Published on : Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Abu Dhabi will be featured as a destination on the current season of the popular CBS reality contest, CBSThe Amazing Race. The first episode of this season’s show premiered on September 29th, and Abu Dhabi will be highlighted in episode 8 on November 17th, as teams, vying for a USD 1 million grand prize, test their ’need for speed’ in a racing challenge at the renowned Yas Marina Circuit on Yas Island.
The Yas Marina race track is the world’s most technologically advanced F1 circuit with the longest straight section and the iconic Yas Viceroy – the only hotel in the world to straddle an F1 race track – flanking it. The Etihad Formula One Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is F1’s only twilight race.
Testing their nerves on the track will be an Amazing Race cast that includes two former NFL teammates, professional baseball player’s wives, LA Kings Ice Crew Girls, theatre performers and ER doctors. The season is sure to keep viewers tuned in as the cast navigates their way across four continents, through nine countries, clocking in more than 35,000 miles of travel.
The Amazing Race has won the Emmy Award for ’Outstanding Reality-Competition Programme’ nine times.