United Arab Emirates

2014 SEMA Middle East Trip

Top Speed was the first stop on a day-long trip to tour local tuning shops. Pictured are (left with back to camera) Rick Trudo, president and CEO of SCT Performance; Adrian Croot (center), marketing director of Bully Dog Technologies; and (right) Saeed Al Al Marzouqi, managing director of Top Speed.Record Number of SEMA Members Participate in Third Annual Visit to the United Arab Emirates

Whether the motivating factor is to hedge against future downturns in the U.S. economy or to sell to the 95% of consumers residing outside the United States or a combination of the two, SEMA members are increasingly reaching out to overseas resellers. Todd Lindblade, regional sales manager for Extang, based in Michigan, explained one of the reasons why his company and 41 other SEMA members recently spent a week in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) meeting with buyers from throughout the region.

SEMA Partners With GM Middle East

About this product:

To highlight the customization possibilities of the just-released Chevy Cruze in the United Arab Emirates, GM Middle East and SEMA partnered to customize two of the all-new compact global cars. SEMA enlisted two top designers to work on the projects. 

Myles Kovacs, founder and publisher of DUB magazine, undertook the design of one of the vehicles, which was customized with a lifestyle theme and nicknamed “The Blackhawk Cruze.” Ryan Friedlinghaus, star of MTV’s original “Pimp My Ride” and known for his West Coast Customs (WCC) brand and popular “Street Customs” show, went all out to create a motorsports-themed version of the vehicle.

SEMA Members may get this content for free!

Regular Price:

$1.99

United Arab Emirates Vehicles in Use

About this product:

List of vehicles currently in use in the United Arab Emirates.

 

SEMA Members may get this content for free!

Regular Price:

$19.95

United Arab Emirates Auto Spare Parts and Accessories

About this product:

The value for automotive parts, accessories and components alone is a multi-million dollar industry for the UAE alone. Strategically located between east and west, offering first class port facilities, excellent infrastructure and logistic services, liberal banking policies and experienced manpower has turned the UAE into the undisputed regional business hub serving the Middle East and North Africa region. An approximate 60% of total market import for the UAE is reexported to other countries in the region. Total value for the UAE and the wider regional markets would exceed $10 billion.

 

SEMA Members may get this content for free!

Regular Price:

$19.95

Subscribe to United Arab Emirates