Proving that women too can dominate the realm of fast cars, is Dubai supercar club, Arabian Gazalles. Founded in 2016 by Algerian-born, luxury car enthusiast Hanan Mazouzi Sobati, the club prides itself shattering stereotypes, raising eyebrows and inspiring women.
“You don’t have to be the hot chick in the front right seat. You can be the hot chick in the driver’s seat.” – Jalyn Jarvi, member of the Arabian Gazalles
Comprising of all women, the Arabian Gazalles strives to offer women from all walks of life a platform to race and venture beyond their comfort zone. Tired of the existing motoring landscape, and the male-dominated community’s preconceived notion that women are “zero and inefficient”, the club aims to bring equal women equal representation and opportunity both on the road and when dealing with manufacturers and distributors in the workshop.
Embodying the grace and speed of the gazelle, Hanan Mazouzi Sobati believes in the capacity of every woman’s boldness, passion and strength. With a total of 120 members of 18 nationalities, the Arabian Gazalles’ only requirement is the ownership of any luxury sports car, such as a Ferrari, Lamborghini, McLaren, Aston Martin, Rolls-Royce, Bentley or Bugatti – which are priced 50% cheaper than in other major cities and parts of the world.
“Most members are business owners while others are high-profile executives and housewives with enormous wealth. Their husbands were all scared of me, because I was the one about to corrupt their women.” – Hanan Mazouzi Sobati
Thanks to their strong online media presence and collaborations, the Arabian Gazalles are no longer merely an intimate group of close friends, but a growing global community of empowered women, striving to make a difference, one race at a time.
From collaborating with New York-based fashion discovery platform, Moda Operandi for a driving event in 2018 to a Harper’s Bazaar Arabia feature, the Arabian Gazalles’ aspirations are never-ending, with dreams of infiltrating nations as far and near as Saudi Arabia and the United States.