Dubai: The second edition of Kandura Rally, dubbed the coolest motoring event in town, concluded at the iconic Dubai Autodrome. The magnificent Rally celebrated the city’s motoring culture, heritage, and style with a breathtaking display of over 200 cars and bikes that enthralled the UAE’s passionate car community.
Actor Mohannad Bin Huthail; Sajith R Suliman, CEO of Autotek; Andy Baratt, GM Legend Motors; RJ Siddharth Vohra, City 1016FM and key guests participated at the event.
This year, the Kandura Rally staged was even more special, steeped in tradition, heritage, and the essence of Ramadan. The Rally also featured a Roll Racing event organized by Dubai Autodrome. Held every Friday during the month of Ramadan, the Roll Racing provided an exhilarating head-to-head drag racing experience on the track.
The Kandura Rally was presented by title sponsor Autotek and was a true spectacle of flamboyance and motoring excellence, cementing its status as one of the most exciting events on the UAE’s social calendar. The Roll Racing was one of the additions on offer adding to the excitement of the Motor show, celebrating Dubai’s passion for cars, motoring, and speed.
“As the title partner, we were delighted to participate in the Kandura Rally, which united the dynamic and enthusiastic car and bike community in the UAE. Autotek.ae is pushing boundaries of what is possible to accelerate the advent of Automotive 4.0 – Motoring simplified,” said Sajith Suliman.
He flagged off the Roll Racing with one of their custom-branded cars. The event showcased created a truly unforgettable motoring spectacle with an impressive array of vehicles including 4×4 offroads, modified saloons, slingshots, beautiful classic cars, and supercars that catered to adventure seekers, families, and automotive enthusiasts alike.
“We feel honoured to have witnessed the pinnacle of automotive artistry. Our joy knows no bounds as we embrace and champion this celebration of excellence, creativity, and innovation in the realm of motoring,” added Mr. Suliman
The Kandura Rally’s competition featured some of the region’s most impressive creative static displays, including a Lebron James-themed Camaro, Avatar-themed Mustang GT, Call of Duty-themed Jeep Gladiator, Joker-themed Dodge SRT and Venom-inspired Slingshot. Attendees were also treated to an impressive line-up of Rally vehicles, Supercars like McLaren 720s, 2023 Ferrari F8, Lamborghini STO and Classic Cars including a 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle Pro Street 1000hp and a 1968 Chevrolet Nova SS.
A distinguished panel of judges with exceptional credentials evaluated the competition. The panel included Ghaith Al Falasi, a renowned FiA certified race car driver and drifter, and Emirati content creator; Karim El Tawil, a highly respected motorcycle builder and racing manager at Mazen Wahbeh, the owner/co-founder of FOS Concepts; Faaab7, the founder of Dragon Riders and 9 Crew Yamaha Brand Ambassador; and Adil Fakhir, a respected lawyer, classic car aficionado and the owner of Maestro Rent a Car.
The competition winners taking the first prize included Toney Keyouz for 4×4 Offroad, Waleed Alkhadar for Modified Saloon, Best Slingshot Jalmoud Al Shamsi, and Best Car Airbrush Abdulla Al- Ameri. The competition included categories such as Best Sports Car, Sports Bike, Touring Bike, Super Car, Classic, Sound System, Body Kit, and Loudest Exhaust. Winners have been bestowed with AED 35,000 in cash and prizes.
“Another win. Another Trophy. I am delighted to have won the Best Offroad 4×4 Category, with the one-of-one Jeep Gladiator Delta 1 making its first appearance with the Call of Duty Military theme. This is the first time this vehicle is making its appearance,” said, Tony Keyrouz, one of the winners at the Kandura Rally.
“Our sponsors, partners, and the motoring community have overwhelmed us with their support, making this event possible. Dubai’s passion for cars, style, and extravagance is truly embodied in this gathering,” added Pragna Vaya, MD, Orbit Events, organizer of Kandura Rally.
“The extraordinary Rally captured the spirit of the UAE’s thriving car culture being the ultimate motoring showcase with an incredible atmosphere, leaving attendees in awe and anticipation for the next instalment,” she added.
The event has been supported by Gold Sponsor Hedge & Sachs, Silver Sponsor – Saeedi Pro & MFix, Support Sponsor – Legend Motors, Hydration Partner – Al Ain Water, Strategic Partner – EMSO, and supported by partners Rush Racing Esports, Uptown Rent A Car, Lootah Perfumes, Hunter Foods, Maestro Rent a Car, CMS Printing Press and Golden Line Printing Press, Apex Events, FOS Concepts Garage, Exo Exclusive Auto Care, Route 66 Auto Hub, Alliance, Eman Thani 161.