Car enthusiasts and specially Ferrari lovers in the United Arab Emirates and all of Gulf countries had an amazing weekend! The city of Abu Dhabi has also enjoyed some great days as it was on the top of motoring news everywhere, not only because of its inaugural Formula1 Grand Prix on their new circuit, also due to the new Ferrari Theme park which attracts a lot of attention. Officials say that it’s completion and will be opened in 2010.
Anyway, to make these days unforgettable, Ferrari also planned a parade the day before the race, in which more than a hundred Ferraris took part. The parade started from Dubai and went through the country to the Marina circuit at Yas Island. Michael Shumacher and Ferrari president Don Luca were also present at the event.
Followed by a gala evening of celebration at the Yas Hotel with the Ferrari Chairman Luca Di Montezemolo and Michael Schumacher
Dubai, 30th October 2009 – Almost 100 Ferraris blazed a trail across the United Arab Emirates today. Starting out from Dubai, they ended their journey in Abu Dhabi, taking in the stunning Corniche en route. The cars finally pulled up to the Yas Marina Circuit where the participants watched free practice sessions for the first Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
The parade was organised by Ferrari Middle East in association with Al Tayer, the official Ferrari importer for the UAE, and the Emirates’ Ferrari Owners’ Club.
Numbering both new and classic Prancing Horse cars, the parade was led by the brand-new Ferrari California, the Maranello front-engined 8-cylinder that is enjoying great success in the Middle East. The cars also stopped off at the showroom of another Made in Italy icon, Poltrona Frau, which is, of course, the official supplier of the luxury leathers used to trim Ferrari interiors.
Here all the participant had the opportunity to meet the Brasilian driver Felipe Massa. Also taking part in the event was Italian Ambassador Claudio Doniosi.
The parade, in fact, was welcomed in celebratory fashion by the area’s entire population.
All of the participants will also be guests at the Evening At the Races, an event organised by Ferrari at the Yas Hotel, where the Chairman of Ferrari Luca di Montezemolo will be present with the 7 times World’s Champion Michael Schumacher, the Scuderia Ferrari drivers Kimi Raikkonen and Giancarlo Fisichella and Piero Ferrari. This unique event will be attended by 500 selected guests, including the Prancing Horse’s local partners and its clients from the Region.