The Road Ahead
Our ultimate goal is to be:
The most reliable, authoritative, unbiased guide for existing car owners & potential new car buyers in the Middle East.
The most trusted and referred source for automotive information in the Middle East.
The most vibrant motoring community in the region.
Since 2000, AutoMiddleEast.com is bringing you the latest information on the motoring industry worldwide as well as closer at home, news and reviews of new cars sold in the middle east region, coverage on prominent motor shows around the world and keeping its readers such as yourself updated through weekly newsletters, to which we highly recommend your subscription.
Petrol heads, motor heads etc. call us whatever but it is written all over our faces that we love cars and for that reason we believe this project is fueled purely by passion. Your enthusiasm and interaction gives that passion a purpose.
A team of articulate and experienced professionals we are, and we liaise directly with the car makers based to collect accurate information and conduct real world test drives. The prestige or rather our edge over other publishers lay in our unbiased idiosyncratic opinion, available freely to our readers.
AutoMiddleEast.com is owned and published by Drive Marketing JLT – a Publishing and Communications company based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
ArabRide.com is our Arabic language motoring website, the equivalent of AutoMiddleEast.com but in a language that the Arab world speaks
Pankaj Dev, Founder & Editor
Pankaj has been working with the automotive industry since 1992. He discovered his passion for cars in the first business venture as a car dealer in native India and has been breathing autos since. When not thinking cars, he is either diving or camping in the sand dunes of UAE.
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.
Sireesh Reddy, Assistant Editor
Wireless 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.
Noorjahan Kashmiri, Administration