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Art in Motion: Abu Dhabi F1™ Circuit Unveiled at Emirates Palace

14th October 2008 - Abu Dhabi /PRNewswire/ — Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management (ADMM) on Tuesday (14 October) proudly unveiled Yas Marina Circuit, the home of the Formula 1(tm) Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, in an unique Art Exhibition at the Emirates Palace, where it will remain until the end of November."

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, was amongst VIP guests and regional and international media who attended the opening of a unique exhibition showcasing Abu Dhabi's Yas Marina Circuit.

The exhibition features a selection of images of Yas Marina Circuit's facilities that have been transformed into pieces of art.

Philippe Gurdjian, CEO of Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management (ADMM) and the project's creative director, and Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Chairman of ADMM, guided guests through distinctive features of a track that is set to become a highlight of the Formula 1™ race calendar from 2009.

Highlights of the exhibition include the stunning Yas Marina Hotel with the track running right through it, the Sun Tower 60 metres above the track allowing VIP guests the perfect view of the action and the Marina with a Yacht Club.

The Yas Marina Circuit is being developed by ALDAR Properties as part of the overall development of Yas Island.

Guests were able to review the centrepiece of the display, an interactive scale model of the track.

In addition to showing the Formula 1™ track and its iconic landmark elements, the model also showcases Yas Marina Circuit's many other facilities such as the Karting Track, Dragstrip, Business Park, Team Buildings and all the circuit's innovative Grandstands.

The exhibition will remain on display in Emirates Palace until November 30th. A specially created mobile version of the exhibition now heads east to Shanghai, where it will be located in the heart of the Formula 1™ Paddock at the Shanghai International Circuit and will be opened to the F1™ community from Friday morning onwards.

The inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix will take place on November 15, 2009, in what will be the final race of the F1 season.

For more information please contact:

Thomas Hofmann, Executive Communications Director, Yas Marina
Tel: +971 (0) 2 4100 823 Mobile: +971 (0) 50 584 1551
Email: thomas.hofmann@eaa.gov.ae

Liz Brooks, International Media Manager, Yas Marina Circuit
Tel: +971 (0) 2 4100 824 Mobile: +971 (0) 50 584 0950
Email: liz.brooks@eaa.gov.ae

Claire Furnell, Press Officer, Yas Marina Circuit
Tel: +971 (0) 2 4100 817 Mobile: +971 (0) 50 584 0330
Email: claire.furnell@eaa.gov.ae

Notes to News Editors


About Abu Dhabi Motorsports Management (ADMM)

ADMM L.L.C. is a joint venture between the Government of Abu Dhabi and ALDAR Properties PJSC, the leading developer in the Emirate. Incorporated in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, the company has been established to oversee the construction of Yas Marina Circuit, home of the 2009 Formula 1™ Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and the successful ongoing operations of the track.

ADMM will manage the Circuit's racing properties as well as all other facilities on the Circuit grounds, including the drag strip, and karting. ADMM's management team, consisting of leading industry professionals, is committed to delivering a world-class and state-of-the-art motor sport venue.

About ALDAR Properties PJSC

ALDAR Properties PJSC is undertaking multi-billion Dirham civic projects to help develop Abu Dhabi, the capital emirate of the United Arab Emirates, into an international business magnet and tourist destination. As the Emirate's premier real estate development, management and investment company, ALDAR' is creating unique and prestigious developments that can be used as a benchmark of quality, whilst adhering to the cultural and natural heritage of the city.

Since launching in 2005, the company has announced assignments worth more than $72 billion USD, in a property development portfolio diverse in scope and style, attracting considerable worldwide interest and inward investment.

The current property portfolio includes the Al Raha Beach development "the Ultimate Waterfront City", Yas Island, the Central Market, and a host of major developments and re-developments within the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

ALDAR are the development company in charge of building the Yas Marina Circuit which forms an integral part of the larger Yas Island development. The Yas Island project covers an area of 25km2 and is set to become a cornerstone of Abu Dhabi's fast growing tourism industry. In addition to the racing circuit, the development will include Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, a Warner Bros. Theme Park, five-star and boutique hotels, a water park, 356000 square meters of retail space, golf courses, marinas, restaurants, various entertainment facilities and luxurious residential property.