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First drive: Lexus LS 460 2013 in the UAE

First drive: Lexus LS 460 2013 in the UAE


As I’m flying over Dubai and Sharjah towards Ras Al Khaimah in a Bell 412 crammed in with 13 other people, I am thinking that helicopter travel isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. The flight is noisy, tight and industrial, completely at odds with the “luxury” experience we were supposed to be having. But damn is it quick. We reached our destination in only 20 minutes, landing at the Banyan Tree resort at the northern tip of the Emirates, having enjoyed a great view and not feeling fatigued at all for the 2013 Lexus LS launch event.

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Nissan Xplore UAE 2012 event held this March

Nissan Xplore UAE 2012 event held this March


The fourth annual all-day off-road event, Nissan Xplore UAE, organised by Arabian Automobiles in association with ENOC Lubricants, was held on 9th March 2012. Participants of all sorts, including expert off-road enthusiasts, amateur learners, families, and some even with children queued up for the rough-ride adventure.

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2012 Middle East Motor Tuning Show Sharjah - Photo coverage

2012 Middle East Motor Tuning Show Sharjah – Photo coverage


The 2012 edition of the Middle East Motor Tuning Show ran from the 15th to the 17th of March at the Expo Centre in Sharjah. Easily the UAE’s largest show of its kind, it seems to be gaining in popularity, with various firms showing up to display their wares, but this time around, an entire hall is dedicated to personal cars. A drifting arena outside and a simulator inside round out the on-site activities, alongside live demonstrations of truck modifications and airbrushing. With input from Salma Sultana.

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Middle East Motor Tuning Show 2012 in Sharjah this weekend

Middle East Motor Tuning Show 2012 in Sharjah this weekend


The multi-billion dollar global automobile aftermarket and tuning sector is keenly looking at the high-potential Middle East market whose passion for automobiles is driven by speed, style and performance. Leading manufacturers and dealers from countries enjoying pole position in automotive customisation and tuning innovations are set to converge on Expo Centre Sharjah to test-drive the market, when the Middle East Motor Tuning Show gets under way on March 15, 2012.

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