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The SLS AMG, seen here at the 44th UAE National Day Celebration Parade on Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard in Dubai on December 1, 2015, has already been shipped to Italy.
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Dubai Police are participating in a Grand Tour of Italy alongside a remarkable collection of vintage supercars in the iconic “Mille Miglia” race in Italy, which started today and will end on June 19, 2021, six months before the historic event in the United Arab Emirates. .

The Mille Miglia experience, organized in collaboration between the UAE Nation Brand Office, Octanium and Mille Miglia, will take place in the United Arab Emirates in December for the first time in the Middle East, as part of the 50th anniversary of the Emirates and the Expo 2020 Dubai.

Dubai Police join the 1,000 mile classic car race from Brescia to Rome and back with a 571 PS Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG V8. Emirates SkyCargo shipped the supercar to race in Italy.

The participation of the Dubai police follows the invitation of the organizing committee of the “Mille Miglia” race with the aim of promoting dialogue and bringing cultures together.

Through the event, dubbed “the most beautiful race in the world” by sports fans, Dubai Police will share the social values ​​of the United Arab Emirates of bringing safety, security and happiness to its community of more than 190 nationalities with millions of spectators following the race from everywhere. the world.

The Mille Miglia is a “regularity race” where prizes are won for completing stages on time, rather than competing to be the fastest.

Signaling the UAE’s status as a preferred destination for global events that bring people together to live and practice their passion, the vintage supercar race will tour the UAE on December 5, 2021, over five days, as part of the country’s 50th anniversary celebrations.

Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jalaf, Director of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Dubai Police Force, said: “Our participation in the race symbolizes the UAE’s efforts to bring safety and security to the home and to promote mutual dialogue and respect with other cultures in the world. The UAE is founded on the values ​​of tolerance and openness evident in its rich and diverse society of over 190 nationalities who live and work together in harmony. We look forward to sharing these values ​​with millions of spectators around the world on the occasion of the UAE’s Golden Jubilee. year.”

Alia Al Hammadi, Vice President of the UAE Government Media Office, said: “The UAE’s participation in the ‘1000 Miglia’ in native Italy reflects the country’s commitment to promoting openness and dialogue, which contributes to the well-being of society. The UAE Race will bring together people from around the world to follow automotive masterpieces as they drive past the breathtaking natural landscapes of the UAE, unknown to many global audiences, during windy winter. “

Martin Halder, CEO of Octanium International, said: “The participation of the Dubai Police Force, owners of some of the world’s fastest and most expensive supercars as part of their fleet, will present a spectacular addition to racing cars. vintage in the 94th ‘1000 Miglia’. It will also bring a new experience of the United Arab Emirates to the Italian public. “

Alberto Piantoni, CEO of 1000 Miglia, said: “The ‘1000 Miglia’ vintage car race, which every year attracts immense media and spectator attention, is a celebration of healthy competition, team building and respect in sport. She reminds us of the power of sport to unite people from different parts of the world. The organization of such an exceptional event in the United Arab Emirates signals the country’s leadership status in the MENA region. “

The classic car race will arrive in the United Arab Emirates as part of a Pan-Emirate Grand Tour starting on December 5 from Yas Marina Abu Dhabi to Waldorf Astoria in Ras Al Khaimah on December 9.

The race will see 50 participants from all over the world and 50 pilots from all over the Arab world circling the UAE in 100 historic automobiles over 1,000 miles.

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