An Emirati girl paints a wooden model of a Formula 1 racing car during yasalam.— AFP file photo
Yasalam is back for the fourth year, bringing the blockbuster of music and entertainment industry, and the best part of it is that it’s all free.
So you think you can party? For days now, the stage has been set for the capital’s wildest party of the year, thrown by Flash Entertainment for a whole week leading to the Formula 1 Grand Prix on Yas island.
The central part of the city’s Corniche, sandy beach included, has been taken over for some motorsport-flavoured entertainment, live music, fun workshops, competitions, movies and even sandcastle building.
Starting this weekend and going on till November 4, Yasalam is back for the fourth year, bringing the blockbuster of music and entertainment industry here, and the best part of it all is that it’s all free.
Kylie Minogue and Eminem may rock the du arena on Yas island, but unless F1 race tickets are in hand, no entry is allowed. For the rest of us, though, there are some pretty cool acts that might just bring the house down. Here is a glimpse at the programme:
F1 FanZon is piled up with interactive simulators and remote control car racing. Kids Driving School will make dreams come true for the young ones allowing them to drive electric powered F1 cars around a custom built circuit. In the Slot Car Racing competitors of all ages may demonstrate just how skilled they are in navigating slot cars on an eight-lane circuit. Very popular in the previous years, the Etihad Racing Challenge is back. This simulation ride allow fans to feel exactly what it’s like to be in the driver’s seat of an F1 race car, explaining the pressure and motion felt by an F1 driver, complete with visuals and sound effects. Life in the pit lane, interactive games and photo opportunities with a life-size F1 car are too in the zone.
By: Silvia Radan / 27 October 2012