It’s the extras, not to mention running costs such as car insurance, rising fuel prices and soaring maintenance bills that make motoring a more expensive proposition for the vast majority of us nowadays, unless of course you live in oil-rich countries such as the United Arab Emirates (UAE). For in the dynamic and vibrant Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) country, money appears to be no object in some quarters, particularly for many high-end vehicle owners.
The highly successful Middle East Motor Tuning Show (MEMTS) held recently at the Expo Centre Sharjah surely underlined the point. For the event attracted the region’s top after-market dealers and tuning companies who cited rising luxury cars sales as the prime driver of the customisation industry. As a consequence, the UAE is set to emerge as the regional hub for auto tuning and customisation. [...]