Dubai 24 Hour Race Programme for Incentive Travel Companies

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Dubai is arguably in the top three long haul incentive destinations and with requests typically coming in with short lead time Uniqueworld can expect a busy next few months with incentive travel companies. In addition to the attraction of a warm climate, exceptional shopping, luxury five star hotels, glorious beaches Uniqueworld DMCs goes one step beyond to incorporate special events and sporting activities to create WOW incentive travel programmes.

In just over two months’ time, a variety of international race teams and drivers will assemble at Dubai Autodrome for the ninth running of the Dunlop 24H DUBAI  (January 9th till 11th, 2014). Anticipation for the first international endurance race of the new calendar year for GTs, touring cars and 24H specials is rising: later this month, a total of 70 freight containers of 40ft each with cars and equipment will already get underway to Dubai from Rotterdam and various other ports all over the world.

The entry list for the event looks impressive for any incentive travel company. With Abu Dhabi by Black Falcon, entering a pair of Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3s, and Saudi Falcons Team Schubert with two BMW Z4 GT3s, former winners of the race are on the grid, but there are also plenty of other teams in the A6/GT3 category with such varied machinery as Porsche 997 GT3 R, Ferrari 458 Italia GT3, Aston Martin Vantage GT3, Lamborghini Gallardo GT3, Dodge Viper, McLaren MP4-12C GT3 and the eagerly-awaited new Bentley Continental GT3. Among the drivers are five times’ DTM champion, Bernd Schneider, Le Mans winner, Guy Smith, world touring car champion Rob Huff, two times’ Porsche Supercup champion, ALMS class champion and Le Mans class winner, Jeroen Bleekemolen. The SP2 and SP3 classes include plenty of variety as well, from the Renault Mégane Trophy and GC Automobile silhouette cars to Saker and Ginetta sports cars. Brands like BMW, SEAT, Volkswagen, Opel, Renault, Mini, Honda and Suzuki are represented in the touring car classes.

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Time Schedule

Monday 6 January 2014
13:00 – 18:00 OPTIONAL (on request) Unloading the containers and preparing the Pit-Boxes
Please note: from Tuesday 10.00 o’clock you are welcome in welcome centre

Tuesday 7 January 2014
10:00 – 18:00 Welcome Centre Open
10:00 – 18:00 Unloading the containers and preparing the Pit-Boxes
10:00 – 18:00 Administrative Checks and Scrutineering

Wednesday 8 January 2014
09:00 – 17:30 Welcome Centre Open
09:00 – 17:30 Unloading the containers and preparing the Pit-Boxes
09:00 – 17:30 Administrative Checks and Scrutineering
10:00 – 10:30 Briefing Team managers 24H Teams
10:45 – 12:15 Rent a Car ride (learning the track and showing sponsors the track) 24H Teams
11:30 – 12:30 Press Conference to preview the Dunlop 24H DUBAI
12:15 – 13:00 Break
13:00 – 17:00 OPTIONAL PRIVATE TEST Dunlop 24H DUBAI
17:05 – 17:45 Taxi ride (driving a round with Guests in your race car) 24H Teams
18:00 – 21:00 The Welcome Party of the Dunlop 24H DUBAI on the Paddock, incl. BBQ

Thursday 9 January 2014
10:15 – 10:30 Drivers briefing 24H room open (attendance check)
10:30 – 11:00 Drivers briefing 24H
11:30 – 12:15 Dunlop 24H DUBAI Free Practice 1
12:15 – 13:15 Break
13:15 – 14:45 Dunlop 24H DUBAI Free Practice 2
15:00 – 16:00 Dunlop 24H DUBAI Qualification 1: All Classes
16:15 – 16:45 Dunlop 24H DUBAI Qualification 2: Class A1 up to A5, D1, D2, A3T, SP3-GT4A
17:00 – 17:30 Dunlop 24H DUBAI Qualification 3: Class A6, SP2-GT3A, 997
18:00 – 20:00 Dunlop 24H DUBAI Night Practice
20:15 – 20:45 Extra Briefing Team Managers CLASS A6 ONLY

Friday 10 January 2014
10:30 – 11:00 Dunlop 24H DUBAI Warming up
11:00 – 12:45 Break
12.45 Start grid of the Dunlop 24H DUBAI
14:00 hours Start of the Dunlop 24H DUBAI
20.00 Fireworks

Saturday 11 January 2014
14:00 Finish of the Dunlop 24H DUBAI
14:15 Publication of Results
14.15 Podium ceremony (ALL CLASS WINNERS)
14.30 – 17:00 Loading of the containers
16.00 – 19.00 International Buffet (optional)

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Hospitality packages for Incentive Travel Company

Sharing basis starting from USD 185.00 per person per day

FRIDAY
Suites open 11:00 – 20:30
Lunch Buffet 12:00-15:00
Snacks & Drinks 15:00-17:00
Light Evening Buffet 17:00-20:00

SATURDAY
Suites open 08:00-16:00
Breakfast 09:00-11:30
Lunch Buffet 12:00-15:00

Private VIP Suite – Price as per request (minimum 40 maximum 120 pax)
Round tables for +/- 10 people each
Tables and chairs dressed with white, black or off white tablecloth and chair covers
Each table will have a table flower
Each table will have a candle (floating)
At the entrance of the room there will be a sign with your company name and logo
High tables on request
Sofa on request

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Contact Uniqueworld!
Would you like to receive more information about the Race in January 2014 and the booking in general, then please contact us and we will be happy to help you as an event planner or incentive travel company.

One thought on “Dubai 24 Hour Race Programme for Incentive Travel Companies

  1. Tanya Vyedrova

    Last week we had an amazing event in Dubai – Dunlop 24 Hour race Dubai – and happy to announce that Swiss team Stadler Motorsport has won the ninth running of the Dunlop 24H DUBAI with its Porsche 997 GT3 R. After 603 laps at the Dubai Autodrome, equaling a total distance of 3,250.17 kilometers, Swiss Rolf Ineichen drove the winning car with starting number 20 across the finish line to take the chequered flag. Ineichen shared driving duties with his compatriots Mark Ineichen, Marcel Matter and Adrian Amstutz, as well as German Christian Engelhart.
    This is the first-ever race win in the Dunlop 24H DUBAI for a Swiss team and the fourth victory for Porsche after earlier race wins in 2008, 2009 and 2010, making the brand from Stuttgart the manufacturer with the most overall wins in history of the race. Two Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 cars finished second and third. The ALLINKL.COM Munich Motorsport team ended up second with drivers René Münnich, Rob Huff and Marc Basseng in the gullwing sportscar with starting number 38 while the Team Abu Dhabi by Black Falcon was classified third with its number 2 car, driven by Khaled Al Qubaisi, Jeroen Bleekemolen, Abdulaziz Turki Al Faisal, Hubert Haupt and Adam Christodoulou.

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