Emirates SkyCargo, the freight division of Emirates, and Gargash, one of the largest distributors of premium and luxury cars in the UAE, have partnered to transport two Alfa Romeos from Dubai to London for the Gumball 3000 motor rally.
The two cars, an Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio and an Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, were transported onboard an Emirates SkyCargo Boeing 777 freighter from Dubai to London.
Both cars will compete as Team Alfa in Gumball 3000, an annual celebrity motor rally, which takes place on public roads around the world.
During the first leg of the rally in the first week of August, Team Alfa will travel from London to Bologna. The second leg of the rally will see the cars driving around iconic sites in Japan including the historic cities of Osaka, Kyoto and Mt Fuji. The rally will end in Tokyo on August 12 and Emirates SkyCargo will fly both cars back home to Dubai from Japan.
Team Alfa’s participation in the Gumball 3000 rally will mark the 100th year of operations for Gargash, an established name for premium and luxury cars in the UAE.
“The Alfa Romeos, which will be sporting the Emirates logo throughout the rally, are getting first class treatment under Emirates Wheels and will be handled by our trained and experienced staff at Dubai, London and Tokyo,” said Moaza Al Falahi, Emirates vice president, Cargo Product Development and UAE National Affairs.
“Emirates SkyCargo has proven to be an indispensable partner as we begin our epic journey from London to Tokyo,” added Shehab Gargash, Managing Director and Group CEO, Gargash Group.