Dubai is the place to realize all your fanciest dreams. In fact, you don’t have to look further if you wish to satisfy your penchant for racing speed and thrill in Dubai. Simply make your way to Dubai Kartdrome, one of the region’s absolute attractions to race go-karts on a world-class circuit. But, don’t know what to expect on your visit here? Continue scrolling this post to acquaint yourself with all you should be aware about this super exciting destination in Dubai.

What Is Dubai Kartdrome?


Dubai Kartdrome is where you can feel super speed, fast revving engine sound, and racing excitement all in one place. It is one of the most thrilling segments of Dubai Autodrome – an advanced and integrated motorsports complex in Dubai Motor City. The facility comes with a fleet of high-end and highly safe go-karts (enhanced by state of the art engines). You can ride them on both its outdoor and indoor race tracks and are ideal for all visitors above seven years of age.

Dubai Kartdrome – Key Facts & Highlights

  • Dubai Kartdrome, designed by Apex Circuit Design, was opened in 2004 as a part of Dubai Autodrome.
  • It comprises a 1.2 kilometers outdoor circuit and a 620 meters indoor circuit.
  • The outdoor circuit is open to all above 13 years and comes with 17 corners, a bridge and a tunnel, making it the only track of its kind in the world.
  • There are top-notch flood lights installed throughout the circuit to enhance night time racing.
  • The whole layout of the circuit may seem challenging but it guarantees utmost safety to both racers (of all levels) and spectators.
  • The indoor track is adjacent to the outdoor track and can cater up to 10 riders at a time. It also serves as a perfect, intimate space to throw small kiddie parties, karting camps, and racing tuitions.
  • Dubai Kartdrome is the venue of several races and events, significant being Dubai O Plate, which is the Middle East’s largest karting race.

All About Dubai Kartdrome – Location, Timings, Duration, Best Time To Visit & How To Reach


Dubai Kartdrome is located in Motor City, at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, between Arabian Ranches and Sports City.


Both indoor and outdoor circuits are open on all days (Sunday – Saturday) from 12:00 hrs to 00:00 hrs. Race and Drive Centre is open from 09:00 hrs to 17:00 hrs on all days.

Duration & Pricing

This largely depends on the racing experience or package you choose. The price starts from AED 115.

Best Time to Visit

With indoor and outdoor circuits plus a karting academy and several other attractions, it is an attraction that you can visit during any part of the year.

How to Reach?

You can reach here via public bus (RTA bus number: F29) or by hiring a cab. Now if you plan to arrive here by your own in your vehicle, there is ample parking space available in the facility.


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Top Experience At Dubai Kartdrome

Arrive and Drive: Dubai Kartdrome offers ‘Arrive and Drive’ packages. They allow racers (of all abilities) to hit the race tracks while experiencing the sheer thrill and excitement of go-karting in the safest way possible. After all, there will be convenient safety briefing session and also cover all essential gear such as helmets, suits, gloves and balaclavas. Following every go-karting race, you will be able to monitor your race result and lap times, thanks to the exclusive software and tracking screens available. Whether you choose outdoor or indoor circuit, your ‘Arrive and Drive’ session lasts for 15 minutes where three minutes is paced and the rest 12 minutes on your own.

Karting Race Series For Every Skill

At Dubai Kartdrome, you get the chance to participate in a variety of racing sessions and events according to your age and skill levels. This includes:

1. Dubai O-Plate:

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It is one of the greatest kart racing events organized for professional riders. It lasts for about two days annually in January. It includes several categories like

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

2. Ironman Open:

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This indicates the weekly practice session designed for the racing aficionados who wish to improve their driving skills and endurance racing abilities. It includes two sessions: 60-minute Senior Ironman – designed for riders who are 15 and above, and 45-minute Junior Ironman for riders between 7 and 14 years of age.

3. Endurance Championship:

This is one of the most awaited events in the motorsport racing calendar. It sees veteran teams from all over the world competing in this championship powered by ARM. There are three race categories to choose from: Corporate, Nations Cup and GCC Cup.

4. SWC Sprint Race:

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SWC (Sodi World Series) Arrive and Race is suitable for racers looking for a cost-effective karting option. The best thing is that it allows you to contest in the Sodi World Finals depending on the number of your racing points. Subject to your age group, you can select from SWS Junior Cup (7 to 14 years), SWS Senior Cup (15 years and above), and SWS Masters Cup (35 years and above).

5. Rookie Race Nights:

This is an exclusive racing series that will get you ready for the SWS Sprint Race. You must fulfill certain criteria to join this, such as the rider must be at least 13 years and have completed a minimum of three Arrive & Drive Sessions at the facility’s outdoor circuit.

6. SWS Mini Enduro Cup:

This is a high-performance championship with three challenging rounds. To participate in it, you must be above 12 years and must carry a valid race license. Your weight must be at least 85 kilograms.

7. Dubai Bambino Cup:

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This exciting kart racing session is exclusively designed for karting enthusiasts from 5 to 8 years old. There will be five rounds from November to May.

8. ESKC:

This indicates Emirates Schools Karting Championship which is available for all UAE students between 7 and 18 years old.

9. IAME X 30 Challenges:

This is one of the UAE’s top racing championships that is held in six rounds at three venues such as RAK Track, Dubai Kartdrome and Al Forsan Circuit. Racers must be at least 8 years or above to participate in it.

10. Rotax MAX Challenge:

Rotax MAX Challenge

This professional karting championship is powered by Al Ain Raceway and Rotax and involves several categories for racers above 8 years.

11. SWS Drift Races:

This gives you the unique chance to experience Tokyo drifting, with the top-notch Sodi RX7 Drift Karts. There are two categories like SWS Senior Cup (for 15 years and above) and SWS Masters Cup (for 35 years and above.)

12. DAMC Karting Championship:

It has made a comeback after ten years in 2022. With overall five rounds, its first round was launched on 11th September 2022.

Other Attractions At Dubai Kartdrome

Karting Academy (DAKA):

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The Dubai Autodrome Karting Academy is exclusively created for kids from 7 to 16 years of age who wish to become an expert racer. It mostly provides a 10-week program under the guidance of championship-winner drivers and coaches. This allows your enthusiastic little ones to learn all vital facets of go-kart racing, along with its technicalities, configurations, steering maneuvering techniques etc.


It is where you can join a terrific SIM race session and compete with up to 10 friends in a virtual motor racing setting, thanks to its cutting-edge Race Room Event Automation Software.

Laser Tag Experience:

Laser Tag

Laserdome is one the major draws of the facility’s indoor complex. This 400-square-meter arena consists of a medieval maze enriched by artificial fog and ramparts. Bring your group of up to 10 people and play it in two groups.

Holiday Camps:

Dubai Kartdrome’s holiday camp sessions are available throughout the year for kids from 7 to 15 years old. Every session lasts for about a week from Sunday to Thursday (9:00 hrs – 13:00 hrs.) Activities such as indoor karting, SIM racing, and Laser Tag, among others, are included in this camp session.

Corporate Packages:

Kartdrome makes a surefire choice to entertain your important guests, clients etc. It offers several packages for the purpose, such as Mini-Prix, Grand-Prix, Super-Prix, and Endurance Race. You can pick the suitable one according to your group strength and ability. Its duration lasts from two to three hours, depending on the package you choose.

Things To Know Before You Visit Dubai Kartdrome

For your outdoor karting experience, you must adhere to the following Dubai Kartdrome requirements.

  • You must be at least 13 years to participate in ‘Arrive and Drive’ experience.
  • You must sign the disclaimer form. But, if you are under 18 years old, it must be signed by your parent or legal guardian.
  • Wear finger-and-thumb covering gloves, fully covered helmet etc, throughout the experience.
  • Avoid wearing footwear like sandals and instead wear fully closed shoes during the race.
  • Use clear helmet visors once the sun sets in.
  • Bring your valid ID such as passport, Emirates ID or driving license to complete your registration formalities.

For your indoor karting experience, you must adhere to the following Dubai Kartdrome requirements.

  • You must be at least seven years to participate in ‘Arrive and Drive’ experience.You must sign the disclaimer form. But, if you are under 18 years old, it must be signed by your parent or legal guardian.
  • You get to ride a Junior Sodi LR4/LR5 kart if you fall under the age group of 7 – 12. Your height must be at least 1meter 25 centimeters to ride it.
  • You get to ride a Senior Sodi RX7/RX8 kart if you are 13 years or above.
  • Wear finger-and-thumb covering gloves, fully covered helmet, clear helmet visors etc throughout the experience.
  • Bring your valid ID such as passport, Emirates ID or driving license to complete your registration formalities.

Top Tips For Your Dubai Kartdrome Adventure

  • While walk-in is welcome, it is highly recommended to get your Dubai Kartdrome tickets in advance through Rayna Tours.
  • Wear comfortable clothing (that is not too loose or fitted) and complete your look with a comfy pair of fully covered shoes.
  • Before you get behind the wheel and hit the tracks, be sure to listen to the expert safety instructions carefully.
  • To get the best out of your karting experience, pick the right circuit (indoor or outdoor) and racing package.
  • Check for the height and weight requirements for each racing session or event before you participate in it. Your weight shouldn’t be more than 135 kilograms.
  • Refrain from this racing activity if you are intoxicated due to alcohol consumption.

As we have done this in-depth research for you, it is now your turn to get ready for the most exhilarating go-karting adventure in Dubai. With a vast spectrum of activities and experiences at your disposal, it will cater to every age and preference. Whether you are a seasoned kart racer or not, all you need to visit here is passion for high-octane racing and thrill. You can be rest assured of an adrenaline-fueled adventure in the heart of the city.

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