1000 Miglia UAE Jubilee Edition to be held in February
1000 Miglia Srl – the Italian company that organises the 1000 Miglia, also known as The Most Beautiful Race in the World – and Octanium Experiences LLC are proud to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the United Arab Emirates by announcing the first ever 1000 Miglia Experience UAE Jubilee Edition, taking place on February 18th- 22nd, 2022.
This exclusive Jubilee Edition of the 1000 Miglia Experience UAE commemorates an extraordinary half century of achievement since the formation of the United Arab Emirates on December 2, 1971. One hundred cars will converge on the UAE from all corners of the world to complete an epic regularity race, under the same rules as the famous original 1000 Miglia – marking the first time this event has been staged outside of its homeland in Brescia, Italy.
This invitation-only event has drawn VIP participants from the world of art, business and sport, all united by their passion and love of the automobile and their desire to put their treasured possessions to the ultimate test – the 1000 Miglia, a 1000-mile (1,600km) trial of endurance, navigational ability and teamwork.
• 18th February, Friday, Leg 1: Expo Dubai to Al Ain
• 19th February, Saturday, Leg 2: Al Ain to Fujairah
• 20th February, Sunday, Leg 3: Fujairah to Ras Al Khaimah
• 21st February, Monday, Leg 4: Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Ul Quwain, Ajman and Sharjah to Dubai
• 22nd February, Tuesday, Leg 5: Dubai to Abu Dhabi
The 1000 Miglia Experience UAE Jubilee Edition will commence its incredible journey from the iconic EXPO exhibition in Dubai. The 100 classic cars of the race will be on display for one full day at EXPO, allowing enthusiasts and the public alike the opportunity to see the world’s rarest and most exceptional automobiles, many of which have never been seen before in the UAE. In addition, the public can enjoy the rare chance to mingle with our invited celebrities, VIP drivers, and media guests.
From the flag off at EXPO, the race travels to the exotic garden oasis city of Al Ain in the Eastern Region of Abu Dhabi, where the participants will experience the twists and turns of the impossibly winding roads of Jebel Hafeet, complete with an exciting race trial yet to be revealed.
From the green tranquility of Al Ain the race switches into high gear with a fast-paced section through the Eastern Mountains, followed by a superb drive along stunning coastal coves reminiscent of California’s majestic Big Sur, concluding in a luxurious evening in the Emirate of Fujairah.
Leaving Fujairah’s dramatic coastline behind, the most beautiful race in the world heads inland to the race’s definitive challenge: the towering peak of Jebel Jais, truly the Stelvio pass of the Middle East, a continuous series of switchbacks and steep drops coupled with rising altitude that will put vintage engines to the test.
Following an overnight sojourn in Ras al Khaimah, the race winds its way back through the Northern Emirates, taking in Umm Ul Quwain’s stunning mangroves, Ajman’s seaside charms, and stopping for an exquisite lunch at the spectacular Norman Foster-designed House Of Wisdom in Sharjah, a breathtaking visual and cultural experience in its own right.
After a second stopover in Dubai to experience its bustling Downtown heart, towering skyscrapers, majestic architecture and peerless fine dining, the Race heads south to Abu Dhabi to a grand finish at the home of UAE motorsport – Yas Marina Circuit. There, the participants must undergo one final test of concentration, handling and vehicle stamina before they can finally claim they have successfully completed the 1000 Miglia Experience UAE Jubilee Edition.
The international character of the brand and the consequent communication potential are manifested in the numbers that accompany the official 1000 Miglia events. These events, in the USA and Japan as well as here, in the United Arab Emirates and obviously in Italy, attract participants from all 5 continents, from over 40 countries.
About 1000 Miglia
The 1000 Miglia is widely recognised today as the Most Beautiful Race in the World. Conceived by Giovanni Canestrini, Franco Mazzotti, Aymo Maggi and Renzo Castagneto on 2nd December 1926 as a speed race on open public roads, the 1000 Miglia takes place over a route of 1,600 kilometers (equal to 1000 miles) from Brescia to Rome and back. The initial race began on 26th March 1927; 21 hours, 4 minutes, and 48 seconds later it was won by Ferdinando Minoja and Giuseppe Morandi in a Brescia-built OM 665 Superba.
Since 1977, the 1000 Miglia has transformed into the most important regularity race in the world for historic cars. The Red Arrow, as it is fondly called, remains faithful to the original route crossing Italy and its exquisite local regions. 1000 Miglia celebrates its 94th birthday in 2021, still holding firm to its founding values of Uniqueness, Experience, Passion, Excellence, Tradition, and Innovation.
In the modern version of the event, competitors follow a roadbook on public roads to travel from one passage control to another while the public follows the convoy along the route, enjoying the sight of a huge and diverse group of rare cars in action.
About 1000 Miglia Experience UAE Jubilee Edition
The 1000 Miglia Experience UAE Jubilee Edition is an invitation-only event open to 100 owners of landmark automobiles, from legendary classics to iconic supercars of the modern era. Taking place over five days, participants will cross all seven Emirates, driving their cars against the clock while enjoying the finest hospitality.
Three classes of vehicle can take part in the 1000 Miglia Experience UAE Jubilee Edition. A maximum of 100 participants from all over the world will take part in the event.
• 1000 Miglia Registry Class, for cars manufactured between 1927 and 1957 that have competed at least once in the original 1000 Miglia race, officially registered in the 1000 Miglia Registry and pertaining to the 1000 Miglia coefficient list.
• UAE Jubilee class for cars manufactured up to 1971 (the founding year of our host nation, the United Arab Emirates.) Vehicles should possess a valid FIVA card.
• Contemporary Icons, for distinctive or historic automobiles manufactured from 1971 onwards.