Dubai is an emirate in the United Arab Emirates and this emirate's main city also. Dubai is both a commercial centre and a leading tourist destination for the Middle East. To appeal to the widest audience of tourists Dubailand, a huge theme park with several specialized areas focusing on different aspects of entertainment experience for both children and adults, was constructed. Dubai Autodrome and The Global Village, the subprojects of the Dubailand project, have already been put into operation.
Dubai Autodrome officially opened in 2004. The autodrome aims to create a world tourist destination devoted to motoring, to provide the highest standard of facilities and contribute to educating the Middle East in all aspects of motor sports industry. It will provide racing facilities and will have a fully-equipped media centre. In fact, Dubai Autodrome is the first fully integrated motor sports facility in the Middle East region, incorporating a world-class FIA sanctioned motor racing track, an international complex with a grandstand accommodating over 7,000 spectators, as well as providing modern hospitality suites for corporate customers.
Dubai Autodrome will also feature karting tracks, a driving course and a driver handling centre, which will be specifically for advanced driver training. The Business Park, which is an integral part of the Autodrome, will have numerous warehouses for the motor sports industry. The following major championships, providing the very best in motorsport competitions for all race fans, are to be held at Dubai Autodrome: FIA GT Championship, FIA European Touring Car Championship, Formula Renault V6 Eurocup, LG super racing, etc.
The Global Village located in Dubailand,opened in 2005. It is a perfect forum for the countries of the world to showcase their heritage, culture, architecture, arts and crafts, cuisine, merchandise and unique lifestyle. This exciting new tourism destination started as a cultural centre to cater to the need for a central meeting point, where different countries could showcase the myriad cultures. Today The Global Village has been transformed into a unique international destination for tourism, entertainment, leisure and culture. The most unique element of the Global Village is the pavilions where you can buy merchandise of countries around the world without actually travelling there.
Adding Dubai Autodrome to the venues is a unique opportunity for racing fans in the Middle East to witness all the frantic excitement of touring car racing at a world class venue. Dubai Autodrome will draw motor enthusiasts from all over the world to Dubai, while the Global Village brings together diverse customs and cultures covering a broad spectrum of activities including music, dances, cinema, theatre of different countries. It is supposed that Dubailand consisting of Dubai Autodrome, the Global Village, and a great number of other attractions, will be the world's greatest theme park by 2015.