Female motorists who revolutionised the UAE Motorsport
Driving used cars or performing in international motoring events was a male-dominated field previously. That isn’t the case anymore! Women have proved that they can do anything and everything. CarSwitch.com honors these women who have taken over the automotive game by storm!
Alix Capper Murdoch Atkinson
This influential woman is living proof of awesomeness! She is not only a car fanatic but is a Formula 1 commentator, stunt driver, and a motor racing instructor. Her admirable hard-work on automotives can be seen on her website www.missautoknow.com.
Her journey from Military to conquering the motorsports is extremely impressive. Even more, she aims to inspire women in the UAE by providing them with car reviews and an online platform for women to ask questions related to cars. A big round of applause for this multi-talented and inspiring champion!
Rabab Al Tajir
Being the first Emirati woman navigator in International car rallies, she has been defying stereotypes with her dynamic personality and her passion for cars. She left her career in Human resources and started participating in rallies from 2004.
Her debut race performance in the Ras Al Khaimah national rally is certainly admirable. She managed to land the eighth spot out of thirty only after three hours of training. After that, she participated in numerous car rallies in the UAE. Even more, she represented UAE in many International car rallies and brought home several medals. Not only that, she paved the way for other females who shared the same passion as hers.
Amna Al Qubaisi
Amna is the daughter of Khaled Al Qubaisi who was the first Emirati race car driver to take part in the 24 Hours Le mof Le Mans Race in France. Safe to say, racing cars run in the blood of this family as Amna made her place in the world of motorsport starting at the age of 14. At this young age, she began karting.
She left her mark on the motor world in UAE by being the first Emirati woman to participate in motorsports. Moreover, she is the first Arab female to take part in the RMC World Rallies. Not only did she win the UAE’s senior Rolax Max Challenge Karting series in 2017, but she was also a part of Formula 4 where she landed the 12th position against some of the World’s best racing professionals. This young teen certainly deserves a standing ovation.
Hanan Mazouzi Sobati and Lauren Santo Domingo
These two sensational females are the founders of the all-female supercar club, Arabian Gazelles Dubai. Their motto for the club is ‘Life is too short to drive boring cars’. Once the driving ban on Saudi women was lifted, these women made it their goal to inspire other women who shared a similar interest to join the club of driving exotic cars.
Arabian Gazelles is a female only club for female car fanatics. Even more, their Instagram is filled with gorgeous women driving exotic cars. In the form of pictures and videos, they’ve shown that there is nothing that women can’t do. We recommend all car buffs to follow the Instagram of Arabian Gazelles and check out their amazing work.
This young female deserves a standing ovation! Recognized by the name, supercarblondie on Instagram. She is a major social media influencer for car lovers on Instagram. Needless to say, this Instagram blogger has been in the limelight and is known for her love for supercars and hypercars.
From doing laps with Stig from Top Gear on a UAE track to driving the batmobile, her life is full of adventures. Her enticing drives show her true passion for cars. Certainly, she is a celebrity for car enthusiasts in Dubai, UAE. Similarly, her amazing Instagram posts have attracted the attention of many car lovers. Along with that, she is listed in the top 50 most inspirational women in the Arab World. And of course, she is on top of our list of favorites as well.
More power to these amazing car loving girls! All of these females are a great influence for all women in the UAE. For sure, we at CarSwitch.com tremendously respect the work that they are doing and admire them for following their dream.