I am #GenGTI
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Meet Mohammad Al Rumaithi.
“The first time I saw a MK2 GTI was at a Dub Drive GCC event in Dubai. I spent all day with the car and I appreciated how it stood out from the other VW vehicles. From that day onwards, I started thinking about buying a MK2 but I couldn’t find one.”
The evolution of #GenGTI in the region
The “generation GTI” is a community by itself. GTI fans have been active in all Middle East countries for decades, sharing their passion and love for these iconic hatchbacks and meeting up at track days, regular local Volkswagen club meets or just chatting about cars.
It was the love and passion for the brand which connected Volkswagen clubs from across the Middle East to suggest the first regional Volkswagen Clubs’ gathering in 2017. It took less than two months for the dream to come alive, and Dub Drive GCC was born.
The first Dub Drive 2018 event was a great success for the region, seeing over 150 Volkswagen cars and over 300 people attend. The event grew exponentially on yearly basis, and till date it is the largest gathering of Volkswagen fans and families in the Middle east.
In 2019, Dub Drive reached new grounds as it was showcased on the main stage of Wörthersee GTI Club Treffen, proudly representing our Middle East region, our car culture and our strong Volkswagen family in front of the 100,000 visitors and fans from all around the world.
Volkswagen Clubs from the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, and Kuwait have proudly put the Middle East region on the automotive map following an impressive showcase at the 2019 edition of Wõrthersee Treffen, the world’s largest Volkswagen gathering and GTI Meet.
The last edition of Dub Drive GCC 2020 was the largest Volkswagen family festival in the region to date with over 1,000 enthusiasts gathering in Abu Dhabi. The monumental annual event kicked off with a convoy of over 400 cars through the streets of the capital. The passion for the brand was truly felt around the world famous Yas Marina Circuit.
We would like to thank our Volkswagen clubs, enthusiasts and families, who joined us throughout the past years.
Stay tuned for updates about 5th edition of Dub Drive GCC! We may not gather in such large numbers as we have experienced it in 2020, the world has changed a bit since then with the pandemic, but we know that the love for Volkswagen will bring us together again soon.
Dub Drive GCC. One family. One heartbeat.
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