Occupation: Director, New Business Development
Vehicle: 2018 Jeep Wrangler

Tell us the background story of the car…
I have been going to the desert with my family for almost ten years in my previous car. Since I am into recreational desert driving (with minimal risk) with family and friends, I wanted a car that can take the lead and has great safety features. Then, the moment arrived when I had to let go of my old car and buy a new off-road vehicle. Most of the rescue cars in the desert seemed to be Wranglers, hence a Wrangler was my first choice. It lived up to my expectations and now I am exploring off-roading like never before.

What modifications have been made, performance and cosmetic wise?
Currently none, since it’s a brand-new car. It’s blood red in color with dark tinted windows. But it is bound to go through some modifications in the near future.

Do you have something that you consider to be a special feature of the car?
This car is safe due to its reinforced beams, anti-skid systems and solid 4×4 capability with its traction. Its ability to tackle tough terrains, the open roof option and its power are additional points. It’s a well -balanced 4×4 that offers both off and on-road possibilities with an affordable pricing. Also, the modifications and upgrade options are limitless with a Wrangler.

What were your other options before you brought this car?
We looked for many other 4-wheel drives but somehow the Wrangler always came out in the lead.

How often do you use your car and what activities do you take part in?
Apart from everyday driving, desert driving, wadi trips and mountain trips are some of the activities that we use our Wrangler for. We have a group of enthusiastic families that accompany us in off-road trips. I would highly recommend people to get out of their comfort zone and explore the deserts, mountains and wadis of UAE and Oman. Once you are with nature, you can never have enough.

Are you planning any future modifications?
Definitely yes! Higher suspensions and wheels, perhaps a rescue winch and tyre pump are some on my list.

Which 4×4 do you dream of owning?
I believe I already have one! My only wish is to do the car modifications and explore the Sila desert dunes close to the Rub Al Khali desert. ■

Interview by: Bandana Jain
Photos: Supplied

Find shops & equipment

Find the best shops in the UAE to buy outdoor gear and other equipment

View Routes & Locations

Check out routes, camping spots, historic sites or other places in the region

Read the magazine issue

this article was published in OutdoorUAE printed magazine issue #94 April – May 2019

Related Articles

Find more articles covering the same activities, as the one above. Please note many articles may cross over only and are no 100% match. Enjoy browsing through amazine adventures and stories:

The Off-Roaders Corner: Anas Mahmoud – Nissan Xtera

Nationality: JordanianOccupation: Civil EngineerVehicle: 2013 Nissan Xterra Tell us the background story of the car…When I was seeking for an off-roading car, I came thru all the options but I felt in love with the...

The Off-Roaders Corner: Naeem Abubaker Mulla – Jeep Wrangler

Nationality: Indian Occupation: Assistant Manager, Cards Operation at Dubai Islamic Bank Vehicle: 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Tell us the background story of the car…I was born in the UAE and grew up mesmerised...

The Off-roaders Corner: Mohamed Al Rayyes

Nationality: PalestineOccupation: Projects ManagerVehicle: Jeep Wrangler 2014 Unlimited Tell us the background story of the car...I’ve always been in love with Jeeps, and the name itself always represented power and...

The Rahal Desert Challenge is premiering between 3rd and 5th December 2020

But why Rahal? A free translation of the Arabic rooted word means “Traveler” and that is what the participating teams will do. Traveling through the desert on a very challenging track with many different types of...

Shortcation Family Fun and Adventure in RAK

This Summer, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA)is inviting UAE residents to take a well-earned break andenjoy the Emirate’s exceptionalbeaches, outstanding hospitality, thrilling adventure...

What Ryan Sandes learned while running 24 days into the unknown

Ultrarunner went searching for adventure, but found so much more.When running 1,406 kilometres across 24 days in The Himalayas, you have a lot of time in your own head. Ultrarunner Ryan Sandes went searching for...