Dhofar Automotive Organises Send Off Ceremony for Jeep Wrangler Euro Expedition

Dhofar Automotive Organises Send Off Ceremony for Jeep Wrangler Euro Expedition

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 co-sponsored 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 hosted by Dhofar Automotive at their showroom in Al Wattayah on Friday, September 29, in the presence of Rhett Maxwell, the 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 Al Shukaili’s and Al Amiri’s family and friends, and a large crowd of Jeep lovers and members of the Oman Jeep Heroes Team.

Commenting on Salim and Aiman’s journey, Rhett Maxwell, GM of Dhofar Automotive 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 Salim and Aiman 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, Amjad Al Fayrouz said, “Over the past six months, the Oman Jeep Heroes Team has been working with Al Shukaili and Al 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 Salim and Aiman 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.”

Salim Al Shukaili and Aiman Al 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 Middle East, Asia, and Europe, making them the first Omani team to do so. The countries they will be visiting include Oman, 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 confident my Wrangler is up to the task; this trip will be a great test of its capabilities and reliability,” said Salim, before he set off.

Commenting on the trip, Aiman Al 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 Salim and Aiman the best of luck on their trip and look forward to welcoming back into the country in 40 days,” concluded Rhett.

For more information on Salim and Aiman’s journey or to keep up to date with the latest updates and photographs of the trip, you can visit his Instagram page at www.instagram.com/salim_shikeily or that of Dhofar Automotive at www.instagram.com/dhofarautomotive. You can also keep up to date on Dhofar Automotive’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Jeepomandhofarautomotive. For more information on Dhofar Automotive visit www.dhofarautomotive.com or call +968 2452 4530.