General Travel News

Students given backstage pass to Yas Marina Circuit

Abu Dhabi, June 2011: This summer Yas Marina Circuit, in collaboration with the Institute of Applied Technology (IAT), will host ‘Backstage Yas’, a three-week summer school programme for school students aged from 14 to 18.  The programme, a new initiative developed to educate the younger generation about motorsports, will enable students to experience first-hand what drives the industry in the UAE and how they can be part of it.

Backstage Yas will accommodate up to 75 students from schools across the UAE.  Over the three weeks, the students will take part in a diverse range of activities and workshops from mechanics and marketing to road safety and facilities management.

“We are committed to diversifying the skill set of our next generation, who are the future of motorsports in the UAE,” said Richard Cregan, Chief Executive Officer of Yas Marina Circuit.   “We are confident that Backstage Yas will give students a genuine opportunity to gain a solid understanding of the sport and what goes on behind the scenes of a world-class motorsport facility like Yas Marina Circuit.”
 
Cregan will be hosting a one-hour session for the students, where he will discuss his experiences of working in motorsports and provide guidance on the various career paths the industry has to offer. 

The sessions of the programme will include among other topics an introduction to the history of motorsports; F1TM 101 - Rules and Regulations; Marketing; Communications; and event logistics.

Dr Abdullatif Al Shamsi, Managing Director of the IAT said "We are pleased to be working with Yas Marina Circuit again this summer, in offering a unique and exciting opportunity to youngsters in Abu Dhabi who may be interested in pursuing careers in motorsports, automotive engineering or allied industries." 

Practical workshops will see the students learn to service a racing car, build a Yas Supersports SST racing car from scratch, partake in road safety exercises and race against the clock to change a tyre in a true pit-stop experience.

Backstage Yas will look beyond F1, helping to broaden students’ exposure to the industry as a whole, and furthering Yas Marina Circuit’s efforts to create a sustainable motorsport industry in the UAE.  

More General Travel News
Constance Halaveli Maldives offers the luxury of space in seclusion
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Readers' Choice Award
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in the GCC
Latest Travel News
Multiple Langham Hotels named in 2020 Re...
Swiss Belhotel to open 4 new hotels in t...
Abu Dhabi and Wizz Air announce establis...
Featured Sights To See
Hugh Lane Gallery

Hugh Lane Gallery

Dublin, Ireland

The Hugh Lane Gallery serves as Dublin's museum of modern art and was the first of its kind in the world.  It was founded in 1908 by none other than Hugh Lane, an Irish art dealer who died on the RMS Lusitania.  The collection moved to the Charlemont House in 1933.  This handsome dark grey Neo-classical mansion was built by famed Scottish architect Sir William Chambers. Today t...

Museo del Prado

Museo del Prado

Madrid, Spain

It came under transformation in 1819 from a historical museum to an art gallery that carries acclaimed work of over 7000 varieties. The most interesting collections are the 17th and 18th   century Spanish paintings featuring the likes of Velazquez, Goya and Ribera. It unfolds an artistic vision for visitors and is termed as a must-see place.   Paseo del Prado, Salamanca Fax: ...

Covent Garden

Covent Garden

London, United Kingdom

This small district, straddling the border of Westminster and Camden, was originally a large open field owned by Westminster Abbey.  In the seventeenth century, the area began to be developed.  The fashionable new neighborhood was centered on a fruit and vegetable market.  In the eighteenth century, vagrants and prostitutes moved in, and the area became a notorious red-light distr...

Parc de jeux Yasmina

Parc de jeux Yasmina

Casablanca, Morocco

Located in the centre of town, the ‘Yasmine Park’ is a great playground for children. It is a funfair located within the Parc de la ligue Arabe with small rides that are fun and relaxing Admission:  DH150 Open daily: 10am - 7pm Address: Boulevard Moulay Youssef, Casablanca                    ...