Abu Dhabi F1: a guide to accessing after race concerts at Yas Island's du Arena

From arriving early to picking the right gate, here are seven things to know

The Killers, led by frontman Brandon Flowers (pictured) will perform the Abu Dhabi F1 race day concert on Sunday, December 1 at the du Arena on Yas Island. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)
The Killers, led by frontman Brandon Flowers (pictured) will perform the Abu Dhabi F1 race day concert on Sunday, December 1 at the du Arena on Yas Island. (Photo by Jim Dyson/Getty Images)

With the day's racing action complete at Yas Marina Circuit, ticket holders have the opportunity experience the four after race concerts at the du Arena. Here are some handy tips to know to make your concert experience smoother and hassle free:

1. Arriving to du Arena

Ticket holders are to park their cars at Yas Mall. A free shuttle bus will be on hand to take you from the mall to du Arena. If you are at the Yas Marina circuit, you can walk 10 minutes to the venue. There will be clearly marked signs directing you to the arena. Shuttle bus drop off zones are: Yas Plaza Hotel, Yas Mall, Yas Marina, Gate 19. The bus services run until 6pm.

2. There are more entry lanes to du Arena than last year

Ticket holders should experience reasonably faster entry to the venue over the next four nights, with more lanes added to the General Admission, Golden Circle, Treehouse and lounges sections. These include an increase from 10 to 15 lanes in Gate 1 and from 19 to 30 lanes in Gate 2.

3.There is a Careem Hub

It is located at Gate 19 until Sunday night. You can avail 20 per cent off eight rides to and from the after race concerts by selecting by selecting du Arena as a pick up/drop off location and using the promo-code ‘ABUDHABIGP’

4. Arrive early

Seriously, do so. With the weather great and doors open from 6pm, come early and enjoy smooth entry to venue. There will be things to do in The Village, on site, which features plenty of food and beverage options, live music and plenty of spots to chill and unwind for the show kicks off.

5. Come prepared

This means having your passes ready on hand. With all large bags to be diligently checked by security officials, ensure that you come with the venue with only the essentials.

6. Know your entrance

Know where you are going and avoid unnecessary ques. Golden Circle / Treehouse / Suite and du Live Lounge ticket holders are to enter through Gate 1. General Admission tickets can gain access from Gate 2.

7. Stay hydrated

After a full day of F1 activities, ensure that you arrive to the arena well hydrated. The du Arena’s The Village section has plenty of options to purchase beverages to keep you primed for the evening concerts.

All four after race concerts will be held at at du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Doors open from 5pm. To attend the four Yasalam After-Race Concert performances it is necessary to purchase a ticket for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Tickets start from approximately Dh999, and rise in price depending on the hospitality and access. Tickets are available online at www.yasmarinacircuit.com, through the Yas Marina Circuit Call Centre (800 927) or +971 (0) 2 659 9800, as well as through all Etihad Shops and Virgin Megastores, the Yas Central Express stand at Yas Mall and through the YasHUB smartphone app and its Facebook shop: facebook.com/yasmarinacircuit

Updated: November 29, 2019 04:20 PM

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