The highly awaited Formula 1 Gulf Air Bahrain Grand Prix brings a thrilling weekend of outstanding enjoyment.
The exciting FIA 2023 Formula 1 World Championship calendar kicks off with the Bahrain Grand Prix as this season’s opener. This is the fifth time the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) have received the honour of hosting the opening race of the season. The race weekend will take place from March 3 to 5 at BIC in Sakhir.
The FIA Formula 2 and 3 races will also take place during these dates. Additionally, the Porsche Sprint Challenge Middle East – the most professional and successful one-make GT series in the region, featuring some of the most talented young drivers in the Arab world will also be accessible to ticketholders.
Sheikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa, Chief Executive of BIC, remarked: “After the record crowds, electric atmosphere and incredible racing, which we were delighted to host in 2022, it makes us very proud to be hosting, yet again, the opening round of the season. It’s a great honour for us to be able to host the first race of the season and we thank Formula 1 for placing their trust in us for what we hope will be yet another landmark occasion for the sport.”
Multi-platinum-selling DJ and producer DJ Snake is set to captivate crowds with an incredible performance on March 3. The Algerian-French artist embodies the concept of global dance music and has worked with the biggest stars in the music industry. He will be followed by Grammy-nominated music producer, artist and DJ Craig David on March 4. Craig will entertain fans with his incredible TS5 DJ set that combines famous classic anthems from R&B to swing beat, to garage and bashment, while merging current chart-topping house hits.
Family entertainment will include an eclectic mix of roaming musicians and performers from all over the world that will bring a lively festival-like atmosphere to the Bahrain Grand Prix. Showcasing unique styles will be acts such as the Piano a Pieds, Prima Band, Parkel Drums, Tribal Batucada and stilt walkers dressed as ballerinas, flamenco dancers and butterflies. The crowd favourite 35-metre-high Ferris Wheel will also be among the entertainment choices for visitors.
Dining & More
As part of the build-up for the main race week, the BEYON Money F1 Village, which has been held for two weeks, will be coming to a close on March 2 – if you haven’t already visited, this is your chance! Organised at Block 338, the festival features daily concerts, DJs, live entertainment, F1 activations, a craft village and much more.
Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay will be hosting the F1 Pit Stop Party at the Beach Deck on March 2. The event will feature two live stations – the unique Pinsa Romana of Italy and the charcoal grill for snacks and bites. Along with exciting entertainment such as DJs, live music and an exhilarating dance and aerial show that’s sure to amaze guests. The event will take place from 8pm to 2am and is priced at BD28 net per person inclusive of one welcome drink and food – additional food and beverages other than the live stations are priced as per consumption. The first 100 tickets can take advantage of an early bird price of BD18 net. Call 1711 5500 to make reservations.
Additionally, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay will see Celebrity Chef Wolfgang Puck return for the F1 party at The Lawn on March 4. Alongside Executive Chef Brian Becher and their culinary team, they will offer preparations inspired by a Japanese theme. Guests can indulge in Wagyu beef, lobster, tempura, onigiri and the famous Japanese Bluefin Tuna Sushi by re/ASIAN. An authentic and one-of-a-kind live performance by Geisha Stilt Walkers and live musical performances will elevate the memorable event. The lawn party will take place from 8pm onwards and is priced at BD74 net per person exclusive of beverages. Call 1711 5044 to make reservations.
Bahrain Bay Kitchen at Four Seasons will host the F1 Brunch on March 3 from 1pm to 4pm. The offer is priced at BD35 including soft drinks, BD48 including a select beverage package. Children under six dine with the hotel’s compliments and those aged six to 12 years enjoy 50% off. Call 1711 5500 to make reservations.
Mövenpick Hotel Bahrain will host an enticing F1-themed brunch with unlimited food and drinks as the DJ spins your favourite hits. Formula 1 Brunch runs on March 3 from 12.30pm to 4pm at Silk’s Restaurant and Gallery Lobby Lounge. The offer is priced at BD33+++ per person including unlimited selected beverages; children from six to 12 years dine at 50% off and those under six go free. Call 3364 0032 to make reservations.
Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa will host their F1 Grand Friday Brunch at Saraya Restaurant. Steer your way through a unique selection of international delights and get ready to boogie with the live Latin band. The offer runs on March 3 from 12.30pm to 4pm and is priced at BD36 net with soft and in-house selected beverages; 50% discount for children between six to 12 years and kids under five go free. Call 3888 5789 to make reservations.
Vida Beach Resort Marassi Al Bahrain will host the Friday F1 Brunch at Origins Restaurant that will feature an amazing culinary experience with live entertainment as guests enjoy beautiful views of the beach. The brunch will take place on March 3 from 1pm to 4pm and is priced at BD28 net per guest inclusive of soft beverages and BD35 net per guest inclusive of selected beverages. BD14 net will be charged for children between the ages of six to 12. Call 7748 8100 to make reservations.✤