Arriving in the UAE after consecutive sell-out events in Singapore at The Ritz-Carlton, Millenia since 2009, The Abu Dhabi edition, which recently announced McLaren as the Official Car Partner, will be held over the three-day race weekend (Fri 1 | Sat 2 | Sun 3 November) from 9pm till late, attracting Formula 1™ drivers, celebrities, musicians, models, ambassadors and the ultra-hip crowd, to create the most sought-after and glamorous nightlife experience during the 2013 Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The star-studded party, held at Yas Viceroy’s Marina Rooftop Pool with a capacity of just 500 party goers, will offer guests an exclusive opportunity to rub shoulders with personalities and the Who’s Who in the racing community. Legendary UK electronic music DJ Seb Fontaine will be returning to headline The Podium Lounge across all three nights along with superstar DJ Sander Kleinenberg from The Netherlands; with support from Miles Slater (Resident DJ at Boujis Hong Kong), Hugo Heathcote (Secret Garden Party / Glastonbury / Kimberley) and the UAE’s very own electronic music duo Hollaphonic – producers of one of this year’s biggest hit singles ‘I Don’t Want It To End’.
Guests will also be able to “live the experience in style” during the race weekend by staying at Yas Viceroy, which represents the pinnacle of glamour and provides breath-taking 5-star accommodation on Yas Island. Staying in the only hotel in the world built on a racetrack means their guests enjoy the full race weekend experience and atmosphere like none other.
Boujis, renowned as London’s favourite private members club with established international presence from London to the South of France, Ibiza to Hong Kong, has exclusively partnered with The Podium Lounge 2013 to offer its members and friends an inimitable and unrivaled club experience trackside.
From 11pm nightly the Marina Rooftop Pool will be transformed to accommodate an extraordinary fashion showcase of the latest works by Zaeem Jamal and his international models followed by a live charity auction of extremely rare and authenticated F1 Memorabilia on each night. One of a kind auction items include a framed 1990 Monaco Grand Prix program signed by Aryton Senna; an autographed racing glove from Sebastian Vettel; as well as a Ferrari shirt and F1 helmet autographed by 7-time World Champion Michael Schumacher and much more.