12 Spots To Check Out During Race Week at Yas Bay Waterfront

Anika Eliz Baby

Since its opening two years ago, Yas Bay Waterfront on Yas Island has been popular for its irresistible offers.

Whether you’re an F1 fan wanting to explore pre- and post-race hours or you’re just looking to enjoy your week away from the overflow of crowds… here’s why you should be heading to Yas Bay Waterfront

Every evening for race weekend from 24-26 November, you will be greeted by roaming entertainment and live music performances all over the boardwalk from 4 pm onwards.

Expect to bump into magic acts, stilt walkers and buskers turning up the fun factor for kids and adults…this is a non-stop world of fun!


You can get there by car, taxi, free shuttle services and the water taxi

If you’re going by car, don’t worry about the parking nightmare, just book a reservation at any of the 19 venues on Yas Bay Waterfront and enjoy free parking. Then hop on a buggy that will drop you right at your destination, because who wants to walk in killer heels right?

If you don’t have a car, Yas Bay Waterfront has got you covered!

You can book a Careem and get 15% off your trip using the code YASBAY.

You can also find plenty of free shuttle services with Yas Express and Abu Dhabi Bus dropping you right at your desired locations at Yas Bay Waterfront.

But if you ask us what’s our favourite way to get there, then it has got to be the water taxi, to make sure you arrive at your destination in style.


12. EL&N is all set to sweeten your weekend

If you are in need of a sweet fix head over to the floral EL&N café, where F1 ticket holders can claim 15% discount upon dining at the pink-themed spot during the race weekend from November 24 -26.

For more information and reservation, please call 02-883 9395

11. Cheers to a fun weekend with bottomless bellinis at Artmarket

First pitstop is at Artmarket, fuelling up on their special F1 brunch offer that comes with their signature breakfast dishes combined with bottomless bellinis, Bloody Mary, and other selected cocktails starting at AED 199 all race weekend from November 24 – 26.

Time? 9 am to 1 pm

When? November 24 – 26

Price? AED 199

For more information and reservations, please call 052 917 1523

10. Go crazy with a brunch at Lock, Stock & Barrel

The UAE’s most awarded and loved party bar, Lock Stock & Barrel is bringing its biggest and wildest brunch parties on Saturday, November 25 and Sunday, November 26.

Join the fun and treat yourself to live music from 2 pm to 5 pm as they unleash confetti cannons, giant balloons and even a spot of band-eoke, all while feasting on unlimited food and drinks starting from AED 225. If you are just looking for a chilled evening of drinks with your friends, you can still enjoy their ‘happy hour’ offer with buy one get one free on selected beverages.

When? Saturday, Nov 25 and Sunday, Nov 26

Time? Live music from 2 pm to 5 pm

Price? AED 225

For more information and reservations, please email reservations@lsbabudhabi.com

9. It’s a world of flavour at the Spice Route Brunch in Asia Asia

Rev up your tastebuds for this culinary masterpiece and the country’s most awarded Pan-Asian restaurant Asia Asia.

Inspired by the ancient Spice Route and famed for its iconic waterfront views and stunning interiors, the Asian-themed restaurant is a checkpoint not to be missed during Race Week. Feast on their special ‘Spice Route’ brunch on Saturday and Sunday from 2:00pm – 5:00pm, where an eclectic four-course menu of chef’s favourites is paired with bottomless cocktails, grape and spirits, starting from as low as AED 275.

When? Saturday and Sunday

Time? 2 pm to 5 pm

Price? AED 275

For more information and reservations, please call 055 327 0430

8. Indulge in some Italian flavours with this Paradiso B1G1

If you have a soft spot for flavours from Italy, then let’s pull over the buggy at Paradiso and enjoy a unique experience based on love and passion for traditional Italian cuisine.

During Race Week, you can enjoy any dish of your choice from their exquisite menu with a slashed price in a special buy one, get one free offer. Additionally, a 20% discount on the lounge menu allows you to sip away without worrying about breaking the bank.

For F1 ticket holders, an exclusive set menu offer will be waiting for you for as low as AED 100 for the soft drinks package and AED 250 for the alcoholic beverages package.

If you’re not about the F1 hype and just here for business, invite your clients during Paradiso’s ‘Business Lunch’ every Monday to Friday from 12 pm to 4 pm, starting at just AED110 per person.

For more information and reservations, please call 050 437 2869

7. Soak in the sunset at this brunch by the pool at Café Del Mar

We hope you brought your swimming suits because we’ll be taking a dive into Café Del Mar’s endless pool overlooking the mesmerising waters of the Arabian Gulf, perfect during sunset.

Enjoy their poolside vibes with sizzling BBQ, live entertainment and endless selected bevvies during their F1 weekend ‘Brunch by the Pool’ offer at AED 499. They will also be streaming the race live!

You can also tune in for their special F1 swimwear fashion show that will take place on November 25 and 26.

When? November 24 to 26

Price? AED 499

For more information and reservations, please call 050 402 2283

6. Its burgers, beats and bowling and NYC inspired Central

With an interior inspired by the bustling streets of New York City, Central is home to a huge arcade section loaded with epic games ranging from retro to futuristic.

During Race Week, you can treat yourself with their special buy one, get one deal on selected beverages from 12 pm to 8 pm.

For a casual family outing, ask about their ‘Ready, Set Brunch’ offer happening on Saturday November 25 from 1 pm to 4 pm with packages starting at just AED 150 for kids and AED 250 for adults, and for the cherry on top, kids under five eat for free!

For more information and reservations, please call 058 587 1765 or email reservations@central-uae.com

5. Dine with a view on the terrace of The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar

Next in line is our beloved hangout spot The Lighthouse Restaurant & Bar.

You can enjoy a fresh breeze of air at their newly opened terrace while enjoying two bar bites and two drinks from their special pitstop menu for Race Week for only AED120.

For more information and reservations, please email connect@thelighthouse.ae 

For your every mood…there’s The Trilogy by Buddha-Bar

4. Bushra for the best Levantine cuisine

If you’re finding it difficult to decide where to spend your night out, look no further than The Trilogy, a distinctive concept by Buddha-Bar that offers a trifecta of culinary delights.

First of the trio is Bushra, where you can indulge in Levantine cuisine crafted by the renowned Greg Malouf. Enjoy their F1 special brunch accompanied by live entertainment during the F1 weekend from 1 pm – 5 pm at AED 499 per person.

Time? 1 pm to 5 pm

Price?AED 499 per person.

For more information and reservations, please call 050 601 1194

3. Zeera for the best Indian cuisine

Second in the trio, gather your friends and explore Zeera, a modern Indian cuisine gem brought to you by the Buddha-Bar Group. Zeera offers a tantalising selection of dishes, each prepared with the finest ingredients. Don’t miss their ‘Bollywood Race Weekend’ brunch, happening from Friday November 24 to Sunday November 26 from 1pm to 5 pm at AED 499 per person.

When? Friday, November 24 to Sunday, November 26

Time? 1 pm to 5 pm

Price? AED 499 per person

For more information and reservations, please call 050 601 1194


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2. Siddhartha Lounge by Buddha-bar for a fine rooftop dinner

And third on the trio is this fine rooftop dinner overlooking the crystal blue waterfront at Siddhartha Lounge by Buddha-bar.

Step into the enchanting world of boho as Darko De Jan spins the decks on Saturday, November 25 followed by an electrifying night with DJ TRY-KY the following day. You can also get a chance to catch the F1 fireworks if you’re lucky!

When? Saturday, November 25- Darko De Jan | Sunday, November 26- DJ TRY-KY

For more information and reservations, please call 050 601 1194

1. For your grand finale…Go all out at WHITE Abu Dhabi

This last stop will deplete all your energy as WHITE Abu Dhabi, the region’s number one indoor night club is bringing in three very special guests during F1 weekend.

Friday, November 24-  Flo Rida brings his OG rap performance to the stage.

Saturday, November 25-  Grammy award-winning artist Black Coffee gracing the stage with his house beats.

Sunday, November 26- Renowned rapper Meek Mill will light up the club with his hip-hop hits.

For more information and reservations, please call 050 639 8934


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