Al Hilal Bank, a progressive Islamic bank, has opened the Dubai Auto Festival, the inaugural Dubai edition of the bank’s 4th Annual Auto Festival on March 15, 2012. The event was marked by colorful ceremonies held at the Jumeirah Beach Residence under the patronage and distinguished presence of H.H. Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority.
The inaugural Dubai Auto Festival draws inspiration from the highly successful Annual Al Hilal Auto Festival in Abu Dhabi. The Dubai version features around 200 cars from leading auto dealers which can be financed by Al Hilal Bank at the site itself at highly competitive rates and fully processed for turnover within 60 minutes.
The Dubai Auto Festival includes a red-carpet exhibition of classic cars that is located in a special zone. All events are open to the public and run from 4 to 11 p.m. daily.
“We are delighted to see such a good turnover and thank everyone for making the opening of our first Dubai Auto Festival a huge success. We intend to continue organizing more unique events to provide our customers and the general public with one-of-a-kind and memorable offerings that carry the Al Hilal brand of innovation and excellence. We congratulate the proud new owners who will be rolling out their vehicles from our show area and invite the residents of Dubai to check out our automobile bonanza,” said Mohamed Zaqout, Head of Personal Banking, Al Hilal Bank.
Among the festive activities lined up are acrobatic ‘PYRA’ performances, daily car and bike shows, musical performances from the Ayyala/Harbya band, and a spectacular ‘Light Cube Show.’ Inflatable castles, Go-kart racing, XBOX gaming, and cartoon drawing sessions, among others, will delight young guests as well.
Al Hilal Bank is fully-owned by the Abu Dhabi Investment Council, the investment arm of the Government of Abu Dhabi. It has 21 branches operating across the UAE, as well as three overseas branches in Kazakhstan.