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Hi All

Just arrived today (saturday) even after BA tried to bump us off the flight.

Here fora couple of weeks and wondered if anyone knows any slotcar shops or racing clubs in Dubai.

I seem to remember that Xlot lives here.

Reply via the forum and we can meet up for a race?

All the best

Gareth Jex
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Hi Gareth

Welcome to Dubai!

Just arrived today (saturday) even after BA tried to bump us off the flight.

Serves you right! You should have flown with Emirates Airlines!


I'm based in Dubai. Please call me when you can drag yourself away from the beach
My mobile number is 050-6561645.

Xlot is on a temporary secondment to Abu Dhabi. We spent a wonderful day together yesterday, talking about digital slot racing and the system that he is developing. Wonderful stuff!

Kind regards

Russell
 

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Oh dear, I can just see Mrs. Jexy's face now




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QUOTE Oh dear, I can just see Mrs. Jexy's face now

Oops, Mr Mat, perhaps should not have admitted that in public!


I hope we are going to get a LOT of feedback from these clandestine meetings in Dubai, chaps!
 

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Well I guess it depends on how much detail you want, Tropi...


Beppe (Xlot) and myself had a very nice lunch yesterday at the magnificent Jumeirah Beach Hotel, overlooking the swimming pool and the spectacular Arabian Gulf....



I'll leave Beppe to fill in the details. He has been banished to Saudi for a few days but I'm sure that he will fill be in touch when he gets back.

Of course, we discussed his digital system but quite frankly, there was so much silicone around that both our minds went way beyond micro-chips.... Just as well that Mr and Mrs Jexy only arrived today


Beppe has a great concept... that I'm sure Jexy will agree takes digital slot racing way beyond what SCX has just produced....





I'm looking forward to meeting with Beppe again, along with Jexy... at the Jumeirah Beach poolside, of course....
 

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Aaaaah!

I am really pleased to see those pics on our site at last, as I think quite a number of our guys won't have seen them before. This will fill in some of the 'missing links' for them and I needed reminding of the almost slotless look of it.
One wonders what is the context of all this silicone that is attracting your attention . . .

Really looking forward to the 'Gossip from the Gulf ' in a couple of weeks time!
 

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Russell,

so THAT's why you were squinting so much over lunch - I thought it was the sun !

Before this falls into what would be VERY enemy hands in Italy, I wish to point out that MY mind did NOT wander off microchips !

Regardless, it was an excellent day and I hope for an encore - would also like to meet Gareth and get the latest news from Barcelona

Beppe
 

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Gareth,

I hope you see this! Please contact me, so that we can set-up a convenient date for yourself, Beppe and myself to meet. I'm unable to get through to your mobile number....!

Thanks

Russell
 

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Hi Russell

Just left amessage for you on the answer phone.

Off to Oman for a couple of days then Christmas

OK for Saturday (might have hangover?)

See you soon

Gareth
 

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Although this topic is 10 years old, I would like to revive to ask the same question.

Are there any active slot racing clubs in Dubai?
Does anyone know anyone who might know someone who has a clue about slot racing in Dubai?


I found a huge Carrera track in Dubai Mall, toy store, but apart from that nothing.
 

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I spoke to Russell about this in September this year and he told me they are into RC cars not slot racing in Dubai.
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The sister in law has a holiday home on the Palm Jumeirah , been over there loads & have never seen a slot club, although there used to be a shop in one of the malls that sold Scaley.
Seen plenty of abandoned posh cars over there recently though!

Cheers
Kev
 

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Disappointing news....

Regardless, thank you very much for the info!
 

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Hello all,

Just reviving this subject. Anyone knows if there is any slot car track/store in Dubai now? I will be in Dubai today and tomorrow and would like to buy Carrera and BRM 1:24 cars here
 

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When I was there 4 years ago the Dubai Mall had a couple of toy shops selling slot cars. I think one was a Hamleys franchise and this sold Scalextric whilst there was another toy shop I think called the Toy Shop (or something similar) that sold Carrera.

It being Dubai both shops were fairly large with very good ranges of each, although prices were normal retail.

I bought a Carrera model and then had to spend the next two weeks of our holiday taking it to Thailand and then all the way back to the UK.
 

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Hello all,

Just reviving this subject. Anyone knows if there is any slot car track/store in Dubai now? I will be in Dubai today and tomorrow and would like to buy Carrera and BRM 1:24 cars here
Hi JVitor,

I live in Dubai for the last 3 years and the only slot cars I have found are some Carrera cars and sets in Hamleys and Toy Shop, both in Dubai Mall only. Very limited rabge of course, but you can find all three scales.

Nothing else exists here. Even me, a few weeks back, I gave up and decided to dismantle my track in order to save up space at home, as I couldn't find anyone interested in the hobby. Sadly, slot cars don't exist in UAE. Only some Carrera sets that some fathers are buying for their kids.

Regards,

Petros
 
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