The Rich List
One of the hottest events in the UAE social calendar is nearly upon us and The Rich List have a stellar weekend lined up. Starting off on Friday, November 23rd, The Rich List will be taking over Palm Garden at Yas Hotel Abu dhabi until the final day of racing finishes, so expect the finest views of all the racing action coupled with the unrivalled attention to detail that The Rich List has become known for. Then, each evening they will be throwing an all mighty after party at the Yas Hotel, Friday 23rd LITT presents HXNNYXO, Saturday 24th The Ibiza Takeover with Cafe Mambo residents the Mambo Brothers and then the final day after party on Sunday 25th Closing Party will see David Morales and Tough Love performing live. For more information and to grab your free entry to these after parties go to www.richlistgroup.com.
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Known for their uncompromising approach to music quality, Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE will be off the starting line rapidly on Friday, November 23rd with Circoloco in tow. The Spanish party giants will again be the blasting away all comers with a heavy-duty line up including Jamie Jones, Nicole Maudaber and Konstantin. This party will, as always run from 1pm to 11pm at their home at Golden Tulip Hotel, Al Jazira which is a mere 40-minute drive from Abu Dhabi. If you are looking for something a bit closer to the race action BMI will be setting up shop at the stunning rooftop terrace of Diablito in Yas Marina for a 12-hour musical marathon to accompany the last day (Sunday, November 26th) of formula one racing. Taking you through the musical journey will be the ever-ready resident team of Frederick Stone, Aidin Karami, Michka and Sam Starks. Entry is AED350 for the girls and AED500 for the guys and the fun begins at 1pm.
La Dolce Vita
Usually taking place every Wednesday at Billionaires Mansion, La Dolce Vita will be sharpening up their best race weekend outfits and heading to Origins Terrace, Yas Island for one of the stand out brunches of the year. Early bird packages are priced at AED999 and all others are AED1,200 and for that price brunchers will receive a full champagne brunch, admission to The Rich List Royal Terrace from 3pm to 8pm and their after party as well as admission to the Du Forum concert on that day and also Yas Marina passes for the day of reservation. The brunch will run Friday, Saturday and Sunday, you just need to choose which day suits you best. For further information check out their event page.
Also, making their home at Diablito Rooftop Terrace over race weekend will be a pop-up race experience from lauded French eatery Bagatelle. Accompanying all the track side action on November 23rdand 24thwill be DJ sets by Sam Starks and DJ Emir. For more information on how table bookings contact the lovely team there on +971 (0)4 354 5035.
Mad at Yas Island
One of the hottest clubs in Abu Dhabi has an eye popping extended run this race weekend and you need to be involved. Beginning on Thursday, November 22nd with none other than American rapper Nelly and then the following night will see a live performance from Moroccan-American rapper French Montana. At the time of going to print there the acts for Saturday and Sunday were yet to be announced but you can be sure that they will be out of this world. For more information on bookings and tables go to www.madyasisland.com.
Iris Yas Island
This hotly tipped venue is always popping during race weekend and this year is definitely going ot be one for the books. Thursday, November 22nd will see Mr Filters aka Erick Morillo dropping by, the following night Mahmut Orhan will be joined by house legend Roger Sanchez, Saturday will see the pairing of Sylvain Armand and Jean Claude Ades take control of the music for the penultimate day of racing before Mahmut Orhan will be warming the decks for Italian techno artist Joseph Capriati. This race hangout is without doubt one of the most popular, so make sure you plan ahead and call +971 55 160 5636 for information on table bookings.
Having been a celebrity hang out since day dot, 1OAK’s race weekend pop-up parties are the stuff of legend. Catering for your every need and in the process, they throw some of the most exclusive parties of the year. For a princely sum, you can book your one of a kind ticket for THE race weekend experience which includes entry to the Paddock Club, a VIP area situated above the teams' garages. The Paddock Club gives guests an exceptional view of the race, as well as access to sounds by 1 OAK resident DJs, a premium bar, HD TVs, gourmet meals, and stadium seating. For more information on tickets head here.
The We Brunch crew have staked their reputation on bringing the best party brunches to be found in Dubai and their race weekend shindig at Yas Hotel will be no different. You will need to be quick off the mark though, as their Friday and Saturday events are already selling out. There is a great range of options available, so to avoid disappointment head over to their slick website for further details and to buy those all-important passes which include access to the official after race parties.
Ultra VIP venue Amber Lounge holds the calibre of its race weekend events in extremely high esteem and rightly so. As they cater for the more discerning client, only those looking for the ultimate F1 journey need apply. With access to their track side yachts, after race concert access and appearances from the drivers themselves, Amber Lounge offer a bespoke package that will cover almost all bases in their pursuit of the perfect F1 experience. For more information and to bag your tickets head over to their website.
In advance of W Hotels branching out in to Abu Dhabi in 2019, the hotel chain has revealed details of a 4-day pop-up concept at Skylite Terrace, Yas Hotel during Abu Dhabi race weekend. During the 4-day schedule of Detox, Retox, Repeat, W Hotel will be welcoming singer songwriter Amber Mark, who has just been signed as W Records first artist. Running from Thursday, November 22nd to Sunday, November 25th there will be a host of local and international DJ’s and musicians performing at the Yas Island pop-up. Artists including Lucy Stone, Jixo & Danz, James Locksmith, Hollaphonic and Sander Kleinenberg will be taking to the stage every night from 9pm until late.