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Updated by Erin Hunter on Mar 23, 2015
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Motorsports and Karting in Abu Dhabi – action that never stops

Abu Dhabi has much to offer for motorsports and karting enthusiasts. The Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is hosted in the country and there is a huge following. It is also the home to the 1.6 km raceway - the Arabia's largest go-karting track so you can imagine how big these sporting activities are in the country.


Yas Island Adventure

Before anything you need to find accommodation when you are in Abu Dhabi so start with the hottest motor sporting island in the country Yas Island. You can embark on an exhilarating adventure at the Yas Island, which hosts the famous Ferrari World. Apart from motorsports the list of things to do here are endless from racing events to, concerts, theme parks, luxury hotels and of course exploring the natural beauty of the island you will be lost by the number of options available. Finding accommodation here is simple since top hotels such as Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Al Yamm Villa Resort, Abu Dhabi is located on the Sir BaniYas Island Resort.


Yas Marina

For motorsport fans booking a track on the Yas Marina is definitely a unique opportunity. Yas Racing offers a variety of options, to suit all tastes. A series of track day packages are available, including 'Driver Experiences', 'Passenger Experiences', 'Private Driving Tuition' programmes and 'Racing License Courses'. For die-hard Formula 1 fans the closest you'll get to personally drive a Formula 1 style vehicle is if you book a seat behind the wheel of Formula Yas 3000.



It doesn't matter whether you are a beginner or an experienced rider, all you need to do is get on to your kart and ride to your heart's content. The thrills and excitement of karting at YasKartzone is endless. The kart fleet consists of Cadet Karts for young ones aged 8 – 12 years and the senior karts are for those above 13. There are various karting options for groups of 15 and above.


Al AinSportplex

Home to UAE's largest go karting track, it hosts major international events such as Rotax Max Challenge Grand Finals. This is the biggest annual event in global karting arena. This fully floodlit circuit features three distinctive configurations, providing an exhilarating challenge for drivers of all abilities. Open to the public, drivers can hone their skills on top of the line Intrepid brand rental karts.


Al Forsan International Sports Resort

Have fun and learn the basics of driving across the four different tracks at the Al Forsan. For children below 11 years there is a special kids circuit endorsed by the CIK (Commission Internationale de Karting). The CIK track has 25 pit garages for endurance racing, while the 2km dustless, off-road track features mirrored loops, meaning two can race at the same time!


Drive on the Jebel Hafeet

You can drive or cycle to the top of the winding highway. Considered as one of the top driving roads in the world, Jebel Hafeet is also the highest peak in Emirates so to cycle to the top requires good training and stamina.