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"The first thing a driver notices about this road is how easily it can get covered up by the stark, beautiful desert that stretches out seemingly forever. The second is the blistering heat. Yet, despite the punishing sun and random road hazards, Dubai offers an unparalleled experience that beckons drivers who yearn for high speeds and challenging curves."
—In-game description


Dubai, also known as Circuit of the Emirates, is an environment introduced in Forza Motorsport 7, appearing as the showcase track of the aforementioned title.

Synopsis

Based on the real life city of Dubai, Dubai is a fictional environment that acts as the showcase track of Forza Motorsport 7. Landmarks like the Dubai International Airport and the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building, can be seen in the background. Racers travel through the Jebel Hafeet Mountain Pass and through a desert before going under the Dubai International Airport.

While the circuit is based in Dubai, the Jebel Hafeet Mountain Pass is located in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, situated on the other side of the country, on the border of the UAE and Oman. Additionally, the Forza rendition of the Jebel Hafeet Mountain Pass features the Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet Al Ain Hotel, a real life destination.

Layouts

As with all fictional tracks featured in the Xbox One installments, Dubai has reverse variants for each of its layouts except its 2-Car 1/4 Mile Drag.

Dubai Full Circuit Dubai City Circuit Mountain Circuit City Circuit Alt 2-Car 1/4 Mile Drag
Distance 4.51 mi (7.26 km) 2.39 mi (3.85 km) 2.57 mi (4.14 km) 2.38 mi (3.83 km) 0.25 mi (0.4 km)
Turns ? 12 ? 7 -

Strategy

  • Cars do not activate their headlights in the tunnel under the Dubai International Airport, so it is highly recommended to drive through the tunnel with care, given the low lighting in the tunnel.
  • The sand areas are off limits areas; driving on them results in a dirty lap.
    • There is an odd shoulder road located at the sandy sector of the circuit. This patch of road does not extend the track limit boundaries.
    • Also concerning this particular locale, there always sand covering the circuit. This is a permanent feature that cannot be fragmented dynamically.
  • The track has a distinctive roundabout which divides the City and Mountain course layouts. It is very large in diameter and consequently very long to navigate. Careful throttle application and minimal understeer is essential for a quick lap time.
  • The mountain ascent/descent is characterized by inconvenient off-camber apexes and several inconsistent bumps. Gentle steering inputs and taking a wider line may be beneficial when after a consistent race pace.
  • The pavement of this circuit is noticeably bumpy in certain areas. In addition to the aforementioned mountain elevation, the joining section of the roundabout to the outer roads, the tunnel split, and the chicane are all spots to take caution.

Trivia

  • Various directional billboards scattered throughout the circuit have a QR code at the top left or right. Upon scanning this code, the link is revealed to be the homepage of the forzamotorsport.net website.
  • Semi-trailer truck NPC's are the only vehicles that can be seen driving along the highway adjacent to the circuit.

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