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16 April 2017 06:56 pm

Qatar Motor Show 2017 Unveils Excitement-Packed Schedule

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The 7th edition of the Qatar Motor Show will offer automotive enthusiasts and visitors exclusive regional and local reveals from 20 global brands organisers Qatar Tourism Authority and Fira Qatar have confirmed.

Held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the State of Qatar, the highly-anticipated event will open its doors from April 18th to the 22nd at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC).

True to its theme of “Driving to Innovation,” Qatar Motor Show 2017 will take visitors on a thrill-filled ride to discover the latest hybrid and tech-advanced vehicles that are paving the way to the future of the automotive industry. The show will unveil limited edition cars and some of the rarest classic cars in the world. Spread over the 12000 sqm hall, exhibitors will include: Dodge, Jeep, Ford, Lincoln, Hyundai, Nissan, Toyota, Lexus, Chevrolet, Genesis, Jaguar, Land Rover, Maserati, Mini, BMW, Mercedes- Benz, Mitsubishi, BAIC and Harley Davidson. The Classic Car exhibition will showcase a line up of 20 classical cars provided by Sheikh Faisal Museum, Al Fardan Group and Mawater.

“Qatar Motor Show’s long-term vision is to become a platform and a hub for industry innovation and technology, while reinforcing Qatar’s position as a premium business events destination,” said Ahmed Al Obaidli, Director of Exhibitions at Qatar Tourism Authority. “This goal has guided our strategy in designing the three upcoming editions and turning them into true experiential events. In addition to witnessing reveals by global brands first-hand, visitors will experience the future of the automotive industry.”

Interactive fan zones will be packed with performances and activities including the inaugural XRebels extreme sports performance by Xtork at the ‘Xtreme Sports Park’, which will be open to the public at DECC.  Skateboarding, BMX Best Runs and Longboard Sprint Race competitions will be running from April 19th until the end of the event. Visitors can register online in advance for these activities to eliminate waiting time. Additionally, the park will host fun games such as parkour, MTB and Aggressive Inline Skate.

To attract visitors from the region, Qatar Motor Show 2017 is offering special promotions in collaboration with hotel, airline, and transportation partners. Qatar Airways, the Official Airline, will offer visitors coming to see the show discounted fares which can be accessed by visiting the Qatar Airways website (http://www.qatarairways.com/qa/en/homepage.page). Discounted bookings will also be available at Shangri-La, QMS’ Official Hotel, where visitors can access them via the code “ELA170417”. In addition,  Careem, the Official Transportation Partner will be offering visitors 20% off rides to and from the event during the five days of the show.

“We are delighted to welcome Qatar Airways back and to join hands with new partners such as the Shangri-La Hotel and Careem,” commented Ahmed Al Mulla, Chief Operating Officer of Entertainment at Elan Group. “Our partners and sponsors have contributed to enriching this year’s programme and ensuring a smooth and memorable experience for our fans as they live the evolution of the automotive industry.”

Starting from the 19th of April, Doha will experience a parade of unique and exciting cars in West Bay at the DECC at 5pm daily.

Social media competitions will be running throughout the show, giving visitors the chance to win memorable prizes including gadgets, branded merchandising and weekend test drives. Visitors are encouraged to register online on http://www.qatarmotorshow.gov.qa/ and to follow the show’s social media channels on Twitter and instagram on @Qatarmotorshow and on facebook on facebook/qatarmotorshow for the latest updates and more information.