A Decade of Luxury: Celebrating 10 Years of Harbour Club Hospitality at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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As the engines roar and the sun sets over the Yas Marina Circuit, there's a place where luxury, excitement, and hospitality converge in perfect harmony - Harbour Club at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. For a decade now, this exclusive oasis has been the epitome of opulence, offering F1 enthusiasts a front-row seat to one of the most prestigious events in motorsport. Join us as we celebrate a decade of unforgettable moments, impeccable service, and a true passion for Formula 1.

A Decade of Elegance

The journey began in 2013 when the Yas Viceroy Hotel, now the W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island, introduced the world to Harbour Club. Nestled within the iconic Yas Marina Circuit, this luxurious venue redefined the standard of elegance and exclusivity. With its contemporary design, panoramic views, and unmatched access to the heart of the action, it quickly became the ultimate destination for VIP Grand Prix hospitality.

The Perfect Formula

What sets Harbour Club apart is its unwavering commitment to delivering a one-of-a-kind experience. Each year, our team works tirelessly to curate an unforgettable weekend of hospitality at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. From gourmet dining featuring international cuisines to leading brand beverages and live entertainment, every detail has been meticulously planned to ensure that guests experience Formula 1 like never before.

Front-Row Views

One of Harbour Club's most celebrated features is its unparalleled view of the Yas Marina Circuit. As the race unfolds, guests can witness the drama, speed, and skill of the drivers from the comfort of their own private terrace - It's an experience that truly puts you at the heart of the action. See video highlights here for an idea of what to expect with Harbour Club Hospitality at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.

A Decade of Unforgettable Moments

Over the past ten years, Harbour Club has witnessed countless historic moments on the track. From dramatic title showdowns to epic battles for supremacy, each race has brought its own thrills and surprises. Here are some of our favourite on-track memories from a decade of events at the F1 season finale:

  1. Vettel's 4 in a row, 2013 - Our first official year of hospitality at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix gave our Harbour Club guests front row seats to a moment in F1 history. In 2013 Sebastian Vettel Celebrated winning his fourth Championship in a row with a comfortable victory. Red Bull colleague Mark Webber was second on the podium as the Milton Keynes team cruised to a seventh race victory in a row - sound familiar?!  
  2. Hamilton v Rosberg pt1, 2014 - The 2014 F1 Championship race came down to the last Grand Prix of the year, mainly due to what now seems a bizarre idea to offer double points in Abu Dhabi. As a result Nico Rosberg stood a chance of beating Mercedes teammates Lewis Hamilton, if the Englishman failed to finish in the top 2. After winning pole position however, the race began to turn into a nightmare for Rosberg. Hamilton overtook on the first lap, before mechanical problems led to a disappointing 14th place finish for the German. Hamilton took the chequered flag, and with that, also the World Championship. 
  3. Hamilton v Rosberg Pt 2, 2016 - The relationship between the Mercedes drivers continued to deteriorate - who remembers the infamous cap throwing from Rosberg in 2015?! In 2016 - again at the final race in Abu Dhabi - Harbour Club guests were treated to another classic showdown. Rosberg led the championship but Lewis had the chance to steal it, and took the first step towards doing so by winning pole position. In the end though Rosberg held onto second place, and with that was finally World Champion.
  4. Verstappen Controversy, 2021 - Max Verstappen clinched the 2021 Formula 1 World Championship in thrilling fashion by winning a highly controversial Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. The race witnessed dramatic twists and turns, with Verstappen overcoming the odds, and a late-race safety car to secure victory. Who can forget the contributions of team principals Toto Wolff & Christian Horner, or the controversy of race director Michael Massi's decisions? This monumental win not only marked Verstappen's first World Championship but also brought an end to Mercedes' seven-year dominance in Formula 1, making it a historic moment in the sport's history. Once more, Harbour Club guests had a unique trackside view of the action & will no doubt remember this particular experience for a very long time!

Looking Ahead

As we celebrate a decade of Harbour Club hospitality at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, we can't help but look ahead with excitement. The future holds the promise of even more unforgettable races, more breathtaking moments, and more memories to cherish. Harbour Club's commitment to excellence remains unwavering, ensuring that it will continue to be the standard-bearer for luxury hospitality at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix for years to come.


Harbour Club at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix has been a beacon of luxury and sophistication for a decade, consistently delivering unparalleled experiences for motorsport enthusiasts from around the world. Its dedication to excellence, unmatched access, and breathtaking views have made it an essential part of the Formula 1 experience. As we celebrate this milestone, we can only anticipate more thrilling races, more historic moments, and more unforgettable memories in the years ahead. Here's to a decade of luxury, and to the many more to come. Cheers to Harbour Club!