A big shout-out to all our offroad club members from across the globe 🌍
Congratulations on reaching a new milestone of having over 20+ Nationalities Offroaders in Carnity Offroad Club. One of the very few offroad clubs in UAE that welcomes and appreciate multicultural members.
At Carnity Offroad Club, we drive united as a truly multicultural family, bringing with us our thoughts, experiences and share interesting knowledge with our ever-expanding Carnity family. We pride ourselves at speaking different languages, having different views on our car knowledge and Off roading, but drive in Unity as it is the - way of life in true Dubai, UAE style.
So come and join our Carnity Offroad Club and add your own special flavour to enhance UAE’s ever-popular Offroad experience.
Below is the list of the various nationalities. In some nationalities even though there might be more within our group, we have mentioned only max 3 people. If we have missed out any nationality, please let us know and we shall update this list.
24 and counting - as of 7 Oct 2019
Bangladesh - Jalil bhai Belgium - Frederic Canada - Adam Marston Egypt - O.Farahat, Amir.Rophail France - Emmanuel, Julien V, Maxiben Germany - Ace1988 India - Srikumar, Asif Hussain, Gaurav Iran - Hossein Ireland - Barry Italy - Magellan Jordan - BIG T, G.Huz Lebanon - Edouard Mexico - Javier M Morocco - Jamy B Netherland - Panda82, Xaf Pakistan - Rahimdad, Shadow79, Bilal Ahmad Russia - Mikhail Lukichev Spain - Vsmano Sweden - Per A, M.K Switzerland - dberclaz Syria - Noor, Basil Turkey - Sertac, Halit Mert Issever Ukraine - YevgeniyDYM United Kingdom - Richard Melish, LewisCocks90
With the official end of the summer season, we plan to restart having two drives a day. And what better way then to up the pace at Al Faqa desert which is famous for its long range tall dunes that are fun to drive at good pace for ridge riding, side sloping that would test your offroad skills. The drive is for Intermediates and above only. Plan is to start at sunrise and drive till about 10:30 AM or even a bit more weather permitting.
When: 4 Oct 2019, Friday
Meeting time: 05:30 AM, the convoy will move sharply at 05:45 AM
Where: Al Faqa Desert
GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/dt57TRJ3ak4SrCkX8
Level of drive: Intermediate and above
Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 10 inches of ground clearance.
Plan: Drive and enjoy from 5:45 AM till about 10:30 AM
What to bring along: Snacks - whatever you like with little extra to share, water, smiles, stories, and enthusiasm.
Please RSVP the below calendar event
We are proud to announce yet another big milestone in Carnity Offroad Club, to train, develop and now certify off-roaders once they attain a certain level of skills. This certification will help all off-roaders in attaining a right set of skills as their drive count grows so that they can focus on a specific area of development and work towards better learning along with weekly drives.
Following the Carnity Offroad Club Grading Structure, once any off-roader crosses the Intermediate level and gets promoted to Advance level, he/she will receive their digital certificate with announcement and copy of their certificate will be posted here in chronological order.
Hi-resolution print-quality certificate will be email to them after the announcement is made.
Here are the key skills that we have identified as criteria for getting certified.
Basic dune & sand formation reading Side sloping, Ridge riding, Criss-crossing Learn recoveries under Marshal supervision Advance
Second lead to correct the route Map reading & basic navigational skills Help in sweep and technical recoveries Expert
Lead drive with Marshal/Crew Strategic convoy management Advance GPS navigational skills Marshal
Lead drive independently Advance route & exit planning Extreme recoveries & Fire fighting Crew
Explore new areas independently Develop and promote all off-roaders Manage drive calendar with all Marshals
List of all Carnity Certified Off-roaders
Positioning is very important and then the tug intensity - gradual to constant pull than jerking that may result in flip instantly.
Well done @Emmanuel
Key things for every offroader to notice and learn here:
Tried self recovering first to the max. Clear sand from front tires on both sides. Identify a safe spot to recover with least force - Front and left side. Position car with utmost precision to deliver just a minimal tug at right angle. Stuck 4x4 wheels pointing left to support the recovery process by using engine power. Started with a soft tug and then applied a pulling strength and not a jerk to cause a flip.
Sweihan dunes also regarded as "Little Liwa" by some and offers plenty of opportunities to test our desert driving skills by climbing sideways, ridge riding, ridge cutting and to climb huge dunes to its peak and capture some stunning pictures. As the weather is still hot, its best to start off at the onset of sunrise and have a good 3 hours of fast paced drive through some of the most amazing dunes that UAE has to offer.
This drive is for Intermediate & above level
When: 16th August 2019, Friday
Meeting time: 4:45 AM, Convoy will move sharp at 5:00 AM
Meeting GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/4YP93yynZaYBuNHq7
Level of drive: Intermediate & Above
What to bring along: Snacks, Quick Breakfast whatever you like with little extra to share, water, liquids, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn.
Approximate Finish Time: 9:00 AM on 16th August 2019, Friday
Please Note, at meeting point there is no petrol station, make sure you fill your tanks on your way at nearest petrol station.
If you are coming via the Abu Dhabi truck road the nearest gas station is https://goo.gl/maps/xnrTzaMEpAN3UXWF6.
If you are coming via Dubai, the closest and most convenient gas station is https://goo.gl/maps/pG6gsxQRXbSN9qF77