Dubai: Amid a plethora of festivities marking India's Independence Day in the Gulf region, here is one that stands out as unique – the test drive of a new car.

Volkswagen's Dubai-based partner, Al Nabooda Automobiles, has announced it is celebrating India's Independence Day, offering Indian nationals the opportunity to test drive the all-new Jetta.

The company said it welcomes all Indian nationals, with a valid UAE licence, to register for a test drive of the all-new Jetta at the Al Nabooda showrooms.

"There is a large Indian population in the UAE," said Thierry Seys, General Manager Volkswagen at Al Nabooda Automobiles.

"The 15th of August is a very important date in history, and signifies India's birth as a modern republic. We're happy to celebrate this momentous day with Indian citizens in the UAE, and invite everyone to celebrate as well," Seys said.

Al Nabooda launched the all-new Jetta in May 2011.

In a statement released yesterday, Thierry Seys further said, "We'd like to congratulate all Indian nationals on this great occasion, and we invite them to come to our showrooms to register for a test drive of the all-new Jetta and enter the prize draw."

The test drives can be registered through Al Nabooda's showrooms in Dubai, Sharjah and Fujairah emirate which is valid between 15-20 August.

(Agencies)