Sports activities tourism has taken a entrance seat in Abu Dhabi this weekend because the emirate prepares to host the ultimate Formulation 1 Grand Prix of the season.
World champion Lewis Hamilton is on pole for Mercedes, trying to full a profitable season for himself and the workforce.
Wrapping up a sixth championship earlier this yr, the British driver is now only one in need of the file held by German Michael Schumacher.
Abu Dhabi, too, is celebrating a profitable few weeks, having been recognised because the World’s Main Sports activities Vacation spot by voters on the World Journey Awards for the seventh straight yr.
The title was revealed on Thursday in the course of the World Journey Awards Grand Remaining 2019, hosted on this event on the Royal Opera Home in Muscat, capital of the sultanate of Oman.
The F1 Grand Prix will likely be returning to the Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island – house to the very best racing within the United Arab Emirates.
Thought-about some of the technically difficult programs on the race calendar, the power is house to the W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, which reopened in November.
Situated within the coronary heart of Abu Dhabi’s bustling leisure epicentre, the lodge is the model’s second W Lodge to open this yr within the United Arab Emirates after W Dubai – the Palm, and has the bragging rights to be the one lodge on the planet situated atop a Grand Prix racetrack.
W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island is surrounded by iconic landmarks, situated simply 15-minutes from Abu Dhabi Worldwide Airport on the doorstep of the famed Yas Marina.
The lodge can be in shut proximity to Ferrari World, Warner Brothers Studios and Abu Dhabi’s largest procuring centre, the Yas Mall.
In the course of the weekend, an enviable musical line-up, that includes Lana Del Ray, the Killers and Gucci Mane will add some worldwide aptitude to sports activities leisure.
Clymb Abu Dhabi additionally opened its doorways on Yas Island this weekend, changing into the final word journey venue.
A totally indoor facility, its geometrically-designed constructing homes the world’s largest indoor skydiving flight chamber and world’s tallest indoor climbing wall below one roof.
Whether or not a first-time flyer – as younger as three years of age – or an knowledgeable skydiver, Clymb Abu Dhabi’s flight instructors will guarantee a enjoyable and protected expertise, appropriate for all.
Clymb Abu Dhabi will even supply distinctive climbing experiences to its friends of all competency ranges.
Inexperienced persons can take pleasure in numerous wall choices to go well with their desire and climbing stage, whereas extra superior climbers can push their limits at ‘the Summyt’, the world’s tallest indoor climbing wall, towering 43 meters excessive.
Among the many different worldwide sports activities occasions hosted in Abu Dhabi this yr was the AFC Asian Cup.
The 17th version of the quadrennial worldwide males’s soccer championship, the cup welcomed 24 groups to the emirate from January fifth to February 1st.
Underneath a brand new format, the finalists contested a gaggle stage consisting of six teams of 4 groups, adopted by a knockout stage of 16 groups.
The match was gained for the primary time by Qatar, who defeated Japan 3–1 within the remaining.
Nabeel M al Zarouni, regional promotion supervisor, Center East & Africa, at Division of Tradition and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, celebrates on the World Journey Awards
One other spotlight was the Particular Olympics World Video games, hosted by Abu Dhabi in March.
Visiting the Center East for the primary time for the reason that motion’s founding over 50 years in the past, the occasion was designed to advertise constructive social change for folks with mental disabilities and create a extra inclusive society.
The occasion was below the patronage of sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, whose management and imaginative and prescient have been instrumental in bringing collectively private and non-private sector companions to be part of this worthy trigger.
Over 7,000 athletes from over 170 nations competed in a sequence of sports activities, in addition to quite a lot of initiatives and actions held throughout the seven Emirates.
Lastly, Abu Dhabi additionally hosted worldwide delegations from completely different continents as they participated within the Ju-Jitsu World Championship final month.
Organised by the Ju-Jitsu Worldwide Federation, the occasion was hosted by the United Arab Emirates Jiu-Jitsu Federation for juniors, youth and adults.
This extraordinary occasion was entrusted to Abu Dhabi, the capital of Jiu-Jitsu, after unprecedented successes achieved within the growth of the game, qualifying heroes and championships and organising main worldwide tournaments on an annual foundation (Abu Dhabi World Skilled Jiu-Jitsu Championship, Abu Dhabi Grand Slam Jiu-Jitsu World Tour).
Division of Tradition and Tourism – Abu Dhabi conserves and promotes the heritage and tradition of Abu Dhabi emirate and leverages them within the growth of a world-class, sustainable vacation spot of distinction which enriches the lives of tourists and residents alike.
The authority manages the emirate’s tourism sector and markets the vacation spot internationally via a variety of actions aimed toward attracting guests and funding.
Its insurance policies, plans and programmes relate to the preservation of heritage and tradition, together with defending archaeological and historic websites and to creating museums, together with the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Zayed Nationwide Museum and Guggenheim Abu Dhabi.
The authority helps mental and creative actions and cultural occasions to nurture a wealthy cultural surroundings and honour the emirate’s heritage.
A key authority function is to create synergy within the vacation spot’s growth via shut co-ordination with its wide-ranging stakeholder base.
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