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  • Writer's pictureTom Bushell

Exercise // Cycle, run or walk around Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi for free // UAE

You may not hit the speeds of Lewis Hamilton, but an F1 circuit also makes a perfect cycling track...

  • TrainYAS is free to attend at Yas Marina Circuit

  • Registration required

  • Track open every Sunday and Tuesday evenings

  • Emulate your favourite Formula 1 stars on world famous circuit (albeit at a slower pace)


Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi is an iconic Formula One circuit, a constant fixture on the F1 calendar but not many iconic sporting venues around the world open their gates for the general public to exercise at twice a week!

TrainYAS provides the answer every Sunday and Tuesday evening as Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi allows people to cycle, run or walk around the famous Formula One circuit.

Watch the video above and read below to find out how you can do this, for no cost at all.

TrainYAS is a wonderful mix of exercise and iconic sporting venue

There are few better places to exercise with perfect tarmac, grandstands pumping out music to keep you motivated and of course, a famous Yas Marina Circuit feature, floodlights all around the track.

The best part of TrainYAS is that it is free. All you have to do is register here and you will receive a barcode which you then need to present on arrival at the circuit.

The track opens at 6pm on both Sunday and Tuesday through the UAE's winter months and you'll be joined on track by a wonderful community of fitness lovers.

TrainYAS highlights

  • Passing underneath the famous W Hotel that bridges over the circuit

  • Travelling down the start/finish straight with the pitlane on your right and grandstand on your left.

  • Aim to beat your lap time with each lap completed whether you are running, walking or cycling.

  • Don't own a bike? You can rent on at the circuit, so problem solved.

More about Yas Marina Circuit

Yas Marina Circuit is 5.5km long and consists of 21 turns. It is also one of very few Formula One circuits that travels in an anti-clockwise direction.

The circuit has seen plenty of Formula One drama on its track since the inaugural race in 2009, when Jenson Button picked up his first and only World Championship.

Kimi Raikkonen's win in his Lotus at the 2012 race, marking his first win in Formula One since returning to the sport at Lotus' first win since 1987 is a race that will live long in the minds of F1 fans. It was voted the 'race of the season' that year.

Sebastian Vettel snatching the World Championship from Fernando Alonso in 2010 for his first title and Lewis Hamilton securing his second World Championship in 2014 are also unforgettable moments to happen at Yas Marina Circuit.

For those in the United Arab Emirates, TrainYAS at Yas Marina Circuit is a familiar exercise

option. But, for those who aren't aware of it, or those who live elsewhere - this is a superb destination for fitness (and sporting) lovers.

How to get to Yas Marina Circuit

  • Yas Marina Circuit is located on Yas Marina, close to Abu Dhabi and available on Google Maps.

  • Yas Marina Circuit is a one hour drive from Dubai.


  • A face mask must be worn in all public areas unless on track and exercising.

  • If you are driving from Dubai you will need to have a negative Covid-19 test within 48 hours of travel to present at the checkpoint at the Dubai/Abu Dhabi border.


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