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
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,
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 East.
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 & Africa.
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