Parc Fermé, Dubai’s Supercar Storage Facility
Parc Fermé is a 1-stop automotive hotel and spa for car lovers in the region
Inside an industrial area in Dubai lies a nondescript warehouse. Actually, it’s a series of internally linked warehouses but the facade is as bland and grey as the multitude of identical bland and grey warehouses that surround it.
But, inside the walls lies Parc Fermé, an Aladdin’s Cave of automotive jewels.
Parc Ferme’ was established in November 2012, and has since become a market leader in car storage, not only in the UAE, but in the GCC region.
However, it is really more than an ‘automobile storage facility’. It’s more like a hotel and spa for supercars with an on-site concierge to assist with travel arrangements and individual requests.
Parc Ferme’ is a club, Members Only.
Take the tour
The fully air-conditioned facility houses up to 200 privately owned vehicles ranging from vintage classics to modern super and hypersupercars and everything in between. Each car is treated as individually as each client but a general cycle of cleaning, fluid checks, engine starts, warm-ups, trickle charging and maintenance is performed by the staff to ensure each car is fully functional and ready to roll when the member wants it.
Parc Fermé also takes care of annual registration, insurance and even delivering some of the newer cars to service at the dealership. It is a 1-stop automobile service/solution for its members.
Managing Director Motaz Abu-Hijleh says there is a definite seasonal rotation of cars due to the incredibly harsh Summers in the region. Classic cars are more sensitive to the heat and suffer irreversible damage if not maintained properly.
Brittle plastics, window rubbers and old leather do not have quite the durability of the modern, chemically treated equivalent.
For many clients, then, complete Summer storage of their classic in a climate controlled environment with a trained automotive masseuse pampering their pride and joy is a prerequisite if they wish to protect their investment and enjoy driving it during the cooler months.
Modern hybrid hyper-cars require a different sort of care and attention to maintain optimum battery condition and peak performance.
Parc Fermé’s staff works directly with several high-end manufacturers and the manufacturers depend on Parc Fermé for feedback and statistical information to ensure ‘best practice’ regarding keeping the vehicles in top-notch condition. It’s a mutually beneficial relationship and ensures the owner of the vehicle is the ultimate winner.
The scope of Parc Fermé goes far and beyond ‘simple’ car storage.
Arriving at Abu Dhabi airport and want your Ferrari LaFerrari waiting for you? No problem.
Need your McLaren P1 in Riyadh at the weekend? No worries.
Heading to London next week and want to be driving your own Porsche 918 Spyder? No issues.
Parc Fermé relocates about 40 cars per year by air travel, satisfying its clients’ needs to enjoy their specific car when and where they need it. Which I suppose takes the headache out of renting a small diesel hatchback when on holiday. And this is only the tip of the logistical iceberg of services the company undertakes for its clients.
The Key element of this business is, trust.
Some clients store 1 car there, perhaps a classic with priceless sentimental value. Some owners store their complete car collection there.
But every car is treated individually.
Each car is insured at market value.
Every car has its own maintenance and pampering regime, which is tailored to both vehicle and owner requirements.
It really is a 1-stop automotive hotel and spa.
Have a terrific weekend.
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