Dubai to host Gulf Bike Week

DUBAI - Clarion Events Middle East on Thursday announced the Gulf Bike Week as the latest custom motorcycle show to be added to the International Affiliate Program of the AMD Official World Championship of Custom Bike Building.

To be held under that patronage of Mohammed Bin Sulayem, FIA Vice-President for Sport and President of the Automobile & Touring Club of the UAE, the Gulf Bike Week will take place from February 10 to 12 at the Dubai Festival City and is designed to recognise and showcase the excellence of custom bike builders.

The event, now in its third year, is an established part of Dubai’s calendar, and Clarion Events Middle East, along with its supporters Harley Davidson of UAE and the 6th Dubai Bike Week are preparing for the electrifying return of the annual Gulf Bike Week.

Robin Bradley, owner of the AMD Official World Championship of Custom Bike Building, said: “The World Championship Program is all about promoting custom bike design and engineering excellence and we are delighted to be able to work with Harley-Davidson of UAE and MECOM Forums to help showcase custom motorcycling for consumers in the Gulf.

“Rewarding the winning contestant at Dubai Bike Week’s custom competition with the chance to compete against the world’s best bikes, will help to further promote the market in the Middle East.”

The AMD Official World Championship of Custom Bike Building takes place at the world renowned Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, US, and contestants entering their latest builds in the show in Dubai will compete to win a trip to Sturgis to participate in the World Championship.

Marcel Bode, general manager, Harley-Davidson of UAE, said: “Harley-Davidson of UAE, founders of the Dubai Bike Week, is proud to be associated with the Gulf Bike Week. For 2011, Harley-Davidson of UAE and Dubai Bike Week have managed to affiliate the show with the AMD world championship of custom bike building. The Gulf Bike Week is a great platform for us to interact with potential prospects who would like to enter the Harley-Davidson lifestyle.” In February, biking enthusiasts will witness the event at Dubai Festival City.

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