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In Pictures: Ford Driving Skills For Life!

Expat Woman teamed up with Ford Middle East on Monday April 27 for the first Driving Skills For Life dedicated to the UAE’s ladies

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28 April 2015

Last updated on 10 August 2017
In Pictures: Ford Driving Skills For Life!
Ford’s Driving Skills For Life launched in 2003 as a way for new drivers to brush up on their road skills and since then it has been a success on five continents. Ahead of US Mother’s Day in May, Ford tailored the course to raise awareness of the unique driving conditions mothers face on their daily drives.

From a car full of chaotic kids to the demands of a busy schedule, the event armed 24 mothers will the skills they need to rule the road. 

ExpatWoman held a competition, in which the prize was a place at the fantastic Ford Driving Skills for Life event, held at the Dubai Autodrome. 26 lucky ladies won, and attended on April 27th, 2015... We met at the Welcome Centre with refreshments, and the ladies were split into two groups, yellow and green. Ford instructor, James introduced the team for the day and briefed the ladies of what was going to happen during the event, then did a short safety demonstration of seating and using seat belt.


The green team stayed in the Welcome Centre and James talked to them about road safety, do’s and don’ts, child safety, park assist demonstration and "My Ford Touch" all of which was very informative and interesting! 

Meanwhile, the yellow team were divided into three groups, and performed a distraction test, and experienced impaired vision with the crazy goggles. The best bit? They got to see the star of the show... The “NEW” 2015 Mustang! The ladies had their laps timed while conquering the speed and the driving ability throughout the cones. 
Congratulations to Zoe who did her lap in amazing 34 seconds. Her prize? Zoe gets to enjoy the Mustang for a week... Well done!
The morning ended with a lovely lunch which the ladies all thoroughly enjoyed - what a great event!


"I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. You can become immume to bad driving habits so it's always good to pick up useful tips and refresh your safety awareness along the way.

The food was fresh and hit the spot. 

All the staff from Ford were extremely professinal, patient and engaging.  We felt very safe with them while we were bashing around the various obstacle courses.

I've never been to an Expatwoman event before but after such a positive experience I wouldn't hesitate to attend in future”


“Thank you for a fantastic day. I loved all of it”
Chantel Marshall

“Thank you for the opportunity to attend the EW Ford event today, I really enjoyed participating. The workshop was well done and informative, the activities were fun, the catering was brilliant and all in all it was a great event” 
Karen Andrews

“It was fabulous !!!!!
Excellent instructors 
Great group of ladies
Lovely lunch
I had a super duper day
Gillian “

"I really enjoyed the day at the Autodrome yesterday.  Driving the Mustang and the Expedition was such good fun although I didn't get to drive the Ecosport car.  It would have been nice to have a longer drive in the Mustang (and the lunch was lovely too). The instructors were all really good and helpful. 
Love Expat Woman and always promote it to ladies I meet especially if they have just arrived in the UAE - you cover all the bases!!"

"Had an amazing experience today at the Dubai Autodrome. The 5 hrs that I spent there were informative,   enjoyable, thrilling & delicious too.
The wonderful team of ExpatWoman &  Ford made my day so very exciting. Loved driving the Mustang the most.
Thank you to EW for giving me this opportunity."

Kalpana Tripathi 

"Many thanks for another great day with ExpatWoman at the Ford driving skills event at the autodrome. Great to meet new people again. Well organised as ever. Lunch was delicious.  The mustang was awesome- gutted to have been pipped at the post!!"


"Despite feeling very ill, I had a fantastic morning!

Very informative and the driving section was both interesting and fun. Of course, driving the Mustang was the highlight. My husband had warned me not to come home without it, so I did just that and had a blast winning the timed section!"


“The course was very informative. The Ford Team were very professional and friendly, always giving good advice during each section of the course.
The distraction part was great fun and of course, driving the 2015 Mustang was amazing.
I would recommend this course to everyone driving in Dubai”.

In Pictures: Ford Driving Skills For Life!