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 & 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
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.