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The best parties, pop-ups and performances this F1 weekend

7 fantastic ways to enjoy F1 weekend 2022.

Even if you’re not attending the races, you can still get your Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix fix with these super-charged dining experiences.


Dubai’s favourite fine-dining French restaurant will return to the F1 circuit at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2022 for two days. Taking over the Stars N’ Bars terrace deck once again, guests can expect delicious French fare, free-flowing drinks, and a vibrant atmosphere. In true Bagatelle fashion, the party will start at 3pm and continue throughout the night. Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November.

GO: Email or call 04 354 5035 for reservations and more information.

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Bonito Club

An epic mash-up of Mediterranean meets the Middle East, Bonito Club is back with its flamboyant flair over the most amped weekend in the city. Bringing in its signature colourful cocktails, a fusion of East-Asian flavours, and an unmissable line-up of international DJs and dancers – the Hispanic party planners are taking over Skylite for a complete Mallorcan makeover. The most’ extra’ event of the season will bring a dining experience with sounds from global artists alongside cabaret-style shows all the way from Ibiza to Abu Dhabi, with entrance tickets priced at AED 375. The celebrations will continue post-sundown and, from 9pm onwards, international DJs and show-stopping sets will lead into the early hours, starting from AED 4,500 per table. 

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Bonito Club

Buddha-Bar Dubai

Set at Rush in W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, Buddha-Bar Dubai is coming to Abu Dhabi for a limited series of events, bringing with it resident DJs and tantalising dance performances. From AED 500 per person, revellers can enjoy lounge access whilst sipping and dining on some of Buddha-Bar’s most popular dishes and beverages. Buddha-Bar’s signature Seventh Heaven Brunch will also be making a special debut in Abu Dhabi on Friday, 18 November, with packages starting at AED 1,400 per person. Thursday from 7pm to 2am. Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 1pm to 2am. Friday Brunch from 1pm to 4pm. Saturday and Sunday Brunch from 4pm to 7pm.

GO: Call 055 123 3697 for reservations and more information.

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Carna by Dario Cecchini 

Acclaimed SLS Dubai culinary powerhouse, Carna, is set to make its mark in Abu Dhabi with a restaurant pop-up at the F1. Guests can enjoy glasses of grape and handcrafted cocktails perfectly paired with Chef Cláudio Cardoso’s cuisine. Classic dishes include Burrata with locally-sourced tomatoes, to the succulent 900g Bistecca Alla Florentina, the Carna. To add to the excitement, Dario Cecchini himself will be present. Friday 18 to Sunday 20 November. Set menus start at AED 275.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island offers a funky brunch for guests to unwind poolside over the F1 weekend, whether they are attending the practice or qualifying sessions, or will be seated front row on race day. Guests can vibe to live music while enjoying anticuchos, mini steaks, short ribs and prawn skewers straight off the BBQ grill, along with dishes such as ceviche, tiradito, tacos, and nachos; all washed down with frozen cocktails and scrummy frosé. The tempting dessert platter will make diners forget their diet plans. At the Pit Stop, guests will be entertained with fun games, and can hop onto one of the F1 race simulators and compete to win two Etihad Airline tickets. The hotel’s team will join in the fun by dressing up in race-themed uniforms throughout the F1 weekend. Available Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 November, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 455 (soft and house beverages) and AED 565 (signature beverages).

GO: Email or call 02 208 6900 for reservations and more information.

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House Of Peroni

Peroni Nastro Azzurro is elevating race weekend by bringing House Of Peroni installation to the shores of the UAE. Passing through immersive installations designed by celebrated Italian architect and designer Andrea Morgante, guests can choose from perfectly poured Peroni Nastro Azzurro, and an exclusive series of Peroni Nastro Azzurro infusions designed by Italian bartender and recent World’s 50 Best Bars winner, Simone Caporale. Guests can also sample speciality pizzas. Available from 17 to 20 November, from 12pm to midnight. AED 350 per person minimum spend.

GO: Call 02 656 0000 for reservations and more information.

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Rich List

One of the most anticipated events over the race weekend calendar comes from the Rich List Group which will be taking over the Palm Garden at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island for the eighth year. The event offers multiple views of the Yas Marina Circuit, plus access to the restricted VIP area where you’ll be able to party into the night with the a-list. Past attendees include The Weeknd, Bella Hadid, Rick Ross, Lewis Hamilton and Fernando Alonso. 

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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