Ferrari celebrates 25 years in UAE with an iconic 5 day tour

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The Ferrari Cavalcade, is an iconic parade that has been only ever been previously held in Italy, Japan and the United States until this time when it was a five-day tour across the UAE.

Ferrari marked the 25th anniversary of its arrival in the region with a first Cavalcade International involving 94 cars from 20 countries. Held between February 20th  to 24th  the supercar event created excitement and turned heads wherever the cars went.

The cars drove 1,200 kilometers along desert roads and beside the timeless beaches that lap the coastline, embracing all the beauty UAE has to offer.

Parade started from the skyscrapers of Dubai that provided a fascinating backdrop to the start of this historic event.

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The excitement continued through wild desert landscapes and along the hairpin bends of Mount Jabel Jais, which the Ferraris climbed before parading past Burj Khalifa by Emaar, the world’s tallest skyscraper lit up in red for the occasion.

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The cars then headed to Abu Dhabi – the first time that a Cavalcade International had visited two cities – stopping off at some of the country’s other symbolic sites. There were visits to the Grand Mosque, one of the world’s largest, and the Louvre Abu Dhabi, the museum designed by Jean Nouvel whose harmonious metal structures formed the backdrop to nearly 100 hundred parked Ferraris.

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Dubai Autodrome leg of the event was a mini adventure in itself, where the participants had a chance to let it rip, and at the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, the region’s largest amusement park inspired by the exciting world of the Italian brand.

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At the end of this breathtaking drive, 12 cars formed the UAE flag, offering an original salute to a country where the Cavallino Rampante is now very much at home. However, the excitement continued to the last night, when all participants were invited into the desert to enjoy a dinner expertly prepared by a Michelin-starred chef under the night sky.

The United Arab Emirates offered a perfect and varied terrain for the third edition of the Cavalcade International, an event that provides a unique opportunity to experience the pleasure of driving a Ferrari along routes carefully designed to brings out its qualities.

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Juan Manuel
the authorJuan Manuel
Track racing, competing, it's in my blood. It's part of me, it's part of my life; I have been doing it all my life and it stands out above everything else.