Our Story

In January 2021, the directors of the H.O.G. Chapters of the Arabian Gulf region came together to back an initiative led by Abu Dhabi Chapter, to form a cooperative H.O.G. Council including the directors of all H.O.G. Chapters in the GCC region.

On January 16, 2021, the Council's founders convened and elected Gabrielle Bou Rached (Abu Dhabi Chapter) as the first GCC President and Salah Al Raisi (HOG Muscat) as first GCC Vice-President, and approved a draft version of the Council Charter. 
 

The story of the GCC chapters goes back a long time, a story of brotherhood, camaraderie and joint collaboration. Riders from each of these chapters have visited and ridden through these countries for as long back as HOG has been in existence. We wanted to take that spirit of collaboration and frame it into a Council that sets out to take these memories and launch them into the future.

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Council's current leadership 2023

HOG GCC leadership through the years...

PRESIDENT

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Abdulaziz Albatel

Director of H.O.G. Jeddah Chapter

VICE-PRESIDENT

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Omar A Alsheikh

Director of H.O.G. Riyadh Chapter

2021

PRESIDENT

Gabrielle Bou Rached 

Director - Abu Dhabi

VICE PRESIDENT

Salah Al Raisi

Director - Muscat

2022

PRESIDENT

Gabrielle Bou Rached 

Director - Abu Dhabi

VICE PRESIDENT

Salah Al Raisi

Director - Muscat

2023

PRESIDENT

Abdulaziz Albatel

Director - Jeddah

VICE PRESIDENT

Omar A Alsheikh

Director - Riyadh

 
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Mission

Build an interconnected network of regional chapters with common goals and objectives.

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Vision

Facilitate and lead cooperation initiatives between the H.O.G. chapters of the Arabian Gulf

Objectives

1

Continue previous initiatives related to Taqdeer chapter recognition award, including inter-chapter Ride 365 competition, and other similar initiatives.

2

Facilitate coordination and communication between regional chapter directors and officers to promote HOG values and keep chapters connected.

3

Coordinate event/rally dates to maximize participation and engagement.

4

Share knowledge, best practices, and experience to help grow and develop other chapters.