Faisal Al Muqbali wins GRAB DODGE competition

Faisal Al Muqbali wins GRAB DODGE competition

After the grueling 53 hour “Grab Dodge” endurance test, Dhofar Automotive, announce the winner of the competition identified by a Ministry Draw, and present Faisal Al Muqbali with the key to the all new Dodge Charger

Muscat, 29th October 2011,  For 53 hours, 20 contestants, both male and female,  have battled to overcome physical and mental exhaustion in their bid to win an all new Dodge Charger, courtesy of Dhofar Automotive.   The challenge began at 2.00 pm on 26th October at Muscat City Centre where crowds gathered to cheer and support all the participants as they gritted their teeth in determination to keep their hands on the Dodge cars in the arena. 

The final contestants were announced by Chris Edwards, General Manager of Dhofar Automotive, on Wednesday 1 hour prior to the start of the event.  The contestants seemed to find the first few hours easy and even 24 hours after they began all 20 starters were still in the competition looking fit and healthy with no sign of anyone giving up. 
As the event wore on, their stamina was being tested to the full and by Friday morning, there were only 12 contestants still competing, showing signs of fatigue and feeling the effects of their efforts.
Despite a long and grueling final day, that finished only at 7.00 pm on Friday 28th October, 11 of the competitors remained defiant and determined, completing the full 53 hours of the challenge. With no clear winner from the event, according to the rules of the competition the final result would be determined via a Ministry supervised draw.  Contestants were informed and the draw announced to take place in the Dhofar Automotive showrooms in Athaibah on Saturday 29th October at 11am.

In the interests of transparency and fairness, Humaid Al Burashdi from Ministry of Commerce and Industry officiated at the draw where the winner was announced as Faisal Al Muqbali.

It was an emotional moment as Faisal received the keys to the car he had battled so hard to win. It was a hard won competition and a real test of physical stamina and mental endurance to come through to the end.

Faisal commented “it was a long and hard competition but I never lost sight of the goal, to win this fantastic all new Dodge Charger.  It is a dream come true and I am so excited to have finally won this competition.  I would also like to congratulate all those who took part, we came to this as competitors but firm friendships have been made along the way.  It was a fantastic event and thanks to Dhofar Automotive for giving us all this chance not only to win a car but also to prove to ourselves our ability to endure challenging conditions of such a challenge”.
Chris Edwards commented “On behalf of Dhofar Automotive I am absolutely delighted to present Faisal with the keys to this all new Dodge Charger.  The discipline and determination he has shown has been tremendous and he is a deserving winner of this Grab Dodge endurance test, the first of its kind in Oman. I would like to thank Humaid from Ministry of Commerce and Industry for overseeing the final draw to ensure that the winner is selected in a fair and transparent manner”

“Congratulations all those who took part in this competition.  By doing so they committed themselves to 53 hours of steely competition and just by taking part they are all winners in our eyes.”

“I would also like to thank family members, friends, and the general public for the fantastic support you have shown to the contestants throughout this competition.  I know that the contestants have all appreciated your presence here at Muscat City Centre not only during the day but well into the evening as well”.

He added “The medical team and referees have also been an integral part of this competition and we could not have done it without them.  The medical team from Hatat Polyclinic have been part of the process from the beginning by performing medical examinations to ensure all contestants were medically fit to take part, and then throughout the competition a team of doctors and nurse and been present 24/7 to continually check on the health of the competitors and administer treatment had it be necessary.
The referees and security team have been monitoring the competition from start to finish to ensure that all contestants compete on a fair and equal basis.  May I take this opportunity to thank all the support teams on a job well done”.

Dhofar Automotive is the exclusive distributor in Oman for Ram, Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep.