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

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