People in Dubai do love their cars and like to drive good looking supercars. They enjoy driving their Ferraris in the city streets, and muscle cars valeted outside a five-star hotel. However, the supercar enthusiasts can experience the looks and feel of a supercar through the whole year in following car shows in Dubai.
Dubai International Motor Show
One of the largest car show events in this region is the Dubai International Motor Show that attracts around 100,000 visitors from around the world. In this show, automobile companies showcase one of their best cars and bikes which also includes high-tech supercars. Last year, in 2019 this event took place in Dubai world trade center from 12 to 16 November.
A look at 2019 Dubai International Motor Show
If you are a car buyer or lover of super-cars then you are no stranger to this event. But if you are new to this city then do not worry, as we are going to talk about all the things you need to know about Dubai International Car Show.
There is doubt that this car show is one of the most established car events in the Middle East. Moreover, it is the largest event in this part of the world. It usually takes place in the Dubai world trade center which is located on Sheikh Zayed Road. You can buy the tickets for the event from platinumlist.net. Ladies can enter the event free of cost on Tuesday from 1 pm and 4 pm. You need to register before 11 November to get 25 percent off.
Is There A Theme?
Yes, there is indeed a theme. You can enjoy the future of mobility such as augmented reality, virtual reality, breakthrough technology, and 3D mobility. It also includes the Virgin Hyperloop One.
Type of Cars You Can Expect
You can expect cars from vintage classic to inspiring supercars. Largest automobile manufacturers from all over the world come here to showcase their latest models including Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Maserati, Cadillac, Gargash, Ferrari in Dubai, Lincoln Cadillac, Jaguar Land Rover, Mitsubishi, GMC, Toyota and many more. It also includes the showcase of privately-owned hypercars worth 500 million DHs. You will also get a chance to see limited edition Bugatti Veyron, Pagani Huayra, and Lamborghini Veneno which cost 10 million dollars. Ajani motors which is a UAE based company also debuted its hypercar and fastest electric car. The visitors also got the chance to take a look at Formula 1 racing machines. For classic lovers, there was an auction of selected vintage Japanese, American, and European classics.
Virtual Reality Experience
The visitors also got the chance to experience flying through Dubai in a two-seater drone. It allows you to fly a drone over the streets of Dubai in virtual-reality. It also showcased the concept of Hyperloop which is capable of firing passenger pods at speeds of up to 1,280 km/h.
This show was not only attended by the visitors but also some motoring celebrities. Eddie Jordan who is a legend and F1 team owner also visited the event. Moreover, the world stunt-driving campion Mike Jensen, car park drift stunt driver Abdo Feghali and regional champion Shadi Al Dhaheri were also there.
Gulf Car Festival
Who does not want to rev their engines or drift until their car breaks? I know, it is dangerous and illegal too – but you will get the chance to see professional drivers doing this and a lot more in the Gulf Car Festival. The last festival was held at Fountain Bat at the Dubai Festival City Mall from 16th Nov to 17th November in 2018.
Enthusiasts can enjoy this event in Dubai with over 400 rare and most exquisite cars driven by the region’s best drives. They performed all sorts of stunts, live demonstrations of tuners, and loud rev-battle competitions. There were a lot of activities that visitors can enjoy in an electrifying motoring atmosphere.
If you want to see an amazing motor show then this is what for you. A festival full of food and drink, traditional tola sword act, and street magic.
This event was the first debut in 2014 and growing since. For the fourth edition, the organizers doubled the exhibition space due to the increase in registrations. Moreover, the show attracted a lot of influencers and performers around the globe.
You can experience driving a car at fast speeds, Go-kart, and ride a bike at Dubai Autodrome. Moreover, you can bring your vehicle to test it out. The main attraction of this car show is its 5.93-kilometer track. Moreover, it has another track for go-karting. It also hosts several racing events, including European Touring Car Championship, Lamborghini Super Trofeo ME, FIA GT Championship, Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge, MRF Challenge, the Hankook 24H Dubai Endurance Race, and the Radical Middle East Cup.
There are different types of motorsports activities that you can enjoy such as:
Hot Laps Track Experience
If you do not want to drive a sports car on the track then you can sit along with a professional driver. You can enjoy the thrilling driving experience of Audi TT 2.0 Turbo. You can select from the following cars:
- McLaren Passenger Ride
- Ferrari GT Passenger Ride
- Clio Cup Passenger Ride
- Porsche GT4 Passenger Ride
Single-Seater Driving Experience
You can go for a single-seater driving experience to feel like a professional race car driver. Try to beat your own best time and learn how to navigate on the circuit. At the start, a person will give your safety briefing and will provide you all safety equipment and tips on how to ride the car. After that, start the engine and start driving through the circuit. You can buy the tickets from the official website of Dubai Autodrome.
This event is mainly for car collectors and connoisseurs. It held at Burj Al Arab every year to showcase some of the finest and rarest cars in the world. In the past editions, we have seen series I Land Rover from 1951, extravagant 1990s Jaguar XJ220, 1913 classic by Clement-Bayard, etc.