Skip to main content

united arab emirates

  • 0
    Video: Watch some crazy uphill sand drag action in the UAE
    1363020300

    At this point, we've all seen videos depicting the insanity of Middle Eastern sand dune climbs. The clips that make their way to the Western world often include some sort of terrifying nose-over-tail tumble from the top, but this latest clip gives us a glimpse at exactly what sort of machine ...

  • 0
    Video: Watch Toyota celebrate UAE launch of GT 86
    1338396300

    Toyota has officially launched the company's GT 86 sportscar in the United Arab Emirates. The Japanese automaker rolled out the rear-drive hero with a fancy new video shot in the hills around Fujairah. With plenty of drifting, tire smoke and slow motion, the clip serves as a proper introduction ...

  • 0
    Video: Watch the McLaren MP4-12C hit the dunes of Abu Dhabi
    1337904060

    The Middle East is an enormously vital market for McLaren, and not just because its oil barons have the cash to buy as many MP4-12C supercars as they and every member of their family could possibly want. While the team has only won the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix once and has yet to do the same at the ...

  • 0
    Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix sets up final dash for second place [spoilers]
    1321207260

    The ongoing revolutions in the Middle East may have put the kibosh on the Bahrain Grand Prix this year, but the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix was campaigned as planned against the setting Arabian sun. Follow the jump to read how the penultimate race of the 2011 Formula 1 World Championship went down at ...

  • 0
    Video: Sand hill climb accident is the longest, most deliberate crash ever
    1318289460

    If you've ever found yourself in a vehicle accident, chances are it felt like all of the crashing and banging lasted forever. The human mind has a nasty habit of prolonging the unpleasant even when actual events take just a few seconds. That's not the case with the crash in the video after the ...

  • 0
    Video: Ford SVT Raptor with... six doors?! Only in the UAE
    1315009140

    The United Arab Emirates is a land that continually breathes new life into the phrase "More money than sense." The new prime example of this is a custom-built Ford SVT Raptor that believes the prime number of doors is six. Said to hail from the UAE, it's quite clear that anything goes in the Land ...

  • 0
    Report: High oil prices see sheikhs on supercar-buying binge
    1310138940

    Bloomberg is reporting that the sale of high-end and exotic cars in countries like the United Arab Emirates may swell by as much as 20 percent this year. The reason? Civilized countries just can't seem to kick their thirst for gasoline, and as a result, the price of a barrel of crude oil ...

  • 0
    Report: Abu Dhabi using color-coded road surfaces to convey speed limits
    1294059720

    Abu Dhabi has updated the speed limits for certain roads in and around the city and to make sure everyone knows about the new limits, as well as to warn drivers that they've entered one of these changed sections, officials have come up with a unique solution – painting the speed limit on ...

  • 0
    Followup: Dubai authorities arrest YouTube hoons
    1274736780

    A memorable day on a Dubai highway – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Well, wouldn't 'cha know that it actually wasn't just another day in Dubai traffic. You may recall the video that we posted last Friday that showed a couple of hooning drivers doing wicked crazy burnouts, drifts ...

  • 0
    Ferrari World Abu Dhabi gears up for grand opening in 2010
    1257202740

    Ferrari World Abu Dhabi – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Television coverage of Formula One grands prix typically end with an aerial shot of the podium and the fans beneath it, a panorama usually dominated by the tifosi passing a giant Scuderia Ferrari flag over the crowd. That view ...

  • 0
    SPOILER ALERT: 2009 Formula 1 season wraps up with a bang at inaugural Abu Dhabi Grand Prix
    1257104820

    2009 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Les jeux sont faits. The line signifies the last call for bets at a casino, and is all too familiar to racing fans visiting Monte Carlo for the annual Monaco Grand Prix. But these days the Mediterranean principality isn't ...

  • 0
    UAE attempts to make seatbelts more fashionable in order to encourage use
    1251232140

    Seatbelts have been spun as fashion items before, but not like this. In an effort to counteract the low take-rate of seatbelts in the United Arab Emirates, the Salama Road Safety Public Awareness Initiative will be launching soon. The initiative will adorn the potential life savers with haute ...

  • 0
    VIDEO: Top Gear crew spotted in UAE with quartet of top-shelf supercars
    1242257340

    Click above to watch video after the jump
    The last time Top Gear went to the United Arab Emirates, they took three Veyrons for a spin and sent the Stig into the mountains behind the wheel of a Koenigsegg. And that was the magazine. So you can bet that if the television show were to head there as ...

  • 0
    The Golden Arches: Gilded McMerc spotted in - you guessed it - Dubai
    1239885060

    Redefining the term "enough is enough", the owner of this car is said to have had his SLR gold-chromed. The strangest part is that, according to reports, this is actually the same Mercedes SLR McLaren that was previously spied in Dubai with a silver-chrome treatment. We're not sure about the ...

  • 0
    Super-rare Supercar: Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang for sale in Abu Dhabi
    1239836460

    Bugatti Veyron Pur Sang edition - Click above for a hi-res gallery
    When Bugatti rolled out the limited-edition Pur Sang edition of its Veyron at the 2007 Frankfurt Motor Show, European customers snapped up all five before any American buyers could get their checkbooks out. As a result, Bugatti ...

  • 0
    Tattooed, chopped HUMMER H2 convertible spotted in - yep - Abu Dhabi
    1234025040

    "Hello, Abu Dhabi? Yeah, this is Taste. I'm outta here." Well, you can't really blame Taste now can you? There's only so much abuse a sense can take, and the motorists of Abu Dhabi – the same gulf emirate that ordered up the gold-plated Rolls-Royce – have taken things one step too far. ...

  • 0
    Gold(finger's) Mercedes C63 spotted in... where else? Dubai
    1232731740

    Click above for a high-res gallery of the gold C63
    This United Arab Emirates-registered gold-mirror-finish Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG was caught at the Bling on Wheels Show, otherwise known as the valet area at the Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. While we have nothing untoward to say about someone who ...

  • 0
    Rolls-Royce creates special Peony edition Phantom for UAE
    1219619700

    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 ...

  • 0
    Goodness Gracious: Top Gear magazine asks for a Veyron, gets three instead
    1211408820

    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 ...

  • 0
    Your oil dollars at work - $9.8 million license plate auction in the UAE
    1210084140

    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 ...

Loading

Loading
Autoblog iPhone App
Shop for a vehicle