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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. skumar83

    Shuwaib Desert Drive - 21 Sep 2018

    Great to have you Noor
  3. NOOR OMAR

    Shuwaib Desert Drive - 21 Sep 2018

    Hi to all, after a long time … I would like to join you guys in this drive. Really miss you all.
  4. skumar83

    Shuwaib Desert Drive - 21 Sep 2018

    Always a pleasure to have you on board Emmanuel
  5. EmVarlet

    Shuwaib Desert Drive - 21 Sep 2018

    Can’t wait ! thanks Sri ! I’m in off course.
  6. Asif Hussain

    Shuwaib Desert Drive - 21 Sep 2018

    Excellent area sri.. good area for warm up after a break.. getting ready for winter drives.
  7. After a brief break, lets plan a desert drive starting from Al Shuwaib which is at the intersection of Dubai - Sharjah - Abu Dhabi. Its been almost a year since we last ventured into this area and would provide some new interesting challenges. This place has some big bowls and pockets. Plan is to start from this area and end the drive at Iftar bowl by sunset where we can set up a nice spot for an evening snack. When: 21 Sept 2018 Meeting time: 2:45 PM Starting time: 3:00 PM (SHARP) Where: ADNOC fuel station just before Madam roundabout. GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/W4Kc5BFfQG92 Level of drive: Fewbies - Intermediate Type of drive: Adrenaline kicking fun drive with few breaks and food time on top of some awesome dunes Plan: Drive through some huge bowls towards Area 53 What to bring along: Food, water, liquids, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  8. Rahimdad

    Marquab to Lisali 31 Aug 2018

    Most welcome to join us Barry. I really enjoy your company.
  9. Barry

    Marquab to Lisali 31 Aug 2018

    I always love your reports rahim bhai. Need to get myself out one of these weekends.
  10. Rahimdad

    Marquab to Lisali 31 Aug 2018

    With a long time off from the one thing I am passionate about, it was the perfect time out. Thank you to Gaurav bhai, Sreekumar bhai, Shafeeq bhai for providing the excellent company. A very important decision was to be made even before starting the drive and an educated decision meant I had Shafeeq bhai as my companion and co-driver. He took it very sportingly. The terrain is amazing and challenging at the same time. With a very able bunch we were able to manage the terrain with no stucks. After finishing the expected route with everybodies consent we continued towards the Qudra Lakes. Half way through we stopped for some snacks and some cold refreshments. During the break we had some very interesting discussions which engaged us and opened pur eyes to new possibilities. After a very good session we continued to Qudra Lakes, exited, inflated and back to our humble abodes. But not before 1 major stuck to make sure nobody complained about the drive being a boring one. Until next time stay safe and enjoy every moment in life.
  11. EmVarlet

    Marquab to Lisali 31 Aug 2018

    Oh nooo ! I just realized that it was an afternoon drive ! Sorry I can’t join ! 😢
  12. Rahimdad

    Marquab to Lisali 31 Aug 2018

    @desertdude you are most welcome to join any one of us for any drive as a driver or passenger.
  13. desertdude

    Marquab to Lisali 31 Aug 2018

    Ah! Our old safari route, white sands as we used to call it. its a great area where you can adjust the level of drive on the fly from easy to technical to some nice big dunes to long high walls for sideys. Maybe I should buy myself another P38 RR just for desert drives. It's been a while
  14. Gaurav

    Marquab to Lisali 31 Aug 2018

    What an awesome choice of terrain after a long time and perfect timing to beat the heat and plus relax at evening.
  15. Taking in to consideration a sizeable break from the desert I'm posting this drive in an area that would challenge the best of us. This area offers varied terrain for all types of adventure seeker from tall - medium - small (techy) dunes with enough area to play When: 31 August 2018 Meeting time: 4:00 PM, convoy will move at 4:15 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 Marquab to Lisali with an option to finish at the Qudra Lakes 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. This was all fun, indeed. Thanks Gaurav. Can’t wait for the next drive !
  17. I started very early as I couldn't sleep for long, so decided to reach at the meeting point by 3 AM and went on top of big red and enjoyed a nice breeze for an hour. Emanuel joined on time and we were just two cars in this convoy. Probably the shortest convoy I had in a very long time. As it was just two of us, so pace was quite fast and nimble. Played around the big red in the dark and then took a 15-20 mins break for the daylight to come so that we can continue through the dunes instead of the track - all the way to Pink rock. And it was the best decision, to wait and enjoy the scenery of this terrain and how we can connect Big Red to Pink Rock all through tall - medium size dunes. We drove for 1 good hour and scaled all the dunes and kept continuing towards the pink rock - I must say that it was the best 1-hour drive with a quality than with a quantity. We wasted a bit of time when I got sucked down in a soft sand pocket where all my 4 tires were free and the car was hanging on front and back bumper only. With a bit of shoveling, we cleared the winch hook and Xterra pulled me out without an effort. We reached Pink rock by 6 and played there for 30 minutes and recorded few videos and then decided to head towards Tawi exit. By 7ish we were out and completed 25 km offroad in less than 2 hours (excluding break and stuck). It was very nice, short and sweet drive to remember for a long time. Thanks, Emanuel for wonderful second lead and sweep.
  18. Please note I have changed the GPS coordinate from Al Ramool Motorcyle to desert safari, so that we can reach faster with the overhead bridge loop
  19. After a relaxing eid holiday break, let's have some moderately thrilling dune bashing, this area and dunes are for intermediate level only. So let's have a nice early morning drive from Big red to Pink rock area. Plan to play all along the way, so we can enjoy for a couple of hours before the heat kicks in. When: 24 Aug July 2018 Meeting time: 04:00 AM, the convoy will move sharply at 04:15 AM Where: Big red - opposite bidayer shops GPSCoordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/opok7gqAtX82 Level of drive: Intermediate - Expert - Advance - (No newbie - fewbie) Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 10 inches of ground clearance What to bring along: Breakfast snacks - whatever you like with little extra to share, water, liquids, smiles and courage. Approximate finish time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM RSVP the below calendar:
  20. desertdude

    Critters and Creatures while camping ?

    You'd be surprised how much life the barren desert has. And yes, the side winder, horned viper, saw scale, carpet vipers and plenty more venomous snakes, . Hell Ive seen water snakes out in the Hatta Fools. Not to mentions tons of frogs and tadpoles there too. And all spiders are venomous just how deadly their venom is a different story. Other than the imported ozzy red back spider, used to be often found in homes because they hitched a ride with the ozzy expats I can't remember if their is a deadly to human to indigenous spider here. Camel Spiders are actually a species of scorpions which do not have a stinger or any venom. If I remember correctly. But nasty looking creatures and often very quick and seem to attack you, but actually just looking for shade to hide under, but can be a scary experience for some with a nasty big bug charging towards you, they pretty fast, ask me how I know!
  21. Barry

    Critters and Creatures while camping ?

    Are there venomous snakes here? Also same question but spiders? I used to think this was just a wasteland but I’m constantly surprised by some of the weird things I see when I’m out and about.
  22. desertdude

    Critters and Creatures while camping ?

    Having worked and spent many a nights in the desert during my tenure as Desert Safari guide.Ive pretty much seen it all and even captured some and brought them home! In no particular order and not a complete list. Snakes of all kinds, Scorpions black and sand coloured, Camel spiders, silverfish, dhabs, lizards, weird bugs and beetles of all kind, crawling and flying even got bit by a red oriental wasp! deers, gazelles, oryx, gerboas so on and so forth.
  23. Baraz

    Critters and Creatures while camping ?

    If bitten by one, then kill and take it with you for antidote as there are hundreds of different antidote for spiders and scorpions and first thing hospital will ask you which type of creature was that - shape, color, and size. If you can't kill take a photo, if you cant take a photo record in voice message how exactly you have seen as after a while your memory will lose the details that can help the doctor.
  24. I've recently read a few stories on the net of people that encountered spiders, snakes, and scorpions during their camping trips. Even a British expat that got stung in 2013 by a black scorpion: https://www.thenational.ae/business/travel-and-tourism/british-expat-in-uae-warns-campers-after-scorpion-sting-left-him-in-a-coma-1.477595 When i go camping with friends and family, we always keep a close watch on our surroundings. A few months back i was in Al Qudra late in the evening and was surprised to see a humongous creature which to this day i am not fully sure if it was a big camelspider or desert scorpion. It was easily 15 cm long and pretty fat. I quickly walked back to the car and did not return on my steps What are your experiences, stories, and hints that we can take along on our next trips ? - UV Lights ? - Boots ? - How to train children to avoid lifting stones and searching in crevices or rocks. TIA
  25. Barry

    What went wrong?

    Too much ego not enough brains.
  26. sertac

    What went wrong?

    Flying only good for planes.
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