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Volkswagen Clubs from the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Oman, and Kuwait have proudly put the Middle East region on the automotive map following an impressive showcase at the 2019 edition of Wõrthersee Treffen, the world’s largest Volkswagen gathering and GTI Meet.

Once a year, the quaint town of Wörthersee Lake comes alive as tens of thousands of Volkswagen fanatics flock to the Alpine town for the legendary global automotive event, and this year was no exception, a press release said.

Exhibiting in a fully kitted container on the mainstage, 30 representatives from automotive clubs, dealers and Volkswagen Middle East teams displayed the region’s knowledge and energetic passion for the brand. The Middle East contingent also met with Jürgen Stackmann, member of the Board of Volkswagen for Sales, Marketing and After Sales, to discuss the unified club community in the GCC and plans for Dub Drive GCC 2020.

On a truly global stage and showcasing the biggest Middle Eastern presence to date, local club members had the opportunity to present their cars to international players and audiences from across Europe, Australia, China, Malaysia, Canada, South Africa and the US.

A uniquely modified GTI featuring Polynesian tattoo art with one-of-a-kind fine tuning and bodywork from Oman, was shipped into the international event. Belonging to Muntaser al Barwani from the Oman Volkswagen Club, the car was part of a 8 car line up on the main stage, offering great exposure for the Middle Eastern club scene. The team also featured a 45 minute interview on the main stage, where the renowned Dub Drive GCC 2020 dates were revealed.