The Prodrift Academy announce Saudi Arabia expansion

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The Prodrift Academy, the world’s number one drift experience and training school has today announced that the Academy will be launching in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia in October 2015. The Academy has already established bases in Ireland and Dubai, and the addition of a Saudi Arabia location is testament to both the growth of drifting as a motorsport within the Middle East and also to the reputation that the Prodrift Academy holds internationally.

Abdulhadi Al-Qahtani Founder and CEO of Hwadi Holding’s, and one of the Middle East’s leading professional drifters, heads up the Prodrift Academy Saudi Arabia team. Speaking at the contract signing he stated that;

“We are so pleased to have signed the partnership agreement with Prodrift Academy. This is a project that we have always wanted to do and it will be the first of its kind in Saudi Arabia. The Saudi Arabia market is mature enough today to launch our project and provide different racing training programs starting with the Prodrift Academy, and we feel that the demand for the Academy will grow over the coming months. With the Prodrift Academy partnership we are sure we can provide our trainee’s the best drifting training program possible.”

Graham McNamara, founder and managing director of the Prodrift Academy expressed his delight at the further expansion of the brand;

“The Prodrift Academy began operations over 6 years ago in Ireland, and just under 3 years ago in the UAE. Over that time we have worked hard to develop and refine our course offerings and facilities to ensure that student’s time at the Prodrift Academy is an experience like no other.

The success of the Academy within the UAE has enabled us to look at expanding the brand into other regions within the Middle East. The launch of the Prodrift Academy in Saudi Arabia is testament to both the hard work of my own team here in the UAE and the team of Abdulhadi in Riyadh. It has been a pleasure to work with Abdulhadi over the past number of months, and I look forward to seeing the Academy grow in Saudi.

With other GCC regions already being evaluated, we hope to see the Academy expand even further within the Middle East and also internationally over the coming year.”

Mohammad Alfalasi, managing director of the Prodrift Academy added;

“The Prodrift Academy expansion in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, is a huge leap forward for the drifting as a motorsport here in the Middle East. The Saudi youth has great talent and passion towards this sport, and the Prodrift Academy will give them the opportunity to understand and practice professional drifting in a safe and controlled environment, thus elevating the standard and understanding of drifting within the community.


We believe that the passionate and professional team in Hwadi Holding’s lead by Mr. Abdulhadi Al-Qahtani, will contribute positively to the the brand and offer great drift experiences and training services, growing and transforming the drift community and the extreme sports as a whole in Saudi Arabia.”


With a brand new website on the way, and dedicated social media platforms already up and running, the Prodrift Academy Saudi Arabia will be open for business shortly. To keep up to date with their activities, check out

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Getting a little Crazy with our Razor Crazy Carts in Oman

Competitive twin drifting hit Oman last weekend for the first time in their history, and we decided to bring our Razor Crazy Carts along to get involved in the action.

Razor Crazy Cart at the Prodrift Academy

Drift UAE and the Oman Automobile Association joined forces to bring this historic event to life in beautiful Muscat. With record crowds out in force to witness this spectacle, the event certainly did not disappoint as the region’s top drifting superstars put on an insane display, with Ahmed Al-Ameri taking a hard-fought win on the day.

Razor Crazy Cart and the Prodrift Academy

The Prodrift Academy went along to witness this amazing event, and we even got in on the track action, taking our Razor Crazy Carts out onto the track to keep the crowds entertained during breaks in the live action.

Check it out!

Prodrift Academy star Noor Daoud chats to us ahead of Drift UAE Rd 2

We sat down with Prodrift Academy star Noor Daoud, the Middle East’s first female professional drifter, after her exploits at Drift UAE Round 1 back in December.

Noor secured a Top 8 finish at the event and was also awarded with the ‘Hard Charger’ award for her no-fear driving style. With Round 2 just day’s away, Noor will hoping to improve on her strong start to the season and will definitely be one to watch at Yas Marine this Saturday.

Noor will also be sharing her love of the sport at the Prodrift Academy and is gearing up for the 2015 Academy opener, where she will be instructing drift stars of the future.

Noor Daoud Hard Charger Drift UAE


Check out our chat with this rising superstar below.

Photo credit: James Davison


Guinness World Record’s World’s Longest Twin Drift – Official Event Video

On December 14th at Global Village in the heart of Dubai, drift superstars James Deane and Ahmad Daham made history by achieving an astonishing 28.52 kilometers of non-stop twin drifting and with it the Guinness World Record’s record for the World’s Longest Twin Drift in front of a huge crowd of VIP’s, media and die-hard drift fans.

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Utilizing the powerful Nissan ‘Z’ platform, Deane and Daham drove their way into the history books with a flawless display of controlled twin drifting much to the delight of the Nissan and Prodrift Academy teams following week’s of hard work and preparation for the big day.

The record attempt was the main attraction of the official media launch of the partnership between Nissan and the Prodrift Academy, and the launch of the brand new ‘Nissan 370z Drift Experience’, which is now ready to give drift fans across the Middle East a taster of what the exciting world of drifting has to offer.

Check out our official event video below and relive some of the action for yourselves.