This is your complete guide to the F1 weekend

It’s the weekend and this one is a little special with the small matter of the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix taking place. 

But there’s loads going on away from the track too if you’re not off to the big race over the next few days.

Thursday 22nd November 

With race weekend comes the Yasalam after-race concerts and this year you can see Post Malone, The Weeknd, Sam Smith and Guns N Roses take to the stage at du Arena. But the action isn’t only on the main stage, music fans can also see Nelly, Craig David and more over the next few days in various spots across the city. Thu-Sun, times vary. Visit: yasalam.ae

Take a trip to the Corniche and see what’s on offer at Al Bahar as pop-up shops take up temporary residence at the beachside location to sell a whole host of items that you won’t find elsewhere. Free. Al Bahar, Corniche West. Thu-Sat, 4pm-11pm. Visit: facebook.com/AlBaharAbuDhabiUAE

Check out the World of Illusions at Nation Towers and get some impressive pictures for your Instagram at the quirky installation. And with the with mall’s Shop and Win promotion, shoppers could also get the chance to win business class return tickets for the whole family plus 250,000 guest miles and a holiday package to one of Etihad’s worldwide destinations. Free. Nation Towers, Corniche West. Thu-Sun, 10am-10pm. Visit: facebook.com/Nation-Towers

Friday 23rd November 

Check out the 100 Best Arabic Posters exhibition and see some of the best designs from the region created over the past year. Free. Warehouse 421, Mina Zayed. Thu-Sun 10am-8pm. Visit: warehouse421.ae

Coming to the capital for the first time, the Muay Thai Championship will feature two main event fights between Youssef Boughanem and Jake Purdy and Somchai Lueamlam against Jack Kennedy, as well as a range of undercard bouts contested by up-and-coming brawlers. From AED 50. du Forum, Yas Island. 6pm-10pm. Visit: ticketmaster.ae

Enjoy a night of inspiring poetry and live music as amateur performers take to the stage to share their work live in front of a crowd. Free. Shabby Chic Cafe, Al Mamoura. 6.30-9.30pm. Visit: facebook.com/echoesabudhabi

Saturday 24th November 

Improve as a dancer in the Judo and Balance and Imbalance workshop with Bereishit Dance Company, where participants will work with choreographer Cheolin Jeong  to learn a range of moves and techniques. Free, registration required. The Red Theatre, NYUAD, Saadiyat Island. 7pm-8.30pm. Visit: goo.gl/forms/Z29S69eHZyMRHibQ2

Go a family-friendly adventure by seeing Willow, a film starring Val Kilmer and Warwick Davis, that tells the story of a misfit team that rally to protect a child from an evil queen who wants to take over the world. Free, registration required. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. 4pm. Visit: cs-willow.splashthat.com

Sunday 25th November 

It’s all eyes on Yas Marina Circuit as the 2018 Formula 1 season draws to a close with the Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. We’ll be covering all the action live from the track so stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook pages for the latest news.

Have a great weekend and don’t forget to tag us in your photos at @adwuae on Twitter and Instagram and @abudhabiworld on Facebook – who knows, you might even be featured in the magazine!

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