Dubai Rally to boost emirate's sporting credentials

01/12/2011 - Dubai Investment News Posted by Neil King
Dubai Rally to boost emirate's sporting credentials

The sporting credential of Middle East are set to be boosted by the hosting of another high-profile motor racing event.Hot on the heels of the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix, the Dubai International Rally is set to take place.The event will form part of the UAE's 40th anniversary celebrations as the FIA Middle East Championship will once again be decided over National Day weekend.Organisers of the event have thanked Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for his support in making the race the special event it is.Mohammed bin Sulayem, FIA vice-president and president of the Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE, told Gulf News: "We are indebted to Sheikh Majid for his support and look forward to playing our part in the National Day celebrations."Like his father, who is the club’s Patron and has supported the Dubai International Rally for many years, Sheikh Majid is very enthusiastic about the rally, particularly as it is one of the longest running international sporting events in the UAE."