Dubai will host the world's first drone race, which is being touted as the "biggest drone race in history." The event, called "World Drone Prix Dubai 2016", will be hosted March 11 and 12 at Skydive Dubai by Crown Prince of Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
Hamdan released a teaser video that showed a drone racing against a McLaren supercar as they cleared obstacles on the streets of Dubai.
The event is expected to feature over 100 drones from around the world, Emirates247 reports. Several pre-qualifying events were held in Los Angeles, Seoul, Berlin and in some Chinese cities.
Only 32 teams will be able to participate in the final World Drone Prix race, which is being organised by the World Organisation of Racing Drones (WORD), which promotes advancement of drone sport and drone technology.
The competing teams will navigating over 100km/h on the track that has been designed to push pilots and their drones to the limit, the report noted.
There will over 19 categories of the race, including Best Track Team, Best Lap Time, Best Free-style Team and Best Constructor. The total prize money is $1 million.
"We are extremely proud and thrilled to have all the international and local competitors race in Dubai, and are looking forward to introducing the public to a new sport that is open to participants of all ages, genders and abilities." said Omar Sultan Al Olama, secretary-general, WORD, in a statement.