The seven hotels scheduled to open on Yas Island for the Formula One grand prix on Nov 1 are expected to operate at 100% occupancy during the event, Aldar Properties has said.

Firms operating the hotels, which will provide about 2,250 extra rooms for the capital, are already looking beyond the race and hope to fill a gap created by Abu Dhabi’s chronic shortage of accommodation, which has kept prices at a premium.

The National