Tickets – 2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at Yas Marina

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Your guide to buying tickets for the 2019 Abu Dhabi Formula 1 Grand Prix. The best places to watch the action at Yas Marina on November 29 to December 1.

All images © The Editor attended the 2018 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Support the ongoing development of by buying your F1 tickets from our partners, Gootickets. We receive a small commission when you buy using the links on this page.  We don’t apply any markup, so you’ll always pay the cheapest price! Two rounds of early-bird discounts apply in 2019; save up to 30% in the first round until May 31 and save up to 20% in the second round until July 31.

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. This year’s tickets went on sale in late March; prices are slightly higher across the board for 2018 and Abu Dhabi GP tickets remain, on average, 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.

2019 Yas Marina ticket packages from F1 Experiences

Tick the incredible Yas Marina circuit off your F1 bucket list this year with an Official Ticket Package from F1 Experiences. Choose from select grandstands with exclusive additional activities such as driver meet-and-greets or access to the Champions Club in the Trackside Terrace or Trackside Yacht.

2019 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Tickets

Prices in AED. Current early-bird discounts apply until July 31, 2019. (Prices in brackets) = SOLD OUT
to July 31
Regular Priceto July 31Regular Price
Main GrandstandN/A2310N/AN/A
Main PremiumN/A(2425)N/AN/A
Main ClubN/A2730N/AN/A
Main Yas Suite PremiumN/A4300N/AN/A
Main Yas SuiteN/A4095N/AN/A
North Grandstand16642080(1576)(1970)
North Premium18482310N/AN/A
North Lounge26962995N/AN/A
North Yas Suite33263695N/AN/A
West Grandstand19672185N/AN/A
West Premium(2079)(2310)N/AN/A
West Club24572730N/AN/A
West Lounge26962995N/AN/A
West Yas Suite35963995N/AN/A
South Grandstand1664208015761970
South Club21842730N/AN/A
Marina Grandstand1664208015761970
Abu Dhabi Hill (General Admission)N/A999N/A(699)

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.


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.


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).


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 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.


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


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.

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Andrew Balfour is the Founder and Editor of 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. Tatenda says:

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

  2. Justin says:

    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.

    • Editor says:

      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

    • Sara says:

      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.

  3. Ardy says:

    Is there a ticket shop or office in Dubai where I can buy my ticket and choose my seat?

    • Editor says:

      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.

  4. Misbah says:

    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?

  5. Ciarán says:

    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!

  6. Justine says:

    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 :-)

    • Editor says:

      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!

  7. Anne says:

    Hi, is there last minute tickets available for 26th Nov? I am in dubai and would need 2 tickets. Thank you

    • Editor says:

      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

  8. LJ says:


    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.


    • Editor says:

      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!

  9. Mo says:

    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?

    • Editor says:

      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.

  10. Bev says:

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

  11. amina says:

    Is there a ticket to watch the test after the race?

  12. D Stewart says:

    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

  13. Jack says:

    Do you know If I can buy ticket outside in race day (second hand) and how much they selling for?

  14. Andy says:

    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.

  15. Jason Dalby says:

    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

  16. Bukola igologba says:

    ?Can I purchase a ticket for only Sunday

  17. John says:

    I’ve got some tickets for North grand stand, which i won’t use. if someone need text me +971 52 788 8368

  18. Simona says:

    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?

    • Editor says:

      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

  19. Judith alderman says:

    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

    • Editor says:

      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

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