2018 will see Abu Dhabi play host to the Red Bull Air Race for the 11th time! It will once again set the scene as the action-packed season opener for a brand new World Championship. The Red Bull Air Race will kick off in style, offering fans the perfect racing destination with plenty to see, do and experience away from the racetrack.

The race will take place over the Arabian Gulf's stunning blue waters and fans will be able to witness all the action from the purpose-built race village on the Corniche breakwater. With unrivalled views of the race and the UAE capital's impressive skyline, the arena will be an entertainment focal point for all the family.

When the high speed, low altitude racing is over for the day, Abu Dhabi still has plenty to offer – from Yas Island, home to the iconic Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Arabia's award-winning mega waterpark, Yas Waterworld, to authentic desert experiences, majestic pearl journeys, championship golf courses and unrivalled shopping destinations. For those wanting to get up close to the action, Abu Dhabi's Corniche boasts eight kilometres of pristine beachfront, giving fans a front row seat in breath-taking surroundings. So spread your wings and take off on the ultimate Red Bull Air Race experience with Abu Dhabi.

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Day Local Time Event Location
Friday 2 Feb - Qualifying Day 11:00 Doors Open
09:50 CHALLENGER CLASS - Free Practice 3
11:10 Side Act - Red Bull Skydive Team Wingsuit Jump
11:30 MASTER CLASS - Free Practice 3
13:20 CHALLENGER CLASS - Qualifying
14:00 Side Act – Jet Pack Man
14:30 Side Act – Red Bull Car Park Drift UAE Final
15:10 Side Act - Al Fursan Display
15:50 Side Act - Antanas Marciukaitis Extra 300 Aerobatic Display
16:00 Activation Zone Opening
16:00 MASTER CLASS - Qualifying
17:30 Side Act - Pal Takats Paramotor Aerobatics
17:40 Side Act NSRC & SAR Helicopter Display
22:00 Activation Zone Close
Saturday 3 Feb - Race Day 12:20 CHALLENGER CUP
13:20 Side Act - NSRC & SAR Helicopter Display
13:55 Opening Ceremony
14:00 MASTER CLASS - Round of 14
15:00 Side Act - Jet Pack Man
15:30 CHALLENGER CLASS - Prize Giving Ceremony
16:00 Activation Zone Opening
16:00 MASTER CLASS - Round of 8
16:30 MASTER CLASS - Final 4
17:00 Side Act - Al Fursan Display
17:15 Side Act - Pal Takats Paramotor Aerobatics
17:40 MASTER CLASS - Prize Giving Ceremony
22:00 Activation Zone Close

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A purpose-built race village on the Corniche breakwater sets the scene as the Red Bull Air Race World Championship once again kicks off in Abu Dhabi. Witness the aerial action as it unfolds over the stunning blue waters of the Arabian Gulf with an eight-kilometre pristine beachfront that will give fans unrivalled premium views of the racing.

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