The 5.39km Dubai Autodrome circuit is one of the most modern in the world; it is also one of the most challenging, as it has a combination of high-speed straights and technical corners. The venue is part of the Union Properties Motorcity development in the greater Dubailand area. The circuit, which contains six different configurations, is designed to allow three racing circuits to operate simultaneously, safely and independently from each other providing users with unparalleled options.
The circuit was designed to meet the strictest safety requirements and is the first FIA-sanctioned circuit to incorporate wide asphalt run-off areas. The digital surveillance system provides complete coverage of all areas of the track and is linked to the Race/Safety control room for monitoring and saving on hard disk recorders.
Track experiences give the ‘man in the street, the chance to sample race cars and supercars through the Race & Drive Centre – a perfect place to hone skills and develop better driving abilities.
The track experiences combine classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction and are designed to give in-depth exposure to the latest in safety and race driving techniques. Hence the slogan: Experience it!
Keeping the venue operational almost 24/7 is the very popular Kartdrome which offers Arrive & Drive sessions, on both the indoor and the outdoor tracks, with state-of-the-art leisure karts.
In recent years Dubai Autodrome has deliberately positioned itself as the home of UAE national motorsport. The goal to develop and promote UAE motor racing at national level. Through the DAMC the venue hosts races for: NGK Racing Series including the Clio Cup and the UAE Sportbikes Championship. Other race series that visit the circuit include: Porsche Cup ME, Radical ME Cup and Formula Gulf 1000.
The highlight of the local motorsport calendar has been the Dubai Motorsport Festival, at the circuit which takes, on a distinctly local flavour with the catch phrase being: a celebration of UAE motorsport.
The Hankook Dubai 24H endurance race has become a mainstay of the UAE’s prestigious sporting calendar and is the first major road racing event on the global calendar of any given year. Hosted at Dubai Autodrome the round attracts over ninety teams and over 400 drivers from all corners of the world including a number of teams and drivers from the UAE.
It is with great pride that I introduce to you Dubai Autodrome the heart of UAE motorsport. The venue is part of the Union Properties Motorcity development in the greater Dubailand area.
The FIA-sanctioned circuit, which contains six different configurations and presents circuit users with unparalleled options, was designed to meet the strictest safety requirements.
Under the patronage of the Crown Prince of Dubai and Dubai Autodrome President, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Autodrome started to hold international motorsport events shortly after the circuit was complete in 2004.
Since then a number of illustrious events have taken place at the venue including rounds of the: FIA GT Championship, World Touring Car Championship, A1GP, World Series by Renault, Dunlop 24 Hours Endurance Series and the Grand Racing weekend featuring Speedcar Series and GP2 Asia Series.
Some of the world’s most famous drivers have driven competitively or visited the circuit including the likes of Michael Schumacher, Niki Lauda, Jacques Villeneuve, Fernando Alonso, Kimi Raikkonen, Johnny Herbert, Jean Alesi, Sergio Perez, Romain Grosjean, Sebastien Buemi, Jenson Button, Kamui Kobayashi, Jean-Eric Vergne, Nico Rosberg to name just a few.
The Hankook Dubai 24H endurance race has become a mainstay of the international motorsport calendar and is the first major road racing event on the global calendar of any given year. Hosted at Dubai Autodrome, in early January of each year, the round attracts a huge entry of teams and drivers from all corners of the world including several teams and drivers from the UAE.
As pioneers of UAE permanent circuit racing, we have deliberately positioned ourselves as the home of UAE motorsport. The goal to develop and promote UAE motor racing at national level by hosting the main portion of the UAE National Championship races. Through the DAMC the venue hosts the UAE GT Championship, the UAE Touring Car Championship, UAE Sportscar Championship and the UAE Sportbikes Championship.
The Kartdrome, an international standard Karting track across the boulevard from Dubai Autodrome, hosts Championship level karting and is most popular for the arrive & drive Karting at both the outdoor and indoor venues.
The popular Race & Drive Centre, the first of its kind in the Middle East, provides a host of race track experiences catering for the novice level drivers up to the experienced driver. The track experiences combine classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction, designed to give in-depth exposure to the latest in safety and race driving techniques.
Hence the slogan: See it! Experience it! The fleet includes: a variety of high performance prepared Audi cars, Formula 1 style slicks & wings single seaters, the awesome Mustang SS and the nimble Clio Cup Car experiences are all available for drivers to sample.
Also very popular among local motoring community are the regular track days and track evenings (motorcycles and cars) at the venue which consistently attract a large amount of participants. Again safety is paramount during these track days.
Dubai Autodrome has established itself as a popular destination for corporate and manufacturer events, which the track is well equipped to cater for. Some of the clients who have used, for manufacturer testing, new product launches and other such events, include: Audi, Porsche, Nissan, BMW, Lexus, Mercedes, Mini, TAG Heuer, NGK, Etisalat, RBS, GM, Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestone, Volvo to name some.
Dubai Autodrome offers a one-of-a-kind facility catering for all motorsport and motoring needs from top level international motorsport through to manufacturer testing, launch events, UAE national racing, karting at novice level and everything in between.
We look forward to hosting you at our venue.
Dubai Autodrome Chairman Ali Fardan Al Fardan