The fifth edition of Custom Show Emirates is almost upon us, so it’s about time that every car and bike fan started to get very excited.
Held from March 28 to 30 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, more than 30,000 visitors are expected to attend the thrilling motor event.
With over 180 exhibitors on the line up and a whole host of activities to take part in, we’re helping you gear up (see what we did there?) for all the action with this handy guide to the region’s most exciting custom motor show.
This year’s show is bigger than ever, with over 180 exhibitors bringing their top-of-the-range customisation products and services to the capital. Visitors can buy products directly from the companies themselves, and get inspired for their own motor projects. The stall holders have come from across 17 different countries including Italy, Switzerland, Australia, Russia, China, New Zealand, India, Japan and several GCC countries.
Saeed Al Marzooqui, Chairman of Custom Events UAE said: “More than 110 local and 70 international exhibitors from 17 countries will be occupying 47,000 square metres of indoor and outdoor space. We thank our sponsors, partners, exhibitors and visitors for their participation and look forward to welcoming everyone.’’
This is the perfect place to show off your customising skills. The competitions include an engine battle, biker build off, custom car competition and custom bike competition. The winners will be presented with their prizes up on the main stage and one bike from the custom bike competition will be chosen to represent Custom Show Emirates and the UAE at the Swiss Custom Show 2019. Transport, flight and accommodation for four days will also be provided.
There’s loads of adrenaline-filled action to watch. You’ll be left open-mouthed at the amazing displays which include 4x4 drifting, saloon drifting, bike drifting, stunt driving, bike parade and a 4x4 obstacle course. You’ll also be able to watch the experts at work in the leather works, customisation and air brushing demonstrations.
Mini petrol-heads will love exploring the many fun and educational activities in the kids garage, while bigger kids will have the time of their lives enjoying the in-car entertainment zone, dyno zone and wheelie machine.
Bikes and sand vehicles
Of course you can expect to see loads of awesome cars, but there’s also a big focus on bikes too. Over 100 unique bikes will be up on display, with custom bike builders from Italy, Switzerland, Turkey and Germany on hand to offer tips and advice. There’s also a dedicated area for custom sand vehicles, which is handy if you love heading out to the desert as much as we do.
This is the fifth edition of the event which has evolved to become the biggest custom car, bike and part show in the region. Last year’s event attracted over 30,000 visitors and the show has strong links with other successful custom car and bike festivals around the world. This includes SEMA in the USA, MBE Expo in Italy, Tokyo Auto Salon in Japan and Swiss Moto in Zurich, Switzerland.
Dhs55. Mar 28-30. Thu & Sat 10am-10pm; Fri 3pm-10pm. ADNEC, www.customshowemirates.com.