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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 18 December 2018

Celebrity sightings at the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix 

Gordon Ramsay, superstar DJ Tiësto and UAE footballer Omar Abdulrahman made appearances at Yas Marina Circuit on the final day of the 2017 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay

Celebrities have begun arriving to the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix ahead of Sunday's final race. British singer Ella Eyre told us she is planning on sticking around in the UAE to explore Dubai.

Mumford and Sons relaxed after their performance last night.

Mumford and Sons
Mumford and Sons

Emirati footballer Omar Abdulrahman also made an appearance on the final day.

UAE footballer Omar Abdulrahman.
UAE footballer Omar Abdulrahman.

Superstar DJ Tiesto was also spotted in the paddock.

Tiesto
Tiesto

Earlier today saw the appearance of US lifestyle guru and celebrity chef Martha Stewart, controversial tennis champion Maria Sharapova, singer Geri Halliwell, former F1 driver Nico Rosberg and Games of Thrones actor Liam Cunningham at Paddock Club.

Singer Geri Halliwell was spotted at Yas Marina Circuit. Courtesy Seven Media
Singer Geri Halliwell was spotted at Yas Marina Circuit. Courtesy Seven Media

Stewart was dressed for the occasion in a breezy all white ensemble as she was met on the red carpet entry way by Yas Marina Circuit chief executive Tareq Al Ameri.

“I am very happy to be here,” she says. “I don’t know too much about the Formula One but I am looking forward to it and the weather here is absolutely gorgeous.”

Sharapova made a more low key entry with a friend while racing fan Cunningham has been spotted around the circuit over the weekend.

Tennis star Maria Sharapova. Courtesy Seven Media
Tennis star Maria Sharapova. Courtesy Seven Media

Rosberg was also back in the capital after being crowned Formula One World Champion last year and then retiring a few days after the Abu Dhabi race:

Last year's Formula One champion Nico Rosberg. Courtesy Seven Media
Last year's Formula One champion Nico Rosberg. Courtesy Seven Media

Also spotted around on social media was Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy. The footballer uploaded a photo on his Instagram at The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi.

A post shared by Benjamin Mendy (@benmendy23) on

He was also spotted posting with Etihad Airways cabin crew members:

Another footballer was also spotted in West Ham's Jose Fonte. He was in the Paddock area as a guest of driver Sergio Pérez:

More celebrities are expected on Sunday to watch the race. While it has not been confirmed, US pop star and car enthusiast Pink should be attending before her race day performance at the du Arena.

Also attending will be UK RnB singer Craig David who performs tonight at the Rich List F1 parties at Yas Viceroy in addition to British television personality and singer Alesha Dixon.

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Read more:

Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2017: All you need to know for the weekend of racing at Yas Marina Circuit

Abu Dhabi GP: Pink's life in the fast lane

Abu Dhabi GP music: Our guide to who's playing where Formula One weekend

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