‘Habibeez’ will be the official UAE Team for 2017 Gumball 3000 Rally – Unveils their Cars
Team of five participants from the UAE to take part in the exhilarating Gumball 3000 driving rally
The UAE team under the banner “Habibeez” announced their participation at the adventurous Gumball 3000 rally at an event at Café Rider. The five participants of the team unveiled their rides to be driven during the 3000-mile race. The race will start from Riga, Latvia to Mykonos, Greece taking place from 1-8 July 2017.
Inspired by the motivational verse of famous young Tunisian poet Aboul-Qacem Echebbi. Adrenaline-flowing, the five team members led by Sheikh Mohamed Al Thani, Chairman and Co-founder of Musafir.com, along with Mohammed Al Othman, Masoud Mohammed, Raed Zidan and Omar Zidan showcased the models of Rolls Royce Phantom, Mercedes SLR and the Mercedes G63, their respective cars to be used at the rally.
“We are delighted to be representing the UAE at the Gumball 3000 race in Europe this year. With years of rally experience, our team is in elated spirits to bring an enormous wave of excitement to the race,” says Sheikh Mohamed Al Thani, Chairman, and Co-founder of Musafir.com.“This race accommodates participants from a very wide breadth of nationalities and age groups and gives us ample opportunities to showcase UAE’s diverse talents in extracurricular activities. Whether that’s from the sports industry or art, our cars will demonstrate the exceptional potential the youth from the UAE has,” he added.
Also present at the event was the notable award-winning Tunisian artist El-Seed, who collaborated with the team to design their cars with a unique design of illustrious calligraphy, depicting a famous verse by the Tunisian poet Aboul-Qacem Echebbi:
He who does not like to climb mountains
lives his whole life between the cracks
El-Saeed work has been showcased in several countries worldwide including Paris, London, Cairo and Dubai. Also on display were few of his art pieces at the event. In order to promote the UAE culture, the participants will wear the traditional Emirati attire during the rally, differentiating themselves from other participants.
Now in its 19th year, Gumball 3000 is the ultimate expression of adventure, combining with the pop culture. A road trip where each year 250 carefully selected entrants in 120 incredible cars (everything from Bugattis to Batmobiles) drive a 3000-mile route over 7 days. Crossing multiple countries and some time continents as well. Touching the very sub-culture of each country. Every day creates the world’s most incredible car show along with concerts, art displays fashion shows, sports displays and more. This year, the route entails the cities of Riga, Warsaw, Budapest, Dubrovnik, Tirana, Athens and Mykonos.