We always seek game changers especially in the “She Challenges” section. For this we have chosen a one of kind concept, a true game changer in the world of Automotive clubs “Arabian Gazelles”.
Just like the title implies, Arabian Gazelles is a women only Super Car Club with members from all over the world and activities focused on UAE.
To take you behind the wheels of the ladies driven Super Cars Club, we sat down with Hanan Mazouzi, founder of Arabian Gazelles, for a better understanding of what they do and a deeper look into their objectives and the big WHY, HOW, WHERE and WHEN.
How can you define the Arabian Gazelles Club and what are your Objectives?
It’s the first & only female Supercar owner’s club in the region, our primary objective was to create a platform for likeminded women to exert & enjoy their passion for driving supercars.
We want to inspire and empower women through Arabian Gazelles platform to find their passion whatever it might be… and not let gender stereotypes stop them from living it.
Who and why did you came up with the idea?
I always had a passion for driving high performance cars, I wanted to share this freedom and thrill with other like minded women.. we have been overlooked by this male dominated industry.. and I felt it was time to do something about it, to change this landscape by encouraging more women to join in to exert, enjoy and live their passion of driving these metal marvels.
How and Who can join the club?
To join the club, one has to obviously be a woman, who loves being behind the wheel, owns or drives any of the top luxury/Supercar brands like: Porsche, lamborghini, Ferrari, rolls Royce, Bentley, SLC. SL. Mercedes-AMG GT Coupé, mclaren, Aston Martin, Maserati, Bugatti, bentayga and the G wagon..
Is the club available only in UAE or has ties or members from abroad?
We do have members/enthousiastes from all over the world, but for now we concentrating our activities in the UAE.
What kind of activities do you perform as a club?
We try to meet up twice a month, we do drives experiences, track days, exclusive drive & stay weekends & high octane luxury events.
When you go to your meetings, or park in a location and people see those beautiful super cars and all of the sudden women are coming out of the cars what is their reaction, and how to they interact with you?
It is always an incredible sight seeing these supercars driven by confident elegant women driving in a convoy of luxury cars… we receive a lot of positive signs and thumbs up, support and encouragements, some astonished onlookers too… specially when they see women stepping out !:)
Can you share with our readers a funny story that happened during your activity as Women Only Super Cars Club?
We share a lot of fun filled experiences, last one was with Italian instructors flown into Dubai for a weekend to assist us in a driving experience in the mountains. They came in, expecting fearsome, unskilled ladies that require a lot of work to handle these super cars; they ended up enjoying being driven around in style, they were stunned that not much efforts was needed for a safe beautiful driving experience alongside the Arabian Gazelles. According to the car dealer, this event had the quickest return on investment directly following the end of the activity. Members of the club booked and bought the same car models that they were driving during the event.
A car Club yet a Super Car Club for Women, that’s genuine, what message are you trying to send to our community?
with the launch of Arabian Gazelles we are crashing all the gender stereotypes in this male dominated industry. We are proving to everyone that we both can play this field. It’s no longer a male privilege to live his passion for driving supercars! We are all enthousiastes and bonafide drivers, we share the same passion and feel the same rush behind the wheel as they do, so there is no reason why we should shy away from enjoying the thrill of supercars specially that we live in a country whose leaders empower women to pursue their passion and live their dreams.
Anything you would like to add?
We like to invite all female Supercar enthousiastes and petrolheads to join us, with special emphasis on Saudi women, we want to connect with likeminded women around the world.