Customers will now have the opportunity to repair their vehicles using Axalta’s leading waterborne refinish technology
Dubai, UAE – June 12, 2018: Axalta Middle East, part of Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has ramped up its environmentally responsible strategy for the region’s leading automotive distributors..
As part of its commitment to technology and product innovations that assist partners in fostering sustainability, Axalta is working with Mohamed Naser Al Sayer Toyota Service Body Shop Operations in Kuwait on its “go-green” initiatives. Axalta’s line of Spies Hecker Permahyd Hi-TEC water-based refinish technology will now be used across Mohamed Naser Al Sayer Toyota Service Body Shop Operations.
“We are excited to ......read more
Kuwait City, Kuwait, May 09, 2018: Cadillac Alghanim has announced a series of exclusive offers, this Ramadan, on selected 2018 models that will be available to all customers across the country throughout the holy month.
Cadillac is offering customers in Kuwait exclusive offers on luxury car models, including the CT6, ATS, CTS, XT5 and the flagship Escalade.
Mohamed Eltalkhawi, General Manager Cadillac Alghanim said, “On behalf of Cadillac Alghanim, we would like to wish all of our customers a blessed Ramadan. As we are in the month of giving, we will be providing the best deals on 2018 Cadillac models.”
“Cadillac Middle East would like to wish everyone a happy Ramadan with friends and family. We have worked closely with Cadillac Alghanim to ensure we offer our new and ......read more
Energy Conservation Center Japan recognizes innovative drive system for helping reduce CO2 emissions
Dubai, United Arab Emirates (15 March 2018) – Nissan’s e-POWER electric powertrain technology, which helped make the Nissan Note Japan’s best-selling compact car last year, has won a prestigious Japanese environmental award for its contributions to reducing CO2 emissions.
The Energy Conservation Center Japan (ECCJ), an organization backed by Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, awarded e-POWER its Chairman’s Prize as part of the Energy Conservation Grand Prize Awards for fiscal 2017.
Nissan first introduced e-POWER on the Nissan Note in Japan in November 2016. The company is working to launch more electric and e-POWER models globally as part of its Nissan Intelligent Mobility ......read more
USD2.9 million ICONA Vulcano Titanium to make regional debut; McLaren promises exciting show reveals; traditional heavyweights line-up on ‘Boulevard of Dreams’ at Middle East’s premiere automotive industry event
Kuwait, 24 October, 2017: The GCC has an enduring obsession with supercars and some of the world’s fastest and most expensive models will turn regional admirers’ heads on the Boulevard of Dreams - a dedicated supercars zone - at this year’s Dubai International Motor Show, which runs from 14-18 November at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC).
With tens of thousands of car enthusiasts set to descend on the five-day mega event, which is firmly established as the Middle East’s premiere automotive industry event, the Boulevard of Dreams – one of five specialised sectors at the ......read more
DUBAI, UAE, October 23, 2017: Home to more than 51 million people, the GCC is a rapidly developing region that faces growing demands on its infrastructure. Estimates suggest that the population could rise to 65 million by 2030, placing extra pressure not only on natural resources, but also on national infrastructure and governments to lay significant foundation plans for the future.
Along with other stakeholders, Ford recognises that massive changes are coming to the way people and goods move around cities and is working with local governments, companies and citizens on finding solutions to solve these challenges.
This week in Riyadh, The Future Investment Initiative summit will gather together the world’s most powerful investors, business leaders, thought leaders and public officials to discuss innovations that ......read more
UAE dealership unveils LaFerrari Aperta and two Special Edition Cars to mark occasion
25th September 2017 Dubai: Al Tayer Motors, the official importer-dealer for Ferrari in the UAE, announced plans to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the legendary Italian brand.
On September 29th, a number of Ferrari owners will gather at the recently opened Ferrari service centre within Al Tayer Motor’s largest multi-purpose facility, near the Dubai Police General Department of Traffic - Al Barsha branch. From the facility, they will travel in a motorcade to the high profile Jumeirah Beach Residence area and onwards to the Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi for a day of fun and leisure activities.
The next day, 70 red Prancing Horse cars will form a giant number 70, with a height of 26 metres and total width of 96 metres at ......read more
Audi Kuwait customers are invited to drive away a new Audi during the Holy Month with up to KWD6000 cash benefit
Kuwait, June 12, 2017: Audi Kuwait, represented by Fouad Alghanim & Sons Automotive Company, are geared up for Ramadan and are giving back to car buyers during the Holy Month.
Customers who purchase a new Audi throughout Ramadan from Audi Kuwait will receive up to KWD6000 in return depending on their car of choice. In line with the spirit of giving, one of the key pillars of Ramadan, Fouad Alghanim & Sons Automotive Company will offer car buyers the option of taking the reward in cash, keeping the money as credit to be used in the company’s service center, or using it as a saving on the price of their new car.
“Audi enjoys a strong following in Kuwait and we are honoured to represent a ......read more
Offer on new Octavia includes free insurance, registration and free maintenance for a year
Price for popular sedan starts from KWD5,555 from Foud Alghanim & Sons Automotive Company
Kuwait, 8 June 2017: Fouad Alghanim & Sons Automotive Company, the exclusive dealer of ŠKODA in Kuwait, has put together amazing ownership packages for ŠKODA during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
Sharing in the spirit of the holy month with the customers, buyers who purchase a ŠKODA Octavia during Ramadan, will drive away with a new car and a range of benefits, including free vehicle and license registration, free maintenance for a year or up to 15,000km. The offer also comes with 3 years’ free third party insurance and a free warranty for 3 years or up to 100,000km, whichever comes first. In ......read more
New iconic design features focused on aerodynamic performance
New four-wheel steering system
Significantly enhanced suspension and electronics and customisable driving modes
More powerful naturally aspirated V12 engine produces 740 hp
0-100km/h in 2.9 seconds, top speed of 350 km/h
VIP clients given sneak preview of new model ahead of launch
Drivers give seal of approval after comparison test with predecessor
Kuwait, May 22, 2017: Fouad Alghanim & Sons Automotive Company, the exclusive dealer of Lamborghini in Kuwait, recently gave supercar owners in the state a sneak preview of the all-new Lamborghini Aventador S.
As the demand for luxury cars continues to increase across the country, Fouad Alghanim & Sons Automotive Company hand-picked VIP Lamborghini owners for the exclusive preview event and a first ......read more
The European Car of the year 2017 launched in Dubai
Dubai, UAE, May 8, 2017: The all-new PEUGEOT 3008 CUV was unveiled last Wednesday during a regional launch event at Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai. The high-profile event was attended by Jean-Philippe Imparato, Chief Executive Officer of Peugeot brand, Jean-Christophe Quemard, Executive Vice-President Africa-Middle East of PSA Group, Cedric Zayoun, Managing Director of the GCC region at PSA Group and UAE’s celebrated rally driver Sheikh Khalid Al Qassimi, in addition to over 100 key figures from the industry and prominent media outlets from the UAE and the region.
Under the theme “Stop imagining the future; Drive it”, the event featured futuristic multi-sensorial stations, where the attendees got the chance to discover the vehicle with a unique ......read more
Whether on an off-road adventure or for everyday driving in the city – the Audi Q2 is the all-rounder. Sporting a youthful styling and packed with state-of-the-art technology, it made its public debut at the 2016 Geneva International Motor Show and is available at Audi Kuwait showroom represented by Fouad Alghanim & Sons Automotive Company ... Starting price for the Audi Q2 is KWD 11,495.
At first glance the Q2 already shows its muscles. With broad shoulders and angular styling, it is brimming with energy and confidence. The low roofline and high window line give the sporty car a coupe-like look and a crouching stance on the road. Especially striking are the wedge-shaped headlights, the high position of the Singleframe grille and the generously sized air inlets. The rear body has a taut appearance with a long roof spoiler ......read more
Special event included healthy sporting competition and stacks of giveaways
Kuwait, March 29, 2017: Fouad Alghanim & Sons Automotive Company shone the spotlight on teamwork and togetherness during an employee family fun day.
The busy fun-packed event, which was held at a private camp and brought together the employees and their families for a chance to engage and interact with colleagues and their relatives in a relaxed environment while enjoying some friendly sports and physical competitions.
Employees, alongside senior management from Fouad Alghanim & Sons Automotive Company, the exclusive representative of Audi, Lamborghini and Škoda in Kuwait, embraced the occasion and took part in a range of activities.
The day witnessed some healthy sporting competition in football, volleyball, tug of war and lots more, ......read more
New design highlight for Audi Kuwait customers
Powerful six-cylinder engine for more driving pleasure and efficiency in the S5
High tech interior with Audi virtual cockpit
Kuwait, February 21, 2017: Audi revolutionized its mid-size class in 2007 with the A5. The German carmaker created a work of art that took fans around the world by storm. Nine years later Audi has marked the launch of the second generation with a new, honed look and high tech everywhere. The new generation of the A5 Coupé is athletic, sporty and elegant. Its design goes hand in hand with sophisticated aerodynamics. Under the skin the A5 impresses with an all-new chassis, powerful engines, and innovative infotainment features and driver assistance systems. The new Audi A5 and S5 Coupé are now available at Audi Kuwait showroom represented by Fouad ......read more
Kuwait, January 8, 2017: Concept car turn series production model, the Mercedes-Benz G 500 4x4² has arrived in Kuwait and is available at A.R. Albisher and Z. Alkazemi Company, the authorised general distributor of Mercedez-Benz in Kuwait today announced.
A new highlight in the rich history of the G-Class, the G 500 4x4² is a pure new creation in the G-Class family which understands the need for extreme off-road driving with no boundaries, while preserving the legendary Mercedes-Benz comfort and style.
Inspired by the Mercedes-Benz G 63 AMG 6x6 superior all-wheel-drive powertrain, the new series is powered by an all-new Mercedes-Benz biturbo V8 engine with 422 hp and a choice of 22-inch wheels or 18-inch beadlock wheels, carbon-fibre fender flares and roof spoilers with LED lighting body parts, and seductive ......read more
The ŠKODA flagship: new claim in the automotive mid-class segment
Comfort: new Superb – first ŠKODA with adaptive suspension (DCC)
Success story: more than 700,000 ŠKODA Superbs sold since 2001
Kuwait, 20 December 2016: The name alone is a commitment: a ŠKODA Superb has to be something special. In accordance with this task, the ŠKODA designers and developers have taken the new ŠKODA Superb to a new level in terms of creativity and technology. The ŠKODA Superb is driving the brand forward with its new, modern and emotionally-rich design, its above-average spaciousness has once again been improved and it benefits technically from the Group’s innovative MQB technology. Generous dimensions, innovative assistance systems for safety, environment and comfort, engines and ......read more
Fouad Alghanim & Sons Automotive Company, the exclusive dealer of Audi in Kuwait, is offering clients of Ahli United Bank a preferred deal on their favorite Audi models, starting from KWD 11,999
Kuwait, 24 November 2016: Fouad Alghanim & Sons Automotive Company, the exclusive dealer of Audi in Kuwait, has partnered with Ahli United Bank to provide its clients with a unique offer when they purchase any Audi vehicle through the dealership.
The promotion, which is valid until the 30 November 2016, presents customers preferred service agreements and benefits upon the purchase of any Audi model. Audi Kuwait offers customers an extensive range of models available from KWD 11,999 with the addition of 1-year comprehensive insurance, a 5-year/75,000 km service package; 3-year warranty/unlimited mileage, 3-year road side ......read more
Region First Specialized Company for Motors Maintenance and Customization
Dubai, UAE, November 7, 2016: On Friday, Dr. Mahareiq Group opened the second branch of Strokerz Middle East in Dubai Investment Park, Dubai. The event was attended by VIPs, motorcycles fans, and riders from Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, and Lebanon.
Strokerz Middle East-Dubai will be the first specialized company that provides maintenance and customization services according to best international standards. It is also the biggest GCC company as per the area of the workshop and number of bikes it can accommodate.
This new branch translates the commitment of Mahariq Group to realize the vision of Dr. Mohammad Hisham, Group Founder, to promote the comprehensive motorbikes services in the UAE to the highest levels by 2020, and to produce ......read more
Dubai, UAE, October 6, 2016: Gargash Enterprises, The authorized general distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Dubai, Sharjah & Northern Emirates, reaffirms its social commitment yet again by introducing ‘Score for Charity’, a first-of-its-kind initiative in the region. In a unique collaboration with Al Ahli Football Club, Gargash Enterprises has announced a contribution of AED 1,000 for each goal scored by Al Ahli Football Club’s first team players during the Arabian Gulf League 2015-16 Season to the Rashid Centre for Disabled in Al Barsha.
The proceeds generated throughout the season will enrich the lives of the children with special needs associated with the center through education and therapy initiatives. Gargash Enterprises is overwhelmed to accelerate on the social front with its contribution for ......read more
The new Audi Complete package offered by Audi Kuwait is tailored to customer needs with an extended service period of up to 120,000 km, a maintenance package up to 120,000 km, and warranty offer for up to 5 years with unlimited mileage.
Kuwait, 22 September 2016: Audi is offering Kuwait Audi owners the opportunity to purchase new extended service and maintenance agreements for all new cars, which provide comprehensive care, peace of mind and ensures their vehicle’s best performance.
Audi Complete provides customers with service and maintenance packages which are available with optional upgrades at Fouad Alghanim and Sons Automotive Company, the exclusive dealer of Audi in Kuwait. Maintenance and service agreements can be upgraded up to 120,000 km, covering Audi vehicles for a 5-year plan, depending on the ......read more
The sales executive named ahead of his peers across Middle East Markets in the annual Audi Pole Position Program 2015
Kuwait, September 3, 2016: Audi Kuwait, represented by Fouad Alghanim & Sons Automotive, Sales Executive Ahmad Fathallah has been recognized as Audi Customer Champion of the Year during an award ceremony for Audi dealerships across the region.
The highly respected Audi Pole Position Program, an internal award, honors Audi sales teams and individuals working across the GCC, Lebanon and Jordan. This year the prestigious title of Customer Champion of the Year the title is earned by an employee of Fouad Alghanim & Sons Automotive Company, the exclusive dealer of Audi in Kuwait, has won.
Tarek Al Shafie, General Manager & Dealer Principal - Audi Kuwait congratulated Fathallah, ......read more
The season kicks off with The Guide Oman’s off-roading adventure followed by monthly trips to the Dubai desert and once in a lifetime trip to the snow terrains of Iceland in 2017
Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2016: Arctic Trucks, the region’s specialist in 4WD vehicles modification has a brand new season planned for off- roading enthusiasts, a schedule which gets into gear this October and includes two trips to neighbouring Oman and also tackling snowy heights in Iceland.
After the tremendous success of their first expedition to Iceland earlier this year and previous collaborations with off-roading clubs in the UAE, Arctic Trucks has a new adventure calendar lined up for all those who seek to take on the terrains, whether it be sand or snow!
Hjalti Hjaltason, Arctic Trucks General Manager, highlights, “We ......read more
Existing and prospective customers were invited to an exclusive gathering and test drive event at Lamborghini Kuwait showroom in Shuwaikh
Kuwait, July 19, 2016: Lamborghini Kuwait hosted an exclusive event on Wednesday, June 22 at Shuwaikh showroom for Lamborghini owners and prospective customers during a ‘Bulls & Coffee’ evening.
The gathering, hosted by Fouad Alghanim & Sons Automotive Company, the exclusive dealer for Lamborghini in Kuwait, provided existing and prospective customers an opportunity to network over coffee while having their cars checked.
“It was an amazing sight to see different iconic Lamborghinis from different eras gather together,” said Ihab A. Bou Hassan Marketing Manager at Fouad Alghanim and Sons Automotive Company. “From the iconic LM 002 to the ......read more
Kuwait, June 7, 2016:
Ali Alghanim and Sons announced last week the winners of the final three 2016 BMW vehicles at its weekly May raffle that celebrated the Company’s 30th anniversary as the exclusive importer of BMW cars in Kuwait.
The exclusive promotion, which ran for a full month, ended with a surprise where lucky , Intsaar Jadaan Al Anzi won two cars – a BMW 4 Series Coupe and a BMW X3 in the same draw under the supervision of Kuwait’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Sulafa Muhammad Ali also drove away in a BMW 5 Series.
Ali Alghanim & Sons Automotive Company, the exclusive importer for BMW, MINI, Rolls-Royce, Land Rover & McLaren vehicles in Kuwait, gave away 12 BMWs in four draws between 11th May and 1st June 2016. “At Ali Alghanim, we like to celebrate our ......read more
Kuwait, 23 May 2016: From 0 to 100 km/h in 3.2 seconds, from 0 to 200 km/h, 9.9 seconds and a top speed of 330 km/h. The Audi R8 naturally-aspirated V10 mid-engine thrills with up to 610 hp of power and responds instantly to throttle inputs. The new Audi R8 is the aerodynamic concept of a race car: it is the dynamic vanguard of Audi – no other car with the four rings is so close to car racing. The all-new Audi R8 V10 engine and V10 plus model are now available at Fouad Alghanim & Sons Automotive Company Audi Kuwait showroom.
“The Audi R8 was and will always be the sports car icon of the four rings,” says Mr. Tarek AlShafie General Manager & Dealer Principal - Audi Kuwait “from the stability and the dynamics of the quattro drive to the engine and the dual-clutch S-tronic transmission without ......read more
Kuwait, May 10, 2016: Hosted by Audi Kuwait represented by Fouad Alghanim and Sons Automotive Company, the 8th Audi quattro Cup golf tournament recently concluded attracting Audi and Golf enthusiasts from Kuwait and across the world. The Audi quattro Cup, amateur golf calendar’s most celebrated tournament was held at Sahara Kuwait Golf Resort.
The tournament finished on an exciting note with Deepak Malhotra and Manoj Jolly finishing in first place, who now qualify for the world final to be held in Barcelona, Spain on October 6th. In second place were Cesar Gonzalez-Bueno and Vikram Issar while third spot went to Simon Davidson and Dave Ludkin. The ‘Longest Drive’ prize of the tournament went to Ahmed Deghedi for a splendid effort. In the ‘Closest to the Pin’ category Kim Young ......read more
Doha: 27 February, 2018 - As part of the company’s ongoing expansion plans to be able to serve every area in Qatar, and in line with its commitment to meet the needs of the country, Qatar Fuel (WOQOD) is happy to announce the opening of FAHES Al Shahaniya.
The 4 lane station has a capacity to inspect all Light vehicles, Light commercial vehicles and Buses up to ......read more
DUBAI- March 16, 2017: L&T Electrical & Automation FZE (LTEAFZE) in Jabel Ali, the Competency Centre for L&T Electrical & Automation (E&A)’s automation business in the United Arab Emirates, won a major order worth ₹ 500 crore (QR 278 million) from Qatar Rail Company (QRAIL) for Phase 1 of Doha Metro. The scope of the order encompasses supply, installation, ......read more
New striking design and technologically-innovative features make the second generation Tiguan one of the world’s most advanced Compact SUV
The latest model is available in three new powertrains
Doha, Qatar, 27 January 2016 – Volkswagen Middle East presents the new generation of the best-selling Tiguan – the ultimate SUV for the urban jungle - at this year’s ......read more
The Oshkosh L-ATV Increases Strategic and Tactical Mobility for Future Missions
Dubai UAE, November 11, 2015 — For the first time in company history, Oshkosh Defense, LLC, an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) company, will be exhibiting at the Dubai Airshow, November 8 – 12, 2015, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Oshkosh offers a full range of leading-edge military, security and ......read more
November 07, 2015: Alfardan Group has recently concluded its successful participation at this year’s Civil Defence Exhibition and Conference held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center. The Group’s major subsidiaries, Alfardan Properties and Alfardan Automobiles, demonstrated the Group’s long-standing support and commitment to Qatar’s civil defence and national ......read more
Doha, Qatar, October 22, 2015: McLaren Doha unveiled yesterday evening the latest in the range of high performance sports cars from McLaren Automotive, the McLaren 570S, at an exclusive invite-only event held at its showroom in Al Muftah Building.
A select group of owners, business leaders and media were treated to the first look of McLaren’s newest addition to its stable ......read more
BMW is a byword for authentic, forward-looking automotive design. Authentic in that the design points to the experience that awaits you. It holds out a promise that is fulfilled the moment you set eyes on the car. Every BMW is instantly recognisable as such and conveys what the brand stands for: Sheer Driving Pleasure. BMW design is forward-looking in that it displays pioneering innovations which ......read more
• Limited series of seven cars created for the USA
• Exclusively designed by Bentley Mulliner division
• Limited to just seven cars, each inspired by one of the seven Breitling Jets
(Middle East, 22 July 2015) Mulliner, Bentley’s specialist bespoke department is taking luxury and performance to new extremes with the launch of the Continental GT Speed ......read more
Hyundai Tucson and Accent Receive J.D. Power Initial Quality Awards
Elantra and Santa Fe finish in second place in their segments
Hyundai achieves fourth-place industry ranking for the second year in a row
July 5, 2015 – Hyundai has reaffirmed its position as one of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers thanks to prestigious awards from international awards body ......read more
McLaren Automotive records second consecutive year of profitability just four years after opening its first retailer
2014 sales increased 18 percent over 2013, another year of growth
Already a sustainable business investing in its future and people
An expanding range of luxury sports cars designed, engineered and made in the UK...and intending to stay that way
More than 1,200 people ......read more
Land Rover announces build of 2,000,000th Series Land Rover and Defender at Solihull manufacturing facility, UK
Adventurer and Land Rover Ambassador Bear Grylls joins special team to assemble Defender 2,000,000
The bespoke vehicle will be sold at an exclusive charity auction at Bonhams auction house on 16 December 2015 as production of current Defender enters its ......read more
Al-Futtaim Motors raises the bar of the mid-size sedan segment with the launch of 2016 Camry
Bolder exterior styling with luxurious and spacious interior appealing to younger sophisticated drivers
Quieter ride, dynamic responsiveness and heightened comfort levels
Class-top safety features providing ample protection
Excellent pricing and wider choice with four distinctive grade ......read more
• Premier Motors Abu Dhabi is the second largest dealer globally by volume
• Sheikh Zayed Road showroom is the world’s top-selling showroom for both brands
• Land Rover Sales up 29 per cent and Jaguar Sales up two per cent over 2013-14
• UAE dealership wins Fourth Straight ‘MENAP Importer of ......read more
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 24 February, 2015: Al-Futtaim Motors, exclusive distributor of Toyota, Lexus, Hino and Toyota Material Handling in the UAE, was presented with the Automobile Customer Care Excellence Award by the Middle East Excellence Awards Institute, for the company’s contribution towards the development of smart customer services in the UAE.
The ‘Automobile ......read more
February 20, 2015 – Vancouver, Canada –ECOBREX Parts Canada, a subsidiary of Hardex Brakes Corp., the world leader in automotive brakes manufacturing and supply with a distribution network in over 50 countries worldwide, announced today the opening of a new warehouse distribution facility in Dubai, UAE. The new facility is expected to gain full functionality in April 2015. With two ......read more
Future plans include 180 new branches across GCC by 2018
Fujairah, UAE (January 20, 2015): In a bid to further strengthen its presence in the region, MICHELIN, a global leader and manufacturer of tyres and travel related services, opened its 100th TYREPLUS branch in the GCC today. The new branch, which is the 20th outlet in the UAE, is located in the Madhab area in Fujairah, and was ......read more
Final Deadline to submit applications is on 14 September, 2014
Accepting applications from Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait, Oman, Bahrain, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Yemen for the first time
USD100,000 available to deserving projects
DUBAI, UAE, September 9, 2014 –Individuals, community groups and NGO's with on-going environmental projects who need extra funding to expand ......read more
Doha, 22 April 2012: Harley-Davidson Doha launched recently its latest motorcycles for the year 2013 with the urban prowler, Harley-Davidson® Breakout®, and the special edition of the Harley-Davidson® Dyna®-based, Street Bob. The event took place at the company's showroom located on Salwa Road with the presence of the Harley-Davidson Owners Group (H.O.G. ®) Qatar Chapter ......read more
The countdown for the start of the new season of the 2013 FIM MX1 / MX2 World Championship is coming to an end with the opening round at Losail Motocross Track.
For first time ever a Motocross Championship will be organized in the Middle East, and Qatar will be the place.This venue is not only special because it will be the first time it happens in the region , but also because it will ......read more