The Beachroad Magazine crew was having a coffee in Umm Suqeim when we heard the rumble of something special. We spotted a stunning 65 Mustang rolling into the gas station, we headed over to meet the owner Saud Hareb and found out a little more.
Tell us a little about yourself //
My name is Saud Hareb, born and raised in Dubai. I work in Dubai Tourism as the market lead for Germany, Switzerland & Austria so I do get to travel a lot.
Apart from cruising Beachroad in the beautiful Mustang what other interests do you have? //
I go through phases of hobbies but classics has stuck to me for the past few years. I'm an avid dirt biker, I have a 350 Husqvarna that me and a group of friends ride nearly every weekend during the winter. As most guys I love everything automotive.
Where do you like to eat, shop and socialise in our community? //
I tend to stick to the places I know; I am not much of a fancy restaurant eater… I'm happy with a karak & a cheese & egg paratha from those little cafeterias. When I'm not working I spend a lot of time with friends in majlis's, sometimes sheesha's and mostly in Al Awir where we have a farm located, peace and quiet away from the city 🙂 And of course I spend quality time with the wife, can't forget!
What is your take on Dubai and the ever changing landscape of the city? //
Dubai is something special, and what we are witnessing is amazing and truly unique. We are so grateful that we have such caring leaders that give to the people and make sure they are happy.
SAUD ANSWERS THE BEACHROAD MAGAZINE Q&A : //
NAME? // Saud Hareb
YOUR FIRST JOB? // Summer job at Al Futtaim engineering when I was 16.
YOUR CURRENT OCCUPATION? // Head of Germany, Switzerland & Austria at Dubai Tourism (DTCM)
YOUR GREATEST LOVE? // A 1965 Buick Riviera.
YOUR GREATEST FEAR? // The loss of tradition within the ever changing modern society.
WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY? // I need to think hard about this.. I believe my first memory was when I was 4 years old, walking back to my house from a friends house that was close by and somebody asked how old I was and I clearly have a memory of putting 4 fingers up.
WHAT FIVE CARS WOULD YOUR DREAM GARAGE CONTAIN? // Porsche GT2, 1965 Buick Riviera, 2017 Raptor, S63 & 1967 Chevelle.
WHAT CLASSICS HAVE YOU PREVIOUSLY OWNED? // 1966 Lincoln Continental, 1966 Mustang Coupe, 1963 Impala, 1965 Mustang fastback
HAVE YOU EVER REGRETTED SELLING A CAR? // The Lincoln continental, it was a piece of art and a fantastic machine. The current owner is one lucky guy.
YOUR FAVOURITE AUTOMOTIVE BRAND? // Gotta say Chevrolet & GMC because of what they have made in the past and now they have really revamped their cars.
CLASSICS ASIDE WHAT ARE YOUR OTHER PASSIONS? // Dirtbiking, baja racing, wakeboarding, dunebashing, horse riding, travelling, time with friends & family.
WHO IS YOUR GREATEST FASHION INFLUENCE? // I really am not into fashion AT ALL!
WHO IS YOUR ROLE MODEL AND WHY? // Might be biased, but I would have to say my dad. The way he deals with situations, business, family. His generosity to strangers, to help family, his positive attitude and determination.
DO YOU FOLLOW MOTORSPORT? // Nope, I follow football, Athletico Madrid all the way!
IF YOU COULD SPEND A DAY WITH ANY AUTOMOTIVE LEGEND WHO WOULD IT BE? // BJ Baldwin.
WHAT ARE THE PRO'S AND CONS OF OWNING A CLASSIC CAR? // You cannot lose value, unless you don't maintain them.
HOW IS THE CLASSIC CAR SCENE IN DUBAI? // I believe it's slowly coming up, although we lack quality garages that can cater to them.
DOES YOUR FAMILY SHARE YOUR PASSION FOR CLASSICS? // Not at all, they hate that I have so many.
WHAT IS THE LAST GIFT YOU GAVE SOMEONE? // I gave a mug to a good buddy of mine that i got recently from Barcelona, he loves his coffee!
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE CHILDREN? // Think before you do!
YOUR WORST TRAIT? // I don't think I have one, you'll have to ask my wife!
THE WORST TRAIT IN OTHERS THAT GETS YOU MAD? // Ignorance.
WHO WOULD PLAY YOU IN A MOVIE? // James Franco.
FAVOURITE MUSIC? // All kinds, hip hop, house, random classics..
LAST RECORD / DOWNLOAD YOU BOUGHT? // It must have been Shaggy, which I bought over 10 years ago. Otherwise I stream music, mostly Hip Hop.
FAVOURITE BOOK? // Quran, everything you need to know.
LAST BOOK YOU BOUGHT? // I'm not a big reader, bought some for my wife though!
FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // Barcelona! Awesome vibes in that city.
LEAST FAVOURITE DESTINATION? // Can't say i have one, but it might be Germany since I go there often for work!
ARE YOU SPORTY? // At the moment, I run once or twice a week and horse ride in the late afternoons when I can. I'm much more active in the winter.
BEACH OR DESERT? // Desert.
URBAN OR RURAL? // Rural.
CATS OR DOGS? // Can't make a decision, both are essential.. thats like comparing apples to oranges.
COFFEE OR TEA? // Tea.
WHAT MAKES YOU LAUGH? // Natural reactions and stupidity!
WHATS MAKES YOU CRY? // Watching some women park their cars!
YOUR MESSAGE? // Be who you want to be, do not let others influence or get in the way of who you are.