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The Dubai Update is an update added in the v1.5.0 version of Asphalt 8: Airborne. It was released in August 2014. The Dubai track returned, and another new feature includes a special new Career Mode season.


Dubai update

The following text was published on the Apple Store:

Tear up the asphalt with this brand-new and exciting update, and leave your rivals in the dust!

    • Discover the treasures of the Middle East with these exotic new tracks
  • 5 NEW CARS!
    • Test your driving skills in the brand-new 9th season with 74 high-octane events!
    • Twitch is now available on iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPad (4th generation)!

New Cars[]

Game Changes[]

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Note that the BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage, VIP System, and Multiplayer League are not yet available until Elite Cars Update, Rio de Janeiro Update, and Multiplayer League Update respectively.


  • The icon for this update features the Hennessey Venom GT, last introduced in the Fuel Events Update.
    • The promotional banner for this update also features the Hennessey Venom GT and Nissan GT-R NISMO racing in the new Dubai track. This same image is used as a background image in the official Gameloft forums for the game.

Bugs / Glitches[]

  • Overranked AI Cars: There are various instances where a car is ranked higher than its MAX rank (e.g. Lamborghini Veneno ranked at S1666). This would eventually become the basis of Pro Kits and Elite Cars, introduced in the Winter Update and Elite Cars Update, respectively.
    • Even with the addition of Pro Kits, it is still impossible to have certain cars at a rank in the Dubai Update, like the Ford Focus RS being ranked at C1366 even though its current maximum rank is C1355.
    • With hacking, though, it is possible to make the cars ranked much higher to simulate the Dubai Update via Elite Tuning, although this may not work for all cars.

Update Trailer[]

Updates for Asphalt 8: Airborne
2013 Original Release (v1.0.0) • Free to Play Update (v1.1.0)
2014 Daily Bonus Update (v1.2.0) • The Great Wall Update (v1.3.0)
Fuel Events Update (v1.4.0) • Dubai Update (v1.5.0)
San Diego Harbor Update (v1.6.0) • Winter Update (v1.7.0)
2015 Decals Update (v1.8.0) • More Than 300 Decals Update (v1.8.1)
Tenerife Update (v1.9.0) • Car Mastery Update (v2.0.0)
Research & Development Update (v2.1.0) • Santa's Gift Update (v2.2.0)
2016 Lunar New Year Update (v2.3.0) • Elite Cars Update (v2.4.0)
Enduro Update (v2.5.0) • Rio de Janeiro Update (v2.6.0)
Multiplayer League Update (v2.7.0) • Championship Update (v2.8.0)
2017 Lunar New Year 2017 Update (v2.9.0) • Car Blueprints Update (v3.0.0)
Porsche Update (v3.1.0) • Motorcycles Update (v3.2.0)
Munich Update (v3.3.0) • Hot Wheels Update (v3.4.0)
2018 Fall Out Boy Update (v3.5.0) • 2018 Spring Update (v3.6.0)
Asphalt Moments Update (v3.7.0) • Fifth Anniversary Update (v3.8.0)
Halloween Update (v3.9.0) • Holiday Update (v4.0.0)
2019 Fast Lane Update (v4.1.0) • 2019 Spring Update (v4.2.0)
Showdown Update (v4.3.0) • Sixth Anniversary Mini Update (v4.4.0)
Sixth Anniversary Update (v4.5.0) • 2019 Halloween Update (v4.6.0)
2019 Holiday Update (v4.7.0)
2020 2020 Lunar New Year Update (v4.8.0) • 2020 Spring Update (v4.9.0)
Formula E Update (v4.9.1) • Fifteenth Anniversary Update (v5.0.0)
Wild Cards Update (v5.1.0) • 2020 Summer Update (v5.2.0)
Seventh Anniversary Update (v5.3.0) • 2020 Halloween Update (v5.4.0)
2020 Christmas Update (v5.5.0)
2021 2021 Lunar New Year Update (v5.6.0) • 2021 Spring Update (v5.7.0)
2021 Summer Update (v5.8.0) • Eighth Anniversary Update (v5.9.0)
2021 Holiday Update (v6.0.0) • 2021 Christmas Update (v6.1.0)
2022 2022 Lunar New Year Update (v6.2.0) • Neon Season Update (v6.3.0)
Ninth Anniversary Update (v6.4.0) • Gangstar Season Update (v6.5.0)
Golden Season Update (v6.6.0) • Golden Season Mini Update (v6.7.0)
Hot Winter Season Update (v6.8.0)
2023 2023 Lunar New Year Update (v6.9.0) • Garage Life Season Update (v7.0.0)
2023 Spring Update (v7.1.0) • 2023 Summer Update (v7.2.0)
Tenth Anniversary Update (v7.3.0) • 2023 Halloween Update (v7.4.0)
2023 Holiday Update (v7.5.0)