Alexander Albon claimed his third pole position of the season, setting a time of one minute 55.274 seconds around the Yas Marina Circuit.
Albon was two and a half tenths of a second ahead of Jake Dennis who will start from second. Jack Aitken will start the first GP3 race of the weekend from third.
Nyck De Vries placed his car fourth on the grid for tomorrow's race. Championship leader Charles Leclerc meanwhile could only manage fifth.
Lining up in sixth is Haas development driver Santino Ferucci, while Indian Arjun Maini will line up seventh. Renault academy driver Kevin Joerg will start eighth.
Steijn Schothorst will start ninth and rounding out the top ten is Japan's Nirei Fukuzumi.