His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani, Qatar’s Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, inaugurated the first edition of the Geneva International Motor Show Qatar (GIMS Qatar) in an official opening ceremony at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC) on October 5, 2023.
Esteemed attendees included His Excellency Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, Minister of Interior, His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Chairman of Qatar Tourism and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, and His Excellency Mr. Saad Bin Ali Al Kharji, Deputy Chairman of Qatar Tourism. The event also saw the presence of various ministers, ambassadors, and senior delegates.
The opening ceremony was followed by a Gala Dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel Doha which featured remarks by His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Chairman of Qatar Tourism and Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive and Mr. Sandro Mesquita, CEO of the Geneva International Motor Show.
Covering more than 10,000 m2 at DECC, GIMS Qatar 2023 is set to be the region’s most prestigious and influential automotive show featuring 30 renowned automotive brands, 10+ world premieres and 20+ regional premieres. Hosting large-scale, global events such as GIMS Qatar is part of Qatar Tourism’s strategy to become the fastest growing destination in the Middle East by 2030.
GIMS Qatar will be open to the public from October 7 to 14, daily at the DECC from 14:00 – 22:00, and 10:00 – 22:00 on Saturdays. The event offers free entrance during weekdays and ticketed entrance, QAR 50, during weekends. Tickets, including those for free entry, are available on the Virgin Megastore website.