Region’s most influential automotive event makes history with largest show, 108 launches including 17 global ones, 15 concept cars, more than 600 cars on display, Dubai Grand Parade, Red Bull Car Park Drift and more!

Top officials from the Dubai World Trade Centre as organisers and Nissan and GM as participators addressed the media this morning.

For Events, Tickets and Timings, go to the end of article. The show timing on each day is different. So please check it out!

Dubai has many of the largest showrooms, and the most successful dealers of motoring brands across the world. In its streets and parking lots, you can find cars that scarcely ply the Piccadilly or 5th avenue of New York. Not surprising if Dubai International Motor Show is growing in prominence and size, with as many as 108 launches that include 17 global new entrants. The show has more space, showbiz and activities of fun and thrills!

17 global launches and 15 concept cars will add to the exclusivity of Middle East's premier auto show.

The show runs from 5 to 9 November 2013 at Dubai World Trade Centre and is expected to be the largest edition in its history with over a 100,000 expected visitors. More than 15% percent bigger, over 600 exhibits will be spread over 65,000m², 15 concept cars will wow their audience and contests like the Red Bull parking lot drift will engage the visitors. The inaugural edition of Dubai Grand Parade will offer an hour-long spectacle for those thronging the Sheikh Zayed Road and prominent arteries of Dubai’s premium residential areas to admire.

The sidelines are event filled and exciting with the likes of the first ever Dubai Car Parade.

The international stature of the Dubai International Motor Show is reflected in the record number of key manufacturers adding a global launch to their Dubai fixture.  Those who have chosen this venue for their global launches include high profile exhibitors like BAIC Motors, Bentley, Brabus, Bugatti, Devolro, Kia, Land Rover, Nissan, Okcu, Rolls-Royce, Spania GTA and W Motors. Besides, Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Ferrari, Ford, GMC, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Maserati, McLaren, Mercedes Benz, Mitsubishi, Opel, Porsche and Toyota have gathered compelling substance for regional launches. The future will be showcased here by the 15 concept cars from Aston Martin, BMW, Devel 16, Ford, Hyundai, Infiniti, Jaguar, Lexus, Lincoln, Nissan, Toyota, Volkswagen and Zenvo. Brands new to the show include:  Stingray RV UK, Chery, JAC, Opel, Rumble Cycle, Suzuki and Yamaha bikes.


Distinctive Number Plates Auction

Adding to the glamour and glitz of the show on the sidelines, the Dubai Distinctive Number Plates Public Auction by the Dubai Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) and supported by Lexus will take place on Thursday 7 November in the Al Multaqua Ballroom at Dubai World Trade Centre. Approximately 90 number plates will be up for grabs with sequences ranging from ‘G to N’ and the most sought after numbers ranging from 2 digits up to 5.

Dubai Grand Parade

The excitement overflows to the streets of Dubai with the inaugural edition of the Dubai Grand Parade –hundreds of super and luxury cars and bikes that will follow a route past the city’s most iconic landmarks on the 8th of November. The famed Supercars of the Dubai Police fleet will lead the procession as also the F1 cars. The public will get a chance to get close to these cars once they are back at the Trade Centre backyards.

Taking place from 3:00 – 4:00pm, the RTA advises motorists to use alternative routes, as traffic on the designated route may be affected.

Adrenaline-pumping thrills

An adrenaline-fuelled battle of the best for the coveted ‘King of Drift’ title sponsored by Chevrolet, 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 sponsored by Pirelli and Wheels Magazine.

Event Dates
5 – 9 November 2013 Venue: Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre

Dubai Grand Parade:      Friday, 8 November

Red Bull Car Park Drift Regional Final:      Friday, 8 November

Show Timings:

6pm–10pm on Tuesday 5 November

11am-10pm on 6 November

11am–11pm on 7 and 8 November

11am-10pm on 9 November

Ticket prices:

AED 55 for a 1 day entry ticket

Children under 5 free.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

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Dubai International Motor Show 2013 has more global appeal was last modified: February 22nd, 2016 by Sudeep Koshy

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