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F1 race cars arrive as Abu Dhabi readies for Grand Prix

2015 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix final race on November 29

Formula 1 cars have started to arrive at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) as the capital city Abu Dhabi gears up for the final race of the 2015 F1 season due this weekend.

The three-day Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix event expects to attract 60,000 people and the final race will be on November 29.

Airport authorities say that several flights have already landed from Brazil, where the penultimate race of the season was held.

In the run up to F1 grandeur, the city’s Al Bateen Executive Airport, which caters to private jets, completed many infrastructural upgrades including the refurbishment of several hangars, enhancement of maintenance facilities and opening up of retail stores in the airport’s VIP lounges.

The airport expects a 20 per cent increase in aviation traffic this year from that of the same period in 2014, which had 200 aircraft movements.