2023 Geneva International Motor Show Qatar: Schedule, Timings & Important Events

In an exciting collaboration between Qatar Tourism and the Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS), the first-ever GIMS Qatar is set to captivate the automotive enthusiasts of Qatar. Scheduled to unfold from October 5 to 14, 2023, this automotive extravaganza will coincide with the Formula 1 race weekend at the prestigious Lusail International Circuit, Doha.

The GIMS Qatar 2023 is going to be held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) spanning over 10,000 square meters. The event is set to feature 31 renowned automotive brands. This includes Toyota, Porsche, and BMW to luxury names such as Lamborghini and McLaren. The event is not only a platform for established players but also a stage for emerging stars, with 10 world premieres and 20 regional premieres anticipated during the exhibition.

Beyond the main showcase, GIMS Qatar 2023 promises an immersive experience for automotive enthusiasts with distinctive events held across prominent tourism destinations in the country. Here are more details:

Future Design Forum At The National Museum of Qatar

  • A closed-door event in partnership with the upcoming Qatar Auto Museum and Car Design News.
  • Keynote speakers, exclusive panel discussions, and networking opportunities to delve into the future of car design.

Off-Road Adventure At Sealine

Located at the luxurious Outpost Al Barari, it offers adventure seekers the chance to explore dunes and witness the capabilities of participating automotive brands in conquering tough terrains.


Lusail International Circuit, Doha

  • The adrenaline rush is set to peak at Lusail International Circuit’s Formula 1 race weekend. The synergy of GIMS Qatar and the Formula 1 race at Lusail Circuit blends elegance with high-octane excitement, offering enthusiasts a unique celebration of the automotive world in Doha.
  • In collaboration with the Qatar Motor & Motorcycle Federation (QMMF), exclusive Track Days will allow guests to drive on the newly renovated circuit directly following the F1 champions.

Dream Car Parade

  • The Urban Playground at Lusail Boulevard will come alive with performances and interactive activities.
  • A Parade of Excellence on October 12, featuring up to 100 dream cars cruising along the iconic strip.

Classic Car Gallery

  • From Amiri cars to a Popemobile, a meticulously curated exhibition of historically significant heritage cars.
  • Showcasing Best of Show winners from leading Concours D’Elegance events and automobiles with Qatari provenance.
  • The Classics Gallery will prove to be a must-see for all discerning classic car buyers, collectors or car enthusiasts.

Timings, Ticket Prices & Availability

  • GIMS Qatar will be open daily at the DECC from 14:00 – 22:00, and 10:00 – 22:00 on Saturdays.
  • Free entrance during weekdays and QAR 50 ticketed entrance during weekends.
  • Tickets are available on the Virgin Megastore website.

GIMS 2024

Anticipating a successful debut in Qatar, GIMS announces its return to Geneva from February 26 to March 3, 2024, marking its 100th anniversary. After a four-year hiatus, GIMS 2024 promises an exciting new format, providing flexible participation options. The event will guide automotive enthusiasts through themed spaces, creating an unmissable experience for passionate auto fans worldwide.

DubiCars At GIMS Qatar 2023

We will be at the GIMS 2023 Qatar covering live from the motor show event. Stay tuned to our social media channels on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Reddit, LinkedIn and YouTube to catch the latest reveals, launches and world premiers from the event. Head to DubiCars Blog to read about the events from the Geneva International Motor Show Qatar.

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