Off-track eats: Where to fuel up at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Updated 30 November 2019

Off-track eats: Where to fuel up at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

ABU DHABI: A number of eateries are hosting pop-ups during the Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Read on for our guide for where to chow down at the races.

Black Tap

From New York to the UAE, renowned burger joint Black Tap is as famous for its multi-layered, cheese-oozing burgers as it is for its wild, over-the-top milkshakes. Racegoers can find a Black Tap stall at the Yas Marina Circuit for their fast food cravings.




Renowned burger joint Black Tap is as famous for its multi-layered, cheese-oozing burgers. (Arab News) 

Mr. Miyagi

The Asian eatery has a pop-up at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix — get your pad thai and sticky rice fix here.




The Asian eatery has a pop-up at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. (Arab News)

Ramusake

The famed Japanese eatery is hosting a pop-up location, complete with a terrace, at the F1. Head down for a delectable mix of fine Asian cuisine.

Chick & Co.

Are you a fan of fried chicken? Grab yourself a crunchy chicken sandwich, or fresh, steaming hot tenders at this funky food truck.




Grab yourself a crunchy chicken sandwich. (Arab News)

Arabic Street Food

This food truck does what it says on the tin — expect hot, crunchy falafel, fragrant shawarmas.




This food truck does what it says on the tin. (Arab News)

Fresh Heavenly Delights

Finish it all off with a scoop of gelato from this colorful spot, located within the grounds of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.




Finish it all off with a scoop of gelato. (Arab News)

 


Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds donate $200,000 amid US protests

Updated 01 June 2020

Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds donate $200,000 amid US protests

DUBAI: Protests were held across the US this week demanding justice for George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and the other black Americans who have been victims of police brutality. Many celebrities joined in on these protests in major cities such as Los Angeles or New York, including French-Algerian actress Sofia Boutella, pop star Ariana Grande, model Emily Ratajkowski and rapper J. Cole. 

Meanwhile, other stars have taken to their social media platforms to demand justice and draw attention to various organizations which help low-income protesters pay bail or donation pages that directly benefit the family members of the victims. 

Hollywood actors Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively  shared a joint statement on Instagram on Sunday night, revealing that they donated $200,000 to the NAACP Legal Defence Fund, a civil and human rights legal organization that provides legal assistance to low-income African Americans.

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The couple, who share two children together, wrote “We've never had to worry about preparing our kids for different rules of law or what might happen if we're pulled over in the car. We don’t know what it’s like to experience that life day in and day out. We can’t imagine feeling that kind of fear and anger. We’re ashamed that in the past we’ve allowed ourselves to be uninformed about how deeply rooted systemic racism is."

The couple’s statement continued, “We want to educate ourselves about other people’s experiences and talk to our kids about everything, all of it… especially our own complicity.” 

Lively and Reynolds aren’t the only celebrities to donate a hefty sum amid the George Floyd protests sweeping the US. Model and cookbook author Chrissy Teigen pledged to donate $200,000 towards the bail-outs of protesters across the nation.