About Us

In business since the year 2000, we are the longest standing automotive website in the Middle East region.

Petrol heads, motor heads etc. call us whatever. It is written all over our faces that we love cars.

A team of articulate and experienced professionals we are, and we liaise directly with the  car makers to collect accurate information and conduct real world test drives. The prestige or rather our edge over other publishers rests in our unbiased idiosyncratic opinion, available freely to our readers.

Updated more than once each day, AutoMiddleEast.com brings you reviews of new cars, road test reports of cars driven by our team and latest on the global automotive scene.


  • A reliable, authoritative, unbiased guide for car owners & potential car buyers
  • A trusted and referred source for automotive information
  • To cater to the Middle East region


Pankaj Dev, Founder & Editor

Pankaj Dev,

Founder of AutoMiddleEast.com, ArabRide.com, AutoEmirates and the man behind numerous automotive events, I am considered to be somewhat a mystical automotive journalist by fellow journalists and auto industry colleagues.

Kicking up some sand in my Land Cruiser, instead of burning rubber on tarmac is always a good idea for me. When not driving, I’m either diving or reading something or typing away on a plastic keyboard.

Spirit of adventure and challenge comes naturally.

Sireesh Reddy, Assistant Editor

Sireesh ReddyWireless Communications Engineer turned Auto Journalist, Sireesh is passionate and opinionated about all things motors. Having been born and bred in the UAE with 110 octane fuel for blood, he took to motors at an early age becoming a complete motor junkie. Loves driving offroad, riding his motorcycle, a Shawarma and Abood from Ijaza cafeteria. His dream garage would house a ’72 Miura SV, ’69 Camaro RS SS and a ’73 Carrera RS.

Zaran Tarapore
, Journalist

Zaran TaraporeHaving spent over 21 years of my life in the U.A.E, my love for cars of all shapes and sizes is unquestionable. I’ve also been bitten by the unique number plate bug and am always on the lookout when I’m out and about.  The car I dream of owning sooner or later is the Nissan GTR R35.


Martin Fullard, Contributor

Martin FullardI am a car enthusiast, and being able to write about cars is as much fun as driving them. I can get from 0-100 words in 3.2 seconds, I have a brain with 550 horsepower, and a two-speed gearbox – quick and flat-out. A big fan of muscle cars, I dream of owning a Mustang, once I have convinced my wife that they are suitable family cars of course.


Mark Appleton, News Editor

Mark Appleton is a British journalist who has written about motoring matters for over two decades. His experience includes editing roles at Automotive News Europe in Germany and General Motors in the UK, while in the Middle East he was the launch editor of the Dubai-based Wheels magazine and later a contributor to a number of the region’s motoring titles.

Noorjahan Kashmiri, Administration

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