Mohammed visits Dubai Motor Show
The show is a major commercial and tourist exhibition hosted by the UAE, says VP
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.