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Abu Dhabi to host it's first Sail Grand Prix in January 2024

On January 13-14, Abu Dhabi is set to host an exciting water race, as it gears up for the first Abu Dhabi Sail Grand Prix.

As one of the world’s fastest growing sports leagues heads to the capital, you'll get to witness ten teams going head-to-head on the waters of Abu Dhabi's historic port, Mina Zayed.

Abu Dhabi is the latest addition to Season four, which also includes venues such as New York, Los Angeles, Sydney, Saint-Tropez, and San Francisco.

At Dhow Harbour, in Mina Zayed , you'll be able to watch high-speed foiling F50 catamarans, as ten national teams battle for points over two days and across five races, before a final showdown featuring the top-three teams to decide the event winner.

Tickets are now on sale to witness national teams from Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Great Britain, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, and the United State.

Tickets start from AED145.

Ticket categories:

Waterfront Grandstand

Watch the high-speed action on the water from less than 50 meters away from the racecourse. Waterfront Grandstand is situated in an exclusive part of the official spectator area, with big screens and accompanying live race commentary. Guests will have access to the Race Stadium which contains a food and beverage zone, fan activations, and merchandise stands.

Premier Waterfront Grandstand

For more exclusive access, the Premier Waterfront Grandstand environment is undoubtedly the perfect place to be for any racing enthusiast – while on land! Premier guests will enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks, upgraded grandstand seating, large screens and exciting live commentary – taking you through every heart-pounding moment of each race. Live music will commence after racing.

Team Base Tours

Get the chance to go behind the scenes at SailGP. Through a Team Base Tour, enjoy an exclusive tour of the ‘pit lane garages’ where athletes and shore teams prepare the high-tech F50 race boats. The tour offers a rare chance to see SailGP’s elite athletes and the cutting-edge, wing-sailed boats up close, as the teams prepare for battle at Mina Zayed.

Bring Your Own Boat

Finally, watch the Mubadala Abu Dhabi Sail Grand Prix presented by Abu Dhabi Sports Council, from your own boat, by getting the SailGP VIP flag to get the best vantage spot right on the racecourse perimeter, in the heart of the action. Enjoy exclusive access on both days of racing and access to the live race commentary via VHF.

Boats without a flag will be held at least 200m behind the flag-bearing boats.

Head to to get more details and purchase tickets.