Only 29 new Ferrari cars sold in UAE in 2012 ? can't believe it

Discussion in 'Middle East' started by dcmetro, Jun 6, 2016.

  1. dcmetro

    dcmetro F1 Veteran

    Nov 27, 2007
    Paris , France
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    Hi people from the middle east

    I was interested in Ferrari sales figures by countries. Wich countries buy the most ferraris

    I found this official document.

    I can't believe that in the Whole UAE, abu Dhabi, Dubai and the others emirates, only 29 new ferraris have been sold in one year.

    More ferrari sold in Netherland than in UAE ? really curious.

    What do you think ?

    And in the list there are no other Gulf countries... there are a lot of customers there isn't it ?
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  3. Monsieur Yoge

    Monsieur Yoge Karting

    May 20, 2016
    As a resident of Abu Dhabi who came to this beautiful country in 2009, I don't think that the document you posted might be as accurate as you think it is.

    Only 29 Ferrari's being sold across the 7 emirates in the UAE within a year is almost impossible...

    The dealership's (Al Tayer Motors, UAE) in Dubai and Abu Dhabi alone would have sold at least twice of that number in 2012... when the 458 Italia launched in Dubai in 2010, it was in such high demand that the waiting list stretched to around 2-3 years. So that would mean a fair bit of 458's being sold in 2012 and 2013, and that was only in Dubai...

    This is not counting the other models as well. The California was received rather well in the UAE. There must be a handful of 599's sold as well. It was then Ferrari's flagship so....

    The F12 however was launched in November, 2012 in Dubai so I highly doubt any examples were sold within the same year.

    Also, I noticed that Malaysia isn't even on this list which is weird as there are quite a bit of Ferrari's in Malaysia, not even a single Ferrari sold in 2012 in Malaysia? Yeah I don't think so.... a good guestimation would be around 15-20 Fezza's sold in 2012

    I'd appreciate if OP would cite the source as to where he got this document

    Also, a few fun facts as to why supercars and luxury cars are so common in the UAE.

    1. There are no sort of taxes on any cars over here. Also no luxury tax/supercar taxes and gas guzzler tax etc.

    2. The earning capacity is higher, hence it being easier for you buy luxury cars/supercars

    3. The 2nd hand market is absolutely bonkers, especially for continental cars (Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, Mercedes and BMW in particular) as they depreciate extremely badly and in a rather rapid fashion. It is understood that European cars depreciate badly globally but it find it even more so in the UAE as there are too many of them on the market (again, it goes back to both my points mentioned earlier, much easier to buy as opposed to other countries)

    Hope I was of some help here.
  4. saadxj220

    saadxj220 Rookie

    Oct 13, 2008
    Dubai, U.A.E
    Can't be true... considering there are more than 15 laferrari's alone.

    458's and 488's everywhere.
  5. DXB599

    DXB599 Formula Junior
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    #4 DXB599, Jun 8, 2016
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    Total BS. I just checked an online site for used cars in the UAE and there are presently 25 2012 Ferraris for sale on this site alone, so there are very likely a couple hundred 2012 Ferraris in the UAE.

    Same site has 15 488's for sale now including 3 spiders.
  6. dcmetro

    dcmetro F1 Veteran

    Nov 27, 2007
    Paris , France
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    Thanks people. I was also convinced those informations were false.
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  8. energy88

    energy88 F1 World Champ
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  9. JohnMH

    JohnMH Formula 3

    Jan 28, 2004
    Dubai, UAE
    If that figure is accurate it means one third of the new ferraris sold in the UAE each year park in my office parking in Abu Dhabi each morning. That would be statistically unusual.
  10. saadxj220

    saadxj220 Rookie

    Oct 13, 2008
    Dubai, U.A.E
    ahem ahem. pics???please?
  11. JohnMH

    JohnMH Formula 3

    Jan 28, 2004
    Dubai, UAE
    I suspect the owners would be nonplussed to see photos of their cars on the web (and the security staff may become curious).

    Besides, nothing too exciting (or attractive enough to be worthy of a picture in my opinion) about any of the current models. Go to VIP parking at one of the malls and you will see more interesting stuff.
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  13. NEP

    NEP F1 Rookie

    Jul 19, 2010
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    UAE and Saudi Arabia Registrations 2010 - 2015 / January - April 2016

    2010 - 143
    2011 - 137
    2012 - 515
    2013 - 805
    2014 - 898
    2015 - 1360
    Jan-Apr 2016 - 423

    Saudi Arabia
    2010 - 49
    2011 - 140
    2012 - 428
    2013 - 727
    2014 - 827
    2015 - 812
    Jan-Apr 2016 - 206
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  14. 3POINT8

    3POINT8 Formula 3

    Jan 23, 2014
    wow serious numbers
  15. Lodewijk

    Lodewijk Rookie

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    It looks like many cars find their way to UAE and Saudi Arabia via parallel export.

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