GIMS Qatar 2023 Wraps-Up: The Glittering Motor Show Comes To A Spectacular Close

The Geneva International Motor Show Qatar 2023 wraps up successfully. The motor show that was held in association with Qatar Tourism ended on October 14. According to the organizers, the motor show received over 180,000 visitors over 10 days in its first-edition event.

The Geneva International Motor Show took place outside of Switzerland for the very first time in the exhibition since its inception in 1905. The reception to this now biennial event in Qatar has received an amazing response. The motor show also saw over 1,000 journalists covering the event from 50+ countries.

Set at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC), the motor show was held between October 5 to October 14. The event included 30 exhibitors who collectively unveiled over 20 regional launches and 8 world premieres. The inaugural edition closed its doors at 22:00 on October 14 to the sound of horns honking, much like the Geneva International Motor Show tradition.

We at DubiCars did extensive coverage of the GIMS Qatar 2023 bringing all the latest world and regional premieres from the motor show event. Read about all the new car reveals here. Also here are the top 10 cars that made the headlines at the GIMS Qatar 2023.

Apart from the new car reveals, the motor show also showcased a beautiful selection of classic cars that reflected the rich history of the bygone era. Here are all the classic cars showcased at the GIMS Qatar 2023

Alongside the indoor motor show held at the DECC complex spread over 10,000 square meters, the GIMS Qatar 2023 also extended to a country-wide festival of automotive excellence with a Future DesignForum held at the National Museum of Qatar, the Track Days at the newly renovated Lusail International Circuit, off-roading experiences at the Sealine Adventure Hub and a Parade of Excellence at the Urban Playground created in the family-friendly Lusail Boulevard.

Sandro Mesquita, CEO of the Geneva International Motor Show, said, “Our Geneva Salon has for many years allowed the great and good of the automotive industry to connect, share ideas and inspire the future of the sector. It has also been the place to show what we call ‘automotive excellence.’ Whether that’s a luxury brand showing its latest hypercar, a start-up making its entry into the market, or a major global automaker unveiling its electrification strategy; if it’s in Geneva, it tends to be big news. This is what Geneva means. But this is also what GIMS means. Wherever and whenever a GIMS event takes place, it brings the same excellence. This first edition of GIMS Qatar is a true testament to that.”

The organisers of the event have confirmed that the Geneva International Motor Show will return to Qatar in November 2025. However, the regular motor show held in Geneva is set to return in 2024 and will be held between February 26 and March 3.

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