All you need to know about Dubai Autodrome
Dubai offers a plethora of entertainment options to residents and tourists. Comedy fans eagerly wait for international comedians performing in Dubai, while music lovers head to the best karaoke places in Dubai. But if you are into motorsports, there’s no better place to channel your racing aspirations than the Dubai Autodrome. Take a look at our Dubai Autodrome review to find out more about the activities, ticket prices and other attractions at the premier motorsports facility in the city. Located close to the rental apartments in Motor City, this is the best spot for petrol heads to get their dose of adrenaline in Dubai.
Motorsports has a big following in Dubai and the rest of the UAE. Many international and national races take place at Dubai Autodrome. So if you enjoy watching motorsports, Dubai Autodrome Motor City provides an exciting experience unlike any other. Kids, adults and families, in short, everyone can visit Dubai Autodrome to have a brilliant time. This popular motorsport facility in Dubai includes an FIA sanctioned 5.39 km circuit with six different configurations, a racing school, indoor and outdoor karting tracks which are part of the Kartdrome, the Grandstand Retail Plaza, the Motorsport Business Park, a VIP Paddock Hospitality area and other recreational facilities. Corporate events are also often hosted in the Dubai Autodrome.
What are some of the things to do at Dubai Autodrome?
The simple answer is all kinds of driving and more!
When you visit Dubai Autodrome, fasten your seat belts for a ride of a lifetime. Drive a car at supremely fast speeds, ride a bike or Go-kart around the circuit. Alternatively, you can also bring your own vehicle to test it out at the Dubai Autodrome.
If you look at the Dubai Autodrome map, the 5.39-kilometre track stands out as the main attraction. This track is recognised by Federation Internationale de l’Automobile (the world governing body of motorsport). There is a separate track for go-karting, called the Dubai Kartdrome.
The Dubai Autodrome has played host to several racing events, including the FIA GT Championship, European Touring Car Championship, A1 GP, GP2 Asia, Lamborghini Super Trofeo ME, MRF Challenge, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge ME, the Radical Middle East Cup and the Hankook 24H Dubai Endurance Race.
Activities at Dubai Autodrome
There are different motorsports activities you can enjoy when you visit Dubai Autodrome. Here is a list of activities in Dubai Autodrome that you can choose from.
Single-Seater Driving Experience
Do you fancy yourself as the next Lewis Hamilton? This is your chance to get as close to that experience as possible. Go for the Single-Seater Driving Experience to feel like the fastest man on earth. Race against the clock, try to beat your own best time, learn how to navigate on the Dubai Autodrome circuit and come out feeling invincible.
Your time will start with a comprehensive briefing about safety. You will be given all the safety equipment required and the in-house expert will give you some tips on how to make the most of your car ride.
Soon, it will be time to make that engine roar. Learn the nature of your car, slowly pick up your tempo and fly over the circuit, by the end of it. The pulsating experience will give you an adrenaline rush of a lifetime.
At the end of it all, you will be given a quiz asking about your experience. Word of advice; let your heart settle down before you attempt that quiz.
Single-Seater Driving Experience tickets for Dubai Autodrome can be bought from the official website.
You can also select single seater experiences from the following options:
- Car: F1 Jaguar 2000 or F1 Arrows 2002
- BHP: 550
- Price: AED 9,995
- Car: Dubai Autodrome Lightweight Car
- BHP: 180
- Price: AED 920
Hot Laps Track Experience
If you are not confident enough to take on a sports car on the track just yet, worry not. You could sit along with a professional driver to feel the same thrill. Strap on for the drive and experience the stupendous Audi TT 2.0 Turbo.
This no holds barred kind of experience is the next best thing to being a professional driver. You can select from the following cars:
- Ferrari GT Passenger Ride | AED: 825
- McLaren Passenger Ride | AED: 615
- Porsche GT4 Passenger Ride | AED 565
- Clio Cup Passenger Ride | AED 350
What can be better than acquiring knowledge from a top professional and then implementing those driving lessons straight away? When you visit Dubai Autodrome, you will have this opportunity. If you are confident then you could opt for taking the ride directly. You have the following choices:
- BHP: 570
- Price: AED 2,995
- BHP: 385
- Price: AED 1,950
- BHP: 625
- Price: AED 2,365
Then it is your turn to make that engine rumble and screech those tires. This 8,701-foot track is all yours to rule. Cruise along and put your learning to the test. Your instructor will be on the passenger seat to guide you all along.
- BHP: 205
- Price: AED 1,150
Car Drifting Experience
For a car enthusiast, drifting is one of the most exhilarating feelings. The trick, however, is to do it right or it will ruin your car. Thankfully, at Dubai Autodrome there are specialised drifting cars, which ensures that you can drift without a care in the world.
You can choose from the following experiences:
- Car: Chevrolet Corvette
- BHP: 660
- Price: AED 350 (Per lap)
- Instructor: No
- Car: Scirocco
- BHP: 261
- Price: AED 1,000
- Instructor: Yes
Karting at Dubai Autodrome
Racing perhaps is the first game we learn as kids. We race with the moon whilst looking at it from our car’s window and will our dad or mom to drive faster. We compete with our siblings at every given opportunity. It’s time to bring back that spirit when you go for Dubai Autodrome Karting.
So hit the pedal and make your kart go ahead of the rest. But be careful to glide at corners. There are two karting tracks in Dubai Autodrome in the Kartdrome: indoor and outdoor. Suits, helmets, gloves and balaclavas are provided when you buy Autodrome Karting deals. There are multiple combinations in terms of timings, laps guidance sessions and other factors. These are two karting experiences which you can opt for.
- Indoor go-karting: AED 137 (Basic pricing)
- Outdoor go-karting: AED 105 (Basic pricing)
Laser Tag Experience
This is a fun-filled game in which your speed and alertness count a lot. Battle against another group and get your competitive juices following. The laser tag arena is 4,300 sq. ft. The luminous lighting, fog and dungeon décor make it a nerve-wracking experience. Attack or defence? What would it be? You have to take the opposition’s base to win. So you will need to employ some careful planning to get there.
Price: AED 55
Laser Tag & Karting Experience tickets can be bought from the official website as per the package you prefer
All you need to know before visiting Dubai Autodrome
Which cars can I drive when I visit Dubai Autodrome track day?
Audi TT, Ferrari, McLaren, Prodrift, Renault Clio and Formula 1-style single seaters are available. You can test your driving skills on these magnificent machines when you go for Dubai Autodrome experience.
How long is the driving session?
It can depend on the package but they can go up to 2 hours. So there is plenty of time to build up the pace as you go along. It is not about just going for a quick run. Instead, when you visit Dubai Autodrome, there is ample time to enhance your driving skills.
Would I get any professional advice about my driving?
Yes. Professional race instructors and circuit drivers are present. You can seek advice before your drive or after your run when you visit Dubai Autodrome. It is about making the most of your experience, so you improve with each run.
How safe is it to drive a personal car at Dubai Autodrome?
Track days for cars at Dubai Autodrome give drivers a chance to test agility and control of their own cars. This is done in a controlled and safe environment. Drivers enjoy the blend of performance, style, and speed since public road restrictions are not applied here. Safety is largely not a concern, but drivers do have to practise caution.
What are the Dubai Autodrome timings?
Dubai Autodrome is open from 09:00 am to 09:00 pm. However, it is preferable to book deals beforehand and go on the specified timing.
Can I ride my bike when I visit Dubai Autodrome?
Yes, bikers can channelise their raw energy on the Dubai Autodrome Circuit too on Bike track days.
What are the safety arrangements like in Dubai Autodrome?
All international safety standards are met at the Autodrome. There are manned Marshal’s, in addition to which ambulance, paramedic services, and safety trucks are present on Track days.
What are the requirements for drivers?
New drivers have to take part in the Novice Track Evening program. This prepares them for their run on the track.
Single Seaters, open wheel cars or SUVs cannot take part in Car Track Day. All other types of roadworthy cars are allowed.
Drivers must have a valid driver’s license (apart for First Drive Experience).
Helmets are a must at all times. They can be rented for a day for AED 55.
What is the “First Drive Experience” in Dubai Autodrome?
Young drivers aged between 12 and 18 are also welcome to visit Dubai Autodrome with the “First Drive Experience” program. They can take the first step towards learning to drive with a professional instructor’s assistance.
Where is Dubai Autodrome located?
The Dubai Autodrome is located in Motor City, Dubailand, close to Dubai Sports City and Arabian Ranches. The easiest way to get to Dubai Autodrome is by driving. If you are relying on public transportation, the nearest metro station is Mall of the Emirates, from where you can either take a bus or cab to the popular motorsport facility.
Is there a parking facility at Dubai Autodrome?
Yes, Dubai Autodrome has free parking facility.
How can I contact Dubai Autodrome?
You can visit their official website or call: +971-4-806-2220
That sums up our review of the Dubai Autodrome. If you are touring or a resident of Abu Dhabi looking for similar motorsport adventures, don’t forget to check out the Ferrari World. To prepare better for your visit, you can check our detailed blog on rides in Ferrari World.