Budget Planner – 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Work out the cost of a weekend at Yas Marina for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The next race is on November 23-25, 2018.

Yas Marina is the new money, Middle Eastern version of Monaco and currently offers the most expensive tickets on the Formula 1 calendar. It’s not good news for fans on a budget, with the fairly average Abu Dhabi hill (General Admission) tickets priced at $270 USD for the weekend and no such thing as hostels offering cheap dorm beds. Grandstand tickets are also expensive, but worth splashing out on if you want a better viewing experience at Yas Marina. At the higher end, the sky is the spending limit in terms of VIP tickets and fancy trackside hotels like the Yas Viceroy.

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BUDGET

MID-RANGE

HIGH END

  • Average costs below are per person based on a stay of 3 nights in Abu Dhabi with race tickets, accommodation and spending money. The prices do not include flights (or other travel costs) required to reach the United Arab Emirates.
  • We will update this post when tickets for the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix go on sale; in the meantime, we’ve included 2017 ticket prices in our calculations.
  • About our categories: Budget fans buy the cheapest race tickets (General Admission) and camp by the track or stay in a hostel. Mid-Range fans buy a grandstand ticket and stay in a 3-star hotel, whilst High-End fans buy a VIP or experience package and stay in a 4 or 5 star hotel.

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