Are you a karting fanatic?! Swap Sheikh Zayed Road for a super speedy race tracks that allow you to have fun in arrive and drive go karting sessions around the UAE. Whether you’re looking to try Dubai Autodrome’s awesome track or Yas Marina Circuit’s Kartzone, here’s the info and prices you need to plan your next arrive and drive session.
1. Dubai Kartdrome
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Aptly located just metres from Dubai Autodrome, in the heart of Motor City, Dubai Kartdrome is a racing powerhouse. Not only does it feature a 10-car, indoor warehouse track with artificial fog, it also holds bragging rights to a 1.2 kilometre, international-standard, outdoor circuit that mimics an F1 track for up to 30 drivers. With 17 tyre-burning corners, 24 pit garages and a race-control room, you’ll swiftly be revving the engine and drifting around corners as you race towards the Dubai Kartdrome finishing line.
Price: A 15-minute session on the outdoor track costs AED 130 and a 15-minute session on the indoor track costs AED 100.
Location: Dubai Kartdrome at Motor City (across the road from Dubai Autodrome)
insydo tip: We love the official time sheets that are given out at the finish line; they show a breakdown of your placing, individual lap times and top racers of the day, week and month.
2. Al Ain Raceway
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For any go karting addicts planning a trip to Al Ain, make sure you swing by Al Ain Raceway for a 1.6km arrive and drive session on a state-of-the-art international karting track. Al Ain Raceway boasts revolutionary, steering-wheel mounted information screens that link directly to the timing system, so you can check out your race position, lap time and your own progress towards smashing the fastest circuit time!
Price: Arrive and drive from AED 120 per person for a 15-minute session.
Location: Al Ain
insydo tip: Discounts are available for drivers who want to become Al Ain Raceway Members. They also offer annual racing benefits through our Privilege Membership scheme.
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RAK Track is one of the newest karting tracks in the UAE. Located in the Emirate of Ras Al-Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates, this go karting stop-off is perfect for those looking for some super speedy competition. The RAK Track also organises the IAME X30 Challenge racing series and the winner gets to compete in the X30 International Final. The track opens from 3pm to 11pm on weekdays and 11am to 11pm from Thursday to Saturday.
Price: AED 115 per adult and AED 85 per child for a 15-minute session
Location: Ras Al-Khaimah
insydo tip: Book two sessions to make a saving and ask about membership deals if you’re into go karting all year round.
4. Al Forsan Go Karting Track
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Al Forsan International Sports Resort in Abu Dhabi boasts a go karting race track that will be able to host future world championships due to its design and the hire karts are some of the best in the world. All of the karts are equipped with the latest timing and display equipment and the entire circuit is fitted with cameras to capture the action around the circuit. They even have twin seat karts for double rides.
Price: AED 140 per person (age 12+) at peak times and AED 130 at off-peak times. Approx AED 100 for kids ages 8 to 12.
Location: Al Forsan Club in Abu Dhabi
insydo tip: You must bring a valid Emirates ID, Driving License or passport to do any sports activity at Al Forsan.
5. YAS KartZone
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Sitting on the doorstep of the world-class Yas Marina Circuit, YAS Kartzone takes pole position when it comes to recreating an F1 experience. Whether new to go karting or looking to beat the fastest track time to-date, the 800m outdoor circuit will test your ability to tackle hairpin turns, winding chicanes and wide straights. Designed for an adrenaline-fuelled, pedal-to-the-floor racing experience, the lap-tracking system clocks your times and ranking, so it’s perfect for a bit of friendly or family rivalry.
Price: If you’re over 18, a 15-minute session costs AED 110; for 13-18 year olds: AED 85. For 8-12 year olds, it’s AED 55 for a 10-minute session.
Location: Next to Yas Marina Circuit
insydo tip: A long way to go for a karting session, but well worth it if you’re staying on YAS Island or visiting the rack track at YAS Marina Circuit.