Dubai Motor Show organised by the Dubai World Trade
Centre (DWTC) is ranked among the top 10 automotive
exhibitions in terms of number and quality of exhibitors
and visitors and the quality of organisation. This year
the visitor turnout at the Show exceeded 41,200, including
a large number of VIPs, members of the Royal Families
and top ranking government officials from the Gulf region.
It also attracted a large number of overseas visitors
from Europe and the neighbouring region, including Iran
and the Indian Subcontinent.
visitor turnout exceeded our expectations and the
exhibitor feedback indicates that most of our exhibitors
had a successful show and have committed to return
to the show in 2003," said Ibrahim Al Hashemi,
Corporate Manager - Exhibitions, DWTC.
responses from the world's leading automobile manufacturers
present at the event indicate that they were happy
about the quality of visitors. "This year the
Middle East International Motor Show has been the
most successful for the BMW Group in terms of enquiries
and the number of orders received for all our 2002
models, especially the totally re-designed flagship
BMW 7 Series model and the all-new MINI Cooper. Our
stand was filled to capacity on the opening day of
the show, and customers were pressing us to accept
deposits on cars immediately. We had some visitors
offer us twice as much for the 7-Series models that
are on display," said Mr. Robert Bailey-McEwan,
Managing Director, BMW Group Middle East.
40 leading vehicle manufacturers participated at the
Motor Show along with more than 200 automobile parts
and accessories manufacturers from around the world.
Some of the well-know brands represented at the exhibition
included Toyota, BMW, Mercedes, Jeep, Ford, Jaguar,
Land Rover, Lexus, Porsche, Volvo, Volkswagen, Audi,
General Motors, Nissan, Skoda, Mitsubishi, Peugeot,
Hyundai, Pirelli and Bridgestone.
Dubai Motor Show this year has been the biggest and
the best for General Motors. With a stand covering
more than 2,100 square metres we have been able to
present the entire range of our latest models to the
Middle East region. The increased size of our presence
at the show underlines our commitment to the success
of the show and the continued confidence in the UAE
and regional markets," said Paul Johnson, Regional
Director, General Motors.
which exhibited some of its breath-taking models including
the SL 500 roadster, S 63 AMG, Jeep, Chrysler and
Dodge, attracted big crowd to its stand. "DaimlerChrysler
Middle East is delighted to once again be participating
at the 6th Middle East International Motor Show. We
feel that the Motor Show is constantly improving in
terms of being a very professionally organised event.
The Middle East is an extremely important market for
us and we invest well in presenting our products at
each and every Motor Show in this region. We can also
see that the other automotive manufacturers share
our view in the way they have invested in their stands
and have presented their products at this year's Motor
Show. We look forward to participating at the next
Middle East Motor Show in 2003," said Per V.
Rasmussen, President and CEO, DaimlerChrysler Middle
Land Rover with its innovative outdoor stand, which
featured a rock-climbing wall, attracted a lot of
attention and participation. "People enjoyed
the outdoor design which, of course, is the natural
habitat of the Land Rover brand. The Dubai Motor Show
is an important event for the auto industry in the
Middle East and we felt exhibitors and visitors were
positive and supportive of the show," said Matt
McClurg, Marketing Manager, Land Rover Middle East
Dubai-based Future Motors presented a number of exquisitely
designed cars from companies including Herbert Hartage
GmbH & Co, Carlsson Autotechnik GmbH and TechArt
Automobildesign GmbH and Pagani at the Motor Show.
well-known car tuning and design companies present
at the show included the Switzerland-based, Fab Design
which specialises in high end Mercedes models, Hamann,
a German company that specialises in tuning BMW and
Ferrari cars, 962 Derek Bell, which designs sports
models on Porsche platforms and Brabus, the exclusive
Mercedes tuner from Germany. "There is a big
market for specially designed and tuned cars in the
Middle East. We are exhibiting at the Motor Show for
the first time and have received a large number of
genuine enquiries," said R Rysanek, president
and designer of Fab Design.
Parts & Accessories 2001, the parts and accessories
segment of the show attracted participation from the
world's leading automobile parts & accessories
manufacturers, including tyre companies and in-car
entertainment equipment manufacturers and auto industry
consultants. "Dubai hosts one of the most prominent
Motor Shows in the region, and we feel it is the ideal
platform to introduce to the automotive industry the
many innovative solutions we are developing,"
said Abdulla Al Ghandi, Chairman, Amautage Automotive,
a Dubai-based automobile industry consultant, who
offers a comprehensive suite of integrated products
and business solutions for the global automotive industry.