Dubai International Motor Show 2013 – Middle East’s biggest auto show opens tomorrow in Dubai
All eyes will be on Dubai this week as it hosts the region’s largest and most influential automotive event, the Dubai International Motor Show 2013. The world’s top automotive manufacturers are gearing up ahead of the show opening tomorrow (Tuesday, 5 November) when they will unveil their latest and greatest models to the region and the world.
The five day event running from 5 – 9 November 2013 at the Dubai World Trade Centre will showcase an unprecedented 108 global and regional launches, including 15 concept cars by the world’s leading motoring manufacturers. With over 65,000m² of exhibition space and more than 600 vehicles on display the Dubai International Motor Show 2013 is expected to attract well over 100,000 visitors from throughout the region.
A cornerstone event of the newly formed Dubai Motor Festival, the Dubai International Motor Show brings the global motoring spotlight to Dubai.
“The recognition of the Dubai International Motor Show as a truly international event has never been more evident, with an exceptional number of manufacturers choosing Dubai as the global stage for the unveiling of their new marques and models. This highlights the importance of the MENA region as well as the show’s success at reaching the key customer audiences being targeted,” said Trixie LohMirmand, Senior Vice President, Dubai World Trade Centre, organiser of the show.
This year’s show sees models making their first debut in Dubai from high profile exhibitors including BAIC Motors, Bentley, Brabus, Bugatti, Devolro, Kia, Land Rover, Nissan, Okcu, Rolls-Royce, Spania GTA and W Motors. Regional premieres are expected from the world’s top industry leaders including Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, GMC, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Maserati, McLaren, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Opel, Porsche and Toyota.
A glimpse into the future of automotive design is offered by the 15 concept cars being showcased by exhibitors, including Aston Martin, BMW, Devel 16, Ford, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lexus, Lincoln, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen and Zenvo.
Visitors to this year’s show can expect to see a significant number of first-time exhibitors in the region, from exclusive, limited edition super cars to practical city cars, as well as a wide range of on- and off-road two and three-wheeler bikes. New brands to the show include: Stingray RV UK, Chery, JAC, Opel, Rumble Cycle, Suzuki and Yamaha bikes.
In addition to this, Dubai International Motor Show 2013 will host for the first time of the Dubai Distinctive Number Plates Public Auction by the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) and supported by Lexus, taking place on Thursday 7 November in the Al Multaqua Ballroom at Dubai World Trade Centre.
The motoring excitement generated by the show this year extends to the streets of Dubai with the launch of the Dubai Grand Parade – a spectacular convoy of hundreds of super and luxury cars and bikes that will follow a route past the city’s most iconic landmarks. Taking place on Friday, 8 November, and led by the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula One car and the Dubai Police fleet of supercars, this inaugural event is part of the Dubai Motor Festival. Dubai Grand Parade takes place from 3:00 – 4:00pm.
An action-packed schedule of entertaining and interactive features at the show includes the Red Bull Car Park Drift Regional Finals, an adrenaline-fuelled battle of the best for the coveted ‘King of Drift’ title, taking place on Friday, 8 November. Other show features include the Nissan experiential 4×4 track, a Hyundai World Cup Competition that focuses on football skills, and a Fastest Tyre Change contest.
The Dubai International Motor Show will be held from 5 – 9 November 2013 at Dubai World Trade Centre. The show is open from 6pm – 10pm on Tuesday 5thNovember; from 11am – 10pm on 6thNovember, from 11am – 11pm on 7thand 8thNovember and 11am – 10pm on 9thNovember. Ticket prices are AED 55 for a 1 day entry ticket, with children under 5 free. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information visit www.dubaimotorshow.com
- Dubai International Motor Show : Tuesday, 5 November – Saturday, 9 November
- Dubai Grand Parade
: Friday, 8 November
- Red Bull Car Park Drift Regional Final : Friday, 8 November