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Posted On: 1 July 2008 08:26 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:08 pm

Two stretch limos to add to Doha

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As one negotiates Hamza bin Amro street near The Mall, one is sure to notice gorgeous white and black Hummer Stretch H2 limos conspicuously parked on both sides of the road — every car owner's envy, probably because such vehicles are the first in Qatar. "Professionals, teenagers and even children from all walks of life in Doha seem to be attracted to the Stretch H2,"Yara Howayak, Marketing and PR Manager of Victoria Rent a Car, told The Peninsula yesterday. Bought directly from the US, each of the two luxury limo cars costs a whopping QR800, 000. Though the exteriors look identical sans the colour, the limos differ in seating capacity; the white stretch H2 can accommodate 18 passengers while 15 people can be seated in the black one. Their interiors also vary in terms of design, though they have similar features, such as multiple plasma TVs, touch screens, DVD players, high-end sound system, laser lighting, fibre optics and a complimentary bar. Getting into one of the limos provides the passenger the comfort of a home in an opulent full media environment. The recent arrival of the limos is set to give a new face to the way people celebrate weddings, promos and birthdays and even usual corporate functions and tours. "One of the main reasons we acquired the limos is to boost tourism in Qatar, providing tourists, Qataris and residents luxury and comfort as they travel around Doha," Wael Ashour, General Manager of Victoria Rent a Car, said adding that they are planning to buy more cars like the latest models of 4x4 and limo each year. This is part of the initiative of the owner and Chairman of Victoria, Sheikh Khaled bin Nasser bin Abdullah Al Thani, who has been supporting the Emir H H Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani's projects to uplift tourism in the country. "Sheikh Khaled bin Nasser was inspired by the Emir who wants to improve the state of tourism in Qatar. We want to step forward to be one of the leading supporters of the Emir's tourism initiative," Ashour said.