Porsche Club UAE



Now celebrating 17 Years of Porsche Club, UAE gives this Founding Member motivation to offer old and new members some exciting events for the 2015/16 season. Look for the great Road Tours and family days out around the Emirates and the educational Porsche Driving Experience Days at the YAS F1 Circuit in Abu-Dhabi. When not busy with the Porsche Club, UAE. Karim can be found racing Nationally & Internationally.

Porsche Collection: Carrera GT 2005, 996 GT2 2003, 993 Turbo 1998, 993 Turbo 1997, 993 Turbo 1997, 965 Turbo 3.6, 965 Turbo 1991, 930 SE "Flachbau" Turbo Cabriolet 1989, 930 Targa 1988, 911 WTL Cabriolet 1986, 1977 911 Turbo Carrera 3.0

Others: Mercedes SLS Black-Series, Mc Laren Mercedes SLR Cabriolet, Lamborghini LP640, AMG E63, Mercedes 190 Evolution II, Ferrari F355 Spyder

Karim Al-Azhari





Vice President & Treasurer

Shahid A. Baloch has been a Porsche enthusiast since he was a teenager.

He joined the Club soon after its founding with his first Porsche, a 993 which he enjoyed for 8 years.

He joined the Committee in 2002 and is involved in all aspects of the Club's activities with a special focus on organising drive events.

He currently owns a 997 GT3 RS which he fondly refers to as "Tangerine Dream" and the amazing 993 Carrera 4S. The 991 GT RS is on its way!

Shahid Baloch

Vice President & Treasurer




Motorsports Director

Martin first experienced Porsche in Australia, his home country at the age of 16, in a 964 C2 as a passenger ride on curvaceous country roads. He later spent a full day at the importers track day in 1990, testing 968, 928 and the then innovative C2 with tiptronic.

Martin heads the Motorsport Department and has been actively involved with all events and the committee since 2000, when he owned a 986 Boxster.

Martin has a 997 GT3 in his collection, proudly sitting next to his previous car, a Mark 1 996 GT3. The 991 GT3 RS is on it's way!

He is looking forward to the 2015/16 Porsche Club UAE season, the Abu Dhabi F1 Grand Prix and the growing impetus for trackdays and motorsport.

Martin Baerschmidt

Motorsports Director




Club Secretary

While growing up and in the mid 80s the image Adel used to see while waking up or going to bed, were the curves of the superb and super rare 959, a poster that was never meant to leave his room.

Adel was then again bitten by the Porsche bug, when he was a passenger in a 935 flatnose "Flachbau", and then a 928GT.

After acquiring a 986 Boxster in 2005, he joined the club and immediately involved himself in the excitement. Currently he is the Club Secretary, and pilots a jet black 997 GT3

Adel Arslan

Club Secretary

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Public Relation Manager

Roy is best known in the professional world for his Public Relations and Business Development, joined Porsche Club UAE in 2009 with his then new, Cayman S.

He (mistakenly) briefly left the brand to see if pastures were greener on the other side a couple of years later, but soon realized that was not the case.

He rejoined the club again in 2012 and caught the Porsche bug for good .

He recently added a new 991 GT3 and has been enjoying the ride ever since.

The rest is all history.

Roy Abboud

Public Relation Manager




Motorsports Operation Manager

Bashar joined the club in 2005 when he first joined the Porsche family with his 2005 Carrera S.

After enjoying several years of road tours, track days and social outings he left Dubai on a 2 year hiatus to the USA.

Upon returning, he rejoined the club as a member and has been enjoying every event and outing since, as well as beginning his motorsport career which he largely credits the Club for incubating.

Currently owning a 997 GT3 Cup Race car and Cayenne S.

Bashar Mardini

Motorsports Operation Manager




Events Manager

After experienced basic safety driving trainings mainly on Hockenheimring in the 90’s and afterwards joining Driving Experiences from Basic till Professional Level for many years, he decided to realize his youth dream and bought his first 996 Porsche Carrera within his second year living in UAE in 2009.

Eight months later he made his second dream to reality and bought a white 997 Carrera 4S (2nd generation), which has been replaced this year with his beautiful white (991) 911 GT3

Juergen joined the Porsche Club since he wished to be in a professional environment with sympathetic members, a superb Committee and a variety of excellent driving events / road tours and social activities.

The combination of driving a Porsche Carrera, being active in the Porsche Club UAE with all it’s widespread activities, driving on one of the world’s best Racetrack (YAS) , and to experience the gorgeous Road trips through the UAE-desert & mountains, is something which can hardly be described with words…….this needs to be experienced !

Juergen Heneka

Events Manager