The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, each November, is a must-attend event in the world of luxury yacht charter. Like its sister race in Monaco, the Abu Dhabi event is on the waterfront, where spectators can watch from the sundecks of their superyachts. Afterwards, cruise to the resorts and marinas along the coastline of Dubai. Or, charter in Oman, where the capital city of Muskat is bursting with historic architecture, museums and a shopping district that brings together the world’s finest offerings. Yet another option is Egypt, where scuba diving in the Red Sea can include encounters with fascinating frogfish in the shadow of a restored castle.
When you think of a yacht charter in the fjords, destinations such as Norway come to mind. But there is another, less-known option—Oman—where towering, rocky cliffs give way to stunning turquoise waters that are ideal for exploring by way of your charter yacht’s kayaks. Snorkeling is also an option here, and a wonderful way to cool off before lunch back aboard your charter yacht.
Egypt & Red Sea / 1 yacht
The beauty of the Red Sea is incomparable. Seeing it for the first time is mesmerizing, like staring into the eyes of Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa or into the sky of Van Gogh’s Starry Night. It is hard to find anywhere else where the barren desert plunges into a seascape of bright greens and blues—waters teeming with marine life and begging to be explored by yacht charter. The contrasting colors are remarkable, and the opportunities for fun are extraordinary.
Dubai & Abu Dhabi / 2 yachts
The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, founded in 2009, has fast become one of the most prestigious Formula 1 races in the world for attending by charter yacht. Like its sister race held each spring in Monaco, this November event is right along the waterfront. The biggest, most impressive superyachts have the best views of the racecourse, with charter guests hosting viewing parties on the sundecks. If you’re looking for a charter experience that will impress friends and colleagues for years to come, then the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is an outstanding choice.