hotel to the track to make it easier. 

Plus, Saadiyat Island offers a tranquil refuge where you can enjoy the island life at your own pace. Splash in the sea, hit the tennis court, and take the kids kayaking through the mangroves. Enjoy ocean view rooms and settle in for an exceptional dining experience at the restaurants. 

Key benefits:

  • Facilities to keep the whole family happy, including a kids club
  • Within easy reach of Yas Marina Circuit with a private transfer
  • A contemporary beachside escape for a relaxing holiday 

The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort

Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix is a race not to be missed. The best hotels in Abu Dhabi get snapped up quick so book them early to avoid disappointment. 

Whether you want to be close to the action or want to pair the weekend with a relaxing holiday, our personal travel managers can make that happen. Click to make an enquiry now. 

Remember, hotels are highly sought after during the F1 season, so rooms tend to be non-refundable. 

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