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ABOUT THIS CLUB

UAE's Best Offroad Club with friendly, passionate and certified experts

Learn to drive your 4X4 off-road to conquer trails with full confidence.

Challenge yourself safely with 7 unique levels of off road expertise for beginners, intermediate and advance.

Carnity Off-Road Club has been founded by a group of passionate off-roaders who believe in building an off-road community to learn, drive and have fun together. We encourage people to self-drive their 4x4 vehicles by learning the basics first, to enjoy the freedom of exploring various types of off-road terrains that the UAE has to offer.

We are a multicultural off road club that emphasizes on community atmosphere and safety, and we are grateful to share the joy of seeing new members grow into confident off-roaders that carry forward our vision and aim of becoming the best off-road club of the UAE!

We explore deserts, mountains and organize camping trips with like-minded adventurous members. Our senior off-roaders with decades of experience know all the beautiful areas and spots and you will see the UAE from another vantage point!

Learn more - How it works?

 

JOIN US IF YOU LIKE:

  • To self drive your vehicle off-road and learn to push your limits "SAFELY".
  • To get your hands, feet and vehicle little dirty while exploring new places.
  • To meet like-minded multi-cultural people who share the same passion.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:

  • Introduction to off-roading.
  • Desert driving basics and etiquette.
  • Desert driving tips, techniques, myth and best practices.
  • Off-road and safety gear familiarization and recovery procedures.
  • Vehicle orientation, risk analysis, deflation and outdoor safety advice.
     

FREE CLUBS ARE EXPENSIVE

  • Most of the free off-road clubs are backed with car businesses:
    • To influence you to modify your stock vehicle.
    • Promote sponsor products with biased reviews.
    • Encourage you for fast drives to maximize damage.
       
  • Most of the social off-road clubs aren't safe without expertise:
    • No presence of structure, ranks and drive levels.
    • Limited technical knowledge for extreme recoveries.
    • Results in higher accidents and damage ratio overtime.
       

THINGS TO REMEMBER

  • Carnity and it's off-road club is a "Pay it forward" Community.
  • Whatever you learn from seniors, remember to pass it on to others.
  • Be kind and respectful for other's time, knowledge and culture they share.
     

WHY WE ARE THE BEST OFF-ROAD CLUB IN THE UAE

  1. Independent - Not supported by any car business
  2. Unbiased - Drive off-road even with a stock 4x4
  3. Transparent - Merit based promotions for all
  4. Welcome any previous off-road experience
  5. Provide clear off-road grading structure
  6. Focus on safety while having fun
  7. Offer extensive off-road training to all
  8. Analyze off-road accidents for learning
  9. Share and preserve drive memories online
  10. More than 34+ nationalities and counting...!

MUST READ: Offroad Club Structure, Levels and Rules

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Offroad Rank: Newbie |  Fewbie  | Intermediate | Advance | Expert | MarshalCrew

Jebel Jais | Jebel Hafeet | Hatta | Al Qudra Lake | Wadi ShawkaShuweihat Island

 

  1. What's new in this club
  2. @Nafiz and @jeetu sharma, I've added both of you to the waitlist. @Nafiz do you already have a drive or this will be your only drive for this weekend?
  3. Congratulations @Junaid120120. Hope you find joy that this level brings, welcome to the Intermediate level. Congratulations @Junaid120120. Hope you find joy that this level brings, welcome to the Intermediate level.
  4. Congratulations @soumyasaklani. It was a pleasure having you on my Fossil Rock drive. Watching you drive one thing was evident. You never give up, that's an excellent quality. Paired with being able to self recover, the most satisfying thing in off-roading. Hope you continue to enjoy learning and polishing your skills at this new level.
  5. @varunmehndiratta no need to try hard. Let it come to you, relax and let the lessons learned be a part of you rather than trying hard. Desert driving is an art, you cannot paint anything any better if you try too hard. It should become a part of your DNA and should come to you naturally. Don't just think about following the car in front of you, replicate the one which you feel is smoothest ahead of you. See closely the line they followed, the angle they attacked, the height, the speed. Criss crossing a dune is the hardest thing if you don't get it right. If you're not travelling at the angle you're supposed to, or at the speed, or at the height. I have seen most people try to stay on top of the dune and than turn sharply to the other side. That is not the way. It has to be smooth manoeuvre. Each dunes is different, but if you're struggling to stay on top, it will be a struggle to get such a manoeuvre right. Even though you survive through a couple of such scenarios, if you're not getting it right, at some point you'll face the unwanted result. If unsure, ask a senior to show you again the line to be taken and then try it out. Practice will make you perfect and all of this will come to you as second nature. Remember when you first stepped in sand, many things were hard and you had to remind yourself of the brief and what to do in that situation. Many of these things come to you naturally now. The many exercises we have put you through are the steps to take you to the next level. Don't be impatient for the next level, enjoy the ride, feel your car. Let yourself and your car be one. If you've managed to get through Reading this so far, you may now refer to @Frederic post on criss-crossing, where he's explained this with help of diagram to do some home work before your next drive.
  6. In a way both @Ahmad Shaker and @[email protected] are correct. Try to understand momentum and gravity both have a role to play. The momentum on the vehicle is in the forward direction. Travelling high on a dune is always recommended as a bit lower might be a bit fun due to the softer sand, but dangerous nevertheless. Now your car is at 40 KPH in forward direction and due to gravity and soft sand your car fishtails. Your only option is to countersteer and point your front tires down. If you try to keep straight tires also sand is accumulating on your tires side walls which brings that momentum at the bottom to a halt, but the inertia on the top of your car continues as nothing on top of the car to stop it from going at that 40KPH you were at. This results in flips or roll overs. Never fight gravity. Always keep control of accelerator and steering at all times.
  7. Hi @Hardik Mody, you are #1 on the waitlist. @Miamimoe, you would be #2 on the waitlist.
  8. @Tbone - what a great drive it was and thank you for pushing us to go at a faster pace, I learnt lots from this drive alone. In spite of the two pop-outs, we covered a good distance and had time to play in the bowls. If you recorded the track kindly share it please . @Rob Harper, @Thomas Varghese, and @Anvar Sadath Bekal - enjoyed meeting and driving with you all. See you around in the sand. All the best!
  9. Hi @Wrangeld, reposting my question here, not sure where I posted it 🙂, the level description states it is for fewbie plus, though it is listed as a Newbie, which is the typo just need to make sure I am in the right drive.
  10. @Luca Palanca Falsini - thank you it was a good drive indeed. You led us to complete the drive right on time after covering a very good distance of almost 60 Km with all sorts of challenges and variety of terrain. Thanks to @Hennie Schoeman, @Jeepie and @AlexPol for your support. Have a great week ahead.
  11. This is nothing. You already mastered the art of driving on tarmac. Was it easy? Anyways you decided to sacrifice your precious machine on the altar of sands. So why fear? Let go off the fear and you will master the desert.
  12. Thank you @Chaitanya for the kind comments and disciplined and patient approach for our drive last Friday. Learned a lot!
  13. True... i guess gap is also about those split secs where the thoughts turn from How should I approach it to Okie i can do it this way....perhaps with experience and practice this time gets better.....Ok i think I am getting to my introspecting mode..
  14. Don't forget to remove the tire from the rim, clean it thoroughly and refix it.
  15. There is only one way. Try try harder try even harder and you will master the art of driving on sand
  16. Hi @Srikumar true this is a very important point....one key thing I have been observing over last few drives is how smoothly (with limited or no footprint) the marshalls or even some of more experienced drivers in a convoy adjust to a changing terrain... One of the reason I felt is ability to judge the exact amount of momentum required for an obstacle and one's car's ability to manage it at a specific rpm... New to very steep dunes and slopes, i personally felt that at times I was churning the sand a bit too much especially at end of series of big bowls. And when I tried to reduce it the doubt at back of mind led to refusals and slower pace... I am sure experience and practice are one way, however would appreciate if any tips around it.
  17. I don't want to miss your drives angela @Foxtrot Oscar. There is nothing much wrong about me. I was fed up at getting my promotion declined all the time after so many drives and signed up with another club to continue. I felt I don't belong in this club anymore. I joined your friday afternoon fewbie drive as your drives are always pure excitement and I love them. Anyways my subscription is still active. You are so dangerously addictive. Tow points will be fixed day after tomorrow and will present myself with new tow points and a new transmission cooler if possible. Even my car gets excited in your drives and his temperature rises up.
  18. ok kalli walli keeping away from angela @Foxtrot Oscar's drives. I joined. How can I resist the fun. I give in. I lied about keeping away.
  19. Report drive 05/03 Qudra Fewbie The day started with a new time table (spring is approaching ) at 6:30. That was the first Challenge for us. Everybody was on time and we started just with a very reasonable delay with the sun that was just rising. Al Qudra, after some long flat and building sites we encountered on the first part, was providing us with a set of wonderful spots with a lot of Gazelles and Oryx jumping around us in some very scenic places. Dunes were perfect to play with long ridge riding and side slopes! Back to the convoy, I would like to mention: @AlexPol : I was very happy discovering your attitude during your drive, I wanna thank you for all the effort you provided in helping us. Appreciated! @Hennie Schoeman : you were perfect in your SL role, not a single suck or refusal, I was looking at you very frequently at the beginning and I found you always confident in managing every situation. @Watteau: you surprised me. Your F150 is wonderful and, regarding your experience with us, your way of managing it is incredible. Sure did you start with us? @William Fernandes: Hope you fix our suggestion during the next drive. I was a bit concerned twice checking how you managed some situations. Looking forward to seeing you again... And check if you are following them :D. @Sreejith SreenivasanSreejith : take your time to know better your new toy! It’s a great car for the desert, just need to understand her better ;). @Mario Cornejo: your Super safari is a dream car to me. Hope you enjoyed the place with your toy. Great drive! @Javier Lucero: I noticed that you were with us when I met you at the end. No refusal or stuks Very well done! It’s the second time we drive together. Hope you had fun! @imranaasghar81 : Hope you manage with ease the problem with your tire! Was the second time with you also. Hope you enjoyed that drive like the previous one! Special Thanks to our sweep @Jeepie! I was so confident with you as support! Hope to drive soon with you again and get more feedback and suggestions by your side!
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