ABU DHABI, 24th November, 2016 (WAM) — Yas Island, the UAE’s premier entertainment destination is set to host thousands of visitors for the eighth annual Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for what is anticipated to be the island’s best Race Weekend to date.

Yas Island’s 16 attractions will host a full schedule on and off track entertainment, activities and offers designed for visitors of all racing stripes. New this year is the confirmation that all Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Ticket holders will have complimentary access* to both Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi for each day of their valid Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Ticket.

“The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Race Weekend highlights the very best of world-class sport as well as the very best of what Yas Island and Abu Dhabi have to offer,” said Mohamed Abdulla Al Zaabi, CEO of Miral.

“Each year we look forward to welcoming tens of thousands of fans from across the globe to Yas Island for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix and this year, thanks to close collaboration with our partners, we are thrilled to offer all ticketholders to the race, access to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Yas Waterworld during their time on Yas Island.”

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ticketholders will also have access to four After-Race concerts held nightly from 24th to 27th November at du Arena which this year, will feature an all-star line-up that includes Pitbull on Thursday, The Chemical Brothers on Friday night, Lionel Ritchie on Saturday and Rihanna for the finale on Sunday.

Yas Island attractions also hosting events and staging special offers across Race Weekend for ticketholders and non-ticketholders alike include Yas Marina, Yas Links, Yas Beach, Yas Mall and Cascade Dining. Among the offers include an array of dining and nightlife events at Yas Marina and Yas Viceroy, a star-studded line-up at Mad on Yas, dining offers at Yas Links, special entertainment at Yas Beach and special dining offers at Yas Mall and Cascade Dining.

Along with the main stage After Race concerts, other confirmed A-listers set to visit Yas Island for various nightlife appearances during Race Weekend include Drake, Jay Sean, Future, and Rita Ora.

“Thanks to the collective efforts of our partners, the full line-up of entertainment, activities and offers available across Yas Island, as well as the thrilling on-track action of Formula 1, Yas Island’s Race Weekend continues to evolve and strengthen,” added Al Zaabi.

“We hope that visitors coming for Race Weekend will enjoy not only the celebrations and activities during the Race Weekend, but also take the opportunity to explore the wider Yas Island offer, and return to visit us time and time again.”