Dubai O-Plate Race Weekend

UAE’s Annual Big Weekend for Professional Kart Racers
Local talent will challenge international drivers for top honors of becoming Dubai O-Plate Champions on the world renowned Dubai Kartdrome circuit.  Two days only, every January!

Latest News: 2020 Dubai O-Plate Champions Crowned
Latest News: Emirati Stars Shine Bright in 2020 Dubai O-Plate
Latest News: World Champion Kierle Nabs Dubai O-Plate IAME X30 Senior Victory
Latest News: Zanfari Takes First Victory for Charles Leclerc

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.

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

Fun in the Sun
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!

Special Hotel Rates
Dubai Kartdrome is proud to partner with Park Inn by Radisson in MotorCity to provide the best price and convenience for visiting drivers.

Click Here For Special Park Inn Rates

2020 Dubai O-Plate: 17-18 January Results & Prizes

2019 Dubai O-Plate: 18-19 January Results & Prizes

2018 Dubai O-Plate: 19-20 January Results & Prizes



  • 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
    IAME X30 Cadet
    IAME X30 Junior
    IAME X30 Senior
    IAME X30 Masters
    IAME X30 Shifter
    IAME X30 Shifter Veterans

  • 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 132m2Click here to book the Park Inn with Dubai Kartdrome special rates!

    ParkInn By Radisson

    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.

  • 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:
    Energy Kart:
    CRG Kart:
    DR Kart:
    OK1 Kart:
    Zanardi Kart:
    OTK Middle East (Tonykart, Kosmic, Alonso and Exprit Brands):
    GGM George Gibbons Motorsport – FA (Alonso) Kart Authorized UAE

  • Only IAME engines are eligible. All IAME engines must comply to the technical regulations listed above. Engine hire or purchase:

  • All IAME category tyres must be purchased from the official Komet supplier. To pre-book your tyres and pay, please contact:

  • 1. For all classes except Bambino, a minimum of a 2020 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.

  • Please contact 800-KARTING for pre-event testing availability.

  • Track location map is here

  • 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 at specifically licensed clubs, pubs, bars and restaurants, that are normally found within hotels. Be aware that there is zero tolerance if caught driving under the influence and there is jail time for any alcohol found in a driver’s system–please use public transport if drinking.
    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.
    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 one of the safest cities in the world.