Miss World 2009: Contestants arrive to Abu Dhabi (2)
Abu Dhabi welcomed the Miss World contestants as they arrived in the country for a three-day visit
The young women are in the country to host a gala dinner with VIP and celebrities and take part in their own fashion showcase featuring the cream of South African fashion at a Golden Reception on Friday. Soaring temperatures were a welcome change to the inclement weather they had in London, and some young women took the opportunity to catch some rays poolside at their stunning hotel overlooking the new Abu Dhabi Grand Prix circuit".
The contestant from Italy was lucky enough to tour the race track as a guest of leading Italian motor design brand Maserati. Italy toured the exclusive Formula One enclosure, visited the pits and met the team behind the desirable Italian cars.
//She looked on with a visible thrill as the team tested their racing and road cars on the spectacular new circuit. “The noise was deafening when the cars went passed but it was definitely a very exciting experience,’ said Italy. “So many times I have seen racing drivers popping Champagne on the winners’ podium – and now I have seen it with my own eyes. I cannot believe I have walked along a Formula One race track!”