Gumball 3000 takes off - with cars shipped by Emirates
Starting in Mykonos (Greece) today, 7 June 2019, and finishing on Ibiza (Spain) on 15 June, this year’s Gumball 3000 sees the participation of a team from Dubai (UAE).
For the second year in a row, Emirates Skycargo, the freight division of Emirates, is partnering with Gargash, a distributor of premium and luxury automobiles in the UAE, to transport cars for this rally, which is also a celebrity event that raises money for charity.
The four Mercedes AMG GT63 4 Door cars travelled on a Boeing 777 freighter aircraft from Dubai World Central. Emirates Skycargo’s B777F can carry up to 100 t of cargo and accommodate wide or oversized goods thanks to wide main deck doors.
Nabil Sultan, divisional SVP, Emirates Skycargo: “We had a successful collaboration last year, which helped us showcase 'Emirates Wheels', our specialised product for transporting automobiles, to a large audience in the UAE as well as the rest of the world.” (ah)