Everything you need to know for a fantastic time at F1 this weekend...
Amber Lounge
If there’s one place in the UAE that knows how to throw an after-party, it’s Amber Lounge. The official post-race spot for the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has seen the likes of F1 driver Jenson Button and Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler enjoying post-race cocktails alongside Hollywood celebs and stunning city socialites such as Nicole Scherzinger. And this year is no different, with the venue set to host numerous parties, from the Johnnie Walker event to the Ultimate Grand Prix ‘After’ Party.
INFO: Amber Lounge 12th and 14th November, Hilton Abu Dhabi. For ticket information and reservations, call 055 291 4013 or email: abudhabi@amberlounge.com
Chequered Flag Ball
Headlining the Chequered Flag Ball Beverley Knight has one fantastic performance geared up for the crowd. “They can expect a lively performance. I like to talk to people when I perform. I don’t just stand still in a ball gown (laughs). I’m usually tearing up and down the stage. And when I have fun on stage, I think it’s infectious so the crowd really has a great time.”
INFO: Beverley Knight will perform at The Chequered Flag Ball on November 12 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Abu Dhabi. To book, call 04 445 6842 or
email: events@urbanevents.ae or visit www.chequeredflagball.com

F1 Concerts

Organisers of the F1 in Abu Dhabi have pulled out all the stops to make sure this year’s event tops it. Not only have they signed up hip hop legend Kanye West and rockers Linkin Park, but they’ve also coaxed the notoriously reclusive pop icon Prince to our shores.
INFO: November 12-14, 2010. To buy tickets to the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix visit www.yasmarinacircuit.com. Two-day tickets, Dhs1,800 and three-day tickets, Dhs2,000
Beats on the Beach
Flash Entertainment have also catered for those who can’t get their hands on a coveted F1 ticket with a series of public concerts, and Kelis will be bringing her milkshakes and her R’n’B tunes to the Abu Dhabi corniche! Other acts include Kelly Rowland on Wednesday night from 21:10-21:55 and Chipmunk 22:25-23:10. Thursday 11th November is Sean Paul 23:40-00.35. Friday 12th November Sophie Ellis Bextor will be taking to the stage at 21:10-21:55 and Saturday 13th November is Absolace 19:15-19:45 and Kelis 22:25-23:10.
Grand Prix Ball
With Gabrielle, Corinne Bailey Rae and The Sugababes in the capital that week for Yas Island gigs, you could be dining with some seriously glam songstresses! There’ll also be a live performance from Sarah McLachan and all funds raised on the night go towards The Naked Heart Foundation for underprivileged children.

INFO: Nov 13@ Yas Island. Dhs35,000 for a table of 10. Contact Kristina Hall, Kristina@geventm.com, 04 444 0742
Race Days
On day one of racing the first practice is at 1pm-2:30pm and then from 5pm-6:30pm. Day two the track heats up at 2pm-3pm and then again at 5pm. The final race for F1 is on Sunday at 5pm.