11 February 2013, Muscat: Last week, Ahmad Al Harthy’s car was the star attraction at Muscat Eye Laser Center, Qurum. People came in large numbers to get their photograph clicked standing next to the Porsche Carrera that Al Harthy used for the last three seasons in the Porsche Carrera Cup Great Britain Championship. Sport enthusiasts came with their professional cameras while others were content having their photograph clicked next to the iconic Porsche Carrera with their phones! Al Harthy himself visited the venue for a short while in the afternoon, much to the delight of the Center’s customers and visitors.
The attractive turquoise blue vehicle was branded with logos – prominent ones being that of Oman Tourism, Oman Air, Nawras, National Bank of Oman and Muscat Eye Laser Center. The backdrop had an image of Al Harthy with a quote from him “I chose Muscat Eye Laser Center because they are the best at what they do”.
Ahmad Al Harthy got his Z-LASIK done last year at the Center restoring him with perfect vision. After winning the 2012 Porsche Carrera Cup GB Pro-AM1 classic title, he returned to the Center and presented them with a token of his appreciation, thanking the Center for its contribution towards his success. The 31-year old set a new record by becoming the first Omani and first Arab to win a title in the British series.
One of the most popular sports personalities, Al Harthy made headlines and history on the streets of Muscat by conducting passenger rides in a Porsche 911 GT3 race car; an event arranged with the support of the Oman Automobile Association.
“It is a matter of pride for us that Ahmad Al Harthy chose Muscat Eye Laser Center for his surgery. He has been supportive in his role as the brand ambassador of the Center and has more than once, agreed to visit the Center and pose with the customers for photographs, much to the delight of our customers,” said Sameer Al Awam, CEO of Muscat Eye Laser Center.