The best budget, mid-range and luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi and Dubai for the Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix at Yas Marina. The next race is on November 24-26, 2017.
Budget options are limited in Abu Dhabi and accommodation prices are high when compared to most Grands Prix. There are no hostels and the offer from airbnb is limited, so you will need to go for a hotel (or aparthotel). If you don’t mind staying further afield, Dubai is also worth considering for a better range of accommodation at cheaper prices but the 2-hour commute each way needs to be taken into account.
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Yas Island is home to several luxury hotels, including the iconic Yas Viceroy. Not surprisingly, these hotels are in high demand on Grand Prix weekend, prices are sky high and you will need to book almost one year in advance to secure a room. But if your budget allows, Yas Island is the place to stay.
Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi Hotel
Located right next to the track, the Yas Viceroy offers everything you would expect from a world-class 5 star hotel. Expect to pay at least €1200 per night on Grand Prix weekend. Reserve on Booking.com
Radisson Blu Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island
A short walk from the circuit, Yas Beach and Yas Links golf course. The hotel features a large outdoor pool and several on-site restaurants. Double room from €680 per night. Reserve on Booking.com
Centro Yas Island-by Rotana
The cheapest option on Yas Marina itself, this well-rated 3-star hotel will still set you back €480 per night for a double room over this year’s race weekend. Reserve on Booking.com
Park Inn by Radisson Abu Dhabi Yas Island
Another well-rated international chain hotel on Yas Island, this hotel is just a few minutes walk from the circuit and offers a large outdoor swimming pool. Some of the well-appointed rooms offer circuit views. Doubles from €500 per night. Reserve on Booking.com
Mid-Range Hotels in Abu Dhabi
Expect to pay €125-200 per night on Grand Prix weekend for 2-3 star hotels in the centre of Abu Dhabi. Below we have chosen the best-rated hotels with good central locations, most of which are within walking distance of the famous Corniche promenade. Click here to view all accommodation in Abu Dhabi.
Phoenix Plaza Hotel Apartments
Very well-rated and surprisingly good standard studio apartments in a central location close to bars and restaurants from €120 per night. Reserve on Booking.com
Royal Rotary Hotel Apartments
Good location, just 5 minutes walk from the beach. Studio apartment from €155 per night. Reserve on Booking.com
Al Diar Dana Hotel
A Large Junior Suite (measuring 54m2!) can be had in this 2-star hotel on Grand Prix weekend for €130 per night. Reserve on Booking.com
Mercure Centre Hotel Abu Dhabi
Trusted global brand hotel with a good selection of standard and superior double rooms from €180. Reserve on Booking.com
Luxury Hotels in Abu Dhabi
There’s no shortage of luxury hotels in Abu Dhabi, including all the big global brands. Prices on Grand Prix weekend range from just over €200 per night for a decent 4-star hotel up to in excess of €1000 per night for the very best.
The St. Regis Abu Dhabi
A highly rated 5 star hotel with a great location near Corniche. Superior room with sea view from €455 per night. Reserve on Booking.com
Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa
A highly-rated 5-star hotel with huge rooms and nice views. Deluxe room with balcony from €440 per night. Reserve on Booking.com
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers Hotel
Part of the spectacular Etihad Towers complex, the Jumeirah offers amazing view of the Arabian Gulf and Corniche. Double room from €515 per night. Reserve on Booking.com
Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri
A spectacular 5-star hotel with its own private beach. Rooms from €655 per night on Grand Prix weekend. Reserve on Booking.com
Hotels in Dubai
Dubai is around 100km from the circuit at Yas Marina. If you are willing to put up with a 2-hour trip to and from the circuit each day, then Dubai has more accommodation to choose from and prices are cheaper on Grand Prix weekend. There is also arguably more to do in Dubai and it can be a better base if you have plans to stay in the Emirates for extra time before or after the race. More information about getting from Dubai to Yas Marina can be found in the Getting There & Around section of our guide.
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