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A caring community for the desert enthusiasts based on sharing knowledge with special attention to safety and lending a helping hand to others.

  1. What's new in this club
  2. @Gaurav bhai. Amazing video, however just not justify the drive. The most amazing drive for me in around an year of driving. Had almost forgotten how wonderful this terrain is and how much fun we can have in that area on so many levels. Felt like I wanted to watch more, I did not stop rolling the Go Pro, ran out of battery twice and finally the memory got full as the sun went down.
  3. Much awaited, most amazing drive video
  4. Mine and Rahim Bhai pics uploaded, waiting to see other's pic https://carnity.com/gallery/category/41-al-faqa-white-sands-8-sep-2017/
  5. Totally agree with Rahim Bhai, that during the sand storm I was about to stop. Thinking it's not quite practical to drive with low visibility but I waited for one stuck to raise a flag and that didn't happen because everyone drove just too well.
  6. What can I say. We met, we headed to the start point, we deflated and we totally conquered Faqa. It was all ours and we loved it to bits. There was awesome side sloping, ridge riding, ridge cutting, steep climbs, sharp decends, soft sand patches mixed with some very challenging terrain. Out advantage was having 4 cars with enough experience and sense of adventure to fly through some of the best we've done so far. Thanks to @Gaurav bhai for posting and leading such an excellent drive, plus some awesome sandwiches. Thanks to Asif bhai for showing some amazing skills to keep the convoy alive, the tea, the spicy peanuts and so much more. Thanks to Srikumar for a flawless performance with his newly acquired XJ. Did I forget to mention the sand storm. Oops. We were caught in one right in the middle of the drive, but everyone did exceptionally well to ride the storm out. We would have normally stopped somewhere nice to sit and enjoy our snacks and drinks, thanks to the sand storm we kept going and only got to food and drinks at the very end. Kudos to a team which makes me very proud. Thanks Carnity for bringing us together and giving us such a great opportunity.
  7. Brilliant drive with some nice challenging terrain. Thoroughly enjoyed it esp. the second half of the drive. Thanks @Gaurav for leading us through this terrain.
  8. After a very long time, we had some serious drive in an excellent terrain, after all, it's Al Faqa which is famous for its white sands and continuous medium size dunes. We started a little bit late, and straight away head to the deflation point where Asif Bhai and family joined us. After the quick brief and convoy numbering, we headed into the easy bit of Al faqa dunes to get everyone into the motion. As we were heading from waypoint 2 to 3 a bit more challenging terrain, we experience some heavy sandstorm in the evening due to which our convoy move slowed down a little bit. After the sand storm settled down we head to waypoint 3 which has good rolling dunes to play. We all had enough attempts of massive sideys, broad ridge riding and ridge cutting that after 30 mins of this extensive play everyone had a big smile on their faces. It was one of the best drives to open the off-road season, and as the weather gets better we should try a bit longer drive in this area. Asif Bhai managed his LWB pickup very well in this area. Sri and sister also did extremely well with their manual Cherokee on which they are still mastering the gear usage. In the end, our Superman with fully loaded pathy protected everyone to be on track and did recover a couple of times. Overall, small and super tight drivers made this whole drive an amazing experience to remember. Thanks everyone for driving and keeping the momentum at its best in such terrain. Just before we could head to waypoint 4 one of the car pop-out resulted in a leaking valve or badly seated valve losing the air from the stem. Due to this scenario, we head towards safe exit through the track and hit the road and change the tire to spare wheel for the road driving. As drive was so good, that we literally had no time for snacks break, that we need to enjoy our snacks at the inflation point after exiting. Thanks, Meshu for chicken samosa's, Asif Bhai for muffins and his trademark tea and Rahim Bhai for the pringles and drinks. Best 4 hours spent in the desert.
  9. being there is much more enjoyable
  10. Here is the video of last week newbie drive
  11. Now I know, bloody copy paste problem, lol. Edited....
  12. I'm in but not to Camel Rock or Faya. You will have to drive all the way up to Lisali, take the underpass for the flying club, head to Tawi Nizwa, cross the road to Pink Rocks and continue to Big Fall. Since there is a barrier now you need to take the round about and you are through to Camel Rock and Faya. Sounds like a full day off road event.
  13. It's pretty far but you can: Al Faqa - Madam - Maleiha - Camel rock (approx 80-100 km off-road), we can try such crossing's in the whole day off-road drive when the weather gets better. Thanks for signing up @Asif Hussain Bhai, good to have back.
  14. I am most definitely in. Looking forward to it. Just a question..how do you manage Al Faqa to Camel Rock without hitting the tarmac? Regards Srikumar
  15. With enough experience in this desert community, it's the right time to call for Al Faqa white sand dunes drive. Although it's not very tricky or difficult area, but due to its white sand in most of the area it does get little tricky to read at times. This area offers varied terrain for all types of adventure seeker from tall - medium - small (techy) dunes with enough area to play When: 8 September 2017 Meeting time: 2:30 PM, convoy will move at 2:45 PM Where: First Emarat Petrol Station after outlet mall on Dubai - Al Ain road GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/7pRg8Lb1N3s Level of drive: Fewbie - Expert - Advance - (absolute newbie and newbie as passengers only) Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 10 inches of ground clearance Plan: Afternoon drive from Al Faqa to Al Faqa Camel Rock to Faya and further if time permits lol What to bring along: Evening snacks - whatever you like with little extra to share, water, liquids, smiles, stories, and enthusiasm. Approximate finish time: 7 PM - 8 PM RSVP on below calendar
  16. It was great driving with legends of desert, Thanks to 4 experts who has encouraged us to drive in desert
  17. Thank you @Gaurav bhai. Great outing on many accounts, firstly a chance for the newbies to experience our favourite area while learning how to float in the soft stuff. Both @Sidshk and @Richard did well and special thanks to Richard for trusting me with his machine to climb Faya to the top. It took us close to 3 hours to get to Faya and all on top. Once on top we had some chilling weather, with some sandwiches, banana and soft drinks. Once we came down and we headed to the road to say good bye to Sid and Richard. After bidding them farewell The fantastic 4 were on the back of Faya and heading out to Fossil Rocks from some awesome dunes. It took us 45 minutes of absolute best driving skills and some awesome selection of dunes by Gaurav bhai to achieve that fear. What's more heart warning is 2 firsts for Carnity. Firstly 2 drives posted on the same week. Secondly someone other than Gaurav bhai or me. Congrats Basit on his first drive post and congrats to Carnity for the achievement.
  18. When: 31 August 2017 Meeting time: 3:30 PM, convoy will move sharp at 3:45 PM Where: Adnoc Petrol Station Maleha Road GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/mzb26kxzte72
  19. Whats the meeting time ? i m planning to join as couldn't make it for oman
  20. Wow @Gaurav bhai. Good thinking. Start from Faya around 4pm to miss the rush and idiots, wonderful play time and loads of learning opportunity, some great dunes on the way to Fossil Rock and some play time there too to be able to put what we learn to practice. I'm totally in for this one.
  21. As the weather is getting little bearable in evening now, so let's call for an easy newbie desert drive in daylight, where everyone can learn and practice their desert driving skill. When: 31 August 2017 Meeting time: 3:30 PM, convoy will move sharp at 3:45 PM Where: Adnoc Petrol Station Maleha Road GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/mzb26kxzte72 Level of drive: Newbie - Fewbie (Including absolute newbie too) Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 10 inches of ground clearance Plan: Day drive from Faya to Camel Rock to Fossil Rock What to bring along: Evening snacks - whatever you like with little extra to share, plenty of water, liquids, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Approximate finish time: 8 - 9 PM Please RSVP in below calendar:
  22. Maliha cool night drive - 24 Aug 2017

    Thanks to everyone for a very enjoyable and satisfying drive. Looking forward to the big announcement and hope I make the cut.
  23. Maliha cool night drive - 24 Aug 2017

    The best night out ever. Started with meeting up a couple of guys who were huge fans of Mitsubishi Pajero. So we joined them for a quick drive down to the side of Fossil Rock, sat there for some time while waiting for Sree. In this time we shed tears and inhaled some smoke due to the bon fire and enjoyed some Argentina Green Tea and some roll away cigarettes. Soon Sree was waiting in Khatam, so we said good bye to our new friends and headed out to get Sree. Now it was time for the real stuff, so we drove high and we drove low all the way to the top of Fossil Rocks. The steep fall was really in bad shape so we decided to go around waving at our new friends again. Between Fossil Rock and Camel Rock I lost my bearings and we ended up in some really nice virgin dunes and at the back of Camel Rock. It was a bit tricky to manuevre between the 2 rocks to come to the front side, but we made it without any issues. We were in good luck as from Camel Rock to Data we again got a patch of virgin dune on the top which connected with another and another. We never came down from the rolling dunes till the back side of Faya. After a bit of a struggle and heading slightly left of where we were, we ended up straight in top of Faya. We settled in with the amazing cool breeze and enjoyed Aloo Parathas thanks to Gaurav bhai and some cold drinks. Loved the drive and finally other clubs have come out to play since the weather is getting better. Loved the drive, the company, the food, the smiles, absolutely everything about this drive. As briefed to the participants gear up because a selected few would get to enjoy the best fun in about 4 months time.
  24. We are all looking forward to some easy relaxing drive and what better than our very own sand box. So let's rock the Maliha/ Kalba area without any time restraints. When: 24 August 2017 Meeting time: 10:45 PM, convoy will move sharp at 11 PM Where: Adnoc Petrol Station Maleha Road GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/mzb26kxzte72 Level of drive: Fewbie - Expert - Advance - All are welcome (absolute newbie and newbie as passengers only) Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 10 inches of ground clearance Plan: Night drive from Muhafiz to Camel Rock to Faya and further if time permits What to bring along: Loads of snacks, plenty of water - whatever you like with little extra to share, water, liquids, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Approximate finish time: Open List your name and mobile number in this drive thread and RSVP the below calendar: List of participants: Rahimdad Kadwani - 050 6749099 Gaurav Khanna - 050 5258706
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