V Festival Performances  Day 2

The Race to Abu Dhabi F1

17 Nov 2016

With the Grand Prix almost here, we've rounded up the best things to do


From Thursday 24 to Sunday 27 November, four acts will headline at du Arena.

24 NOV: As a pre-race weekend warm-up,  Pitbull is getting the crowd ready.

25 NOV: The Chemical Brothers will play the first official night of the F1.

26 NOV: Lionel Richie will be taking the stage on Saturday so you can dance All Night Long!

27 NOV: For the grand finale, Rihanna’s going to be performing her hits, and the star’s appearance is the only Middle Eastern date on her Anti World Tour. 

INFO: 7pm-10pm, Abu Dhabi F1 tickets include concert access and cost Dhs525-Dhs4,685, du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, yasalam.ae


In partnership with Cipriani Yas Island, VIP Room Abu Dhabi has three special nights with Luciano and Paris Hilton (25 November) and Drake (26 and 27 November). Other celeb guests are expected – we wonder if RiRi will make an appearance? INFO: 11pm-3am Fri 25-Sun 27 Nov, general admission pending door policy, entry guaranteed for everyone with table reservations, Cipriani Yas Island, Building 1, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 052 881 8888, bookings@viproom-dubai.com


The Podium Lounge pop-up hosts celeb-filled Formula One events every year in Singapore, Monaco, Melbourne & Abu Dhabi! With VIP suites for 600 guests every evening and entertainment from DJ Patrick Oliver, Red Bull Racing DJ: EROK, maDJam (Peppermint Experience Dubai), Miles Slater (Boujis - HK), Tim Kay (The List - Billionaire Club Dubai) and Skinny Loop (Armani/Privé) get ready for a memorable race weekend. INFO: 10pm-4am Fri 25-Sun 27 Nov, general admission from Dhs200, VIP tables Dhs5,000-Dhs45,000, RUSH, Bridge Gallery, Yas Viceroy Hotel, Abu Dhabi, 056 737 9905, podiumlounge.com/ae/tickets


Fancy rubbing shoulders with celebs? Head to Amber Lounge’s afterparties and celebrity yacht where the likes of Prince Harry, Justin Bieber and Kim Kardashian have all hung out during the F1. British superstar Jay Sean’s headlining this year. INFO: 11pm-3am Sat 26-Sun 27 Nov, Dhs3,030-Dhs86,670 for parties, Dhs18,180 for two-day access to celebrity yacht party, abudhabi@amber-lounge.com, amber-lounge.com