Thursday | November 28, 2019


The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019 is finally here! And we’ve brought you a round up of all the events, brunches, after-race gigs and parties taking place on Day 3 (Saturday, November 30). If you’re a little lost about where to go, this should make it much…MUCH easier for you.

Lana Del Rey at du Arena

American vocalist Lana Del Rey will be making her grand debut in the capital on Saturday, November 30–should be a big night for fans who can look forward to hits such as “Summertime Sadness” and “Video Games”. With influences that include Frank Sinatra and Amy Winehouse, Del Rey’s music continues to be popular amongst people from all generations.

Tyga at BASE

American rapper and singer, Tyga will be headlining the gig taking place at BASE’s pop-up club on Saturday, November 30. While no stranger to the country, fans continue to love the rapper because of his unbelievable stage presence and string of hit tracks including “Taste” and “Dip”. Now that he’s heading to the capital for F1 weekend, we can’t help but get excited about this one. Woot! Woot!

Faithless at WET Deck

Sister Bliss from the legendary electronic group, Faithless will be taking center stage at WET Deck on Saturday, November 30. Having been in the music biz for 20 years now, the super group are known for their energetic sets that include tracks such as ‘Insomnia’ and ‘We Come 1’. Dance music fans will love every bit of this one! Can’t be missed!

Valeron at Iris Yas Island (sunset)

Ilias Valaris aka Valeron will be heading to Iris Yas Island on Saturday, November 30. Having held a residency at one of the most famous clubs in Mykonos, Cavo Paradiso, Valeron has gone on to play alongside legends such as Richie Hawtin and Armin Van Buuren. Expect an unforgettable night with the squad!

Ne-Yo at MAD On Yas Island

American superstar Ne-Yo will be making his way to MAD On Yas Island for one awesome gig on Saturday, November 30. Having first gained recognition for his song writing skills, the singer came into his own with hits like ‘Closer’ and ‘Miss Independent’. Fans are going to love this one! Let's see what the award-winning singer has in store for the capital!

Sheck Wes at MAD On Yas Island

Hip-hop superstar Sheck Wes will be taking center stage at MAD On Yas Island on Saturday, November 30 for what promises to be an unforgettable night. Having first burst onto the scene with his hit track, “Mo Bamba” which went on to become viral last year – you can expect everybody to lose it the moment the rapper drops this song. Should be a big night!

Special Guest at MAD On Yas Island

MAD On Yas Island will be hosting a special artist on Saturday, November 30. While we’re still waiting for confirmation, we’re expecting it to be a big name from the music biz. Watch this space for more!

Raxon at Diablito

Electronic music lovers need to mark their calendars for Saturday, November 30 when internationally acclaimed techno and house producer Raxon takes center stage at the party spot along with Hassan Alwan and Hoolz. Make sure you’ve got your dancing shoes on as the talented DJ spins all his biggest hits all through the night.

Amber Yacht Party

Party with Amber Lounge aboard a luxury yacht on Saturday, November 30. With a complimentary bar, VIP finger buffet and a resident DJ spinning party anthems all through the night, you’d be hard pressed to find a better way to celebrate race weekend than this. Be prepared for the selfie spree that lies ahead!


Everybody’s favorite Tex-Mex restaurant, Amerigos is hosting three race edition brunches starting from Thursday, November 28 to Saturday, November 30. Fans of Mexican cuisine will not want to miss this four-hour fiesta that’ll also feature a Latin band ready to keep you swinging all throughout the day. The Marcadito night brunch on Thursday starts at 7pm while the poolside Acapulco weekend brunch on Friday and Saturday begins at 12pm. Packages start from AED 110 per head.

Location: Park Inn by Radisson Hotel Abu Dhabi Yas Island | Contact info: 02-656 2000

Casa de Cuba

Candypants–everybody’s favorite party brand–will be kicking off a series of events from Thursday, November 28 to celebrate one of Abu Dhabi’s biggest weekends ever. Brunchers can make a beeline for Casa de Cuba that’ll host a massive feast from Thursday, November 28 to Sunday, December 1 with four hours of unlimited food and select drinks–Thursday’s brunch goes on from 8pm-11pm and is priced at AED 499 while on other days, brunch takes place from 1pm-4pm for AED 699. If you’re familiar with previous Candypants brunches, you’ll know exactly why we’re excited about this one!

Location: Yas Marina, Yas Island | Contact info: 056-742 7435

Mr. Miyagi’s

Looking for a pho-nomenal time at the races this year? Make a beeline for Mr. Miyagi’s Wok & Roll Brunch that’s taking place from Thursday, November 28 to Sunday, December 1. Enjoy three hours of unlimited drinking and five epic courses for only AED 499 from 1pm to 4pm. This is one brunch that’ll have everything from karaoke to a special performance by Dubai’s biggest boy band, N-Shyrnc. Thursday’s brunch starts at 8pm and will set you back AED 399.

Location: Yas Marina, Yas Island | Contact info: 02-565 1150

Secret Brunch

Love a good party brunch? Dubai’s Secret Parties will be hosting a four-hour feast at W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island from Friday, November 29 to Sunday, December 1. Enjoy unlimited food and drinks as the hottest local DJs spin all your favorite party anthems from 1pm to 5pm. What's more, your brunch package on Friday and Saturday will also include track view and tickets to the concert after party. Woohoo! Packages start from AED 1,500 per head.

Location: W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island | Contact info:


For those who simply can’t get enough of Japanese food, Ramusake will be hosting a five-day pop-up starting from Wednesday, November 27 to Sunday, December 1. Dig into delicious grub at W Abu Dhabi while enjoying enviable views of the Yas Marina Circuit. There’ll also be a host of international DJs and performers at the pop-up, so you can look forward to having an epic time with the mates. Packages start from AED 800 but if you want to go all out, you can choose the higher packages for AED 1,500.

Location: W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island | Contact info: 04-559 5300

Yas Beach

If you’re looking to make the most of the cooler weather, head straight to Yas Beach on Saturday, November 30 from 1pm to 8pm. There’s a special edition of the award-winning Sundown Brunch taking place with some of the hottest homegrown talents behind the decks including Devon Kosoko, Skinny Loop and DJ Kaboo. Party it up on the sand as DJ Scottie B also takes to the decks, spinning all your favorite tracks until sunset. Sundown Brunch is being organized by party spot Seven Sisters Dubai and Luv Events DXB. Packages start from AED 400 per head.

Location: Yas Beach, Yas Island | Contact info: 052-699 9957

Aquarium Seafood Restaurant

There are four special brunches lined up over F1 weekend with official ‘Day Passes’ to the BIG gigs everybody's looking forward to – DJ Marshmello, Travis Scott, Lana Del Rey or The Killers. Starting from Thursday, November 28 until Sunday, December 1 the venue will be hosting ‘Race Brunches’ with unlimited food, drinks and access to the after-race concerts for AED 499 onwards. Thursday’s brunch starts from 5pm till 8pm–right before DJ Marshmello’s concert is scheduled to begin–so you can fuel up before heading to the gig with the squad.

Location: Yas Marina, Yacht Club | Contact info: 050-696 9357

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Article published: 28th November, 2019


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