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    Gulf Partner: Renault's Persian-market, Maxima-based Safrane
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    Click above to view the Renault Safrane in high resolution The Persian Gulf is fast becoming a demanding market for luxury automobiles. So demanding, in fact, that some automakers have begun creating special models just for consumption there. Just days ago we brought you news that Rolls-Royce, ...

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    Rolls-Royce creates special Peony edition Phantom for UAE
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    Click to view the RR Phantom Peony edition in hi-res Wealthy customers in the United Arab Emirates seem to have a penchant for special editions of the most expensive luxury saloons. As if it wasn't enough to get the Maybach Landaulet revealed right there on their home turn, one Arabian customer ...

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    Goodness Gracious: Top Gear magazine asks for a Veyron, gets three instead
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    After the numerous reports we've brought you about the wealth of Bugatti Veyrons to be found in the United Arab Emirates, it should hardly come as any big surprise that when Top Gear magazine turned up in the capital Abu Dhabi, it had no trouble finding one for a photo shoot. In fact it didn't ...

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    Your oil dollars at work - $9.8 million license plate auction in the UAE
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    While fuel prices continue to ratchet up and put a squeeze on all aspects of the world economy, times are flush within the borders of major oil producing nations. So flush, in fact, that several Emiratis found a total of 9.8 million dollars to indulge in low-number license plates at a recent ...

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    Only in Dubai: Corvette fire fighter
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/offbeat_news/Chevy_Corvette_on_fire_fighting_duty_in_Dubai'; Dubai is fast gaining a reputation as the "Vegas of the Middle East" because of its impressive rate of development and sometimes crazy amounts of money thrown at government projects. This time, the ...

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    Abu Dhabi event draws big crowd - Bernie wants more
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    Click on the image above to view more pictures from the event. As promised, organizers put on quite the spectacle on Saturday when the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was officially announced. Tens of thousands of people reportedly turned out for an F1 demonstration on the streets of the gulf emirate that ...

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    Update: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix announcement may come Feb1
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    Looks like the oil-rich sheiks of Abu Dhabi are getting more serious about the prospect of hosting a Formula One grand prix than we thought. Last week we reported that they're adding an FIA-regulation race track to the Yas Island project that will also host the Ferrari World theme park, and with ...

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    Basil Shaaban drives to sheikh things up
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    Basil Shaaban aims to be the first Arab driver in F1, and with a little support from F1 head-honcho Bernie Ecclestone, he just might make it. Shaaban was born in Lebanon, raised in the Emirates and studied astrophysics at Berkeley in California. Having raced in the A1 GP series for the Lebanese ...

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    Car service in less than an hour?
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    Here's a policy we'd like to see made standard across every border.Al-Futtaim Motors has promised full-car service on all Toyota and Lexus vehicles within 59 minutes. The policy started last month on the 15th and will end 59 days later on August 12th. Unfortunately, the service only applies to ...

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    Infiniti sales up 183 percent in UAE
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    Sales for Nissan's upscale Infiniti division in the United Arab Emirates skyrocketed in the first quarter, up 183 percent year-over year. Of course, total sales over the same period were just 552 units, but there's reason for optimism: sales have more than doubled each year for the past couple of ...

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