Dubai O-Plate Race Weekend

The O-Plate is the United Arab Emirates’ annual big weekend for
professional kart racers held at the Dubai Kartdrome. The event sets
local talent up against international drivers for top honors of becoming
Dubai O-Plate Champions on the world renowned circuit.

The Dubai Kartdrome answered the call by many drivers who wanted to
challenge for a championship but without the pressure and expense of a
full season campaign. The Dubai O-Plate event fulfills that aspiration for
two race filled days every January.

The winter temperatures in Dubai are normally in the mid 20’s (Celsius),
which provides an ideal opportunity for European teams to test and race
when conditions back home are significantly colder. A great experience
for drivers and the whole family; bring them along to enjoy Dubai’s sun,
shopping and beaches!

With the local karting scene at an all-time high, this event offers the
chance for top local and international kart drivers to battle it out on the
same tarmac for a full weekend of racing of selected IAME and Rotax
Categories.

The Dubai Kartdrome pulls together a large amount of attractive prizes
that will be awarded to the top drivers in each category.

19-20 January 2018
2018 Dubai O Plate Entry List
2018 Dubai O Plate IAME Bambino Results
2018 Dubai O Plate IAME X30 Cadet/Rookie Results
2018 Dubai O Plate IAME X30 Junior Results
2018 Dubai O Plate IAME X30 Senior/Masters Results
2018 Dubai O Plate IAME X30 Shifter/Veteran Results
2018 Dubai O Plate Rotax Max Micro Results

Sample prizes for 2018:

  • Complete Sodi cadet kart, courtesy of Brand Racing, complete with IAME Cadet engine for the winner of Bambinos (*Conditions Apply: UAE Residents ONLY, to be raced in the UAE IAME X30 Challenge)
  • Formula 4 test with Silber Pfeil F4 Team
  • 5 x IAME entries for the World IAME Finals courtesy of IAME SPA & UAE IAME X30
  • Factory support at 2018 World IAME Finals from Energy Karts for the winner of IAME X30 ‘Junior’
  • Factory support at 2018 World IAME Finals from Parolin Karts for the winner of  IAME X30 ‘Cadets’
  • Komet tyres for selected categories
  • TAG Heuer watches for selected categories
  • Hotel stays and restaurant vouchers for Park Inn by Radisson MotorCity
  • Plus lots more!

Scroll down for FAQ’s!

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IAME BAMBINO
ROTAX MAX MICRO
IAME X30 CADET
IAME X30 CADET ROOKIE
IAME X30 JUNIOR
IAME X30 SENIOR
IAME X30 SENIOR MASTERS
IAME X30 SHIFTER
IAME X30 SHIFTER VETERAN

FAQ's

  • The Dubai O Plate is open to any nationality with an appropriate competition license and your own kart.  If you are coming from overseas or you do not have your own kart, there is a list of suppliers below to provide you with a competitive kart and technical support.  For the Bambino category (ages 5-8) no license is required.

  • Bambino
    Micro Rotax Max
    Mini Rotax Max
    Junior Rotax Max
    Senior Rotax Max
    Cadet IAME X30
    Junior IAME X30
    Senior IAME X30
    Senior Iame X30 Masters
    Shifter Iame X30
    Shifter Iame X30 Veterans

  • Yes, we have several of the leading karting brands in the world based on site, who can hire, sale, support you. Please contact them directly:

    Brand Racing: luigi@rims.win
    Energy Kart: p.hardy@me.com
    TONYKART: teammanager@scuderiark.com
    BIREL ART: sanad.shannak@motorscapejo.com
    CRG Kart: nachogirona@hotmail.com
    DR Kart: guy@alainraceway.com
    OK1 Kart: guy@alainraceway.com
    Mach1 Kart:info@dojomotoracing.com
    Zanardi Kart: info@raktrak.ae
    OTK Middle East (Tonykart, Kosmic, Alonso and Exprit Brands): patrick@otk.ae
    GGM George Gibbons Motorsport – georgegibbonsmotorsport@gmail.com FA (Alonso) Kart Authorized UAE

  • Two types of engines: Rotax and Iame.
    All Rotax engines must have been imported and sealed by the official UAE Rotax Importer: Al Ain Raceway. For engine hire or purchase, please contact guy@alainraceway.com

    All IAME engines must comply to the technical regulations listed above. Engine hire or purchase: info@raktrak.ae

  • Rotax category tyres must be purchased from the official Mojo supplier. To pre-book your tyres and pay, please contact guy@alainraceway.com
    All IAME category tyres must be purchased from the official Komet supplier. To pre-book your tyres and pay, please contact: info@raktrak.ae

  • 1. For all classes except Bambino, a minimum of a 2017 Kart National License with a valid Start Permission/Visa from the Licensing issuing ASN is required. (Art 2.3.8 CIK International Sporting Code).
    2. With the new CIK ruling and given that the Dubai O Plate is a ‘National’ status event, effective from January 1st 2016 under 13’s can now race here in Dubai! So Micro Max, Mini Max and Junior Max from oversea’s can race enter with just their National Licence and a start permission letter from their local ASN.
    3. UAE Licence holders do not require Start Permission by virtue of the event happening in the same territory.

  • Tuesday 9am to 9pm
    Wednesday 9am to 9pm
    Thursday 8am to 6pm

    Timings subject to change.  Please contact 800-KARTING for availability.

  • Track location map is here

  • Park Inn By Radisson, MotorCity: Closest to Dubai Kartdrome and beautifully overlooking the race track of Dubai Autodrome, with the Dubai Marina skyline serving as an impressive backdrop, stands Park Inn by Radisson in Dubai’s MotorCity. This unique city offers a multitude of recreational and exciting experiences for all ages and invites exploration of its overall innovative design. The city’s sense of adventure and fun is perfectly mirrored in the design and philosophy of Park Inn by Radisson, which also aims for excellence in service and comfort for the ultimate hassle free stay.

    Ideal for both the leisure and business traveler looking for convenience and excitement of location, Park Inn by Radisson also strives to make your stay a happy one with services such as 24-hour room service and an on-site Health Club and Gym. Should you wish to host a meeting or event of any kind, we can also provide meeting and boardrooms ranging from 26m2 to 132m2.

    Click here to book the Park Inn with Dubai Kartdrome special rates!

    Courtyard Marriot, Green Community (4 Stars) – With its majestic image captured in the glistening lake that borders it, the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Dubai, Green Community reflects the finest of 4-star hotels in Dubai. Spacious, smartly appointed guest rooms offer work areas, high-speed Internet and plush new bedding. A state-of-the-art fitness center stands ready for a total workout, while the lakeside outdoor pool assures relaxation. Nearby, a chic shopping boulevard begs exploration. Among our tempting dining options, reserve a seat at the Pine Grill, with its all-day menu; or at Cucina, the Italian Kitchen, to experience authentic Tuscan cuisine.  Conveniently located close to Dubai Kartdrome.

    JW Marriot Marquis Dubai (5-Stars) – Spread across two iconic towers, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai is offering a spectrum of facilities for the most discerning travellers. Elevated above Dubai’s business district on Sheikh Zayed Road, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai resides in the Business Bay area, in close proximity of Downtown Dubai and only short driving distance from Dubai International Airport. The hotel features elegantly conceived accommodation, outstanding event and business facilities, a collection of 14 stylish bars and restaurants and the haven of health and relaxation that is Saray Spa. Additionally the hotel offers a wide range of complimentary services, including high speed internet access in all public areas, 24 hour access to the spacious Health Club as well as a complimentary shuttle service to the business district, major shopping malls and Jumeirah Beach Park.

  • We have one of the UAE’s leading mini supermarket chains conveniently located inside our reception. They are open daily from 8am to 12am and serve a full range of refreshments, snacks and both hot/cold foods.

  • 7 x leading chassis brands all stationed here at the circuit: offering sales and technical support.
    Both ROTAX and IAME Importers have units here offering technical support.
    Changing Room & showers.
    Pro Shop which sells OMP Racewear, Dubai Kartdrome merchandise and Liqui Molly lubricants.
    Kart Storage Facility.
    Mini Supermarket.
    Free WIFI.

  • Dubai is a business and tourism hub which rates as one of the most dynamic and exciting cities in the world. Apart from a myriad of sporting activities, the city is an entertainment hotspot. Between October and May the weather is at it’s very best, with moderate temperatures and sun filled days. For more information visit Definitely Dubai website

    Visa
    Citizens of the following countries: UK, France, Italy, German, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Portugal, Ireland, Greece, Finland, Spain, Monaco, Vatican City, Iceland, Andorra, San Marino, Liechtenstein, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, South Korea and holders of Hong Kong SAR passports will be granted a free of charge for One Entry Visit Visa on arrival in the UAE. For Citizen of other countries a visa will need to be applied for .

    Passport
    Passport must be valid for a minimum of 3 months from date of arrival for tourism and 6 months for business travel.

    Airport
    Dubai International Airport & Al Maktoum International Airport.

    Weather
    Dubai has a sub tropical arid climate. It is sunny throughout the year. Temperatures range from 10 – 30 degrees Celsius in winter and can reach as high as 45 digress C in summer. The best travel season is September to May.

    Time
    GMT +4

    Currency
    The monetary until is the Dirham (AED) which is divided into 100 fils. The official exchange rate is US$ 1 = AED 3.675

    Alcohol
    Alcohol is available in all clubs and restaurants and pubs/bars that are located in hotels as well as licensed restaurants outside hotels. But zero tolerance if caught driving under the influence – jail time for any alcohol found in a driver’s system.

    Clothing
    Light weight summer clothing can be worn for most of the year but the temperature can drop quite sharply at night during the winter. Dubai is rather relaxed for clothing. Shorts and skirts are acceptable for ladies. Weekend Friday & Saturday for public sector

    Electricity
    Electricity in Dubai is 220 volts

    Language
    The national language is Arabic but English is the most spoken language in Dubai.

    Shopping
    Dubai is a shopper’s paradise! Dubai is famous for offering top international brand at unbelievable reasonable prices. Independent shops are generally open 10:00 to 13:00 & 16:00 to 22:00 opening hours at shopping malls in throughout the day 10:00 to 22:00. However on Friday, they open 14:00 to 22:00. Some even stay open until midnight.

    Sports Facilities
    As Dubai enjoys sunshine all year round, outdoor sports are extremely popular. Sports enthusiasts are well catered for and the city’s facilities for golf, diving, go-carting, tennis, cricket, jet-skiing, flying, horse riding, all kinds of water-sports and deep sea fishing are truly world-class.

    Water
    Dubai tap water is desalinated (sea) water. Such water is perfectly safe to drink, however, tourists and residents often prefer to drink locally bottled mineral water.

    Vaccination
    No vaccination needed for visitor to Dubai Visa Tourist visa is granted on arrival for tourists for the EU, North America & various other Asian Countries.

    Flights
    Dubai is home to award winning Emirates Airlines. The city is serviced by more than 130 airlines with direct links to over 160 cities around the world.

    Safety
    Dubai is an almost crime-free

    Recommended Hotels
    Dubai has many hotels for all price ranges – below we suggest a couple:

    Courtyard Marriot, Green Community (4-Stars) – With its majestic image captured in the glistening lake that borders it, the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel Dubai, Green Community reflects the finest of 4-star hotels in Dubai. Spacious, smartly appointed guest rooms offer work areas, high-speed Internet and plush new bedding. A state-of-the-art fitness center stands ready for a total workout, while the lakeside outdoor pool assures relaxation. Nearby, a chic shopping boulevard begs exploration. Among our tempting dining options, reserve a seat at the Pine Grill, with its all-day menu; or at Cucina, the Italian Kitchen, to experience authentic Tuscan cuisine. Conveniently located close to Dubai Kartdrome.

    JW Marriot Marquis Dubai (5-Stars) – Spread across two iconic towers, the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai is offering a spectrum of facilities for the most discerning travellers. Elevated above Dubai’s business district on Sheikh Zayed Road, the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai resides in the Business Bay area, in close proximity of Downtown Dubai and only short driving distance from Dubai International Airport. The hotel features elegantly conceived accommodation, outstanding event and business facilities, a collection of 14 stylish bars and restaurants and the haven of health and relaxation that is Saray Spa. Additionally the hotel offers a wide range of complimentary services, including high speed internet access in all public areas, 24 hour access to the spacious Health Club as well as a complimentary shuttle service to the business district, major shopping malls and Jumeirah Beach Park.