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ABOUT THIS CLUB

Drive with the Best Multicultural Off road Club in UAE for Desert, Mountains and Camping, with special attention to safety and an adventurous spirit. 

Learn with off-roading experts having decades of experience in dune bashing & wadi in all over Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah & UAE. 

Join Carnity Offroad Club & drive with the BEST and SAFEST off-roaders in the region and strive to be one!

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

  • Independent - Not supported by any car business
  • Unbiased - Drive off-road even with a stock 4x4
  • Transparent - Merit based promotions for all
  • Welcome any previous off-road experience
  • Provide clear off-road grading structure
  • Focus on safety & fun while exploring 
  • Offer extensive off-road training to all
  • Analyze off-road accidents for learning
  • Share and preserve drive memories online
  • More than 25+ nationalities and counting...!

MUST READ: Offroad Club Structure, Levels and Rules

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

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

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  2. Welcome to Carnity @Nayan Shenai ! Its nice to see you introducing yourselves before signing up. I’d recommend all absolute newbies to share a bit of information about themselves and their car so we can prepare the drive in the best way possible to make your experience worthwhile. See you coming Friday! Fred
  3. Thanks @Gaurav for your quick response and clarifying my doubts. C u at the drive..
  4. Welcome @Nayan Shenai to Carnity and it's off-road club. The basic minimum requirement for Carnity offroad drive is to have a 4x4 vehicle: With minimum of 10-12 inches of ground clearance and Front and back tow hook in good usable condition. Apart from that everything else can wait for your next drive. Once you join the first drive, you will be given detailed brief on how to drive off-road with all the tips and techniques. Towards the end we will also show the importance and how to use the offroad and safety gears. After your first drive, it is advisable to buy two-way radio, shovel and flag if you like to continue off-roading. It is usually advisable to drive alone for absolute first timer so that you can focus on learning skills and techniques without any distraction, but it's completely your choice at the end.
  5. Hi All, Glad to have found this club and joined it. I have a Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 and have no off-road experience at all, apart from driving on the beach sand. Since I am an absolute newbie and I am joining for the Al Qudra - Solar Park event, it would be very helpful if somebody can clarify my below mentioned doubts; 1) Do I need to have any equipment before I join the drive? I have no off-road equipment as of now. 2) Can I use Ford Explorer XLT 4x4 for this drive? 3) Can a friend or family member accompany me during the drive? Thanks in advance. Looking forward to have wonderful off-road driving experiences
  6. Is there an afternoon drive planned? 😇, sweeping at home blablabla, might not catch up the morning drive.... 🙃
  7. I have just got an urgent meeting at 11 am on this Friday - so I won’t be able to join this Friday - will miss the amazing weather and the drive with all of u guys
  8. Fantastic terrain choice and perfect for anyone interested in learning the basic off-roading skills !
  9. @Lucky sAm as this is a Fewbie level drive, I suggest you sign up for the Newbie level drive posted by Gaurav at the same time in Al Qudra
  10. HaHaHa !!! Rahim bhai, doctor will take a lot of time to diagnose the "sand bug" but I accept it deep down ... through & through - an "Outdoor" guy. 🙏 Thanx for your compliments ... will retain it !!!
  11. @Pickey Singh you are a lovely person with a pure heart. I tried my level best to save you by using scare techniques. But you had set your mind and ignored all my warnings. Check with your doctor I'm sure he'll confirm that the sand bug has bitten you. You're officially addicted to sand driving.
  12. Trip report - woke up to a beautiful Friday morning full of anticipation and nervous energy. The only thing to calm my nerves was that either @Frederic or @Srikumar will be by my side. Reached the meeting point to see the petrol station full. After a few minutes we were asked by the attendant to move out which we did. Within a few minutes we had reached the deflation point and filled in place. Everybody was patient during the briefing and seems like they picked up all points as we hardly had any refusals and no stucks. After the deflation @Srikumar had the convoy numbering ready. As we took off with some easy track and slowly build up the difficulty level. It was easy for me to up the level as everyone was applying what was discussed during the briefing. There was a little drizzle which refreshed everyone. We came across Our play area and decided to stop for 10 - 15 minutes, but having fun didn't realize how quickly time flew. Our break towards the end was blessed with so many good food, drinks and refreshment we were spoilt for choice. We also reviewed and tried to recap and understand how we applied the briefing to pur advantage during the drive. With prayer time close we had to pack up and headed to the petrol station. A lovely drive with lovely people, looking forward to many more with you all.
  13. After last week's drive in the fabulous white sand of Faqa, its time to change the terrain a bit and move to the famous red sands of Bidayer. This drive is for Fewbies and above. Expect plenty of side sloping, criss crossing and ridge riding in some of the most amazing dunes that this terrain has to offer. When: 31 Jan 2020 Meeting time: 6:45 AM sharp, convoy will move at 7:00 AM Where: Bidayer Shops GPS Coordinates: https://goo.gl/maps/Nb2AP376K1BRFrK28 Level: Fewbie and above Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 10 inches of ground clearance. What to bring along: Snacks - whatever you like with little extra to share -, water, liquids, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Approximate finish time: 12:00 PM Please RSVP the below calendar event.
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    After last week's drive in the fabulous white sand of Faqa, its time to change the terrain a bit and move to the famous red sands of Bidayer. This drive is for Fewbies and above. Expect plenty of side sloping, criss crossing and ridge riding in some of the most amazing dunes that this terrain has to offer. When: 31 Jan 2020 Meeting time: 6:45 AM sharp, convoy will move at 7:00 AM Where: Bidayer Shops GPS Coordinates: https://goo.gl/maps/Nb2AP376K1BRFrK28 Level: Fewbie and above Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 10 inches of ground clearance. What to bring along: Snacks - whatever you like with little extra to share -, water, liquids, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Approximate finish time: 12:00 PM
  15. Upon reaching the meeting point and realizing that @Javier M and @Srikumar are not making it, i realized that I would have to step up to a sweeping role. Although this is not the first time I have sweeped, I knew I would have to be very attentive on this drive. I was anticipating a difficult day ahead since there werent any senior members besides @Frederic who was leading. So as the drive commenced, I rolled up my sleeves(mentally), ready to get down and dirty with rescues, shoveling and basically gearing up to all kinds of recovery methods. But what happened instead was - a very smooth drive whereby the radio was barely used since everyone managed like PROs!! We had 2 pop outs and those were the only occasions where we actually stepped out of the cars and caught up with the other drivers. Kudos and a major shout out to @Frederic who effortlessly, led the convoy, keeping the skills of the drivers in mind, due to which we were able to tackle the trail quite comfortably and I think i speak on behalf of all the drivers. Thank you for the detailed write up as usual @Wrangeld, it is always a pleasure to read trip reports of such fun filled days as you paint a beautiful picture through your words.
  16. Too bad I missed this one, due to a bad day start. Looking fwd to see you and all new faces soon next week. Actual fun just starts with newbie drives and more you hang out more fun you gonna sign up for. Life is too boring for tarmac for 7 days, half a day off-roading should be under every doctor's prescription.
  17. Nostalgic moments/ memories of yesterday's "Newbee" drive ... thoroughly enjoyed 😊 A "Special Thanks" going out to Rahimdad/ Sri to have comforted us like children ... it boosted my confidence. Indeed looking forward to more such enjoyable moments with a lovely set of "extended family" members. "Hip hip hurray" ... to the organizers - keep up the GOOD WORK !!! Cheers, Warm Regards !!!
  18. Friday started with the confusion of @Frederic speeding by us on the A66 as we made our way to the meeting point. As he was supposed to be on the way to Fossil Rock to meet @Rahimdad and @Gaurav there was a moment of doubt that we were going the right way. One thing learned about @Frederic during the rest of our day was that he rarely goes the wrong way geographically or in the excellent leadership of the drive. @Srikumar, you were missed as much as you, potentially missed the chance to stretch your legs ... we trust the Newbies apprecaited your presence as a result. Each drive it becomes clearer and clearer that this game is all about learning, trust, teamwork and of course having fun. Maybe this is set in stone somewhere in the Carnity Lexicon, however, as a relative newcomer to the 4x4 world I hope what is shared in these words is of value to anyone new to the 'sport'. Bide your time, learn your skills, understand as much as you can about the sand, your vehicle and your driving style. For sure, it's not my role to repeat the content of the excellent trip report that has been posted. @Ale Vallecchi has aready shared what was for a number of us one of the true highlights of the day - myself and @Jeepie were giddy with excitement at seeing those majestic Oryx, so what does this Fewbie have to offer? There's no question, conditions will not be as benign as this every week. As a result, almost without exception, when we got into trouble, putting lessons learned in earlier drives meant that refusals were few, and swiftly dealt with. @Xaf drove with a restraint that allowed the rest of us to plough through, apologies @Adam Marston if a few tracks were left a little 'dirty' ahead of you 🙄. Drives like yesterday are the perfect chance for all of us to put what we know into practice, test the limits a little and not worry that we might be holding up more experienced drivers. Driving on the seat of your pants (just noticing what a strange turn of phrase that is!!) is fantastic, and fun and exhilarating and everything that we might actually seek as thrill seekers and adrenalin junkies (let's be honest, if this was not part of the attraction, we would be staying at home) but if you're on the edge of your capabilities all the time you tend to learn bad habits. Our incredible team of senior drivers give up their time and experience to help us an guide us to that place where we can enjoy the 'game' AND get home safely, which is why the sort of drive we enjoyed yesterday is so incredibly important. Don't get me wrong: we crested as many dunes, cross axeled and side sloped just as much as any Fewbie drive would warrant, just a little more controlled and considered than before. We had time to line up the shot, to aim for the pocket (or more accurately to avoid it), choose our shot. Perhaps that's a feature of having just that little bit more experience and the accumulated experience makes it all feel just a little bit easier, perhaps not. We all learn at different speeds, so it's impossible to say. From my perspective we all learned something in the drive but more about the style of driving and how it impacts on the challenge than through the extreme challenges (although I hope we can post the video of seeing @Tbone come down the vertical slope face of the vertical descent to reassure that @Frederic has balls of steel - after all, he did it on virgin sand! We do, indeed, all have to thank @tjsingh for his perfectly balanced pop outs (one on each side) so we could learn exactly how to handle this because it was the most complex recovery ... @Shamil gave us a chance to see Kinetic ropes in action as well toward the end of the drive (but he cannot be criticised for that in any way as he was just getting back to the group having sorted out pop out number 2 and we were on the way out of the dunes! Knowing @Shamil has your back and is sweeing up the drive gives you a lot of confidence you'll never be left behind. Carnity, you did it again. The values of the club are so deeply embedded in how these events are managed. Please let us know how we can pay this forward.
  19. Thank you guys for everyone who made today pleasant, incident free 🙏
  20. @Nitin Mohan lovely pics. All new members please note we have a sperate gallery for each drive to upload drive pictures. https://carnity.com/gallery
  21. Thanks a lot Sri and Rahim bhai for a well spent Friday morning. Attached some pics I managed to take. Nitin.
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    When: 31 January 2020, Friday Meeting time: 6:45 AM, the convoy will move at sharp 7:00 AM Where: Solar Park, Dubai GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/YH1SWQYNFiMjyaPW7 Level: All levels (Absolute Newbie and Newbie). Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 10 inches of ground clearance. Plan: Drive, train and enjoy till about 11:30 AM What to bring along: Loads of water, snacks, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Approximate finish time: 12:00 PM - (much before Friday prayer) Friday Prayer Mosque: The Endurance Masjid - https://goo.gl/maps/SXmkx2jntnK85DzB7
  23. hi Everyone it was an enjoyable day meeting you all. Please do upload /share your pictures in the gallery if you haven't done so already. Thankyou Srikumar and Rahimbhai for the impeccable leadership. Cheers Adel (vehicle :h3)
  24. Rain hardened sand, tricky creamy dunes, roaming oryxes, tens of gazelles (too fast to photograph): nice ingredients of this nicely paced, educational, fun filled drive. Thank you all for the leading, challenging, accompanying, wondering. See you soon out there.
  25. Al Qudra Desert is a very good and versatile learning ground for absolute newbies for their first time desert driving thrilling experience. If you have already driven in sand before then you can learn more from experts having decades of offroading experience in the UAE. This area offers a good mix of playable long set of dunes and broad ridge to test your off-road control. Drive will start with detail briefing, followed by 2-3 hours of driving in sand dunes and then break for refreshment over a feedback and assessment session for each offroader. All first timer absolute newbie drivers will receive a detailed briefing before the drive starts to learn the basics of desert driving, techniques and etiquette. They will also receive the safety advise, recovery procedures, best practice and debunking the myth of desert driving. Newbie briefing will end with an individual advice on your 4x4 vehicle gearing, tire pressure, traction control and SRS options to enjoy your first desert drive thoroughly and safely. When: 31 January 2020, Friday Meeting time: 6:45 AM, the convoy will move at sharp 7:00 AM Where: Solar Park, Dubai GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/YH1SWQYNFiMjyaPW7 Level: All levels (Absolute Newbie and Newbie). Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 10 inches of ground clearance. Plan: Drive, train and enjoy till about 11:30 AM What to bring along: Loads of water, snacks, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn. Approximate finish time: 12:00 PM - (much before Friday prayer) Friday Prayer Mosque: The Endurance Masjid - https://goo.gl/maps/SXmkx2jntnK85DzB7 MUST READ: First off-road drive checklist Off Road Driving - Roles & Responsibilities Off road Driving Etiquette's Off-road Convoy Rules Off roading - Everything you need to know Please RSVP on the below calendar.
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