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Morning Newbie Desert Drive - Hunting for springs in Al Qudra - Dubai - 31 Dec 2021


Lorenzo Candelpergher

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Drive Brief

The stretch of desert around Al Qudra is very popular among Dubai residents for its famous lakes, easily accessible with normal vehicles. This drive, however, will offer the chance to explore the less known lakes and springs scattered around Al Qudra, those less known and less accessible spots that only off-roaders have the chance to see. We will enter from the north-west side end (near to Bab Al Shams) and head east in an area of fairly virgin sand, moving progressively across different terrains, ranging from small technical dunes to big, long range ones, stopping by some of the most significant lakes and springs in the area.

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General Infos

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: 

Drive Details

Level:  Newbie and above (All Levels)

When:  31 Dec 2021, Friday

Meeting time: 7:00 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions)

Meeting Point: Al Qudra Bab Al Shams Road - https://goo.gl/maps/Dba5v92cWg8SXYWKA 

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, willingness to learn and your own compressor for tire inflation.

Approximate finish time: 11:00 AM

End Point: Al Qudra Bab Al Shams Road


Limited Spots Available:

  • 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.
     

PLEASE RSVP ON THE BELOW CALENDAR EVENT 

 

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  • Lorenzo Candelpergher changed the title to Morning Newbie Desert Drive - Hunting for springs in Al Qudra - Dubai - 31 Dec 2021

Dear Desert Wanderers, 

this RSVP is now closed.

Please find below the convoy order for our drive:

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@Gregory, @haridas kt, @Ammar Naji, @Mohammed Sirajuddin, @ahmed salama, @Waqar Sarwar, @Anoop Nair, @Sharat Nambiar@Tom V, @Br. San, @KKIRAN, @Clau Co, @Melenany, this drive is going to be a an exciting exploration of the well known Al Qudra area, across a variety of terrains with multiple stops at interesting locations.

The weather forecast shows a fairly clear sky in the early morning with increasing cloud cover with chances of rain and wind gusts towards the end of the drive, so it may get interestingly unusual: please make sure your wipers are in good working conditions and you have a full windshield wiping fluid tank.

The drive will require your full and undivided concentration at every step, so make sure you come well rested and hydrated and that and you don’t have any reason for being distracted. 

We will be using Carnity Channel 4 (446.08125Mhz).

Our meeting point shall be along Bab Al Shams road: https://goo.gl/maps/Dba5v92cWg8SXYWKA 

See you tomorrow morning, ready to go (i.e. already caffeinated, deflated, flagged and briefed) by no later 7:00am (sharp), so make sure you make it to the meeting point at least by 6:40am.

 

P.S.: 
At the moment we have 4 waitlisted members: @Kolin, @Pacific, @topgear, @Pieter Potgieter for their 2nd. In case of any dropouts by the 12 listed above, you will be admitted in this order, if still interested. 

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Dear @Beide Worku, unfortunately you cannot be admitted to this drive and I had to remove your name from the RSVP.

As every new member in @Carnity you are supposed to join an "Absolute Newbie Drive" as your 1st drive in the club, which is a drive specifically designed for absolute beginners, who are driving off-road for the 1st time or are anyway driving for the 1st time in the club, even if with previous experience. After completing an Absolute Newbie Drive, you'll have access to any of the Newbie drives posted every weekend.

Please understand this is for your own safety, as during the Absolute Newbie Drive every new joiner is carefully assessed and guided by a Marshal, who also checks your car's worthiness for off-road use and will advise on the minimum required gear.

 

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1 hour ago, Lorenzo Candelpergher said:

Dear Desert Wanderers, 

this RSVP is now closed.

Please find below the convoy order for our drive:

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@Gregory, @haridas kt, @Ammar Naji, @Mohammed Sirajuddin, @ahmed salama, @Waqar Sarwar, @Anoop Nair, @Sharat Nambiar@Tom V, @Br. San, @KKIRAN, @Clau Co, @Melenany, this drive is going to be a an exciting exploration of the well known Al Qudra area, across a variety of terrains with multiple stops at interesting locations.

The weather forecast shows a fairly clear sky in the early morning with increasing cloud cover with chances of rain and wind gusts towards the end of the drive, so it may get interestingly unusual: please make sure your wipers are in good working conditions and you have a full windshield wiping fluid tank.

The drive will require your full and undivided concentration at every step, so make sure you come well rested and hydrated and that and you don’t have any reason for being distracted. 

We will be using Carnity Channel 4 (446.08125Mhz).

Our meeting point shall be along Bab Al Shams road: https://goo.gl/maps/Dba5v92cWg8SXYWKA 

See you tomorrow morning, ready to go (i.e. already caffeinated, deflated, flagged and briefed) by no later 7:00am (sharp), so make sure you make it to the meeting point at least by 6:40am.

 

P.S.: 
At the moment we have 4 waitlisted members: @Pieter Potgieter for his 1st drive of the weekend and @Kolin, @Pacific, @topgear for their 2nd. In case of any dropouts by the 12 listed above, you will be admitted in this order, if still interested. 

Well this will be my first weekend drive. All guys drive safe.

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46 minutes ago, Pacific said:

Well this will be my first weekend drive. All guys drive safe.

Dear @Pacific, if you haven't secured any drive, then you are only waitlisted for 2 drives, this and another one, probably. In this case you have priority, and I have amended the P.S. in the post above to reflect it.

At the moment, since @Br. San dropped out, @Kolin has been admitted to the drive. If he confirms his attendance, you will need to hope/wait for the next dropout. 

@Kolin, do you confirm your attendance since you have been moved from Waitlist to Attendee List? If not, @Pacific will take your place. 

 

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18 minutes ago, Lorenzo Candelpergher said:

Dear @Pacific, if you haven't secured any drive, then you are only waitlisted for 2 drives, this and another one, probably. In this case you have priority, and I have amended the P.S. in the post above to reflect it.

At the moment, since @Br. San dropped out, @Kolin has been admitted to the drive. If he confirms his attendance, you will need to hope/wait for the next dropout. 

@Kolin, do you confirm your attendance since you have been moved from Waitlist to Attendee List? If not, @Pacific will take your place. 

 

Yes, happy to join. Thank you. 

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On 12/26/2021 at 12:39 PM, Lorenzo Candelpergher said:

Drive Brief

The stretch of desert around Al Qudra is very popular among Dubai residents for its famous lakes, easily accessible with normal vehicles. This drive, however, will offer the chance to explore the less known lakes and springs scattered around Al Qudra, those less known and less accessible spots that only off-roaders have the chance to see. We will enter from the north-west side end (near to Bab Al Shams) and head east in an area of fairly virgin sand, moving progressively across different terrains, ranging from small technical dunes to big, long range ones, stopping by some of the most significant lakes and springs in the area.

LRZ_2559_.jpg.fbd2e86660be42d8b4355ecc8859dd39.jpg

General Infos

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: 

Drive Details

Level:  Newbie and above (All Levels)

When:  31 Dec 2021, Friday

Meeting time: 7:00 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions)

Meeting Point: Al Qudra Bab Al Shams Road - https://goo.gl/maps/Dba5v92cWg8SXYWKA 

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, willingness to learn and your own compressor for tire inflation.

Approximate finish time: 11:00 AM

End Point: Al Qudra Bab Al Shams Road


Limited Spots Available:

  • 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.
     

PLEASE RSVP ON THE BELOW CALENDAR EVENT 

 

Thanks @Lorenzo Candelpergher for inclusion. 

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21 minutes ago, Lorenzo Candelpergher said:

Dear @Pacific, if you haven't secured any drive, then you are only waitlisted for 2 drives, this and another one, probably. In this case you have priority, and I have amended the P.S. in the post above to reflect it.

At the moment, since @Br. San dropped out, @Kolin has been admitted to the drive. If he confirms his attendance, you will need to hope/wait for the next dropout. 

@Kolin, do you confirm your attendance since you have been moved from Waitlist to Attendee List? If not, @Pacific will take your place. 

2 hours ago, Lorenzo Candelpergher said:

Dear @Pacific, if you haven't secured any drive, then you are only waitlisted for 2 drives, this and another one, probably. In this case you have priority, and I have amended the P.S. in the post above to reflect it.

At the moment, since @Br. San dropped out, @Kolin has been admitted to the drive. If he confirms his attendance, you will need to hope/wait for the next dropout. 

@Kolin, do you confirm your attendance since you have been moved from Waitlist to Attendee List? If not, @Pacific will take your place. 

 

FYI, this would be my first for the weekend as well

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