Al Nabooda Automobiles donates AED 235,000 to Al Jalila Foundation following auction of one-of-a-kind Carpool Karaoke Touareg

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  • Al Nabooda Automobiles and Volkswagen auctioned off a one-of-a-kind Touareg filmed in Season 3 of Carpool Karaoke, signed by some of the most famous celebrities in the Arab world. 
  • The undisclosed buyer purchased the unique car with all proceeds going to directly to Al Jalila Foundation to support children’s medical treatments.

United Arab Emirates: Al Nabooda Automobiles, the exclusive Dubai dealer for Volkswagen for over 45 years, is proud to have auctioned off the one-of-a-kind Touareg featured in Season 3 of Carpool Karaoke to an undisclosed buyer. The total amount of AED 235,000 will go directly to Al Jalila Foundation to support the Farah program which aids medical treatment for children in need.

Founded by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Al Jalila Foundation is a philanthropic healthcare organisation dedicated to transforming lives through medical innovation. The Farah program specifically focuses on paediatric needs, including children suffering from heart disease, cancer and other chronic illnesses. 

The unique Touareg was signed on the panoramic sun roof by each celebrity and singer that was showcased on the show, including Lebanese personality, Wissam Breidy; Emirati singer, Ahlam Al Shamsi; Yemeni-Emirati singer, Balqees Fathi and Lebanese celebrity, Nadine Nassib Njeim.

K. Rajaram, CEO at Al Nabooda Automobiles commented, “It brings us great joy to have raised AED 235,000 that will go directly to the Farah program at Al Jalila Foundation. As a business in the UAE for 45 years underpinned with family values, this local initiative that supports children in need is extremely important to us and we’re incredibly proud to be able to make a difference with this donation.”

Victor Dalmau, Managing Director at Volkswagen Middle East said, “As a brand that heavily focuses on putting people first, being part of an exceptional initiative and donation like this makes us immensely proud. We’re confident that this donation will have a positive impact on the children in need and we look forward to continue playing our part in the community by being part of projects like this with human purpose.” 

Dr Abdulkareem Sultan Al Olama, CEO at Al Jalila Foundation said,“We are grateful to Al Nabooda Automobiles for choosing Al Jalila Foundation as the beneficiary of the charity auction of the Carpool Karaoke Touareg and a special thank you to the proud new owner of the car for being part of our ‘Journey of Hope’ to help sick children. Our community partnerships help us widen our circle of giving and fuel the work we do to transform patients’ lives.”

About Volkswagen Middle East:

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