The Brit qualified 12th at the Yas Marina Circuit and is now set to compete in his 305th and final race on Sunday.
Button has enjoyed an illustrious career, most famously winning the world title with Brawn in 2009, but he has struggled to compete in his McLaren in recent years and currently sits 15th in the standings.
With Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg set to battle it out for the title in Abu Dhabi, there is also likely to be plenty of drama behind them in the battle for the points.
The 36-year-old Button admits he is excited about competing in his final race.
"The mindset definitely changes, which is a shame. I didn't think it would, but it definitely does," Button told Sky Sports. "But [Sunday] is a big day.
"I don't go into the last race thinking 'oh, I can't wait until it's over'. I go into the last race excited, knowing that I'm going to have a great race. I will give it my all, as I always do in every grand prix."