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EID YOUSEF AHMED ALOBEIDLI
SAUDI ARABIA 🇸🇦

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They say Money Can’t Buy Happiness, but for us, this quote turned out to be exactly the opposite.
Little did we know that we were about to buy happiness and embark on a journey to embrace the very best moments of our lives which we had never dreamt of.
Yes! Our story is about our Love, our “Beast” as we’ve named our Patrol, and has a personalized warm touch to it by all the family members, thus giving us the opportunity to take you through some of the most beautiful and memorable moments with us.
I arrived in the UAE with $200 in my pocket back in 1998 to fulfill my dreams and part of that dream was to own my very own SUV.
A lot of hard work and effort was put in over the next decade and a half, trying to clinch onto my goals. During this life phase, I got married and had 2 beautiful children who too then became a part of this fulfillment journey and it was at this stage when my dream transitioned into our family dream.
The kids would lookout for various cars while innocently asking on when will we own a big jeep as they called it then. Little did they know that their father was already working really hard towards the accomplishment of this for them and wanted to give his very best to the family dream. We looked at various options including the LC which was a very popular option however, we never knew that a surprise element is about to unfold in our lives. So it happens that we manage to get a booking slot for the LC in the summers of 2012 with a two weeks delivery option however, just a few days before the actual delivery day, a 2-month delay notice rings our way. This was quite a setback for all of us as our dreams seem to be slipping through far and away but at this very moment while discussing alternative options, we crossed in front of a Nissan Showroom and our eyes caught the attention of the newly released Diamond Edition Nissan Patrol. We made our way inside greeted by a CSA who took us through the various features and options which were far better than what we had expected and compared to the LC. The next phase was a test drive which till date can’t be forgotten as a few KM into the ride, we were in love with the Big Boss. A decision was made there and then that we were going for a Nissan Patrol Y62. The next few days were spent in completing the various formalities and finally on 4th September 2012, we finally drove to the AlKhan showroom to get delivery of our Beast. My kids then quite young were jumping with joy, while I and my wife were nervous and happy at the same time cause our dream had finally been fulfilled.
Never did we ever think we will be able to call ourselves a proud owner of a Nissan Patrol. Our most joyous moment captured on that day is of our little ones jumping with jubilation and posing with the ready to deliver big boy 🙂 Life completely changed after that as “The Beast” was an eye turner for everyone. Appreciated and looked upon by many, we knew we had made the right choice for sure. The morning school-runs had become a moment of joy for the kids who would get up early and anxiously await their ride to school. Clearly remember, a family approaching us in a shopping mall asking us on how’s the Big Machine and we had towering praises to offer in return. We drove it to the highest peak in the UAE when the roads up there were not done properly and were always taken aback with its high-performance sturdy engine where climbing and descending sharp and steep turns had no match to any other machine. Moving through the most difficult terrains within the mountainous areas and deserts of the UAE have always made us fall in love with them just because of our Patrol, and we would always go back with even more confidence. Our first trip outside the UAE to Oman climbing up 3000m to Jebel Akhdar and Jebel Shams was the most mesmerizing moment of our journey we’ve had with our trusted partner, “The Nissan Patrol aka The Beast”. A special mention must be made towards getting the opportunity to decorate it every year on the UAE National Day to show our love and solidarity with this beautiful country that has given us everything we’ve always dreamt of. Thank You, UAE as we will always remain indebted to what you have given us throughout including our Beast. Going back in the memoirs, it’s a mere coincidence that we were a part of Nissan’s 60th Anniversary with our Diamond Edition purchase and now sharing this story to be a part in your 70th Year Celebrations as well. What a moment that too considering it’s UAE’s 50th Anniversary as well. As they say “Always Aim Higher”, therefore we stand by our Beast and love it like our own baby and wish ourselves to be a Patrol owner for life. Thank You Nissan for taking us down the memory lane and making our story heard. Much Love from the Khans. Faisal Khan Khadija Aliya Khan Kinza Khan Ayaan Khan

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