By Staff writer
Union Properties announces plans for new development at Dubai's motor racing circuit
Dubai Autodrome and Union Properties have announced plans to develop a Retail Plaza close to the start-finish straight of the motor racing circuit.
The new retail project, located in the grandstand area of Dubai Autodrome, will encompass a large outdoor terrace in which merchants can operate their businesses, a statement said.
Ryan Trutch, Dubai Autodrome special projects manager, said: "MotorCity community has become a hive of activity over the past few years. Through the development, enhancement and expansion of our facilities we aim to further increase the business and leisure attraction in and around Dubai Autodrome and Kartdrome.
"We expect to see several F&B outlets, cafés and motor related businesses to open within a few months."
Trutch added: "We expect that the grandstand area will become a destination for social entertainment and F&B outlets. Additionally Fox Hill will be hosting weekend community markets over the course of the next few months which will obviously add to the appeal."
During the course of 2016, Dubai Autodrome and Union Properties intend to roll out several projects to further bolster the area, including the development of a motorsport business park, which will cater for racing teams and motorsport related businesses keen to locate to the venue.
The planned 5,000 square metres facility will comprise of 13 units and will be situated in the existing P2 car park area.
The statement said that the Kartdrome will continue to be developed with plans in place to further enhance the facility. Also in the pipeline is the construction of a corporate enclosure, above the pit bays.
Richard Birch, general manager of Dubai Autodrome said: "Our objective is to deliver projects to the highest standards as we continue to always raise our game to the highest level, with the goal of being a prime location for automotive and motorsport events as well as business in the build-up, and during, the forthcoming Expo 2020."
this was the original business plan for the Dubai Autodrome, conceived in 2002!!