Drone Champions League announces the city of AlUla, Saudi Arabia as host for Super Final 2023

Excitement in the world of drone racing has reached new heights as the DCL Drone Champions League today unveiled AlUla as the prestigious venue for the Super Final 2023, setting the stage in the extraordinary ancient city.

The world will soon be witness to the most extraordinary display of skill, innovation, and technology as the DCL Super Final 2023 is set to take place on the 20th of December 2023 in the heart of AlUla’s Old Town, which has been recognized by the United Nations World Tourism Organization as one of the world’s Best Tourism Villages in 2022.

Rami AlMoallim, Vice President of Destination Management and Marketing at the Royal Commission for AlUla (RCU), expressed his excitement, stating, “We are thrilled to welcome the DCL Drone Champions League Super Final 2023 to AlUla. AlUla has been always a place for gathering on the old Incense Trading Route, with 7000 years of continuous human civilisations, and we are committed to showcase the beauty of AlUla to the world once again with various innovative activities and hosting unforgettable events.”

Markus Stampfer, Chairman of the Board of DCL Drone Champions League, added, “The Super Final 2023 in AlUla will not only showcase the incredible skill and innovation of our competing teams but also highlight the beauty and cultural significance of this extraordinary location. We are committed to working closely with local authorities and stakeholders to ensure that this event benefits the AlUla community and promotes sustainable tourism in the region.”

The event marks the first Super Final to be ever held in a GCC country, that will not only showcase the historical significance of AlUla, the ancient city that is home to Hegra, the first UNESCO World Heritage Site in Saudi Arabia, but will add to its thrilling roster of annual sports events.

The event is set to captivate audiences in AlUla at the Old Town Amphitheatre. The unique final blends physical and virtual elements, with pilots stationed in AlUla but manoeuvring their drones virtually within the amphitheatre. The colossal screen at the venue promises a real-time spectacle for onlookers. The event will spotlight AlUla, while enticing both local communities and drone/e-game enthusiasts nationwide and across the GCC to partake in this thrilling convergence of technology and sport.

While no physical drones will be flying in AlUla, it will be a chance for drone sports enthusiasts to enjoy the stunning and diverse landscapes of AlUla, varying between golden canyons, lush green oasis or spectacular geological marvels. It’s an event that will not only showcase the spectacular natural beauty of AlUla, but also decide the World Champion of Drone Racing. The convergence of technology, athleticism, and AlUla’s vision for sports and adventure will make this Super Final a truly exceptional and unforgettable experience.

About DCL – Drone Champions League:

The DCL Drone Champions League is the global leader in professional drone racing. With a mission to combine cutting-edge technology and stunning locations, DCL has created a one-of-a-kind racing series that captures the imagination of millions worldwide. Featuring the world’s best drone racing teams, DCL events deliver high-speed excitement and jaw-dropping visuals in iconic destinations.

For more information, please visit: www.dcl.aero

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