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Best Off-Road Club in UAE for desert and wadi enthusiasts with special attention to safety and friendly approach. Drive with experts having a decade of experience in dune bashing & wadi in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah & RAK. NO CREW, NO MARSHAL, NO CHAIRMAN - We all are friends here and yet drive safely everywhere in UAE.

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  2. EmVarlet

    Sunrise Drive in Area 53

    Awesome. I’m in.
  3. With the past couple of drives being in the Mahafiz area, lets just change the location and up the level of the drive by having an early morning drive in Area 53. This area is best known for its rolling tall dunes and massive drops. So get ready for lots and lots of fun with an overdose of adrenalin. When: 13 July 2018 Meeting time: 3:45 AM, the convoy will move sharply at 4:00 AM Where: Bidayer Shops GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/zV7uCUyrgGn Level of drive: Fewbie - Intermediate Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 10 inches of ground clearance. Plan: Drive, challenge and enjoy until about 7:30 AM What to bring along: Morning Breakfast - whatever you like with little extra to share, water, liquids, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Approximate finish time: 7:30 AM
  4. Indeed it was a blessing for me, for my first time, to have such an amazing co-pilot ! Thanks again @Gaurav and thanks to @Rahimdad & @skumar83 for your support.
  5. What a tiring week. Long hours in the office. 3pm all seems in control. 7 pm looks like I'll be out by 8pm. Bang 10 pm still in the office 11 pm meeting time. My first instinct to inform and get advise from @EmVarlet as I could not reach home, pick up my Pathfinder and reach any time before 12 midnight. With patience I got a response that they will wait for me, I was overjoyed. With a quick run home and reaching the meeting point just after 12 midnight I saw @EmVarlet waiting with @skumar83 and to my surprise @Gaurav bhai with his RR. No not Rolls Royce but his Range Rover. Same same. I had not had time for dinner so @EmVarlet shared an amazing sandwich with me which was completely healthy and filling. So time to deflate and head out with @EmVarlet in the lead for the first time for the entire trip. Understanbly nervous, but he managed to take us into some very nice area on the way to Pink Rocks, we were treated to some amazing dunes on the way and reached the play area near Pink Rocks with no fuss. Trying to touch the highest point we all made tries, undoubtedly @skumar83 Cherokee was the highest achiever. Then came a deadly combination, @Gaurav bhai with the Xterra, it seemed that it would not stop till it reached the moon and back, but to almost touch the rocks and back would be enough to earn our respect for the night. We had a quick chat to decide what we were going to do next and to my surprise we were planning to visit the Madam Ghost Town. After understanding to location the general consensus was to head to the bridge next to Big Red to cross over and head by track to Rifada and make our way from there. On the way we were ably lead by Emmanuel and our trusty Gaurav bhai through some awesome dunes. Upon reaching the shops at Badayer we took a short break to some delicious treats before heading out again. As the sun was just making it appearance we took the track to Rifada and had to negotiate some small technical and at times soft dunes where our cars just sank. Driving through the first thing to appear to us from the Ghost town was the Mosque. As we circled the area and decided to head in. We feasted our eyes on this beauty and the cameras started clicking, each getting gems from their prospective which are shared in the Gallery. Special thanks to Emmanuel for posting and leading his first drive and Gaurav bhai for being such a darling to be his co-driver and conclude such a wonderful time out with some great friends. I initially thought it would take a long time for me to post this trip report, but with a desert safari later on Friday I did not want to mix the 2 experiences. Hope you enjoyed reading it as much as we enjoyed being on the drive. Until next time this is Rahimdad signing off.
  6. congrats @EmVarlet for your first drive post and lead... all the best
  7. I'm in with full support.
  8. Time to have a relaxed night drive from Tawi Nazwa to Pink rock area, then to Al-Faya and, eventually, depending on what everyone likes, to Fossil Rock. It's a perfect drive to enjoy this awesome terrain that offers plenty of opportunities to play. When: 31 May 2018 Meeting time: 11:00 PM, the convoy will move sharply at 11:15 PM Where: Tawi Nizwa Shops GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/yYkFvPBzW3U2 Level of drive: Fewbie - intermediate - advanced Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 10 inches of ground clearance. Plan: Drive and enjoy until about 6 AM What to bring along: Loads of snacks, meal, plenty of water - whatever you like with little extra to share, water, liquids, smiles, stories and enthusiasm. Approximate finish time: 6 AM Please RSVP on below calendar
  9. Rahimdad

    Relaxed night drive - 21 June

    So the start of the drive posted a very valid point. The same area again. I've been in this area several times a year in the past 10 years and it's never been a bore. Another point that came to mind was different lead, different flavour. One thing encouraged on this drive was for anybody to come forward and lead for as long as they are comfortable. Normal start with easy level building up but with no sticks or delays. Thanks to @sertac and @skumar83 for a wonderful sweep to keep team moving throughout. In no time we were on top of Fossil Rock and down headed to Camel Rock. As we approached Camel Rock, my second lead @EmVarlet took the lead. A little struggle with using the GPS but eventually we reached Faya lead by @EmVarlet within the shortest time ever. Race to the top started and eventually we all reached the top to lay our spread. Thanks to @Asif Hussain for some wonderful prawn palau and tea, @EmVarlet for some amazing treats. After the stomach was full it was time for a nap. Woken up at sunrise for an amazing view and after packing up time for the final run. The final run was the best part of the drive. With the sun still playing cool and the breeze being just as cool made that bit of the drive brilliant. Some amazing big rolling dunes, as we played from one dune to the next. It was pretty fast paced. In between the stubs kept us slow and cautious. But the last 15 minutes saw some huge areas to race our way to the finish line. With flags off for the last part we reached the Adnoc Petrol station to inflate and head back home. Surprised to see the noodles we made in the area, but these were the best noodles I ever had. Made me realize why this area never bores me. This area has everything to play and learn at the same time. Above all what makes any drive fantastic is the participants and we were absolutely blessed for this one. Missed you @Gaurav bhai.
  10. skumar83

    Relaxed night drive - 21 June

    Will post it. Forgot to do it.
  11. Rahimdad

    Relaxed night drive - 21 June

    I had to miss it. Guys please post trip report.
  12. desertdude

    Relaxed night drive - 21 June

    How was last weeks suhoor drive? Think I missed the drive report
  13. The last few drives have been amazing but due to Ramadan the challenge of ending the drive on time due to Suhoor,. So I will make it nice and easy so that we can have a relaxed drive. The plan would be to start easy and slowly work on the toughness bit to make sure the learning curve does not stop. Furthermore, I would like to see who has grown in confidence and lead the convoy for a short while, details of which can be discussed during the driver's brief. When: 21 June 2018 Meeting time: 10:45 PM, convoy will move sharp at 11 PM Where: Adnoc Petrol Station Maleha Road GPSCoordinate: 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 RSVP the below calendar:
  14. desertdude

    Newbie Fewbie drive 14 June 2018

    Just make sure which is the closet mosque that is offering Eid Prayers
  15. Rahimdad

    Newbie Fewbie drive 14 June 2018

    @Asif Hussain I meant nothing can keep Rav4 out, who else besides the Rav4 wants to join. @desertdude I'm going to go with the 10 percent.
  16. desertdude

    Newbie Fewbie drive 14 June 2018

    Hate to rain on your parade, but there are 90% chances of Friday being Eid, so no suhoor. Call it a pre Eid Drive. Straight to Eid Prayers from the desert! That would be a first!
  17. Asif Hussain

    Newbie Fewbie drive 14 June 2018

    @Rahimdad why not allowed sir, i love this little beast and the rider.. ☺️
  18. The last drive was an amazing one but full of challenges, and with Gaurav Bhai's incident, I would be more comfortable with an area we have done a few time to be sure we face a little inconvenience as possible. The plan would be to start easy and slowly work on the toughness bit to make sure the learning curve does not stop. When: 14 June 2018 Meeting time: 11 PM, convoy will move sharp at 11:15 PM Where: Adnoc Petrol Station Maleha Road GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/mzb26kxzte72 Level of drive: Absolute Newbie - Newbie - Fewbie - Expert - Advance - All are welcome Type of Car: Besides the Rav4 Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 10 inches of ground clearance Plan: Night drive from Mahafiz to Faya, Suhoor on top of Faya. What to bring along: Evening snacks, food for Suhoor, plenty of water - whatever you like with little extra to share, water, liquids, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Approximate finish time: 5:30 am RSVP the below calendar:
  19. Rahimdad

    Cool night Suhoor drive - 7 June

    Good day, bad day, mixed feelings. Read to the end to understand how a goid day turned bad. Everybody met on time and after a nice tea we were off to deflate near Bidayer. As we headed in and made it to the top of Big Red, we went through some big dunes to play around in slightly humid conditions. All of the participants managed very well all the way to Pink Rocks. We then crossed over to the other side where the dunes were even more challenging, but everyone performed well. The dunes formation was very challenging which added to the fun. Moreover @EmVarlet my second lead, @Shafiq, @sertac, @Gaurav and @skumar83 my trusted sweep team did extremely well and kept the convoy moving at all times. Soon we reached Big Fall where we lay our spread just in time to have our Suhoor. By chance @Gaurav and I got the same dish. There was plenty to go around and plenty time to enjoy. As the Fair Azaan was sounded we cleared up with everyone wanting to continue. We crossed over and headed to Faya where we played for sometime before we moved on to Fossil Rocks. Here we were treated with loads of bushes which I'm not so comfortable with, but given the terrain everyone showed a lot of patience and managed very well. Once on top of Fossil Rocks the challenge of the rocks was missing as the track was covered with sand. As we came down and heading out we all tried our luck and played around the front face of Fossil Rocks. With the sun making an appearance and things supposed to get heated up we decided to head out. At around half way mark the radio sounded that Gaurav bhai's faithful Pair to switched itself off. After waiting for a while we headed back. We tried everything from the air intake to the fuel supply to the sparks, everything seemed to be OK but it would not start. With the sun peaking now and all efforts failing we decided to tow it out. It was a difficult task but with great support from @EmVarlet we found an excellent path and were out without any hiccups. A great night turned sad with @Gaurav bhai's trusted Pajero leaving on a flat bed. Today I was made to realize the severity of the situation as confirmed that the engine is fried. We wish Gaurav bhai and his Pajero a speedy recovery as we cannot stay long without them. Until next time this is Rahimdad signing off.
  20. shadow79

    Cool night Suhoor drive - 7 June

    @Asif Hussain bhai the tow hook should be sorted after eid as the last time i went they were out of hooks the trailer tows are pretty expensive but not suitable for this application for the time being please make use of the epilictal bows on both sides of the car in the rear i am sure they are sturdy enough for this job
  21. Asif Hussain

    Cool night Suhoor drive - 7 June

    i hope you fixed rear tow hook to your XJ..
  22. Shafiq

    Cool night Suhoor drive - 7 June

    Got confirmation he is not flying tonight. Now I am in! see you guys 😃
  23. Shafiq

    Cool night Suhoor drive - 7 June

    A friend of mine is moving out of UAE and expected to fly Thursday night, so my Thursday plans depends on his plans
  24. Gaurav

    Cool night Suhoor drive - 7 June

    I'm in with full support, excellent choice of area.
  25. shadow79

    Cool night Suhoor drive - 7 June

    probably will start joining drives after ramadhan
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