QATAR MOTOR SHOW 2011

eliashamzo
By eliashamzo

Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassem Bin Jabor Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Qatar Motor Show 2011 is organized by Qatar Tourism Authority in partnership with Q-Media Events and GL events, organizers of Bologna Motorshow, will beheld at the Doha Exhibitions Centre on January 26 - 29, 2011.

The Qatar Motor Show is the first of its kind event in Qatar and will be one of the most prestigious motor shows in the region. It will include:

- Concept cars Pavilion from the most famous style Centers and renowned International Car Designers
Super Cars, Latest passenger car models, commercial vehicles including SUV’s and trucks.

- A specialized area for spare parts, tires, batteries, electronic equipments, garage equipment and all related accessories of the automotive industry.

- Outdoor areas for dynamic activities to stage a full program of test drive sessions and spectacular events.
In addition to the exhibition, Qatar Motor Show 2011 will feature the 1st Middle East Automotive Summit which will host international renowned executives from the industry to discuss the future of the automotive industry.

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SHOW TIMING :
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1st Middle East Automotive Summit
26 January 2011
10am - 4pm

Qatar Motor Show - Doha Exhibitions Center
25 January 2011
4pm - 8pm (Media only)

26 January 2011
3pm - 8pm (VIP and Media only)
8pm - 10pm (Open to general public *)

27 January 2011
4pm - 10pm (General public *)

28 January 2011
2pm - 10pm (General public *)

29 January 2011
10am - 1pm / 4pm - 10pm (General public *)

* Please note that entry is free. Children under the age of 14 need to be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 10 are not allowed

SOURCE :

http://www.qatarmotorshow.gov.qa/

By seventh time• 11 years 4 months ago.
seventh time

see more photos here

http://www.flickr.com/photos/supeesh/

By seventh time• 11 years 4 months ago.
seventh time

see more photos here...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/supeesh/

By Keidoupe• 11 years 5 months ago.
Keidoupe

flanostu, yeah the show was organized properly, but the parking was a total mess, it was like "if you aint VIP, you gotta go offroad" LOL :P, did u go there ?

By flanostu• 11 years 5 months ago.
flanostu

you're farking kidding me.....this was disorganised as well????

By Keidoupe• 11 years 5 months ago.
Keidoupe

Kids shouldnt've been allowed for sure, i dont wanna see an 8 years old (whatever) kid who just ate a bag of raja chips, and a pack of vanilla buscuits lay his hands on an Audi R8 gt or any of those concepts out there, coz this almost happened, beleive me.

By somwerNdmiddle• 11 years 5 months ago.
somwerNdmiddle

expect pathetic

By s_isale• 11 years 5 months ago.
s_isale

they couldnt control the babies.

By comfyroom• 11 years 5 months ago.
comfyroom

Children below 10 are not allowed? I have seen infants and lots and lots of babies in the crowd.

By s_isale• 11 years 5 months ago.
s_isale

those ladies at the doors were a real pain in the ass.

By jiyarobin• 11 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
jiyarobin

really bad approach by the show team members starting from the security personal to front desk and others.being an indian,(malabari) we were not allowed to get inside with our son.(where as all white, and arab naational were got inside with out permission. i questioned about it and then could go inside.

most of the cars its written, not to touch but again white people were allowed to sit inside the car and taken photos.

when my son went near to a car one guy asked him to watch it from a distance.(if white people touch or scratch the car paint no problem. malabari can not even see it near by.

really bad, one day you will come to our country and we WILL NOT do the same to your kids.that is india. proud to be an indian.

An ardent Sympathiser of malabaries.

By Harry99• 11 years 5 months ago.
Harry99

Too much hype as usual. Those who shouted and were aggressive got their kids in. Others didn't.

Most people were only interested in the free gifts and having their pictures taken with cars.

The people on the displays generaly did not know much about cars.

Managed to get in and out in 20 mintes.

By britexpat• 11 years 5 months ago.
britexpat

Couldn't get to the drifting area. The KIA got bogged down in the parking area ;o(

By nomad_08• 11 years 5 months ago.
nomad_08

...more pics from the motorshow

By pdpicasso• 11 years 5 months ago.
pdpicasso

I went in there yesterday, It was good to see the brands under one roof. The ppl who enjoyed the most was children's, It was sooooo nice to see them while they posing for photographs, This shows their fondness about cars and bikes. I wonder why they planned to restricted these hard core fans?

By britexpat• 11 years 5 months ago.
britexpat

Superb....

I'll have to put the slicks on the KIA and perhaps adjust the air pressue on the right rear...

See you there ..

By Slim8589• 11 years 5 months ago.
Slim8589

@britexpat, of course you can, and they let you try out the Bugattis too.

By britexpat• 11 years 5 months ago.
britexpat

Can you bring you own car to try drifting ?

By Slim8589• 11 years 5 months ago.
Slim8589

proof again that Qatar is far from ready to host an event like 2022. We were just about to go last night when we received a text from a friend who had been turned away because he had children with him (he arrived at 4pm). Shortly after he contacted us again to say that after an argument they had changed the rules and let them in.

How is it possible for a huge 'International' exhibition to make rules up on the fly?

Parking was a joke. Who designed an Exhibition centre with one tiny road for entry and exit? With no marshalling in the overspill car park people had parked so that it was just about impossible to get out. We sat and watched 4x4s wandering a muddy wasetleand looking for an exit.

As for the show.....sorry folks but having been to some proper motor shows this one was a joke. More like a small trade show, you might as well drive round the car showrooms of Doha. Where were all the concept cars? One from Fiat, one from Alpha and that was about it.

The show outside despite being described by the announcer as amazing consisted of some chap taking some competition winners for a drift, exciting for about 10 seconds and a bloke doing a few jumps on a motor bike.

If you are thinking of buying a new car go along, if you are mad about cars you'll like seeing the lambos and bugattis etc, but if you don't go you really won't be missing much at all.

By wirehead• 11 years 5 months ago.
wirehead

i also went tonight and there were lots of kids there, babies even. but there was a sign on the door that children below 10 years old cannot be allowed inside, while those under 14 should be accompanied by adults

By irf77• 11 years 5 months ago.
irf77

All,

I went today and saw all ages of kids, including infants

I checked with the lady and she indicated the kids are allowed. may they change their mind at 11th hour.

I am going to take my family tomorrow and hopefully they will let us in with children, as they let today so go out and watch some amazing cars.

Also on the outside area, all ages can see some stunts by bikes and drifting by car, this itself is fun

By britexpat• 11 years 5 months ago.
britexpat

How do they check whether a kid is 8, 9 or 10 ?

By s_isale• 11 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
s_isale

27 January 2011

4pm - 10pm (General public *)

28 January 2011

2pm - 10pm (General public *)

29 January 2011

10am - 1pm / 4pm - 10pm (General public *)

* Please note that entry is free. Children under the age of 14 need to be accompanied by an adult. Children under the age of 10 are not allowed.

By s_isale• 11 years 5 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
s_isale

entry is only allowed in the evening s from today.

Yesterday it was all officials and media

By QLfan• 11 years 5 months ago.
QLfan

No entry to Kids? Oh.. that's too bad and illogical!! Kids love to see them all.

My son who loves cars, was waiting for long time and would like to see bunch of cars.. i promised him too to take him by this evening ;-(

http://www.qatarmotorshow.gov.qa/exhibitors/visitors/18/visitors-admission-policy

(Checked the website, for confirming the entry to kids. Yes it is true... anybody who had visited with kids so far?)

By somwerNdmiddle• 11 years 5 months ago.
somwerNdmiddle

according to one of th newspapers here about 6K people came to see the motor show and i wonder if kids below 10 years old were prevented.

By baboochka• 11 years 5 months ago.
baboochka

did anyone go yet?? have you seen any kids there? I doubt that everyone will follow the rule, how lax are they?

By anonymous• 11 years 5 months ago.
anonymous

Well, yet another exhibition has lost two customers due to their ridiculous policy of not allowing entry to children :-(

By ghazalz• 11 years 5 months ago.
ghazalz

Ok...Thanks!

By eliashamzo• 11 years 5 months ago.
eliashamzo

Ghazalz ..

Children under 10 are not allowed .

By ghazalz• 11 years 5 months ago.
ghazalz

eliashamzo, I've checked their website but there's no info regarding children entry.

http://www.qatarmotorshow.gov.qa/

By somwerNdmiddle• 11 years 5 months ago.
somwerNdmiddle

wat to do blippy?! yani nothing! :(

By blippy• 11 years 5 months ago.
blippy

oh no! it's my 3 year old son who is very much excited to go to the exhibition. He really likes cars, at an early age he would at any time choose watching top gear over any cartoon shows and knows every car brand and logo by heart! extremely disappointed

By Keidoupe• 11 years 5 months ago.
Keidoupe

I EXPECT AMAZING HERE !!! I'LL BE THE FIRST ONE GOING THERE !!! CANNNNTTT WAIIIIIT !

By seventh time• 11 years 5 months ago.
seventh time

thats ok friend...

i ckecked the website last month itself..

there is a option for booking space. and i filled all those things at that time itself...

but i never got any reply from them..

so leave it...

let me see the show..

and there is nothing great about drifting...

even i participate in drift race, sprint race, but never tried drag race..

well i am trying to take a racing license here.

if i get the license then our cars will be there on track for the race.......

By Tree-hugging petrolhead• 11 years 5 months ago.
Tree-hugging petrolhead

I would like to see some of the outdoor shows, but there is no informtaion about these on their website! (apart from some pretty pictures)

Strage considering this appears to be organised by a professional organisation.

By somwerNdmiddle• 11 years 5 months ago.
somwerNdmiddle

parents can supervise or take a hold of those kids Colt.

By Colt45• 11 years 5 months ago.
Colt45

I think it's more to do with kids below 10 may tend to hit the cars, scratch the paint off etc. is why they don't want them in there :-(

By s_isale• 11 years 5 months ago.
s_isale

such a shame, that kids who really enjoy viewing cars cannot get a glimpse of it.

By somwerNdmiddle• 11 years 5 months ago.
somwerNdmiddle

i think that's how they perceive it.

By s_isale• 11 years 5 months ago.
s_isale

children below 10 cannot understand what a car is?

By somwerNdmiddle• 11 years 5 months ago.
somwerNdmiddle

even for this event, there's only a few who are allowed to witness it.

By britexpat• 11 years 5 months ago.
britexpat

I think I'm missing something.. Perhaps I need to change the suspension configuration on the right rear and narrow the tyre..

Anyway, I'll keep practicing till I get it right..

By s_isale• 11 years 5 months ago.
s_isale

so if you are family with small kids, then you are definitely out.

By Rizks• 11 years 5 months ago.
Rizks

britey ya i did...but later like you, i also crashed into a watching DaRuDe...:(

Tat bad wolfy broke my cycle into pieces with his jaws...:(

By britexpat• 11 years 5 months ago.
britexpat

Sorry about the mishap.. I think the slicks were not gripping well and the brakes kept fading after overheating :O(

Did you manage to "drift" on your bicycle ?

By Rizks• 11 years 5 months ago.
Rizks

lol britey, i thought u fell out of ur car while drifting...:)

By britexpat• 11 years 5 months ago.
britexpat

I tried drfting in my KIA and nearly crashed into a watching Rizks :O(

By iemaeema• 11 years 5 months ago.
iemaeema

want to be surprised (^_^)

By xxc• 11 years 5 months ago.
xxc

cant wait ;) its gonna be awesome!

The champion Abdo Feghali will be drifting. U have to attend and enjoy watching him.

By hmfaysal• 11 years 5 months ago.
hmfaysal

A representative from Bugatti called me 3 days ago and told me they'll be accepting my order during this show. Looking forward to it.

By eliashamzo• 11 years 5 months ago.
eliashamzo

Seventh , Check their own website .

i beleive there is a way to show ur car but i dont know if it will be expensive ..

brite .. ur kia will be there .. :D

By Victoria5518• 11 years 5 months ago.
Victoria5518

nah...nothing like that...it just that britexpat fancy KIA a lot...its his fav. brand of car...achoosely he have 4 KIA car :)

brit, i explained for u (now im in trouble)

By seventh time• 11 years 5 months ago.
seventh time

i said dodge ram...

not KIA....

how do u post pic in the forum?

tell me how...

then i will show our car..

if that look like a KIA to u....

then go to a doctor as soon as possible....

By britexpat• 11 years 5 months ago.
britexpat

Excellent.. Will the new KIA be shown ??

What about bodykits and go faster accessories ?

By seventh time• 11 years 5 months ago.
seventh time

dear....

we have a drag racing dodge ram with me.

its about 1000 bhp...

how can we display our car?

how shall we contact...

By Victoria5518• 11 years 5 months ago.
Victoria5518

i wanna go and watch it :)

By anonymous• 11 years 5 months ago.
anonymous

thanks for sharing

By anonymous• 11 years 5 months ago.
anonymous

@ eliashamzo,thanks for the info. mate...

By Lawahda• 11 years 5 months ago.
Lawahda

hmmm

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