8 Pit Stops For The Ultimate Abu Dhabi Race Weekend At Yas Plaza Hotels

Mayar Ibrahim

1 track, 8 pit stops, so get ready for the highly anticipated, adrenaline-fueled Formula 1 weekend! So, buckle up and rev your engines ’cause Yas Plaza Hotels  is all set to fuel up your race weekend with its after-race parties, good food and thrilling nights. This is your ultimate guide to each pit stop at Yas Plaza Hotels!

With 8 distinctive F&B spots, each offering a unique experience and vibrant party atmosphere, you can dine, dance, and make unforgettable memories with live entertainment. Also, you can find Yas Plaza Hotels directly opposite the Yas Marina Circuit and just a 5-minute drive from Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Pit Stop #1: The First Turn at Amerigos at Park Inn by Radisson

Indulge in a Mexican extravaganza at Amerigos! This pit stop promises your favorite Mexican delicacies, traditional Tequila-style drinks, a live pork station, and a limited-time Jose Cuervo activation right on-site. Dig into Chef Mario’s signature creations. He’s cooking up dishes like Arroz a la Tumbada Rombo, Barbequed Lamb Chops with Chimichurri, and Yellow Tail Hamachi Ceviche.

You can also groove to the daily performances from a Latin Duo and DJ. Mark your calendar for November 23- 26. Also, don’t miss out on the highlights!

  • The Mercadito Evening Brunch on Friday, November 24 from 7pm – 11pm
  • Acapulco Day Brunch on Saturday, November 25 from 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Both brunches cost AED 325 featuring house beverages and cocktails.

Where? Amerigos, Park Inn by Radisson, Yas Island

For bookings call +971 2 656 2000 or Whatsapp +971 55 594 2695

Pit Stop #2: The Orange Zone at Belgian Beer Cafe at Radisson Blu

Experience the only Dutch fan zone on Yas Island, The Orange Zone at Belgian Beer Café. This is where Chef Christoff presents a limited-time menu featuring the best of European-inspired cuisine. You can savour gourmet dishes, including aged Wagyu burgers adorned with fresh truffles, foie gras, and even a touch of gold for the ultimate indulgence.

Additionally, a premium selection of 265-day-aged meat and a variety of Mons cheeses guarantee an authentic dining experience. The Orange Zone offers more than just exceptional food; it’s a place to race in and enjoy a Leffe pop-up, live DJ performances, and daily race coverage!

Join in the festivities from November 23 – 26, between 12:30pm and 3am

Where? Belgian Beer Cafe, Radisson Blu, Yas Island

For bookings, call +971 2 656 2000 or WhatsApp at +971 55 258 9573

Pit Stop #3: The Best of Italia at Filini Garden, Radisson Blu

Filini Garden is turning up the heat this F1 season, with the culinary artistry of Italian Michelin-starred Chef Nicola Fossaceca taking the reins of the restaurant’s seasonal festivities. Chef Nicola’s unparalleled expertise in seafood cuisine shines through in an exclusive menu featuring dishes designed for sharing. Must-try creations include Cicoria e Cicale di Mare, Ravioli di Ricotta in Brodetto di Crostacei, and Triglia in Skapece Espresso. Expect daily live entertainment, including saxophone performances, DJ sets, and dancers, to guarantee a whopper time!

Also, don’t miss the hops activation throughout the race weekend. Join the excitement from November 23 – 26, between 12:30pm and 3am.

  • Chef Nicola’s a la carte menu, the Michelin Supper on November 24 from 7pm – 11 pm (AED 400 with house beverages and cocktails)
  • The Sunset Breeze Bash from November 23 to 26, 5pm – 7 pm (AED 200 with house beverages)

Additionally, they’ve got special shisha offers for you to enjoy!

Where? Filini Garden, Radisson Blu, Yas Island

For reservations, please call +971 2 656 2000 or Whatsapp +971 55 594 1795

Pit Stop #4: Live Action at Stills in Crowne Plaza

Stills is your go-to destination for the ultimate F1 experience this season! Featuring an inviting al fresco deck, live entertainment, real-time F1 coverage, and a dedicated hops pop-up. Stills brings the live racing action to your table.

With enticing brunch offers, BBQ pits, and grills, this iconic bar transforms into the heart of F1 fandom during the year’s most significant sports and entertainment weekend. Head over to Stills from November 23 – 26, between 12pm and 3am.

  • The Race Weekend Fun Brunch on Saturday, November 25 from 12:30-4:30 pm (AED 325 with house beverages and cocktails)
  • and The Party Pack package from November 23 – 26, 5pm -7pm (AED 200 with house beverages).

Live entertainment, including a band, DJ, and dancers, as well as real-time race streaming, ensures you won’t miss a moment of the excitement.

Where? Stills, Crowne Plaza, Yas Island

For reservations, please call +971 2 656 3000 / 3066 or WhatsApp +971 50 667 5815

Pit Stop #5: Grill the Grid at Blue Grill in Yas Island Rotana

The Smokehouse at Blue Grill is your pit stop for a delectable F1 experience. Indulge in a carefully curated à la carte menu featuring classic gourmet meat cuts, poultry, and seafood. While the thrilling F1 action unfolds at Yas Marina Circuit, the iconic venue revs up the excitement with a Ferrari Trento pop-up activation on its terrace. Here, you can enjoy live entertainment and a fabulous dinner feast, ensuring that the race weekend is filled with non-stop enjoyment.

From November 23 to 26, between 5:30 pm and 1 am, savor the highlights, including the a la carte menu and the classic gourmet meat cuts, poultry, and seafood. The Ferrari Bubbly Bar on the terrace adds a touch of elegance to your race weekend experience!

Where? Blue Grill, Yas Island Rotana

For bookings call +971 2 656 4000 / 4155

Pit Stop #6: Dirty Drift at Y Bar in Yas Island Rotana

Y Bar invites you to savor the fusion of South American and Asian flavors with a stylish sharing concept. Their specialty dishes, crafted for the occasion, promise an exceptional dining experience.

What’s more, the eatery is set to host a limited-time Hoegaarden experience on its outdoor terrace and hops garden, offering you a unique al fresco setting that perfectly complements the vibrant atmosphere of Yas Island’s F1 race weekend. DJ sets and live performances will grace the venue to keep the energy high.

From November 23 – 26, between 12pm and 3am, indulge in the highlights, including the South American and Asian-inspired menu, the stylish sharing concept, and the hops garden on the terrace. Live entertainment ensures that your visit is filled with memorable moments.

Where? Y Bar, Yas Island Rotana

For bookings, please call +971 2 656 4000 / 4155 or WhatsApp at +971 58 901 2893.

Pit Stop #7: Curry Pit Lane at Rangoli in Yas Island Rotana

Rangoli invites you to embark on a tantalizing culinary journey with an Indian-Western fusion twist. This exceptional dining experience offers authentic Indian curries, traditional street food, and a carefully curated selection of side dishes representing various regions of India. Plus, Chef Qureshi presents it all with a family and sharing-style menu he crafted.

To complement this gastronomic adventure, guests can also relish the exclusive Laurent Perrier Bar pop-up and a selection of shisha. From November 23 to 26, between 5:30 pm and 1 am.

Stay tuned for entertainment updates!

Where? Rangoli, Yas Island Rotana

For reservations, please call +971 2 656 4000 / 4155

Pit Stop #8: The Irish Vicker’s at Central Plaza

Step on the gas and join the ultimate party at The Irish Vicker’s, the final pit stop at Central Plaza during the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. This classic Irish pub is your ideal destination to complete your Grand Prix experience, offering ample seating, a gigantic screen for live race coverage, and a delectable menu of authentic pub bites. Situated at the heart of the iconic Yas Plaza Hotels, this spot takes your experience to the next level.

Get ready for a fast-lane lineup of world-class performers, including international DJs, live bands, and special guests, ensuring non-stop fun during the region’s most significant sporting and entertainment weekend of the year.

From November 23 – 26, relish gourmet food and a wide selection of beverages in the classic Irish pub atmosphere with live race coverage. Prepare to be entertained by an incredible roster of talents!

International DJs:

  • Saif&Sound
  • Nuff Said
  • DJ Joe


  • International Playboys
  • ToneDeaf

Solo Artists:

  • Clodagh Bradley
  • Joe Girvin


  • Katrina Sax
  • Bambino
  • Dancers

It’s an experience you won’t want to miss!

Where? Irish Vicker’s, Central Plaza, Yas Island


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