Lonely Planet Writer

President of Finland goes blading in Abu Dhabi

Yas Marina South Circuit, Abu Dhabi.
Yas Marina South Circuit, Abu Dhabi. Image by Jitesh Jagadish / CC BY 2.0

Finland’s president Sauli Niinisto has added the UAE to a long list of countries he’s been rollerblading in, hitting Abu Dhabi’s Corniche and Yas Marina South Circuit on a recent trip. Niinisto prides himself on ‘collecting’ places to skate in, which are as far-flung as Tiananmen Square in Beijing and New York’s Broadway, and said Abu Dhabi’s circuit was one of his favourites. Read more: thenational.ae