Get ready for real mountain exploration drive, without the tarmac road and still reach some awesome viewpoint on top of Hatta Mountain range that span from Hatta Dam to Wadi Shawka. I have done this route almost 10 years ago and just found the old waypoints for entry and exits. If they are still accessible then we are in for a great surprise as drive up to the top will test your mountain climbing skills, 4x4 handling, low gear power, braking and starting on a steep incline with slipping stones and sweaty palms.
Plan to start from Al Munay area on Sharjah-Kalba road and detour towards Qur and then start climbing up and reach to the top and have some amazing views of UAE on one side and Oman on another side. We plan to end the descend near Buraq dam and visit that place if water still there.
I also have plan B and C, in case if an above plan fails and that's why I'm calling it an exploration drive.
When: 14 Dec 2018
Meeting time: 1:00 PM, a convoy will move sharply at 01:15 PM
Where: Al Munay's Mosque
GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/sUpbcCpQo492
Level of a drive: Fewbie - Intermediate All level
Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 8-10 inches of ground clearance
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It's a perfect time for enjoying some wadi excursion now after few sand off-road and on-road trips. Next on the card is picturesque landscape of wadi shawka in RAK. This will be soon next green tourist destination of RAK. Thanks to the Shawka dam that holds 275,000 cubic meter of rain water to slowly disperse evenly to protect farms and enhance the greenery of this beautiful wadi and preserve wildlife. It is ideal location for family recreational and picnic get together with bbq.
Plan is to enjoy the Shawka dam surroundings and find a good spot for lunch and bbq like always. After the lunch we will explore the wadi shawka track more deeper inside and hoping to exit from the back side of the shawka if condition permits or else return to entrance for safer exit.
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What to expect: Mountain track, Shawka Dam, Water ponds, greenery, birds, hiking trek & great company.
Date: 03 March, Friday, 2017
Meeting time: 12:30 PM
Meeting point: Last ADNOC at sharjah - kalba road
GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/sr2UeSoppzt
Level of drive: Slightly challenging after lunch, hence only 4x4 's with reasonable ground clearance are preferable
What to bring along: Stuff for BBQ or lunch with a little extra to share with all, grill, charcoal, lighter fluid and BBQ meat or chicken, water, liquids, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn.
Approximate finish time: 6 - 7 PM
List of participants:
Gaurav Khanna - 050 5258706 Waqas Zohair - 056 1777392 Habeeb - 056 9761559 Kavin - 056 6442684 Mujtaba - 050 8100074 Srikumar - 055 9567471 Girish - 050 7446740 Rahul Rahimdad Kadwani - 050 6749099