His Excellency Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal Joins Octanium

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Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal Joins Octanium Experiences

  • Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal joins Octanium in the role of Management Advisor, Strategy
  • Al Sarkal is the former Executive Chairman of Sharjah Investment and Development Authority
  • Al Sarkal leadership a key factor in the transformation of Sharjah into a tourism, investment, and cultural hub

 13 May 2022, Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Octanium Experiences LLC is proud and honored to announce that His Excellency (HE) Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal will guide it in the role of Management Advisor, Strategy.

HE Marwan Al Sarkal has forged a glittering career over the past 13 years at the helm of Shurooq – the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority. Under his stewardship, Shurooq has been at the forefront of the transformation of Sharjah creating extraordinary lifestyle and leisure destinations, attracting significant business investment, rich diversification, and breathing renewed life into the iconic historic and archaeological landmarks of the Emirate.

In his new capacity, Al Sarkal will support the senior management of Octanium as a strategic advisor in its mission to create and manage the rapidly expanding ecosystem for classic automobiles in the UAE and the wider GCC, drawing upon his years as an award-winning Chief Executive.

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Octanium’s upcoming initiatives include:

  • WERK, an innovative real-estate concept encompassing a complete range of one-stop services to the automotive enthusiast from storage to event spaces and retail
  • PADDOCK, a turnkey solution for gentlemen racers with dedicated garages, villa hospitality and access to an FIA-grade Formula 1 circuit for epic track-day thrills.

In addition, Octanium is organizing a full series of customer experiences including Octanium Tours – bespoke drives for a chosen few – and the 1000 Miglia Experience UAE, Octanium’s flagship event and the Most Beautiful Race In The World.

HE Marwan Al Sarkal said: “I am proud to be part of Octanium. For myself, joining Octanium means a lot as we are planning to take the automotive industry to another level with the type of services, races and transformation that will have a huge impact on the positioning of the UAE in the automotive sector. As a person passionate about cars, I feel I am in my sweet spot, and it is the right time.”

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Octanium CEO Martin Halder said: “I warmly welcome HE Marwan Bin Jassim Al Sarkal as our new Management Advisor for Strategy. For Octanium, this appointment creates rich opportunities and immense dividends both to our rapidly expanding footprint in the classic car arena, and most importantly in the local arena.”

“HE Marwan Al Sarkal brings unparalleled experience to Octanium after an immensely successful career at the peak of UAE cultural and business development. With the outstanding support of the

UAE Government, the UAE Ministry of Interior, Dubai Police, the combined effort of the various Tourism Authorities and our valuable partners, we have already successfully staged the largest classic car regularity rally ever held on the Arabian Peninsula.”

“With his support, we look forward to our next landmark event: the epic 1,600km, 100-team 1000 Miglia Experience UAE Jubilee Edition, the Most Beautiful Race In The World. We further are eagerly anticipating announcing new venues, experiences and services in the coming months for enthusiasts of both classic and high-performance automobiles.”


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