For motoring aficionados in the Middle East, the annual Abu Dhabi F1 is an unmissable event, and for VIPs, there are plenty of ways to enjoy race week (watching from aboard a superyacht, for example) but you’d be hard pressed to find any experience as extraordinary as the “Aston Martin & Red Bull Racing: Abu Dhabi Race Weekend”, part of the British marque’s Art of Living series – a collection of once-in-a-lifetime experiences curated by the British marque in collaboration with Quintessentially and local experience management partners. As to be expected, the itinerary is nothing short of spectacular.
After checking into five-star digs at Jumeirah At Etihad Towers, the experience kicks off with some local flavour in the form of a sunset desert safari followed by a private dinner in the dunes and entertainment.
After a morning of leisure on Saturday, guests will be transferred to the Yas Marina Circuit on Saturday for an exclusive lunch in the Red Bull Racing hospitality suite, watching the third practice session and the qualifying session with unrivalled views of the starting grid.
The day continues with behind-the-scenes access to Red Bull Racing, from a meet-and-greet with one of the Red Bull F1 Racing drivers and private tours to a cocktail reception and private dinner on the Red Bull Racing motor home villa terrace. You’ll be back at the hospitality suite on Sunday to watch the evening’s race in action – but not before the incredible opportunity to sit in on a briefing with Red Bull Racing team personnel as they detail their race strategy. Later that night, the experience concludes with a private dinner on the shores of the Gulf. Priced at £9,935 (US$13,120), it’s one of those money-can’t-buy experiences that for once, money can actually buy.