In 2005 the Dubai Autodrome hosted Phil Collins event, the FIA GT Championship and the newly launched A1 GP World Cup of Nations. January 2006 also saw the first 24-hour car race event in the Middle East as well as the launch of a program of National races on the FIA and CIK approved tracks.
Dubai Autodrome, the region's first fully integrated motorsports facility started its first National motor racing program in the UAE in January. This program consists of three championships; Toyo GTI Cup for standard specification latest model Volkswagen Golf GTI cars specially prepared for racing, the UAE National Superstock Bike Championship being organized by EMSF for production based 600 and 750 cc motorcycles and the Gulf Radical Cup being coordinated by GulfSport the Middle East importer of the extremely quick Radical sports racing cars.
Dubai Autodrome also plans a race series championship for its own purpose built, single-seat race cars currently being sourced for the Race & Driving School and a series of races open to sports and saloon cars generally, further details to be announced in due course.