Developer reveals talks to bring F1 to Dubai
Union Properties keen to utilise Motor City devlopment
Dubai-listed Union Properties is in talks to bring Formula One to the Emirate.
The developer, which owns the 35mn ft2 Motor City has revealed it has held discussions with the Dubai Government with a view to bidding for the prestigious sporting event.
Ahmed Khalaf Obaid bin Touq Al Marri, the general manager of Union Properties, told The National: “We have all the infrastructure ready. It has been certified that it is the level required for Formula One and we hope it will be used for [F1] training.
“The infrastructure had been specially made to attract Formula One. We are ready on the side of the infrastructure. When will Dubai get Formula One? This is an issue for the future. Because when we plan to do that all the entities, the government will support that.”
Opened in 2004, Dubai Autodrome has played host to a number of top motor sports events including the Dubai 24-hour endurance race and various GT races.