Emirates Motorplex has a story written by Shaikh Marwan Bin Rashid Almualla, a fan of motor racing and speed, his passion and love for this sport turned the idea into a reality that motor racing and motorbike enthusiasts touch through establishing the first bike race circuit in the United Arab Emirates to be a place for competition, challenge, and excitement.
In 1999, Emirates Motorplex was established in the United Arab Emirates, specifically in the Emirate of Umm Al Quwain, that sports edifice that embraces motor racing and motorcycles of all kinds, and allows motorcycles fans to exercise this sport in an atmosphere of security and safety on the tracks away from the streets and public roads
In 2002, specifically in September, the club organized the first bike race, announcing that it had opened the first bike race circuit in the United Arab Emirates. After that, it organized the first Ramadan championship for drag races, and since that year the club has been famous for organizing speed races that have been very popular among racing fans at the local and regional level.
In 2003, the second Ramadan championship for drag race was organized and it consisted of three rounds.
In 2004, the grand championship for car drag race was organized and it consisted of 6 rounds and it witnessed the participation of competitors from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
In 2005 the club’s name was changed to Emirates Motorplex and before this date it was called the “Emirates Car and Motorcycle Racing Club”, and during that year the circuit was also developed through the construction of garages for participating cars and the VIP building, the lighting of the circuit was upgraded to the highest standards and the track floor was maintained.
The championship of His Highness Sheikh Rashid bin Ahmed Al Mualla, may God have mercy on him, was organized for Drag racing in 2006, and it witnessed great participation of drag racing champions in the UAE and the Gulf Cooperation Council, and
The club organized the championship of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan for the Drag Racing in 2007, and the name of His Highness was given to the championship to confirm the great role he plays in supporting sports, especially motorsports and motorcycles,
In the years 2007, 2008 and 2009, the UAE Chevrolet Drag Challenge was organized with the participation of the Drag Racing Champions in the UAE and the Gulf countries and attracted the stars and fans because of the excitement and suspense it brought.
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From 2010 to 2015, the Top Speed Performance drag race championship was organized and many other open day races on the drag race track.
In 2016, the third Gulf Drag Race Championship for Corvette cars was organized. Corvette Clubs in the UAE and the Gulf Cooperation Council participated in the championship.
In 2017 and 2018 roll drag races were organized and racing and speed lovers participated in it.
The Emirate Motorplex has become a popular destination for filmmakers, content and film and artistic production, and has been chosen in the filming of many popular films and videos locally and globally.
Our team at ArabGT has previously filmed many test drives on this circuit, which is considered a safe environment for car speed tests.