DUBAI / WAM
The World Organisation of Racing Drones (W.O.R.D) has announced the World Drone Prix Dubai 2016 will be held under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, on March 11-12 at Skydive Dubai.
Sheikh Hamdan released a video on Instagram featuring a McLaren supercar competing against a racing drone on an obstacle course through the streets of Dubai, promoting the upcoming event as “one of the most anticipated races”.
The World Drone Prix event will mark the first drone racing event in an annual calendar of global drone racing competitions organised by the World Organisation of Racing Drones to promote the advancement of drone sport and drone technology.
The World Organisation of Racing Drones is the first official regulatory authority for the sport of drone racing, joining together a community of drone racers, fans, and manufacturers from around the globe, to advance a sport that is unlike any other, and the first sport to truly merge technology advancement with human capability.
The World Drone Prix will be taking place at Skydive Dubai on March 11-12, giving spectators an unparalleled opportunity to witness the largest competition between unmanned aerial vehicles, navigating a custom-built course at speeds of over 100km/hr.