The Bahrain International Circuit is a motorsport venue opened in 2004 and used for drag racing, GP2 and the annual Bahrain Grand Prix. The 2004 Grand Prix was the first held in the Middle East. Beginning in 2006, Australian V8 Supercars raced at the BIC, with the event known as the Desert 400. The circuit has a FIA Grade 1 license
The Al Sakhir Tower of the Formula 1 Racetrack rises above the desert like a beacon. There are also opportunities to see drag racing at the circuit and to experience four-wheel driving (BD15 for a 25-minute ride, BD70 for self-drive). Go-karting (BD10 for a 15-minute drive) is available daily.