Connector November 2022

13 Out And About CONNECTOR.AE The Formula 1 season is coming to a close and the UAE is getting race ready for the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix! With all grandstand tickets sold out and only Paddock Club tickets still available, up to 60,000 people will descend on Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island from 17 to 20 November. Though the Formula 1 World Champion is already decided, with Red Bull's Max Verstappen breaking records on his way to win his second world championship, race goers are still very much in for a treat over the race weekend. The four-day action-packed event will see the fastest drivers compete to take the podium at this day and night race. The race runs over 58 laps of 5.81km each, and grand prix enthusiasts will enjoy all the action from five grandstands, Main, North, West, Marina, and South, as well as from Abu Dhabi Hill. To continue to enhance it's offering and to allow even more racing fans to witness the thrilling races, a new hospitality experience has been added, called the North Straight, where the cars will race past the recently modified turn 5, making it the tightest and most challenging hairpin turn. The Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is not just about the drivers and cars. In between the races, fans will be entertained with a variety of interactive events, from the F1 Fanzone available on 17 November, for all the super fans to get a glimpse of memorabilia from over the years, food trucks for delicious food, live music and more. One of the highly anticipated parts of the race weekend are the Yasalam After-Race Concerts, and this season's line up is awesome, with 4 different acts running over 4 consecutive nights. Kicking off the concerts on Thursday, 17 November is the award-winning rapper Dave, known for the record-breaking studio release, 'We're All Alone in this Together', followed by Swedish House Mafia, the house music supergroup of Axwell, Steve Angello and Sebastian Ingrosso performing on Friday, 18 November. Multi-Grammy award-winning artist, Kendrick Lamar, will perform on Saturday, 19 November, and the final concert after the race itself on Sunday, 20 November will see iconic rock and roll Hall of Fame legends, Def Leppard performing. For more information, visit the Yas Marina Circuit website. The Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Is Back! Ilaiyaraaja 25 November Ilaiyaraaja, the South Indian artist, is set to wow the crowds with a sensational performance. Held on 25 November at Coca-Cola Arena, Ilaiyaraaja is known for combining Indian folk music with classical Western sounds. Famous singers, including Mano, Karthik, Usha Uthup, Shweta Mohan, Yugendran, SPB Charan, Vibhavari Apte Joshi, Priya Himesh and Anitha Karthikeyan, will perform alongside Ilaiyaraaja. Prices start at Dhs 75. The Magic of Rob Lake 25 to 27 November Spanning over three days, be thrilled with a magical show by Rob Lake. Named 'The World's Greatest Illusionist' by NBC, the show will be held from 25 to 27 November at Dubai Opera. The youngest magician to receive the Merlin Award, get ready to delight in a show sure to leave you stunned. Ticket prices start at Dhs 250. 17 Jubin Nautiyal 27 November Held on 27 November at Coca-Cola Arena, Jubin Nautiyal, the amazing Pop-Indian classical singer and live performer, is set to bring all the fun to the stage. Enjoy listening to a wide range of iconic and top hits, including 'Lut Gaye', 'Kaabil Hoon', 'Bawara Mann', 'Zindagi Kuch Toh Bata', 'Breaking The Rules' and more. Prices start at Dhs 99. 19 18 CONNECTOR.AE 12