Wednesday 20 August 2014

Qatar tyre market to grow at 6pc

The tyre market in Qatar is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (Cagr) of about 6 per cent during 2014-19, according to a recently released TechSci research report "Qatar Tyre Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2019''. Moreover, the re-treading tyre market


BMW unveils new X series model in Kuwait

BMW has unveiled its new X4 model in Kuwait, in association with its sole dealer Ali Alghanim & Sons Automotive. The model combines sports car performance and sports activity vehicle versatility with the elegance of a coupe, said a statement. Yousuf Al Qatami,


Yas Marina Circuit unveils new Formula 1 app

Yas Marina Circuit has launched its new YasHUB smartphone and tablet app, to provide the latest news and information during the build-up to the 2014 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. It wll also give end-user experience to visitors to the circuit on the race weekend


Top Driving Academy to offer scholarships to winners

The Automobile and Touring Club of the UAE (ATCUAE) is staging the Mena and Central Asia regional qualifying event for the FIA Institute Young Driver Excellence Academy (YDEA) next month. Like 22 other national motor sport authorities from around the region, the ATCUAE has also been in


Nissan Patrol's sales surge 103pc

The Nissan Patrol shattered sales records throughout the Middle East last month. The July sales for the region hit a record monthly high of 3,581 units, a substantial rise of 103 per cent on the same month in 2013, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publicatio


Dial-A-Battery unveils new enhanced website

Dial-A-Battery, a local roadside car battery assistance service in Dubai, has unveiled a new website in response to a growing consumer base and an increasingly ‘mobile’ audience. The new responsive site has been redesigned with a fresh look and updated with more infor


Look, no hands! Test driving a Google car

The car stopped at stop signs. It glided around curves. It didn't lurch or jolt. The most remarkable thing about the drive was that it was utterly unremarkable. This isn't damning with faint praise. It's actually high praise for the car in question: Google's 


Two Bahrainis killed in high-speed collision

Two young Bahrainis were killed in a road accident in the Muharraq district of the kingdom yesterday (August 16) morning. The crash took placeat around 2am when the men’s cars collided at high speed on Al Ghous Highway, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.


Volkswagen Ramadan sales up 19pc

Al Nabooda Automobiles, the distributor of Volkswagen in Dubai and Northern Emirates, has announced a 19 per cent increase in sales during Ramadan compared with the same season in the previous year. Volkswagen Dubai will also extend the Ramadan offers until August 31, following t


28pc of Bahrain’s motorists text while driving

Twenty-eight per cent of motorists in Bahrain admitted to texting and using their phone while driving, according to a new study. The research was conducted by civil engineering students Ali Khalaf, Fadhel Abbas, Abdulla Al Musalli and Mahran Anwar as part of their Bahrain Univers

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