A UAE-based team is entering the world-famous Gumball 3000 rally, a 3,000-mile adventure around Europe.
The five members of the team have unveiled the three cars to be driven during the race from Riga, Latvia to Mykonos, Greece taking place from July 1-8.
Sheikh Mohamed Al Thani, chairman and co-founder of Musafir.com, along with Mohammed Al Othman, Masoud Mohammed, Raed Zidan and Omar Zidan showcased their Rolls Royce Phantom, Mercedes SLR and the Mercedes G63.
“We are delighted to be representing the UAE at the Gumball 3000 race in Europe this year. With years of rally experience, our team is in elated spirits to bring an enormous wave of excitement to the race,” said Al Thani.
“This race accommodates participants from a very wide breadth of nationalities and age groups and gives us ample opportunities to showcase UAE’s diverse talents in extracurricular activities. Whether that’s from the sports industry or art, our cars will demonstrate the exceptional potential the youth from the UAE has,” he added.
Award winning Tunisian artist El-Seed collaborated with the team to design their cars with a unique design of illustrious calligraphy, depicting a famous verse by the Tunisian poet Aboul-Qacem Echebbi.
The team will also wear the traditional Emirati attire during the rally.
Now in its 19th year, Gumball 3000 is the ultimate aspiration adventure road trip where 250 entrants drive the route over 7 days.
This year, the route entails the cities of Riga, Warsaw, Budapest, Dubrovnik, Tirana, Athens and Mykonos.