The Dubai Motor Show, which ends today, has proved a success all round, with impulsive motor heads buying with the heart (as well as with huge wedges of cash, obviously) and a promising turnout of visitors and trade representatives every day.
Attracting the biggest crowds were the numerous ostentatious offerings, namely muscle cars, concept designs and custom-made dream machines, which appeared more at home on a mantelpiece than Sheikh Zayed Road.
Most people flock to the Dubai Motor Show for that wow factor, and to take a first-hand look at cars they have little chance of ever being able to afford. There seemed little point, then, of the mid-range models, such as people carriers and about-town runabouts, bothering to turn up. After all, why would you want to go and gawk at a Peugeot 308, when you could sit in traffic and watch hundreds of similar vehicles for free?
It was a week for the high rollers of the motor world, including Aston Martin, BMW, Bentley, Ferrari and Lamborghini, as well as some new unveilings for the region.
Luxury living is the theme here in Dubai and the Dubai Motor Show reflected this and more and in all ways. Here is a pictorial of some of the sights, sounds and highlights, a virtual eye candy feast for the eyes of this American Car Girl.