Sulayem to take the wheel for special needs children

DUBAI — The UAE rallying legend Mohammed bin Sulayem will take to the wheel during a campaign to assist people with special needs over the weekend.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Thu 6 Mar 2008, 8:49 AM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 6:37 PM

More than 200 children from 42 special needs centres across the UAE will assemble at the Dubai Autodrome tomorrow for a fun-filled activity day organised by the Special Needs Awareness Programme (SNAP).

Sulayem, the 14-times FIA Middle East rally champion, will join a team of other volunteer drivers who will give the children a day to remember by taking them through a series of circuit laps, sprints and auto tests.

The UAE car clubs are providing more than 100 vehicles for the day, and Sulayem will get behind the wheel of two F1 specification models contributed by Renault - a Renault Clio and a Renault Megane Sport.

Sulayem, President of the Automobile and Touring Club for the UAE, said: "I took part in a similar event last year and it was so good to see the enjoyment on the faces of the children.

"Events like this not only bring a lot of pleasure to the children and their families but also create more awareness about their needs."

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