The Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is 55 laps long
The first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was held in 2009
The circuit distance is 5.554km
Race lap record: 01:40.279 secs*
*Sebastian Vettel, Red Bull, 2009
Oil brought huge wealth to Abu Dhabi when it was discovered in 1958. About 40% of thee UAE's gross domestic product is directly based on oil and gas.
Of the 2.65 million population in Abu Dhabi, only 500,000 are nationals.
The Yas Island features a rollercoaster that is supposedly the fastest in the world, reaching speeds of 149mph.
The Yas Marina circuit is built on a man-made island, as is the venue of the Canadian Grand Prix - Circuit Gilles Villeneuve.
Abu Dhabi is the federal capital of the United Arab Emirates and the largest of seven emirates.
4,000 tonnes of aggregate from a Shropshire quarry was shipped to the UAE to create the circuit surface.
The circuit cost an estimated $1.5bn, believed to be the most expensive track ever built.
Most winsby a driver: Sebastian Vettel 3, Lewis Hamilton 2, Kimi Raikkonen 1.
Most wins by a team: Read Bull 3.