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Absolute Newbie Desert Drive - Al Qudra - Dubai - 24 Sep 2021


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Join us to explore Al Qudra Desert to find what's beyond Qudra lakes

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 practice your off-road skills slowly but surely.

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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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STRICTLY: For ABSOLUTE NEWBIE who are driving for the first time with Carnity.

MUST READ AND CLICK TOTALLY AGREE ON THE BELOW COVID19 PRECAUTIONS TOPIC

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MUST WATCH: NEWBIE VIDEO BRIEFING

 
 

Drive Details

Level:  Only for "ABSOLUTE NEWBIES" or first timer with Carnity Off-Road Club

When:  24 September 2021, Friday.

Meeting time: 06:00 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions)

Meeting  Point: https://maps.google.com/?q=24.818832,55.255631

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

What to bring along: Tire deflator, pressure gauge and compressor, Loads of water, snacks (for yourself), face mask, rubber gloves, enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

Approximate finish time: 10:00 AM

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE:

  • Limited to 12 new members only. RSVP will close on Thursday - 5PM.
    • 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 or members who are not on the RSVP will be returned back - without ANY EXCEPTIONS.
  • Please cancel you RSVP if you cannot make it, so your spot can be taken by others.
     

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Please RSVP on below calendar

 

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Dear soon to be Desertnauts. @Muhammad Omair, @Manish Kashyap, @Mohammed Mansoor and @Arijit Bhattacharyya, Welcome to Carnity! As you are aware of, this is a drive strictly for who has neve

Join us to explore Al Qudra Desert to find what's beyond Qudra lakes And learn the art of offroading in a versatile playground for your first off-road adventure. You will learn to self-drive

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Dear soon to be Desertnauts.

@Muhammad Omair, @Manish Kashyap, @Mohammed Mansoor and @Arijit Bhattacharyya, Welcome to Carnity!

As you are aware of, this is a drive strictly for who has never been off road with Carnity. In preparation for it, it is important that you inform us if:

  • you have any prior off-road experience;
  • your vehicle has front and rear tow hooks / eyelets;
  • if your car has the required ground clearance of min. 8 inches (21 cm) between the ground and its bumpers/undercar.

Before joining the drive on Friday morning, you will need to have viewed the introductory videos (links above). Please also make sure you are equipped with a tire deflator and a tire pressure gauge (sometimes they are all in one tool). You will need these. If you have an off-road flag as well that would he great. In case you do not have a flag mount on your car, you may look for a flag with suction cups, which can be easily placed on one of the rear windows. Even if the drive should end near a gas station, where they have an air compressor, if you have your own please bring it along, as it may be quicker than waiting in line. So, to recap, useful tools to carry would be:

  • tire deflator (must)
  • tire pressure gauge (must)
  • off-road flag
  • air compressor

All these items should be available at any ACE or Speedex store, as well as at Dragon Mart. 

Regarding the area of the drive, we will access the desert from an entry point along the road going from Qudra Parking (where you can use the ADNOC gas station to fill up your tank), toward the Bab al Shams Resort. Follow carefully the Google Maps directions: once you turn off the tarmac road (after circling a roundabout next to a mosque), you will cross through the bike track, and an opening between roadworks being done along the bike track.

Once arrived at the meeting point, we'll conduct a final inspection of your cars (sufficient clearance and accessible tow points are a must, without which you'll be turned back). Following a detailed technical briefing, we'll be ready to enter the dunes, and start your off-roading adventure. This area is rarely used by other clubs, and the sand is much cleaner ad smoother, so this is an ideal ground to move your first steps in the desert.

Any new member who's planning to join this introductory drive, please contact me on this thread for any preparatory question. In the meantime have a great rest of the week.

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Hi Ale,

thank you for the message, please find below my response.

  • you have any prior off-road experience;--- no
  • your vehicle has front and rear tow hooks / eyelets;- YES
  • if your car has the required ground clearance of min. 8 inches (21 cm) between the ground and its bumpers/undercar.-- YES it is.
  • tire deflator (must)-- YES i do have 
  • tire pressure gauge (must)-- YES i do have 
  • off-road flag-- YES i do have 
  • air compressor--YES i do have 
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1 hour ago, Muhammad Omair said:

Hi Ale,

thank you for the message, please find below my response.

  • you have any prior off-road experience;--- no
  • your vehicle has front and rear tow hooks / eyelets;- YES
  • if your car has the required ground clearance of min. 8 inches (21 cm) between the ground and its bumpers/undercar.-- YES it is.
  • tire deflator (must)-- YES i do have 
  • tire pressure gauge (must)-- YES i do have 
  • off-road flag-- YES i do have 
  • air compressor--YES i do have 

Dear @Muhammad Omair, you are perfectly equipped, and ready to go. Looking forward to seeing you on Friday. Have a nice week.

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Hi 

please find response as below 

 

  • you have any prior off-road experience;--- no
  • your vehicle has front and rear tow hooks / eyelets;- YES
  • if your car has the required ground clearance of min. 8 inches (21 cm) between the ground and its bumpers/undercar.-- Yes
  • tire deflator (must)-- I will
  • get one
  • tire pressure gauge (must)-- I will get one
  • off-road flag-- No
  • air compressor--No
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Hi Ale,

Thank you for your warm welcome.

  • you have any prior off-road experience; - Yes, very light off road.
  • your vehicle has front and rear tow hooks / eyelets; Yes 
  • if your car has the required ground clearance of min. 8 inches (21 cm) between the ground and its bumpers/undercar. Yes
  • Equipments I have - compressor, deflator, tyre pressure Guage, flag and walkie talkie.
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On 9/21/2021 at 4:49 PM, Joseph Raju said:

Hi Ale,

I also would like to join this trip.

I dont have any prior Off-road experiance.

And regarding the hooks and ground clearance I think my vehicle have it.

I will arrange the tools also for the trip

Dear @Joseph Raju you are welcome to join. Just to be sure, please double check if you have the necessary clearance from the ground. If you wish to send photos of the front and back of the car, I can confirm. Thanks a lot. 

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Dear @Muhammad Omair, @Manish Kashyap, @Mohammed Mansoor ,@Arijit Bhattacharyya, @Joseph Raju, @Goh Peng and @Afraz Ahamed.

Welcome to tomorrow's Absolute Newbie Drive. Those who have not yet replied regarding your cars' minimum requirements, please do so ASAP. 

One more question for all is: who has radios? Those who do, please bring it with you. They can be purchased at great prices at Dragon Mart.

Those who do not have radios, please advise, so we can organize accordingly. 

Regarding the area of the drive, we will access the desert from a less used entry point, along the road going from Qudra Parking (where you can use the ADNOC gas station to fill up your tank), toward the Bab al Shams Resort. Follow carefully the Google Maps directions: once you turn off the tarmac road (after circling a roundabout next to a mosque), you will cross through the bike track, and an opening between roadworks being done along the bike track.

Once arrived at the meeting point, we'll conduct a final inspection of your cars (sufficient clearance and accessible tow points are a must, without which you'll be turned back). Following a detailed technical briefing, we'll be ready to enter the dunes, and start your off-roading adventure. This area is rarely used by other clubs, and the sand is much cleaner ad smoother, so this is an ideal ground to move your first steps in the desert.

Myself and @Anish S are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow, at 6:00 AM SHARP (and if you arrive a little earlier we can move out more promptly).

Enjoy the end of the week 

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