Dhofar Automotive 8th Annual Jeep Jamboree A resounding success amongst Jeep owners

Dhofar Automotive 8th Annual Jeep Jamboree A resounding success amongst Jeep owners

The ‘go anywhere, do anything’ spirit that’s always at the very heart of the Jeep brand came to life in Oman when Dhofar Automotive recently organized their 8th annual Jeep Jamboree Sharqiyah Desert challenge, with over 50 Jeep Wranglers along with 120 enthusiastic participants taking part.

Jeep Jamboree is synonymous with thrill and excitement, a concept that has become immensely popular in the Sultanate. A two-day event, the Jamboree adventure is designed to accommodate every level of expertise that includes an element of fun for everyone, from novices to experienced off-road drivers.

The event has evolved over the years, and fuelled every year the enthusiasm and excitement of Jeep owners who participate in the annual event in large numbers. An experienced support team helps the participants navigate a specially planned route in the Sharqiyah Desert throughout the event.

“This year we witnessed experienced drivers from across the Sultanate participate who showcased  unique driving capabilities with their vehicles,” said Biju Luckose, Marketing Manager from Dhofar Automotive, exclusive dealers of the Jeep range in Oman.

“The ever changing terrain of the Sharqiya Desert, delivers a challenging fun filled driving weekend for customers. Jeep Jamboree events are the ideal way to help Jeep owners discover the unequalled capability of their vehicles in a safe, controlled way – whilst making new friends along the way. Once again, this year’s event culminated with participants taking back with them some very unique memories and an experience of a life-time. ”

He elaborated, “With expert guides on hand to provide assurance and instruction, our patrons were confident to test their own limits and understand what their vehicle is truly capable of. We want to thank all of our customers for making the 2016 Jeep Jamboree a resounding success.”

Day one of the event saw the participants gather at the Dhofar Automotive showroom in Athaiba for a briefing on the itinerary that lay ahead. First stop was Al Kamil where everyone registered and had dinner prior to the start of the drive, led by the experts from ‘The Guide Oman’.

After the official registration and formalities were completed, the Dhofar team technicians were available to give the first time Jeep owners safety instructions and help them check their vehicles and tires to prepare for the drive. The convoy entered the night driving phase in the desert to arrive at the first base camp, where they wound down for the night.

Every owner felt challenged, yet exhilarated, during each stage of this adventurous journey. Marwan Saud Al-Raisi, a participant said, “This trip made me realize the potential of my vehicle as I had to push it to the limits at Sharqiyah. I am glad I participated in the Jeep Jamboree and delighted with the performance of my Wrangler. Jeep vehicles in general, and Wranglers in particular, are fit for any off road or on road challenge”

On day two, the day’s driving began with a thorough desert driving briefing to help educate drivers on what to expect, what to do and reiteration of safety requirements while driving. The actual Jeep expedition began by continuing along the Bedouin highway and moving onto smaller dunes at the periphery of the great Sharqiya. After two hours of driving, the Wrangler owners were encouraged to test their limits and drive their vehicles across even tougher sand dunes, allowing for more adrenaline-pumping activity.

Maria Cristina Ferraz Alves, another participant said, “This expedition was a great experience and the support and guidance provided throughout, ensured that everyone enjoyed to the fullest and felt extremely safe. I felt confident driving along with the other Jeep enthusiasts.” She added, “Jeeps are strong, reliable, and very suitable for mountain and desert driving, and also look good while driving in the city.”

Day two’s driving culminated just before sundown, leaving the evening to all participants and crew to set up their tents and wind down around a bonfire where entertainment, games and dinner followed. The third and final day started with another desert driving briefing session. At this point the drivers had to ramp up their confidence levels and capabilities to maneuver across even more challenging sand dunes.

With the guidance of experienced professionals on hand and a team of technicians from Dhofar Automotive, the journey ended on the edge of the desert. All participants headed back home with a brand new set of driving skills to add to their names, thanks to the Jeep Jamboree 8.

Built on over seven decades of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic sport-utility vehicle (SUV) with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys and delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence. In particular, the Wrangler has always been appreciated for its extraordinary ability to adapt to any situation, from the city to the most extreme off-road tracks – whether or not there’s a road.

To find out more about the Jeep range in Oman call 2458 4530 or email info@chrysler-oman.com. You can also visit a Dhofar Automotive showroom, from Saturday to Thursday between 8.00 am and 1.00 pm or 4.00 pm and 8.00 pm.