Mo­hammed vis­its Dubai Mo­tor Show

The show is a ma­jor com­mer­cial and tourist ex­hi­bi­tion hosted by the UAE, says VP

The Gulf Today - Business - - FRONTPAGE -

DUBAI: His High­ness Sheikh Mo­hammed Bin Rashid Al Mak­toum, Vice Pres­i­dent and Prime Min­is­ter of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Tues­day vis­ited Dubai In­ter­na­tional Mo­tor Show, which is be­ing or­gan­ised and hosted by Dubai World Trade Cen­ter for five days.

Ac­com­pa­nied by Khal­ifa Saeed Su­laiman, Di­rec­tor Gen­eral of Dubai Pro­to­col and Hos­pi­tal­ity Depart­ment, and Hi­lal Saeed Al Marri, CEO of Dubai World Trade Cen­tre Au­thor­ity, Sheikh Mo­hammed toured the halls and gal­leries of the show, which con­sti­tutes a ma­jor at­trac­tion for Arab and for­eign tourists as well as the UAE res­i­dents, par­tic­u­larly the youth.

Dur­ing his tour, Sheikh Mo­hammed stopped by some show­rooms in which the lat­est old and mod­ern cars were on dis­play. He also saw new types and models that were not dis­played be­fore and clas­sic cars, which at­tract many fans of such ex­pen­sive cars, some of which cost up to 2 mil­lion euro.

Ex­press­ing his ad­mi­ra­tion of the show, which is de­vel­op­ing year af­ter year, Sheikh Mo­hammed de­scribed the show as a ma­jor com­mer­cial and tourist ex­hi­bi­tion hosted by the UAE and con­tin­u­ing to re­ceive wide­spread at­ten­tion from the youth, busi­ness­men and other cat­e­gories of society.

The show, opened by Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mo­hammed Bin Rashid Al Mak­toum, Chair­man of Mo­hammed Bin Rashid Al Mak­toum Knowl­edge Foun­da­tion, is a sig­nif­i­cant el­e­ment for sup­port­ing tourism in­dus­try in the UAE con­sid­er­ing that it is vis­ited ev­ery year by tens of thou­sands of peo­ple from the coun­tries of the re­gion and North Africa and the Mid­dle East in gen­eral.

Now in its 14th year, The Dubai In­ter­na­tional Mo­tor Show is the largest in­ter­na­tional au­to­mo­tive event across the Mid­dle East and North Africa.

Over the years, the Dubai In­ter­na­tional Mo­tor Show has brought to­gether global man­u­fac­tur­ers, dis­trib­u­tors, in­dus­try spe­cial­ists, key­buy­ers and an army of pas­sion­ate mo­tor­ing en­thu­si­asts to en­joy ex­clu­sive car launches, in­ter­ac­tive demon­stra­tions and ex­cit­ing features.

With the num­ber of global and re­gional launches at this year’s show is ex­pected to beat the pre­vi­ous high.

Dubai In­ter­na­tional Mo­tor Show 2017 is fea­tur­ing ded­i­cated pavil­ions for very mo­tor­ing pas­sion, from su­per cars and cus­tom bikes, as well spe­cial­ist zones for tun­ing and cus­tomi­sa­tion.

Nis­san is show­cas­ing ex­cit­ing pro­to­types and pro­duc­tion cars at the show, giv­ing cus­tomers a glimpse of its new­est and fu­ture in­no­va­tions. Nis­san’s stand high­lights Nis­san In­tel­li­gent Mo­bil­ity, the com­pany’s ap­proach to chang­ing how cars are pow­ered, driven and in­te­grated into society. The next gen­er­a­tion all-elec­tric Nis­san LEAF has been un­veiled for the first time in the Mid­dle East.

Kalyana Si­vagnanam, Pres­i­dent of Nis­san Mid­dle East and Re­gional Vice Pres­i­dent Mar­ket­ing and Sales for Africa, the Mid­dle East and In­dia, said: “The aim of Nis­san In­tel­li­gent Mo­bil­ity is to make driv­ing safer, smarter and more en­joy­able, as well as tack­ling some of the world’s big chal­lenges like cli­mate change, traf­fic con­ges­tion and road fa­tal­i­ties.

The Nis­san LEAF is the icon of Nis­san In­tel­li­gent Mo­bil­ity com­bin­ing elec­tri­fi­ca­tion, ad­vanced safety tech­nolo­gies and con­nec­tiv­ity into one car that is sim­ply amaz­ing. We look for­ward to wel­com­ing vis­i­tors to our ex­hi­bi­tion, where they can get fa­mil­iar with the prod­ucts and pro­to­types that are shap­ing the in­dus­try.”

GMC har­nessed the power and style of its iconic Desert Fox name­plate at this year’s Dubai In­ter­na­tional mo­tor show, show­cas­ing a unique Mid­dle East Con­cept Truck along­side an orig­i­nal ex­am­ple of this clas­sic spe­cial edi­tion. Demon­strat­ing how the pre­mium brand’s rep­u­ta­tion for de­liv­er­ing power and style is re­flected in its cur­rent lineup, GMC also show­cased the all­new 2018 Ter­rain and a re­freshed 2018 Yukon De­nali on the brand’s stand at the show.

Mak­ing its first ap­pear­ance in the Mid­dle East, the Es­cala Con­cept car formed the cen­ter­piece of the Cadil­lac stand at this year’s mo­tor show as vis­i­tors re­ceived a tan­ta­lis­ing glimpse at the fu­ture di­rec­tion of the brand.

Sheikh Mo­hammed takes a round of the Dubai In­ter­na­tional Mo­tor Show 2017 venue on Tues­day.

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