The Emirate of Abu Dhabi commands a strategic location at the crossroads of key European, Asia Pacific, African and North American business hubs, providing greater access to many important markets and resources. It boasts an excellent and ever expanding network of broad air and road links which connect the Emirate with the rest of the nation and the world at large.

Known as a safe, clean and virtually crime free destination that helps businesses to thrive, the Emirate offers a simplified “One Destination” approach with strong governmental support at the highest level.

Abu Dhabi is the federal capital of the United Arab Emirates and the largest of the seven emirates. The Emirate lies on the borders with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Sultanate of Oman and the Arabian Gulf. The emirate comprises 200 islands and has 700 kilometres coastline.

The population of the Abu Dhabi emirate is 2.65 million people.

Time Zone: Gulf Standard Time Zone (UTC+04:00)
Weather: Tropical, semi-dry climate, with hot summers, warm winters and scanty rainfall. Average May temperature is 31°C.
Currency: The local currency is UAE Dirham (AED)
Country Dialing Code: +971
Electricity: In Abu Dhabi the standard voltage is 230 V. The standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are standard UK 3 pin plug.
Language: In Abu Dhabi Arabic is the official language, however, English is widely used.

Citizens of the following countries (holders of Regular Passports) are exempt from UAE visa:

United Kingdom Italy Netherlands
Norway Austria Luxemburg
France Greece Portugal
Switzerland Belgium Germany
San Marino Iceland Monaco
Andorra Vatican Spain
Sweden Slovenia Poland
Finland Ireland Denmark
Lithuania Czech Slovakia
Estonia Latvia Hungary
Croatia Cyprus Malta
USA Bulgaria Romania
Japan New Zealand Australia
Brunei Hong Kong Singapore
Canada South Korea Malaysia

If you are a national citizen of a GCC country you do not require a visa to visit the UAE. You will simply need to produce your GCC country passport or ID card upon arrival at the point of entry into the UAE.

AGCC Residents who are not GCC nationals but who have a high professional status such as company managers, business people, auditors, accountants, doctors, engineers, pharmacists, or employees working in the public sector, their families, drivers and personal staff sponsored by them, are eligible for a non-renewable 30-day visa upon arrival at the approved ports of entry.

Visas ARE required by all visitors not covered by the above list. For more information on visa types or how to get your visa, visit:


Yas Viceroy

Tel: +971 2 656 0000


Yas Viceroy Hotel is Abu Dhabi’s premier hotel and sets the standard for exceptional service throughout. The interiors of this Abu Dhabi resort embody a contemporary fusion of elegance and momentum, created with sensuous curves and sleek lines.

You will marvel at the incredible LED canopy that not only emits a concert of colour and shade but also embraces the exhilarating Yas Marina Formula 1™ Circuit, defining the Abu Dhabi hotel as a landmark across Yas Island and one of the world’s most extraordinary destinations. Watch high-speed races and practices from the hotel daily or layout on the beach for a relaxing sunny day.

The hotel also offers a delight in the art of cuisine with a choice of eleven dining and lounge venues showcasing cuisine from all corners of the globe.

Yas Marina Circuit Media Centre
Tel: +971 02 659 980