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Morning Newbie Desert Drive - Sweihan - Abu Dhabi - 29 Oct 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.



MUST READ AND TOTALLY AGREE: Mandatory Safety Requirements




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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:  29 October 2021, Thursday

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

Meeting Point: - https://goo.gl/maps/g5xMa5n3uzPWau5o8

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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10 hours ago, Erik Ean said:

Time to test the Subaru add on 😁


Oh you got different springs ? Where did you find them ?

"Go as far as you can see; once you get there, you'll be able to see further."

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1 hour ago, Frederic said:

Oh you got different springs ? Where did you find them ?

ironman 4x4, the Dubai's brand brought the kit from USA and assembled here on my car 😁

Time to test it. Almost 2 more inches of ground clearance, and the suspension is really really smooth on the road 👍

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Drive RSVP is now closed. 

Convoy order below.

Please go through the tutorial videos and make sure your cars front and rear tow hooks are in order.  Hope all of you also have the required gear for the Newbie level drives. No gear = no drive. 

See you all tomorrow morning at 6:00 AM sharp and we will be using Radio channel 1, 446 006. 25.


1 Brette JGC Lead
2 @Michel Van Woudenberg FJ40  
3 @Bobby Jacob Prado   
4 @Mohammed Yazir Thattarathil Pajero SWB  
5 @Santhana Lawrance Wrangler  
6 @Derius Olivier LR3  
7 @Johannes Roux Prado Grey  
8 @Erik Ean Subaru Outback  
9 @Adnan Halepota Prado White  
10 @Salim Akhtar Pajero  
11 @GauravSoni Pajero Sweep
2 hours ago, Derius Olivier said:

Good day @Brette,

if possible can @Johannes Roux and me be position together tomorrow.

thank you

@Derius Olivier I have put you'll together for this drive but it would not always be possible as there are various factors that go into the convoy positioning. 

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