Over 40 new models to be on display at Qatar Motor Show

 12 Jan 2016 - 1:53

Over 40 new models to be on display at Qatar Motor Show
FROM LEFT: Miquel Serrano of Fira Barcelona, Roger Abi Haider of Elan Events and Abdullah Abdulaziz Alsada from Commercial Bank at the Qatar Motor Show 2016 press conference yesterday. Pic: Qassim/The Peninsula

By Mohammad Shoeb 
DOHA: Over 40 brand new cars, some for them first time in the world, and others for the first time in the region, will be showcased at this year’s Qatar Motor Show which is slated to be kicked off on January 28 at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC).

The five-day expo (January 28- February 1), organised by Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), ELAN Events and Fira Barcelona, will be offering motor-lovers and visitors a journey to ‘Explore the World of Motion’.
The show, for the sixth year in a row, will be held under the patronage of Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani.
The show is entering a colourful, exciting new phase with a venue in the heart of the city, more space, additional activities and a fresh brand. Speaking at a press conference, organisers confirmed the show would offer this year a balance between an indoor showroom and outdoor experiences, including an interactive fan zone for all ages to enjoy. It is expected to attract over 50,000 motor enthusiasts.
Automotive enthusiasts will be able to revel in the latest auto and performance trends showcased by leading international carmakers, exhibiting the top sports, luxury and mid-range automotive models and branded lifestyle goods. During the show the city will also witness a parade of unique and exciting cars that will travel around West Bay, from the latest industry innovations to classic cars.
Hamad Al Abdan, Director of Exhibitions, at QTA, said;“We are delighted to begin the year with one of the most anticipated shows in the nation’s events calendar. As the business events industry has evolved over the years, we have worked with our partners in the private sector to create dynamic and interactive offerings for our visitors. And now we can confidently say that Qatar is the most distinguished and well-equipped venue for an annual industry and consumer event of this calibre.”
Key partners at this year’s event include Commercial Bank as official bank sponsor and Marriott Marquis City Center Doha as the official hotel.
The new home of the Qatar Motor Show, the state-of-the-art DECC, offers more space for exhibitors and brands in the heart of West Bay. 
Visitors can enjoy convenient onsite parking, close proximity to 5-star hotels, and more easily accessibility by foot for the local community and wider regional and international tourists.
“Just as the very concept of motoring is evolving, we too are expanding our horizons at a new venue in the core of the Business District (West Bay) resulting an increase in our indoor exhibition space by 13 percent and included a range of interactive outdoor activities. This year’s edition will be bigger and better than ever before. Moreover, we have grown the amount of exhibiting brands by 18 percent compared to 2015. During the five-day show, it will take you to explore the world of Motion, not only inside the venue, but all around the City that will become a stage for parades of the best sports, luxury and classic cars,” said Roger Abi Haidar, General Manager at Elan.

The Peninsula