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Morning Fewbie Plus Desert Drive - Camel Trophy: Lisaili 2022 - Dubai - 19 Nov 2022

Ale Vallecchi

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We request every member that joins this drive to go through the below information and strictly follow these guidelines, etiquettes and responsibilities.


Drive Details

Level:  Fewbie Plus and above 

Meeting time: 7:30 AM (SHARP - Without any exceptions)

Meeting Point: Near the single lane camel track at Lisaili

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Approximate finish time: 11:00 AM

Action Plan:  Lisaili is the home of Dubai's race camel farms, as well as the place where they train, on the circuit track, or the straight track. All along most of the Lisaili's plateau one can easily find camel tracks or run into herds or trains of these lanky animals. Inspired by a famous off-road race (The Camel Trophy), we'll exploit this wonderful area of camel farming and training to do our own training and racing across the dunes. As camels do, we'll move along, up, and over the yellow/white dunes of Lisaili, steadily and patiently overcoming all obstacles, until we'll be satisfied that we've had our fair share of "pasture". After practicing last week with a Fewbie drive, this session will be an upgraded, faster version of that one, exploring the deeper reaches of Lisaili.

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, enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

Mandatory off-road gears: Tire deflator, tire pressure gauge, compressor, walkie-talkie radio, off-road flag, shovel, first-aid kit and fire extinguisher.


  • This drive is limited to 10 cars only.
  • If the RSVP is full, you can add your name to the waitlist, once anyone drops, you will be moved to the RSVP list.
  • RSVP will close a day prior to preparing a convoy 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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Dear Desertnauts,

after a flurry of last-minute drops from the drive, it looks like we'll have a perfect sized convoy (7 cars in total) to push the drive to as close to a higher level as possible.

We'll leave from the proximity of Lisaili's practice camel tracks, move along the pylon track to reach a point of entry beyond the track's fence, and, after passing through a small, but sometimes treacherous, technical area, we'll enter the first long range dunes. We'll alternate, as we move along, between long range open dunes, sabkhas and lower and more compact dune areas. We may loop back toward Lisaili, in case we move fast enough and have enough time once we reach thew outskirts of Solar Park (at the Three Trees area), or just exit at Solar Park. 

The convoy's positions will be:

@Ashutosh Garg in Second Lead

@Sam K at #3

@Daniel Rodas at #4

@Arda Yagcioglu in #5

@Yusuf Esaf at #6, and 

@James Thorn in Sweep.

The Carnity radio channel will be #2 (446031).

See you all tomorrow morning, looking for a speedy departure as close to 7:30 AM as possible.

Have a great Friday evening.

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21 minutes ago, Daniel Rodas said:

Hi @Ale Vallecchi, even with a small group, I assume the drive is on.

Yes @Daniel Rodas, so far I would confirm. Thanks for asking. 

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2 minutes ago, Daniel Rodas said:

Hi @Ale Vallecchi, applogies I need to drop as one of my kids got sick. See you next time.

Sorry to hear that @Daniel Rodas.

Just to be sure, at this stage @Sam K, @Ashutosh Garg and @Yusuf Esaf, you are conareming your presence?

Thanks for updating me. 

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