With all the buzz about Abu Dhabi, the place where Formula 1 cars fly, there is a certain air of uncertainty that surrounds it. The world's most famous racing circuit has long been the subject of controversy and misunderstanding. But is it really the place to visit for those wanting to see the world of F1?
Abu Dhabi has become a popular choice for Formula 1 fans wishing to see the action in the UAE, but the race tracks of the city have often been accused of being too slow, and lacking in the speed and thrill of racing on a high-speed circuit. So is the only reason why the Formula 1 fans will want to go to Abu Dhabi is because they think it is too slow, or because they want a break from the high-pressured, high-altitude atmosphere of the Monaco Grand Prix?
Although the racing drivers and the engineers who work on the tracks of Abu Dhabi are passionate about the sport, the truth is that the racing that takes place in Abu Dhabi has to be viewed from a different perspective. The fact that a grand Prix takes place in Abu Dhabi in the middle of the desert in the middle of the Arabian Peninsula in the Middle East is not a good reason to visit this part of the world.
This is where Africa meets Arabia and with each side vying for supremacy, Abu Dhabi is often described as the ultimate race track. It is also the ultimate destination for Formula 1 fans as the race course at the circuit is designed to give the driver the best possible chance of scoring the most spectacular and fastest lap times.
It is one thing to visit Africa as part of an African safari, it is quite another to see it as a backdrop to a Formula 1 race, because it seems that this part of the world is seen through the lens of the sport. Because of this, fans who visit Abu Dhabi on their holiday should be prepared to experience a different form of entertainment and a totally different form of relaxation than they would find in Monaco and anywhere else on the Formula 1 calendar.
If you plan to visit Abu Dhabi in your holiday, then you will have to be very cautious when taking photographs. You will not want to end up with pictures that are either taken from too far away or in the wrong way – so make sure that your camera is equipped with a long lens, a tripod and a cable release – otherwise, you may have trouble moving the tripod around so that the photos you can take in the real area rather than just the racetrack itself.