2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Subhi Sendyan | - 11/16/2015
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2015 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Yas Marina Circuit

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The 2015 Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix takes place on November 27-29. Anticipation is steadily building for this, the last race of the F1 schedule. The courses 60,000 capacity is expected sell-out in the coming week with racing enthusiasts traveling from all over the globe to the annual event. Tickets are available online at www.yasmarinacircuit.com and through the Yas Marina Circuit Call Centre (800 927) or +971 (0) 2 659 9800, as well as through all Etihad Shops and Virgin Megastores.

We’ve compiled some important information for those traveling to the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this month.


You may or may not require a visa ahead of your visit to the UAE depending on your nationality.

No entry visa is required for GCC citizens.

You will be issued a visa upon arrival, free of charge of you are a citizen of one of the following countries:

UK, France, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Spain, Monaco, Vatican, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Hungary, Latvia, Estonia, Malta, Cyprus, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia and Hong Kong.

Citizens of any other countries will need to apply for a visa through your nearest UAE embassy.

In some cases, your airline may be able to help you with this. An eye scan will be required at the airport.

Visitors requiring a visa must have a local sponsor to secure entry. This must be delivered to the airport by the sponsor for collection on arrival. Visa Delivery Services offices are located in each terminal at Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Please note: Visa requirements are subject to change, so always check with your travel agent or nearest UAE embassy before traveling. Expired visa holders can be detained and/or fined.


An online application for UAE visas for expatriates residing legally in the GCC was introduced in May this year. All GCC residents are now eligible to apply for an e-visa ahead of their trip and no longer need to wait for processing upon arrival.

See https://www.ednrd.ae/GCCIND/login.do for more information.


Each passenger is permitted to bring the following items into the UAE:

  • 4 litres of alcohol or one carton or 24 cans of beer
  • Cigarettes not exceeding AED 2,000 worth
  • Cigars not exceeding AED 3,000 worth
  • Two kgs of tobacco
  • AED 3,000 worth of gifts, (this includes perfume)
Prohibited items:
Drugs policy

The United Arab Emirates has a zero-tolerance drugs policy, even a tiny amount of illegal drugs found in your person or in your possessions can result in imprisonment for those entering or transiting the UAE.

  • It’s necessary to carry a prescription with any medication brought into the UAE
  • Please note that some international over-the-counter medications containing codeine or similar narcotic-like ingredients are classified as controlled substances in the UAE and it is illegal to have them in your possession
  • We advise that you contact your nearest UAE embassy or consulate for advice if you must take medications or other drugs into the country

All controlled substances such as cannabis, opium, etc. are banned, and the penalties for handling these drugs are severe.

Firearms and weapons

Any importation of firearms and dangerous weaponry is restricted.


Religious propaganda and any potentially offensive printed materials, CDs, videos, films, etc. are prohibited.

Please note: Strict copyright laws are enforced in the UAE and pirated video and audiotapes or illegal computer software will be confiscated.


The local currency is the Dirham AED.

There are no restrictions on the amount of cash you can carry. However, amounts exceeding AED 100,000 must be declared.


Abu Dhabi International Airport


Latitude/ Longitude: N24-26.0 / E054-39.1

Elevation: 88 feet

Magnetic variation: 02° E

Fuel types: Jet A1 and Avgas

Private and non-scheduled flights

  • Overflight permits are not required
  • Landing permits are required
  • PPR and slots are not required
  • There are no parking restrictions

Significant NOTAM:

A1459/15 NOTAMR A1027/15
Q) OMAE/QFALT/IV/B/A/000/999/
A) OMAA B) 1510140500 C) 1601131015EST



Abu Dhabi International Airport terminals are well serviced by taxi companies around the clock.

  • Taxi pick-up areas are located outside the Arrivals Halls of Terminal 1 and 3.
  • Metred Toyota Camry taxis are available outside the Arrival Hall of Terminal 2.
Public Transport

A bus service to the city of Abu Dhabi is available outside Terminals 1, 2, and 3, the Cargo Building and the Police Complex.

  • Departing every 40 minutes, 24/7
  • Fare one-way is AED 4
  • Travel time to the city center takes approximately 45 minutes


  • Aloft Abu Dhabi
  • Rotana Abu Dhabi
  • Crowne Plaza
  • Le Méridien Abu Dhabi