Dho­far Au­to­mo­tive holds send-off event for Jeep Wran­gler Euro Ex­pe­di­tion

Muscat Daily - - AUTO NEWS -

Dho­far Au­to­mo­tive re­cently or­gan­ised a spe­cial cer­e­mony for launch­ing the jour­ney of two Omani ad­ven­tur­ers, Salim Mo­hamed Khamis al Shukaili and Ai­man Ab­dul­lah Khal­fan al Amiri, Omani Jeep Wran­gler own­ers who have now de­parted on a Dho­far Au­to­mo­tive cospon­sored road trip across Europe.

The two ad­ven­tur­ers plan on vis­it­ing 16 coun­tries across the Mid­dle East, Asia and Europe where they are ex­pected to cover a dis­tance of over 20,000km over the course of 40 days in their Wran­gler.

The event was re­cently hosted by Dho­far Au­to­mo­tive at their showroom in Wat­tayah in the pres­ence of Rhett Maxwell, gen­eral man­ager of Dho­far Au­to­mo­tive, Am­jad bin Ali al Fay­rouz, com­man­der of the Oman Jeep He­roes Team as well as se­nior mem­bers of Dho­far Au­to­mo­tive staff, mem­bers of Shukaili’s and Amiri’s fam­ily and friends and a large crowd of Jeep lovers and mem­bers of the Oman Jeep He­roes Team.

Maxwell said, “As a proud Omani com­pany, we are al­ways on the look­out for young Oma­nis who are will­ing to push their skills and ca­pa­bil­i­ties to the limit. It is no easy task to cover an av­er­age of nearly 500km a day, ev­ery day, for 40 days straight. But I am con­fi­dent that Shukaili and Amiri are up for the task, and I know the Jeep Wran­gler that they have de­cided to un­der­take the trip in is cer­tainly up to the chal­lenge.”

Com­ment­ing on the prepa­ra­tion pe­riod for this ad­ven­ture, Fay­rouz said, “Over the past six months, the Oman Jeep He­roes Team has been work­ing with Shukaili and Amiri in prepa­ra­tion for this ad­ven­ture, one that aims to cross most Euro­pean coun­tries and head back to Oman within a times­pan of just five weeks.

“We have worked to get all the nec­es­sary per­mits and ap­provals to fa­cil­i­tate this task and we have also con­tacted spon­sors in or­der to re­ceive the nec­es­sary sup­port to make this chal­lenge a suc­cess. We are de­lighted that Shukaili and Amiri have em­barked on this trip and we wish them suc­cess.

“We would also like to thank all spon­sors and Dho­far Au­to­mo­tive for their con­tin­u­ous sup­port of Oman Jeep He­roes Team and Jeep fans across the sul­tanate.”

Shukaili and Amiri are avid Jeep fans and proud mem­bers of Oman Jeep He­roes, a well renowned Jeep own­ers club in Oman. They will visit 16 coun­tries, dur­ing their five-week trip, across the Mid­dle East, Asia, and Europe, mak­ing them the first Omani team to do so.

The coun­tries that they will be vis­it­ing in­clude Oman, the UAE, Iran, Azer­bai­jan, Ge­or­gia, Tur­key, Bul­garia, Ser­bia, Hun­gary, Aus­tria, Ger­many, France, Switzer­land, Italy, Slove­nia and Croa­tia, vis­it­ing ev­ery ma­jor city in each of these coun­tries be­fore head­ing back to Oman.

It is es­ti­mated that they will cover a dis­tance of over 20,000km over the course of 40 days.

“I am fond of off-road and long-dis­tance over­land jour­neys and un­der­tak­ing such an ad­ven­ture has al­ways been a dream of mine. It has taken us over six months to plan this trip and I am ex­tremely grate­ful to Dho­far Au­to­mo­tive for help­ing me make it a re­al­ity. I look for­ward to the chal­lenge ahead and I’m confi- dent my Wran­gler is up to the task; this trip will be a great test of its ca­pa­bil­i­ties and re­li­a­bil­ity,” said Shukaili, be­fore he set off.

Amiri said, “We are very ex­cited to be tak­ing up this chal­lenge, cross­ing all these coun­tries in just 40 days. This gives us two and a half days at most to cross each coun­try and it is no easy task, but we are con­fi­dent in our abil­ity to do so and suc­ceed in this chal­lenge. We are also grate­ful to the Oman Jeep He­roes Team who worked with us on this jour­ney right from the begin­ning.’’

“On be­half of ev­ery­one here at Dho­far Au­to­mo­tive, I wish Shukaili and Amiri the best of luck on their trip and look for- ward to wel­com­ing them back into the coun­try in 40 days,” said Maxwell.

For more in­for­ma­tion on Shukaili and Amiri’s jour­ney or to keep up to date with the lat­est up­dates and pho­to­graphs of the trip, you can visit the In­sta­gram page at www.in­sta­gram.com/sal­im_shikeily or the page of Dho­far Au­to­mo­tive at www.in­sta­gram.com/dho­fa­rauto­mo­tive.

You can also visit Dho­far Au­to­mo­tive’s Face­book page at www.face­book.com/Jeepo-mand­ho­fa­rauto­mo­tive. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit www.dho­fa­rauto­mo­tive.com or call +968 2452 4530.

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