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Morning Newbie Desert Drive - Sweihan - Abu Dhabi - 17 Sep 2021

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Join us to explore Sweihan Desert in Abu Dhabi and learn the art of offroading in a versatile playground for your first off-road adventure.

You will learn to self-drive your vehicle from experts having decades of off-roading experience in the UAE. This area offers a good mix of playable long set of dunes and broad ridges to test your off-road control.

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Drive is open for all 4x4/4WD/SUV/AWD vehicles having

  • 8-10 inches of ground clearance and (MANDATORY)
  • Front and rear tow hooks (MANDATORY)

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.

First time with Carnity Off-road Club:

  • Please share your vehicle details - Make, Model, Year.
  • Do you have any prior off-road experience?
  • Confirm your vehicle has front and rear tow hooks / eyelets.

Why should i join?

  • We will teach you how to self-drive off-road safely and learn the best offroad driving and recovery techniques.
  • 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.

Can my vehicle do this ?

  • This drive is open for all 4x4/4WD/SUV/AWD vehicle having 8-10 inches of ground clearance and front and rear tow hooks. If in doubt please first announce your questions on the drive thread so we can advise you further.
  • Any stock 4x4/4WD are most welcome, you don't need any vehicle modifications.

Can i bring passengers ?

  • Yes of course, but if you are absolute new to offroading it is better to drive alone first to avoid any distractions.


Learn More About: Carnity Off-road Club


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This drive is organized in full compliance with the COVID19 guidelines. We expect every member that joins this drive to go through below information and and strictly follow these guidelines in order not to jeopardize someone's health, and to ensure we can keep organizing these drives safely.





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Two Way Radio Guidelines

  • Every Offroader brings his own radio, programmed to the frequencies described in below advice topic.
  • We will not share spare radios or program your radio on the drive. If you need assistance in programming the radio, post a topic on the Carnity website with your questions and we will help you out. 
  • Make sure your radio is fully charged. It will be your only way of communication while driving.
  • Before buying, please carefully read below advice so you are informed properly on which model / cost / shops...
  • No radio = No drive. It is an essential tool and you should make sure you bring it on every drive and learn/practice how to use it.



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Drive Details

Level:  Newbie and Above (All Levels)

When:  17 September 2021, Friday

Meeting time: 6:00 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions)

Meeting Point: - https://goo.gl/maps/Loy4FD3HAnE4Yo4k6

Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 8-10 inches of ground clearance.

What to bring along: Loads of water, snacks (for yourself), smiles, face mask, rubber gloves, enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

Approximate finish time: 10:00 AM


  • Limited to 12 cars only. RSVP will close on Thursday - 9 AM.
    • If the RSVP is full and you wish to join, please mention your name on the drive thread to add on the waiting list. 
  • Latecomers will be returned back - without ANY EXCEPTIONS.
  • Members without RSVP will be returned back - without ANY EXCEPTIONS.
  • Please withdraw your RSVP, if you aren't joining, so your spot can be taken by others.
  • Repeated no-show members after RSVP will have their account suspended for a month.


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  • Srikumar changed the title to Morning Newbie Desert Drive - Sweihan - Abu Dhabi - 17 Sep 2021
2 hours ago, Adnan Halepota said:


I m interested in joining the Newbie drive on the 17th.

Please confirm what i need to bring for the drive?



I have a 2012 Prado 4.0. 

Please guide me how the Airbag can we disabled?



Hi Adnan. Welcome to Carnity Off-road Club.


For the first drive you need to bring a deflator and pressure gauge as a minimum. If you have any off-road gear like radio, flag, compressor and shovel feel free to bring them along.

Regarding disabling the airbags on a Prado it's done by pulling the fuse or installing a kill switch. Having said that it's not needed in a Newbie Level drive.

So will see you on Friday morning.

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@AlexM @mikaeel shaik @Ferl Brown @Mohammed Abuamer @Jerry Han @Ruan van den Heever @Muhammed Saeed @Walter Palk @Bobby Jacob @Mus_hus78 @Mohseen Suliman @Jaap

Thank you for joining tomorrow's Sweihan drive. For those who would be driving with us for the first time welcome to the Carnity Offroad Club.


1) Please ensure that you reach the meeting point on time, i.e., 6:00 AM sharp. Reaching 10 mins early would be better, but dont be late.  Also, ensure that you have tow points at the front and rear with 8 inch (min ground clearance)

2) All first timers with Carnity need to ensure that they have gone through the Newbie briefing Video :

3)  The senior members on tomorrow's drive would be @Brette and myself

4) We will be using Carnity Channel 3 tomorrow. (446.05625 Mhz). The instructions to program the radio are provided in the below post. Please ensure that you have a fully charged and programmed radio before the drive. If you are a first timer with Carnity we shall provide you with a spare radio for this drive, if you dont have one. 

5) All traction controls, Airbags and ABS  need to be switched off.  While turning off traction control is mandatory, its ok if you are unable to turn off the Airbags for this drive. Traction Control, ABS and Airbags can be disabled by a button or by pulling the fuse. Incase of any queries you can always ask me or the senior members before the drive or better still, post your queries on this drive post and we would assist. 

6) You will need a pressure gauge and deflator as a minimum. If you have a compressor it would be good to being along.

7) For highway tyres you can deflate to 15 psi. Those who have AT tyres, you can deflate to 13 psi. 

8 ) Feel free to ask questions at any time. 

9) Convoy Numbering will be posted today evening after 8 pm. 

We shall be starting the drive on some flat tracks and would build up the pace from there depending on the convoy response. We will be driving for about 3.5 hours practicing driving in sand, proper steering control, crossing some dunes, and getting you and your vehicle more familiarized with the desert.

By 10:00 am we will be heading out towards the ADNOC gas station.


COVID is still very much there, so once you reach the meeting point, park your cars at sufficient distance from each other. Always wear your masks while stepping out of your cars. Once done deflating, please get back into your cars immediately. Drivers will be responsible for the compliance of their passengers as well.

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49 minutes ago, Adnan Halepota said:

Do you have a drive planed for Saturday or next weekend?

Yes we have drives planned every Friday in Abu Dhabi.

Let's root for each other & watch each other grow.

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Convoy Numbering

1. Srikumar
2. mikaeel shaik
3. Bobby Jacob
4. Muhammed Saeed
5. Johannes Roux
6. Mohseen Suliman
7. Brette
8. Walter Palk
9. Jerry Han
10. Mohammed Abuamer
11. AlexM
12. Ruan van den Heever

Incase if emergency my contact number is 0559567471

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