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Morning Intermediate Desert Drive - Faqa-Ganthoot: Border Patrol - Dubai - 09 Oct 2021


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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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Drive Details

Level: Intermediate and Above 

When:  9 October 2021, Saturday.

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

Meeting Point: https://maps.app.goo.gl/uL39XkdFUb2rGHMX6

Action Plan: Second week of open borders with Abu Dhabi, and second week of getting back to the fantastic dunes that separate Dubai from its neighbor. This time we'll patrol the areas of Faqa, Little Sweihan and Ganthoot, through a mix of tall, long and open dunes, separated in between by three areas of sabkhas and tighter technical dunes. The meeting and exit points, actually, are not yet decided, as we may travel in either direction, based on how the route will be designed in the course of the week. All skills will be required. 

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), face mask, rubber gloves, enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

Approximate finish time: 10:30 AM

THIS IS A COMPRESSOR ONLY DRIVE. WE WILL STARTING AND ENDING THE DRIVE AT THE SAME POINT, WHICH IS NOT CLOSE TO AN AIR LINE. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A COMPRESSOR, PLEASE DO NOT SIGN UP FOR THIS DRIVE. IF YOU ARRIVE AND HAVE NO COMPRESSOR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO JOIN THE DRIVE. 

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE:

  • Limited to 10 drivers. RSVP will close on Thursday - 5 PM.
    • 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.
     

PLEASE RSVP ON THE BELOW CALENDAR

 

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27 minutes ago, GauravSoni said:

Hi @Ale Vallecchi please add me as support! 

Done @GauravSoni. Thanks

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54 minutes ago, Niki said:

@Ale Vallecchi - me again and with the same ask as last weekend.  can you kindly add me to the wait list for a 1st drive (i am not able to join Friday drives this weekend again) 

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Sure will @Niki. Thanks a lot.

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26 minutes ago, GauravSoni said:

Just checked my profile… this is going to be my century drive!!! @Ale Vallecchi
time flies! Its nice to celebrate with such wonderful convoy!

Well done @GauravSoni. hope it will be a memorable one..👌

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