Launch of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

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Festival to promote the launch of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix F1 race in the United Arab Emirates. © Ryan Rowe / ryanrowe.com

Traditional Arabian dhows carry the banner of a new F1 race to be held annually in Abu Dhabi starting in 2009. The promotional festival brought together F1 teams and their drivers for a mock race on the city’s streets and was open and free to the public. Fast cars are a common sight in the UAE’s capital city which is also home to a Ferrari themed amusement park.

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