Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

The Yas Marina Circuit is a race track that hosts the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix Formula 1 since November 2009, it is located on Yas Island, half an hour from Abu Dhabi. The same company that built the circuit, has also built a theme park on the island, the Ferrari World; a marina, residential areas, sports and leisure facilities as well as hotels and resorts. The circuit is 5.55 km long with 21 corners, a long straight and a pin, between the marina and the sand dunes. The stands are quite spacious and the  exit of the pit lane passes under the track through a tunnel. The departure takes place day and night of arrival and cars go in the anticlockwise direction. The lighting is done through powerful illuminated projectors. Apart from Formula 1, the circuit is used for many other activities such as karting, motorcycle, marathons, etc. There is also a conference room that can be rented for events.

Tips

If you want to attend the Grand Prix, you have to make reservations well in advance, especially if you also want to stay in a hotel next to the circuit. For the various activities and events, check out their website.

Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas

Great Stirrup Cay is a 250-acre private island in the Bahamas that belongs to the Norwegian Cruise Line cruises and is completely reserved for their passengers who will join the shore on a small boat. You can disembark at the time of the day suitable for you and return to the ship whenever you want, the boat service is constant. The island has beautiful white sand beaches with an infrastructure dedicated to cruise passengers who make a stopover in this little paradise. You have plenty of sunbeds distributed everywhere so no need to worry about finding one and if you prefer, there is a paying section where you can rent a kind of tent with 2 sunbeds to protect you a little from the sun and to have more privacy. You will find some restaurants (with hot or cold dishes) and bars; tacos, burgers, pizza, fresh fruit and more. Several activities are as possible as excursions. There are kiosks that sell crafts and souvenirs and prices are in US dollars. Another section with a lagoon will be inaugurated very soon. You will have the opportunity to rent a villa or studio for the day.

Tips

Bring your beach towel, sunscreen, sunglasses and your boat access card even a little money if you want to buy souvenirs.

Regarding the drink package, you keep your package on land valid in all bars.

If possible, book your excursions before boarding to make sure you have your place.

The Big Wheel of Montreal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Since September, 1st 2017, the Big Wheel of Montreal has been put into operation. With 60 meters of height; the equivalent of 20 floors, you will have a fantastic panoramic view of the Old Port, the St. Lawrence River and the city. The majority of the cabins (42) have very comfortable seats for 8 people, in ultra-clear tempered glass that will protect you from UV rays and they are air-conditioned in both summer and winter. It was built by a Dutch company, the Dutch Wheel. The site is not yet finished but there will be a bistro, a bar and cafe on site.

Tips

Check the website for the schedule of the year.

There are also VIP cabins and private cabins.

Take both experiences, you will have a very different outlook during the day and night, it’s worth it with or without good weather!

Old Port of Montreal, Bonsecours Basin

Metro Champ-de-mars