Bahrain Grand Prix

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Thinking of a bit of a last minute 'jump on a plane and go to the grand prix' at the weekend.

Found tickets/flights etc but looking for advice on a hotel- whereabouts would anyone recommend staying? Near the airport? Are taxis easy to find/reasonably priced?

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Thinking of a bit of a last minute 'jump on a plane and go to the grand prix' at the weekend.

Found tickets/flights etc but looking for advice on a hotel- whereabouts would anyone recommend staying? Near the airport? Are taxis easy to find/reasonably priced?

Thanks!
I went to the gp last year and had a good time.

We stayed in a really cheap apartment as there was a few of us but I would recommend staying in a hotel where the shuttle bus picks up. Might be worth checking the site or giving them a ring to see which hotels it is this year.

I was meant to be going this year but can't get the time of this weekend due to other commitments.

With taxis we usually paid about 80 AED to the F1 from the city centre in a taxi but used the 'hotel' car most days for about 100 AED.
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Thinking of a bit of a last minute 'jump on a plane and go to the grand prix' at the weekend.

Found tickets/flights etc but looking for advice on a hotel- whereabouts would anyone recommend staying? Near the airport? Are taxis easy to find/reasonably priced?

Thanks!
just wait and go to the one "up the road" here.
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Thinking of a bit of a last minute 'jump on a plane and go to the grand prix' at the weekend.

Found tickets/flights etc but looking for advice on a hotel- whereabouts would anyone recommend staying? Near the airport? Are taxis easy to find/reasonably priced?

Thanks!
Tons of taxis outside of the airport all metered and Bahrain is tiny so no major cost involved in getting them. If the meter isn't switched on then you don't have to pay - check out the Sofitel for 5 Star hotel close to BIC - sure they will arrange a pick up from the airport as well.
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Thinking of a bit of a last minute 'jump on a plane and go to the grand prix' at the weekend.

Found tickets/flights etc but looking for advice on a hotel- whereabouts would anyone recommend staying? Near the airport? Are taxis easy to find/reasonably priced?

Thanks!
Save a fortune and go to the Hungarian one in July. We've got a budget direct flight out of DWC for 200 EUR return in July. Wizzair. Beer cheaper, better circuit
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Airhead population of Bahrain increases greatly during F!
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Airhead population of Bahrain increases greatly during F!
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Thinking of a bit of a last minute 'jump on a plane and go to the grand prix' at the weekend.

Found tickets/flights etc but looking for advice on a hotel- whereabouts would anyone recommend staying? Near the airport? Are taxis easy to find/reasonably priced?

Thanks!
well if you did go you definitely chose a good race.

Budapest and AD for me this year I think.
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Decided not to go in the end- did end up being a good race but ah well, go to watch it on tv at least!

Will def be going to the one here, I just wanted to take advantage of having a Sunday off and it being nearby! Maybe next year!
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