Al Habtoor Motors Sponsors the Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Race

20th April'13

Al Habtoor Motors sponsored the second round of the Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Championship 60ft. in the presence of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of the Emirates Group. Al Habtoor Motors’ race took place on the 20th of April with the participation of more than 70 racers. Al Qamar Island-Dubai thrilling race was won by “Atlas 12”, skippered by Ahmad Rashid Al Suwaidi and owned by Faraj Bin Butti Al Muhairbi – Chairman of the Emirates Driving Association. “Al Zeer 16”, owned by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Sports Council, was placed second and “Ghazi 103”, owned by Shaikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, came in third.

The champions of the Al Habtoor Motors race were celebrated at the end with the participation of the President and the Board of Directors of Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC)

In addition to the prize money allocated to each race, the first place winner "Atlas 12" received a Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2013, while the second-placed “Al Zeer 16” won a Mitsubishi ASX 2013, and the third in the race "Ghazi 103" got a Mitsubishi Lancer EX 2013.

“Al Habtoor Motors would like to thank His Highness Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority and Chairman of Dubai International Marine Club on the support and care awarded specifically to marine sports and heritage races. We appreciate the high cooperation received from the club officials and the board of directors in the organization of the second round of the Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Championship 60ft., held under the name of Al Habtoor Motors." said Mr. Joe Rogan, Director of Sales at Al Habtoor Motors.

His Excellency General Ahmed Mohammed Bin Thani, Chairman of the board of directors at the Dubai International Marine Club valued the significant role played by Al Habtoor Group in general and Al Habtoor Motors in supporting community and sports events and sponsoring the second round of the Dubai Traditional Dhow Sailing Championship 60ft.; pointing out that the contribution of the company as a partner with Dubai International Marine Club enhances the goals of the club and the status of the traditional races.

He added that the accession of Al Habtoor Motors for the first time and sponsoring this big event made it a significant occasion, especially that the awarded prizes have immensely increased the enthusiasm levels among skippers and sailors participating in the race.

About Al Habtoor Motors

About Al Habtoor Motors Al Habtoor Motors is the exclusive distributor of Mitsubishi, Bentley, Fuso, TEMSA, Bugatti and McLaren in the UAE, and a part of the UAE based diversified multi-billion dirham business conglomerate Al Habtoor Group. Al Habtoor Group has varied interests and substantial investments ranging from Engineering, Real Estate, Hotels, Leasing, Education, Publication and Automobiles. The relationship between Al Habtoor Motors and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (MMC) goes way back to 1983, and ever since Al Habtoor Motors has been the exclusive partner for MMC in the UAE.

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