This weekend marks the final race in the Formula One calendar with the drivers championship still to be decided.
The Grand Prix will be held at the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi and offers the chance for the Emirate state to showcase itself to the world.
Rajan Datar travelled to Abu Dhabi to find out the significance of hosting the event and the region's plans for the future.
Watch the full report on Fast Track on the BBC World News channel on Friday 29 October at 2230 GMT, Saturday at 1230 and 1830 GMT or Sunday at 0730 GMT.
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