Auto Trader News - The Number One place for the Ultimate Petrolhead Fix


The UAE - particularly Dubai and Sharjah - is well known for its traffic, amongst other things. Just when you think it can't get any worse, Dubai presents you with what I'm sure was the worse traffic jam in the history of the UAE. On the day US President George Bush was here, I had the misfortune to be stuck, alongside hundreds of other cars in the few roads that were opened to traffic.

The several road closures caused mayhem like you wouldn't believe. Even though it was declared a holiday, you'd still find loads of cars sprawling the streets and if it wasn't for a medical emergency, I'd have been happy to stay home on a cool, wet day. Instead I had to endure four hours on the road doing 100 metres in 40 minutes. Whatever you think of George Bush he certainly made his presence felt that day.

In situations like these, what's most important in a car is not horsepower but comfort. Specifically, comfortable seating, good air-conditioning and top notch entertainment system. In addition, close proximity sensors would be very helpful, too, since I found myself closely sandwiched in between cars trying to inch their way forward at every chance (or space) they got.

So just a gentle reminder: if you're looking to buy your next car, find out what sort of interior car manufacturers offer; not just how fast it can run!


Like this? Check these out...

Range Rover Evoque convertible

  World’s first luxury compact SUV convertible Highly-desirable design ensures distinctive profi...

Is it a car? Is it a boat? - V

  First ever Amphibious Car performance revs up the action at Dubai Motor Festival Unique supercars ba...

Mercedes AMG GT and GT S

A little bespoke touch can add massive amounts of personality to your car. There are plenty of options from th...

The new Bugatti Chiron...

The latest Bugatti supercar has been spotted on public roads long before it was intended to be seen by the ge...


In the first few days of the Dubai International Motor Show 2015 the Chevrolet display is attracting visitor w...

Recommended cars for you

Toyota Tundra

  • 210,000 AED
  • 2016

Toyota Hilux

  • 130,000 AED
  • 2016

Toyota Hilux

  • 104,000 AED
  • 2016

Toyota Hilux

  • 125,000 AED
  • 2016

Toyota Land Cruiser

  • 200,000 AED
  • 2016
View all