Budget Planner – 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Work out the cost of a weekend at Yas Marina Circuit for the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, including race tickets, accommodation and spending money.

Please Note: The 2020 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will take place on December 11-13 without spectators present. This post will be updated with current prices when dates are announced for the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and ticket sales commence. All images © F1Destinations & Tomasz Cwiklinski.

Yas Marina is the new money, Middle Eastern version of Monaco offering some of the most expensive tickets on the Formula 1 calendar. It’s not good news for fans on a budget, with the cheapest 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 Hotel Abu Dhabi (formerly Yas Viceroy.) Don’t forget that Yas Marina offers up to 30% off most tickets if you purchase well in advance.

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.
  • 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.

Trackside Prices at Yas Marina Circuit

The food and drink offer at Yas Marina Circuit is expensive. Expect to pay 15 AED ($4 USD) for soft drinks, 20 AED for coffee and tea ($5.50 USD) and 55 AED ($15 USD) for a pint of Heineken beer. Luckily, water is only 5 AED ($1.40 USD). Most meals are priced at around 30-50 AED ($8-13 USD).

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Andrew Balfour is the Founder and Editor of F1Destinations.com. He originally hails from Adelaide, where he went to his first F1 race way back in 1987. He's been resident in Europe for almost 15 years and travels regularly to F1 races around the world.

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  1. Steffan Findlay says:

    Is it true that further tickets will be released by the end of this month?

  2. Paul Horton says:

    2019 3 day ticket for Abu Dhabi Hill

    I’m trying to find some images taken from Abu Dhabi Hill to get an idea of what photo s I can take and lens required

    Can you get to other parts of the circuit to have a look around ?

    Any advice would be great please

    • Editor says:

      Hi Paul, here are some images. Hill 1, Hill 2, Hill 3. To be honest, the views are not amazing from the Abu Dhabi Hill. Here are some more shots taken from there. Hill 4, Hill 5, Hill 6. You can get to other parts of the circuit, but the only other place where you can actually see the track is from the Marina. There’s a small section there where you can get it no problem, no ticket required. Also go there for dusk, where you can get those iconic images like this, which was actually taken from outside the circuit.

  3. James Murray says:

    Hi Andrew, I am planning my first trip to a GP in Abu Dhabi for a significant birthday. We will be based in Dubai and I don’t want to buy flights and hotels etc. until I am fairly sure I will get tickets for the Sunday. Can you advise of the likelihood of obtaining Sunday only tickets and can you recommend an outlet to avoid being ripped off? Many Thanks James

    • Editor says:

      Hi James, Sunday-only tickets are not available for the grandstands. The closest to this is weekend tickets for Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are not expected to go on sale until around March. Best place to buy tickets is through the circuit website or through Gootickets, you can find the links and more information on our site. What’s your budget for tickets? Do you want hospitality? I can make some recommendations if you give me more information.

  4. Vino Kumar Ponnu Krishnan says:

    Hi Andrew,

    What are the main differences in buying tickets from F1 (F1 Tickets) and Yas Marina Circuit Website.

    Thank You

  5. Vino Kumar Ponnu Krishnan says:

    Thank You, Andrew.

    What all the features I will get If I book the ticket in Yas Marina Circuit.
    Planning to Book ticket from Thursday (26th 2020) to Sunday (30th 2020).

    • Editor says:

      Hello, you will get a seat in the grandstand (or access to the Abu Dhabi hill). You also get access to the concerts at Du Arena. The race is on Sunday, November 29 this year.

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