Yas Marina Grand Prix Circuit to yourself
Yas Marina is one of the more… spectacular venues to have hosted a Formula One Grand Prix. Designed by controversial circuit-styler Hermann Tilke, whose past credits include the Singapore and Bahrain F1 circuits, Yas Marina is situated on a man-made island half an hour from Abu Dhabi.
Finished in 2009 with construction costs totalling more than £800 million, the circuit is bordered by seven hotels, a Ferrari-themed amusement park and many moorings for your chartered flotilla. And predictably, there’s much for the, erm, wealthier motorsports enthusiast.
Besides the 3.4-mile GP circuit (itself configurable into north and south circuits), there’s a ‘Vehicle Dynamics’ area with ultra-low grip surfaces, a skid-pan and hydraulic kick-plate, plus one of the few NHRA-certified drag strips outside of North America. AED 101,000 (£21,500) buys you the track for a day. A night is about half as much. yasmarinacircuit.com