A run into with Hijabi woman biker touring all over the Middle East on Harley

Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world- Gustave Flaubert

Traveling is frankly extricating. It not only assists you to grow as a sole, but also makes you accept the challenges coming with it. While the concept of traveling beyond the entire world is impressive and distractive, yet doing it while smashing some social boundations is not only motivating but also fascinating.


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Cutting a striking figure in a bright plaid shirt, black jeans, and a sparkling leather jacket; Chantal Asaad epitomizes a biker that is elegant in a way no present fashion can cut down.

Growing up in Canada, Chantal had a lively open-air childhood, although she never aspired to become a travel wizard. She was intense and affirmative about cars and bikes. The resonance of the engine delighted her. However, she wanted to become a criminal lawyer to aid people. Despite her plans, destiny had something else prepared for her. 

Thriving in years:

The show many viewers- have acknowledged The Open Road but never in Chantal’s dreams did she think she will be the first Arab woman in the Middle East to delve into the country on a bike. Even though she was born and brought up in Canada, she followed her culture and tradition but was not restricted to doing things out of constraint. 

Learning to ride a bike:

After graduating, Chantal found a secured job in a Fortune 500 Media company, and she never planned to ride a bike. Only circumstances brought her to decide to join the course while traveling to Canada about five to six years ago. The rest became a story.

Cruising as a Biker with Parental Support:

Presently, Chantal is working as a marketing and communications manager in first aid and lifeguard training firm named Blue Guard ME. It was by accident that she learned to bike; it is undeniably the best thing that occurred to her. She cascaded with the support of her parents. They never compelled her to do things and were contrary to being orthodox. 

She had her extended support from the riding groups in the UAE. They were extra supportive and willing to expose her everywhere. In fact, she has received a lot of DMs to combine their rides together with the best rear roads and guidance in the UAE.

Experience with The Open Roadshow:

As she was relishing the bike trips, she was popular with The Open Roadshow, where she got intimate with the bikes. The Open Road set off as the first show that featured female bikers of Arab origin. They paired her with Catherine Hector, a non-hijabi biker. Both of them endeavored their first show, taking such a grueling, long journey on a motorcycle that was a first again. During this show, both Chantal Asaad and Catherine Hector steered around the Middle East to detect the culture on two wheels. It was a spontaneous travel program that was recorded in three countries in the Middle East. 

While shooting for the series, Chantal and Catherine cooked with the natives, analyzed more of the Middle Eastern Culture, and experienced compliments like never. It was appalling for the viewers as they have never experienced and seen a show like this before. Alternatively, both the ladies were free to experience a déjà vu moment when they traveled across the UAE, Jordan, and Lebanon. 

Although they drove through the rain in Jordan and heat in the UAE, they drove the heavy Harley Davidson cruisers across the desert sands and also all workable terrain. 

Reaction on seeing two girls on the bike:

Coming from a Muslim background and being girls, both Chantel and Catherine faced discrimination from people. While some were stunned, some showed appreciation by clicking pictures with them and sharing their food with them on their way and learned a lot from it. 

Motivation for other young women there:

It is really motivating for many women, particularly inexperienced riders out there. She has advised that one has to find out what they love to do and proceed with it. Block other people’s opinions, as that may divert your track of passion. When she joined the show ‘The Open Road’, an unknown person criticized her she may not ride Jebel Jais, as it does not advance her in it. But she took it in her hands with determination and rode Jebel Jais, and she rode it for her satisfaction not to prove it. She asked the young ladies out there to live their life to the fullest.

Thus, Chantel has inspired many young women and made it a point to show the young women that life has to be lived with satisfaction. 

I, Priya Nagarajan, is a past Assistant Professor, mentor, tutor, counselor. Writing has always been a passion of mine and so changed my path to my passion. I believe language is the best way to convey your thoughts and dreams to get the results. I believe it takes a personal approach to reach individual success. I write with a flair for creativity and a keen eye for the professional.

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