Tickets – 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina

Your guide to buying 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix tickets. The best grandstands and hospitality at Yas Marina Circuit on December 10-12.

Date change: Please note that the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will take place one week later than earlier announced. Tickets are not yet on sale for the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, but you can already secure an Official Ticket Packages from F1 Experiences.

F1’s only twilight race is held at the impressive Yas Marina circuit outside Abu Dhabi, which has a spectator capacity of 60,000 and regularly sells out. Prices for 2020 remain largely unchanged from last year and are expected to still be the most expensive on the current F1 calendar. Choosing your Yas Marina ticket is not as difficult as at some other races; there are only 5 grandstands (plus the Abu Dhabi Hill) to choose from at the circuit, plus several premium areas in each grandstand. We recommend the West grandstand; it is the most popular, and tends to sell out first.

2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Ticket Packages

Tick the incredible Yas Marina Circuit off your F1 bucket list in 2021 with an Official Ticket Package from F1 Experiences. Choose from grandstand seats with exclusive trackside activities such as driver meet-and-greets or get all-inclusive hospitality in the Champions Club Terrace with panoramic views of Yas Marina.

F1 Experiences is now offering F1 Ticket + Hotel packages for the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with a choice of seats in the Main, West or North Grandstand and local hotel rooms.

Experience PackagesTicket + Hotel Packages

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Tickets: Need to Know

  • Grandstand tickets are numbered and reserved on all three days of the weekend. All grandstands are covered and have big screen TVs. The Abu Dhabi Hill (General Admission) area is uncovered, but does have big screen TVs.
  • All tickets are sold for either 3 days (Friday to Sunday) or 2 days (Saturday and Sunday). 2-day tickets are approximately 10% cheaper than the 3-day tickets, which is not a particularly enticing discount. [You’ll need a 3-day ticket if you want to take part in the pit lane walk on Thursday]
  • Tickets are transferable each day, so you can swap with family or friends to check out the views from different grandstands.
  • ‘Club & ‘Lounge’ tickets provide a seat in the highest section of the respective grandstand stand plus access to an air-conditioned lounge area where you can purchase food and drink, whilst ‘Yas Suite’ tickets offer access to air-conditioned suites at the top floor of the grandstand with food and non-alcoholic drinks included.

Main Grandstand

The Main Grandstand is the place to be if you want to watch the start and finish of the race, and keep up to date with the action in the pits. If this is not important, choose a cheaper grandstand, where you will also get to see more on-track action such as passing moves. Only 3-day tickets are sold for the main grandstand.

North Grandstand

Wrapping around the tight hairpin at turn 7, the North Grandstand offers decent panoramic views from turns 3-7 and along the back straight. The best seats are in the centre of the stand, right behind the hairpin. It’s also a good spot for easy access to the after-race concerts at the Du Arena (and Ferrari World).

West Grandstand

Tickets for this popular grandstand, located on turn 8 at the end of the long back straight, tend to sell out quickly. It’s a great spot for overtaking and unique on the F1 calendar for having the run-off area partially under the grandstand! Most seats here also have a good view of the final two corner on the circuit and the best seats look right down the main straight.

Marina Grandstand

Marina Grandstand is good for panoramic views of the second half of the circuit. The immediate view of the cars is on the straight between turns 10-11, but you can also follow the action in the Marina section between turns 15-20. To add more interest, the support race garages for Formula 2 and GP3 are located under the grandstand.

South Grandstand

A good choice for on-track action, the South Grandstand is located in the braking zone for turn 11 and also offers an excellent panorama view of the following turns 12-14 as well as the spectacular Marina section of the circuit and Yas Viceroy Hotel. South Grandstand Upper level: view 1, view 2

Abu Dhabi Hill (General Admission)

The cheapest Yas Marina ticket area is located in the middle of the circuit, adjacent to the North Grandstand. This large grassy hill area offers limited views and little shade. You can see the cars from turns 2 to the turn 7 North hairpin, plus the long back straight. Buy a grandstand if you can afford it for much better views. See Abu Dhabi Hill images below.

Been to the Abu Dhabi GP at Yas Marina? Leave a comment below!

57 thoughts on “Tickets – 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina”

  1. Quite helpful information. May I please be alerted when the Abu Dhabi Hills tickets sale is announced.

  2. Thanks for the info. What stand is the first photo at the top of the page taken from with the sun setting over the Ferrari? Amazing view of the sunset and cars unique to this race due to the timing.

    Hard to decide which stand. Do you recommend staying in Abu Dhabi? the Viceroy is too expensive so looking for something nice but more moderate. Have you ever stayed in Dubai and driven down to the race? Appreciate your help.

    1. Hi Justin, my friend took that photo of the sunset from outside the circuit, believe it or not. I wrote about this area in the Trackside section of our guide (Yas Marina section); it’s definitely worth a trip there at some point over the weekend. Most fans say the West Grandstand is the best. I have stayed in Dubai and travelled to Yas Marina – it’s a long way (especially by public transport) and I wouldn’t recommend it. You are better off staying in the center of Abu Dhabi, which is around 20 minutes away by public transport. Go for somewhere near the waterfront promenade called the Corniche. Cheers, Andy

    2. Having been to Abu Dubai for the last two years And going again this year the west grandstand is great value for money. Section W07 and W06 mostly have views of the start/finish line so and you can see them going into the pit lane think last year we had a seat around 50 in w06. This year have gone for w07 around 24 hoping for a more central view of the main straight.

    1. Hi Ardy, I’m not aware of any ticket office in Dubai, but you could travel to the Yas Marina Circuit to buy your ticket. It’s not that far away, and you could visit Ferrari World or the other attractions on the island at the same time.

  3. Hi ! I have a 3 day north grand stand pass. Is the same pass used for the after race concerts at du arena or do those require separate tickets?

      1. Hi I have tickets for Abu Dhabi Hill for the 23rd on a general admission. Does that give me access to the concert after? Thank u

        1. Yes, if you have a race ticket for a particular day, you get access to the concert on the same day. The Weeknd is playing on the 23rd, should be a good concert!

  4. Hi, my tickets for the Main Grandstand just arrived. Is there a seating plan available to view anywhere online? Want to get an idea of where on the straight I’ll be located. Thanks!

  5. Hi, a few questions, please…
    1) i can’t find definitive info on child policy – are under 7s allowed at track and concerts? Our son is 5y 7mo and will have hearing protection.
    2) are PARK pass tickets only available off Yas Marina Circuit website? Or do all 3d tickets incl free access to Ferrari World, Waterworld and Yacht Club?
    3) which do you suggest between Marina and South Grandstands?!
    Thanks :-)

    1. Hi Justine, I suggest you contact the circuit for specific information about your son attending the race. I can inform you that there are no discounted children’s tickets at Yas Marina, but one child under 12 years old can enter for free on Friday with the holder of a three-day adult grandstand ticket. The Yas Marina circuit is the only place where you can buy package access to Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld; look for the “GP Park Pass” tickets. As for a choice between Marina and South grandstands, I would choose South. Good luck!

    1. All grandstand tickets for the race sold out last week. Perhaps there is a few still on sale for the Abu Dhabi Hill. I suggest just going to the circuit and trying your luck; perhaps you will find someone selling some tickets outside

  6. Hi!

    Do you have an idea which tickets will allow the most access to the track? I know that the “general admission” tickets only allow access to a couple of areas and the hill, but i’d like to be able to walk around as much of the track as possible and if that means buying a grandstand ticket (but not actually sitting in the grandstand) i’d be fine with that.


    1. Hi LJ, Yas Marina isn’t like a traditional circuit with general admission areas. Apart from the actual Marina itself, where you can watch the action for free without any ticket (see Trackside), the only other spectator areas are the Yas Marina Hill and the grandstands. The agreed best grandstand is the West one. Hope that helps!

  7. Hi. Do you know how to get access to the pit late walk on Sunday and general access to the paddock on the weekend? Which pass will I need for that?

    1. Daily pit lane walks are offered as part of access to the Paddock Club. F1 Experiences offers Paddock Club access, plus access to the F1 paddock itself. Learn more here.

  8. Hi
    How easy is it getting from downtown Abu Dhabi to the track?
    What’s the easiest way to get there?

      1. Hello, there are no discounted tickets for children available to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The organizers also discourage children under 7 years of age attending the event. However, there’s a good chance you can bring your children for FREE on Friday with an adult who has a 3-day ticket – this has been offered in previous years, but not until a bit later (2018 info here). Stay tuned for news of this for 2019!

  9. Looking to find out whick block / seat numbers I need to be in to be in front of Red Bull Or Mercedes garage at Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi. Can anyone help?

    Thank you

  10. Hi, Have you ever traveled from Dubai for the F1 in abu dhabi? Is it worth the drive up and back. I’ll be there around that time and have access to a car.

  11. Hi, iv decided pretty last minute to come to Abu Dhabi, I cant make it to the race but would love to see qualifying, everything looks pretty sold out unless you buy a 3 day pass for $1000+, can you even get a single day pass because the only site that has it is viagogo and I don’t trust them at all or am I better of trying to get a ticket out the front like Jack a few comments above.

    thanks jason

  12. Hi, I have north grandstand ticket (Nov 24, 2018) was given to me as a gift. First time in this kind of event?. My concern is the parking pass, where can I park my car? Or where can I take that pass/passes?

    1. Hi Simona, if you don’t have a parking pass, you should be able to park in Yas Mall without any problem (and for free), then walk to North Grandstand on the other side of Ferrari World

  13. Judith alderman

    We are going to be in Abu Dhabi f1 this year, its a package which I assume are general admission, my problem is I’m not able to climb stairs and to stand for a long time, I have tried to find any information about what facilities they have in place. Please advide

    1. I can’t really help you if I don’t know exactly which tickets you have. The General Admission zone at Yas Marina is called the “Abu Dhabi Hill.” I’ve watched from there before – it’s not that hilly, lots of grassy banks that are not too steep. You can sit on the grass, but there is not so much shade. If you are in a grandstand, I believe there are lifts in all grandstands to get you close to your seat. It’s an impressive facility where no money was spared. Good luck

    1. If you wait a few months for the Yas Marina Circuit tickets to go on sale, I believe you can choose specific sections/seats. With our supplier, you can nominate when you purchase where you’d like to sit and they will do their best to accommodate your request from their allocation.

  14. Hello, I’d like to purchase west grandstand tickets for the Abu Dhabi 2021 F1 race. When will tickets be available? And can you please inform me ahead of time :)

    1. Hi Alia, I don’t know when tickets will become available – hopefully soon. In the meantime, we also recommend F1 Experiences. They are already on sale with packages for the race. Trophy Ticket Packages include a West Grandstand seat plus lots of additional benefits.

      1. Hey, I’d love to get the Trophy Ticket Package but unfortunately it’s out of my budget. Do you know what’s the price for just the west grandstand tickets? I’d love to surprise my husband for his birthday :)

        1. Hi Alia, we don’t know the prices for 2021 yet, but last year the early bird prices for West Grandstand 3-day tickets was about 1700 AED / regular price about 2200 AED.

          1. Sorry, but I don’t have a map of the grandstand and the different sections. Most seats are pretty good, always go for higher up so you can see over the barriers. Closest to the track are the seats in the middle, on top of the corner. But seats on the approach to the corner are also good as you can also see down the start-finish straight. I believe you can choose specific seats when buying from the circuit – when they go on sale.

  15. I’m looking to book a trip to the race in Abu Dhabi for my husband. Do you recommend any hotels? He does not like crowds so some of the things to do we won’t be doing. Which experience do you recommend for a car/race enthusiast Without the super crowds.?

    1. Hi Leslie, depends on your budget of course! There’s a few hotels on Yas Island within walking distance of the circuit, but it can be hard to get a room and prices are expensive. My personal experience working at the race in 2018/2019. I stayed last time at the Marriott Hotel Al Forsan and it was excellent – many of the drivers and teams were staying there, so that tells you something. Not that far from the circuit either. I haven’t done that much sightseeing in Abu Dhabi, though I would recommend visiting the White Mosque at dusk and the Louvre museum. To escape the crowds, I suggest doing some kind of personalised desert safari tour with your own driver. All the best, Andrew

  16. Anshal pandya

    Hi i was wondering from where can i buy general admission tickets. I tried many websites for our region of south east asia(India specifically). Are there any stalls where general admission tickets are sold? Or links where i can buy them from in advance? Thanks.😇

    1. Hi Anshal, general tickets are not on sale yet for the 2021 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The equivalent of General Admission at Yas Marina Circuit is called “Abu Dhabi Hill” – these are the cheapest tickets for the race.

  17. Anshal pandya

    Okaii thank you for your reply 😇. Do you happen to know tentatively when tickets of this grand prix usually go on sale?

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *