Children's Driving Weekend
Event Info

Children's Driving Weekend 16 Nov - 18 Nov, 2017


This November we will be gearing up to welcome friends and family ahead of the 2017 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with a different kind of track. Children are invited to come and meet the young Emirati professional race car drivers Amna and Hamda Al Qubaisi for some inspiring tips and to test their driving skills at the specially formulated children’s driving track at The Galleria. 

From Thursday 16th until Saturday 18th of November, children aged 4 to 11 will be offered complimentary driving classes before suiting up for a “driving test” on the children’s pedal car driving track.  A dedicated children’s arts & crafts area will also be set up where kids can test their creative skills with clay car moulding, mug drawing & painting and car themed colouring. 

On Thursday 16th of November, from 5:00pm to 8:00pm, Amna and Hamda will start their engines with the little ones, giving them a jump start on mastering their racing skills.

Amna and Hamda Al Qubaisi commented: "We are honored to be part of The Galleria's Children's Driving School. Such initiatives help young and aspiring drivers understand the importance of following traffic rules in a fun way. Giving children driving tips is a big reward for us; it makes us feel extremely happy when we see the smiles on their faces. We encourage drivers to follow traffic rules for both their own and public safety. Thus, this initiative is aimed at engaging the Abu Dhabi community and the UAE as a whole in a fun and engaging way. With this initiative, we hope to act as role models for the younger generation of drivers, both current and those aspiring to take up driving in the future.”

Children will be briefed on road safety and given a lesson on road signals and signs before putting their four-wheel theory to practice on the dedicated paddle car driving test outside on the stunning Waterfront Promenade at The Galleria.  With driving times up to twenty minutes, children are able to get to grips with putting their wheels in motion. All participants will take home their very own driving certificate from The Galleria after completing the circuit.

Thursday 16th November:

Amna and Hamda Al Qubaisi will be available to meet & greet from 5pm until 8pm (in the classroom area)

Thursday 16th until Saturday 18th November, all activities will commence at 3pm and finish at 9pm.

Location details:

  • Classroom will be located on Level-1, North Pavilion, (in front of Almaz by Momo)
  • Driving Track will be located on the North Promenade (outside Almaz by Momo)
  • Arts & crafts area will be located outside Magnolia Bakery

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