Cocktail of the month - October 2019

As Amber Lounge prepares for its final destination of the calendar year, we present to you the ultimate antidote to the sizzling desert heat of Abu Dhabi. 

With the action both on and off the track luring Formula 1® fans to the spectacular season finale at the amazing Yas Marina Circuit, this is your opportunity to immerse yourself in the high-octane world of F1® with Amber Lounge exclusive premium hospitality.  Enjoy the Abu Dhabi race weekend action with celebrities on board the Amber Lounge yacht interspersed with F1® driver appearances.

Select specially curated cocktails made to order by top mixologists and featuring award-winning Arctic Blue Gin.

As a pre-event teaser here’s the recipe for Arctic Blue Gin’s signature cocktail:


20ml Lemon Juice
15ml Blueberry Licor
15ml Maraschino Licor
50ml Arctic Blue Gin
Method: Shake
Glass: Cocktail
Garnish: Paper Plane


Enjoy! We look forward to sharing the experience in the glamour of Abu Dhabi.


For ticket information, click here

Everything you need to know about the spectacular end of season F1® race

Why go?
It’s hard to find a more spectacular setting for a Grand Prix than Yas Island, on the eastern side of Abu Dhabi.  You can immerse yourself in opulent grandeur in the many 5-star hotels and the 5.55-kilometer (3.45-mile) Yas Marina Circuit provides a suitably glamorous venue for the culmination of the Formula One World Championship as cars speed alongside the island’s spectacular marina and under the futuristic Yas Hotel Abu Dhabi.  

Closest airports to Yas Marina
Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH): located around 30km from the city centre and just 10km from Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi Airport is the logical place to fly into for the Grand Prix this November.

Dubai International Airport (DXB): don’t discount flying into Dubai, just 120km from the centre of Abu Dhabi and 95km from Yas Marina.

How to get to Yas Marina Circuit
Yas Island is inundated with taxis on race weekend. A trip from the centre of Abu Dhabi to Yas Island is inexpensive and can take you directly to the entrance gate in the morning. Free shuttle buses ferry racegoers out of the Marina and to nearby car parks full of taxis after the event.

A free park and ride shuttle service runs for those coming into Abu Dhabi for the race, too. Just show your race ticket to hop on.

Several hotels operate their own complimentary shuttle service for guests visiting the Grand Prix.

Outside the F1

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque: One of the world’s largest and most spectacular mosques, a celebration of all the great Islamic empires in pure white marble and futuristic 21st century design.

Ferrari World: Experience the most thrilling theme park in the world!

Observation Deck at 300: For staggering views across the city head for the 74th floor of Tower 2 at the Etihad Towers Complex, the city’s tallest structure at 300 metres.
The Louvre Abu Dhabi: Even dedicated Formula 1 fans would be doing themselves a great disservice if they didn’t add a couple of extra days to their itinerary to experience the delights of Abu Dhabi. Culture vultures can immerse themselves in art in an array of museums including the Louvre Abu Dhabi opened in 2017, with its iconic hole-punched dome and cool galleries.
Helicopter Tour: For a suitably glitzy way to mark the beginning or end of your F1 trip, why not take a helicopter trip over the city? Cover views of the Emirates Palace, the Corniche, Ferrari World and all the F1 action down on Yas Island.

Desert Safari: For those chasing an adrenaline buzz, take a sunset trip out to the desert in a 4×4 for a roller-coaster ride over sand dunes. Excursions are led by experienced dune drivers and end with dinner and dancing in the desert.

Shopping: Away from the shopping malls featuring international designers, visit the souqs at Mina Port for handwoven rugs and delicious treats such as dates and traditional sweets.

Emirates National Auto Museum: This one is an absolute must for any car fanatic. This public collection of over 200 cars belongs to HH Sheikh Hamad Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, an incurable petrolhead known as the ‘Rainbow Sheikh’.

Circuit Address: Yas Marina Circuit
P.O. Box 130001 Abu Dhabi
First race held in 2009
Lap record: 1:40.279, Sebastian Vettel (Red Bull), 2009
2018 Results:
1st Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes)
2nd Sebastian Vettel (Ferrari)
3rd Max Verstappen (Red Bull)

Amber Lounge Abu Dhabi - Weekend Package

With more than two decades of Grand Prix experience, Amber Lounge hospitality are the go-to experts for luxury accommodation, Yacht race viewing, F1® Team Paddock Club, race viewing terraces, VIP transfers and official F1® Experiences packages during the Grand Prix Weekend.

Our ultimate 2-day hospitality package introduces guests to the high-octane world of F1® with trackside yacht race viewing and Amber Lounge packages where you mingle with F1® drivers, celebrities, sporting personalities and other VIPs. - All-inclusive premium yacht hospitality with celebrity and F1® driver appearances as well as entrance to Amber Lounge. The most memorable Grand Prix experience both on and off the track.

Enquire for more details or bookings


New for 2019 in Abu Dhabi - join our special guests accompanied by our resident DJ and onboard entertainment to experience our renowned party atmosphere, simply transferred from land to sea whilst enjoying a complimentary bar and canapes.

  • Access 19.30 till 02.00am
  • Complimentary Bar; Champagne, wines, Arctic Blue Gin cocktails, beers, spirits
  • Canapes
  • Live DJ & Entertainment

USD 700 pp
+377 97 77 16 34


Race to the Singapore Grand Prix

Soak in the vibes as our Official Hotel and Venue Partner, ConradCentennialSingapore’s lobby comes to life during the Singapore Grand Prix weekend. Try your racing skills in one of their simulators between 19th – 22nd September. The fastest winner for the day will win a prize and qualify for the ultimate race on Sunday 22nd September, where the Champion shall be crowned. There is also a McLaren racing car on display at the exterior of the hotel.

Grand Prix a la carte supper at Oscar’s

Refuel your appetite after the race with dishes specially prepared at the hotel’s 24 hour Oscar’s restaurant

Date: 18th – 22nd September

For reservations please call 6432 7481 / 63 or email

Watch the race unfold with the live telecast

If you are feeling a little thirsty or peckish, then treat yourself to some of the special cocktails and snack at Conrad Centennial Singapore’s Terrace. Plus enjoy live entertainment by the hotel’s resident musicians during this spectacular weekend.

Date: 20th – 22nd September 2019

Live telecast from 8pm onwards

For reservations please call 6432 7487 or email

Race to the Party

Experience the thrill of the Grand Prix and be part of the action when you stay at Conrad Centennial Singapore. Conveniently located, the hotel is just a walking distance to Gate 2. You will also enjoy exclusive access to the most sought after party. Following on from the qualifying on Saturday and race on Sunday, kick off the celebrations with us, at Amber Lounge, and prepare yourself for an unforgettable night, breath-taking live performances by MOBO and Brit Award winning artist Ella Eyre and electrifying DJ sets from DJ Sigala. This package will also see you having unprecedented access to the hotel’s two lounges to enjoy breakfast, afternoon tea as well as evening drinks.

This exclusive package includes:

  • 3 nights stay in one of our refurbished Executive rooms or Centennial Suite
  • Tickets for two (2) adults to an evening in Amber Lounge
  • Arrival Limousine transfer from the airport
  • Access to both the Executive Lounge at level 31 and Lounge by the Pool at level 4
  • A bottle of Champagne upon arrival
  • A specially curated welcome amenity
  • Complimentary WiFi

For more information on how you can get your hands on this exclusive package, click here.


Ferrari’s Charles Leclerc takes his 2nd Grand Prix win

Following a controversial Q3, Charles Leclerc took full advantage of his pole position and triumphed at Monza, producing his second Formula 1 career win for Ferrari despite a late surge by Valtteri Bottas for Mercedes.

This home win for Scuderia Ferrari, celebrating their 90thanniversary this year, was met with triumph by the partisan Monza spectators who turned the grandstands into a sea of red. The celebrations were particularly poignant following the muted celebrations of Leclerc’s first win at Spa Francorchamps, reflecting the sadness in the paddock due to tragic Formula 2 incident that led to the loss of Anthoine Hubert and the ongoing condition of Juan Manuel Correa.


Leclerc became the youngest Ferrari driver to win at Monza and ended a nine-year losing streak at Monza for Ferrari sending the tifosi into raptures of delight. Valtteri Bottas and Lewis Hamilton completed the podium, but the Renault team were perhaps the most delighted with their 4thand 5thplaces – easily their most successful weekend of the season so far. Daniel Ricciardo and Nico Hulkenberg had locked out the third row of the grid on Saturday and they were able to capitalise on Sebastian Vettel’s spin with Ricciardo. Full race results below:

  1. Charles Leclers Ferrari
  2. Valtteri Bottas Mercedes
  3. Lewis Hamilton Mercedes
  4. Daniel Ricciardo Renault
  5. Nico Hulkenberg Renault
  6. Alexander Albon Reb Bull
  7. Sergio Perez Racing Point
  8. Max Verstappen Red Bull
  9. Antonio Giovinazzi Alfa Romeo
  10. Lando Norris McLaren
  11. Pierre Gasly Toro Rosso
  12. Lance Stroll Racing Point
  13. Sebastian Vettel Ferrari
  14. George Russell Williams
  15. Kimi Raikkonen Afla Romeo
  16. Romain Grosjean Haas
  17. Robert Kubica Williams
  18. NC Kevin Magnussen Hass
  19. NC Daniil Kvyat Toro Rosso
  20. NC Carlos Sainz Jnr McLaren

The excitement of Monza will be at least doubled in Singapore – the city will be lit up for Formula 1’s night race and Amber Lounge will be there to lead the celebrations.  We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information on how you can attend these infamous parties, email singapore@amber-lounge.comor call +65 97 92 84 65


Helpful tips for your visit to Singapore during the Formula 1®

Singapore is such a special travel destination that you may want to leave a couple of days extra in your planning to enjoy Singapore after the excitement of the night time racing of the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix.  Singapore is one of the most expensive countries in South East Asia and to ensure that you make the most of your experience, here are a few helpful tips to ease your visit.


The cheapest and most convenient way to travel round Singapore is to use the extensive public transport system the Mass Rapid Transit (MRT).  A Singapore tourist pass can be purchased which allows unlimited travel both on the MRT and on the bus.  Obviously, some roads will be closed for the Grand Prix weekend which will cause some disruption to the buses (guide below) but this will not affect the MRT.  Taxis are more expensive and Uber is no longer used in Singapore but there is an app called Grab which is very similar to Uber and can be used for ride sharing.


Singapore enjoys a year-round tropical climate with high humidity and temperatures ranging from 26 to 34 degrees celcius (78-93 degrees farenheit).  Wear loose clothing in natural fibres if you want to avoid melting into a frazzled mess.


The rule of thumb here is to eat with the locals. Singapore offers an array of hipster cafes and fine dining restaurants but the local hawker centres are the best places to try authentic local cuisine.  For those suspicious of questionable food hygiene standards, look out for coloured placards which rate every stall from A (the best) to D (possible risk). Smith Street, Little India and Chinatown are places to look out for.


Singapore is one of the safest cities to visit in the world, due in part to its many laws and regulations which must be strictly adhered to.  Spitting in the street, smoking in public, littering (including sticking chewing gum on public property) will result in a fine.  Illegal drug taking is harshly punished. Smoking is banned in restaurants and clubs as well as within a fixed perimeter around public transport hubs and it is advised to seek out the yellow smokers’ boxes if you really need a smoke!


The tap water in Singapore is safe to drink so remember your refillable bottle and save the planet!


Wi-fi can be expensive but it is easy to charge your devices as electrical plugs are the same configuration as in the UK.


Tipping for good service is not part of Singapore culture so staff will not expect a tip although it is obviously welcome if you wish to reward excellent service.  Smaller shops and hawkers usually charge a 7% goods and services tax and bars and restaurants often charge an additional 10% service charge (denoted on your bill with a ++ symbol).

3rd Designer Announced for the Amber Lounge Singapore Fashion Show

Amber Lounge are thrilled to announce that Singapore-based fashion house Akosée will be launching their latest collection at the Amber Lounge Singapore Fashion Show on 21st September 2019. 

Akosée was founded by designer Anna McBride in 2015. In this short time, she has developed an easy to wear, casual line created in luxurious, natural fibres, that are equally at home on the beach or on the catwalk. 

Be dazzled by laidback beachcomber chic in an array of nature-inspired prints utilising a palette of warm tones that take inspiration from the stunning beaches of Goa, the Indian Ocean and Australia.  The collection comprises a range of bias-cut slip dresses, wrap skirts, dresses, jumpsuits and other separates that provide versatility and an elegance evocative of warm Summer nights and long days by the seashore. This collection is crafted with natural fabrics such as silk habotai, linen/cotton blends and silk/cotton blends, sand washed to produce softly draped, wearable clothing that will take you seamlessly from the beach to the evening.

The venue, Temasek Reflections, will be transformed for the night to showcase the Platonic Dreams – Resort 2020 collection, alongside designer’s Frieda Brides and Mr G.



International DJ and record producer, DJ Sigala is set to headline at Amber Lounge Singapore, 21-22 September, alongside pop sensation Ella Eyre during the Formula 1 weekend. This talented DJ has had an impressive six singles in the ‘UK Top 10 Singles Chart’ list, including records featuring Ella Eyre ‘Came Here For Love’ and ‘Just Got Paid’.
This dynamic duo will be rocking this year’s Amber Lounge crowd alongside world famous live entertainers.

Check out some of his best hits below:



Brit and MOBO award winning artist Ella Eyre is set to headline at Amber Lounge Singapore during the Formula 1 weekend. Together with Amber Lounge resident, DJ Sigala, with whom she collaborated on singles Came Here For Love and Just Got Paid, their electrifying set will certainly light up the room which is guaranteed to bring you all onto the dance floor.