A car-tastic feast has arrived in the UAE with the opening of the Dubai International Motor Show, which is held every two years. Held at the World Trade Centre until November 18, the event features more than 100 global or regional launches, with 550 vehicles on display from more than 150 major exhibitors from 70-plus countries. Its opening day was marked with a flurry of unveilings, a number of notable local models and even a staycation in a car “hotel”.
As the driver of various clapped-out Vauxhall Novas and Ford Escorts during my teens and 20s in the United Kingdom, I never owned an automatic car until I moved to the manual-averse UAE. Before that, I only knew one friend who drove an automatic. Faced with my ridicule, he defended his clutch-pedal-bereft Nissan Micra with the words: “Well, I can hold my McDonald’s milkshake in one hand while I drive because I don’t need it to change gear. Can you do that in your car?”I couldn’t.
Not content with bringing the largest Bentley showroom in the world to Dubai, the famed British carmaker is now selling a trio of limited-edition cars named after the city’s best-known highway and location of said showroom, Sheikh Zayed Road. The SZR by Mulliner, which is based on the Continental GTC V8 S, has been designed by Bentley’s coachbuilding division, Mulliner, and costs Dh1,142,000.
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