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Full Day Fewbie Plus Desert Drive - Liwa Yellow Truck - Abu Dhabi - 02 Dec 2022


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What is Yellow Truck ?

Buried deep inside the Bu Hasa Desert near Madinat Zayed City, there is an abandoned water tanker truck, which due to its remote location, has become a pilgrimage for many Offroaders all over the UAE.

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How did it get there ?

That remains part of the mystery.....

What's the location ?

You will have to join the drive to find it....

And why exactly should we go there as a club ?

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This area, together with LIWA Moreeb area, is the ultimate playground for offroading, where you will find monstrous dunes, stadium-sized bowls, and the sheer size and remoteness will make you really feel you are in a different world ! This will be an unforgettable experience and will make you become part of our yearly pilgrimage team !

 

When?? When ?? WHEN ??

We have several drives lined up during the UAE National Holiday Weekend of 2022. 

Check the drive calendar and  BOOK NOW !!

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

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DRIVE DETAILS

Level:  Fewbie + & Above

When:  2nd December, Friday 

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

Starting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/bZ77eVtDJqDhGJBm7
You can come early and camp in same starting point if you like.

Last Fuel Station: https://goo.gl/maps/D6t1rXkuecZScyPZ9

NO 100 Liters of FUEL = NO DRIVE - Carry additional jerry cans accordingly

  • SWB Cars = 2 Jerry can of extra fuel
  • LWB Cars = 1 Jerry can of extra fuel
  • 100+ liter fuel tank cars = No need for extra fuel.

Lunch Break: 1 Hour in between with couple of short breaks (if needed).

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, lunch, snacks, face mask, enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

Approximate finish time: 4:00 PM

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE

  • This drive is limited to 12 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.
     

PLEASE RSVP ON BELOW CALENDAR

 

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Dear Dune Surfers!

@Tareq Al Turq @DP1011 , Deepak wrangler @Daniel Rodas @Gok Krish @Anoop Nair @Simon D  @Pascal

I hope you all are waiting for the Drive Day to Experience the Majestic Dunes and relatively untouched terrain requiring all your skills , concentration and patience to navigate to the one the most famous off road locations in UAE. 

Please go through below pointers are read them carefully, so you are prepared and know what to expect :)

 

A few but very important pointers below. Please read them carefully so we don't have to send you back at the meeting point. 

 

1. Please ensure that you are there at the meeting point on 7:30 AM SHARP. Late comers would be sent back. As there is a long distance to drive if you leave in the morning, make sure to leave ahead of time and keep at least 30mins spare time for refueling or a tea break.


2. Get lots and lots of rest the previous day. The more the better as Liwa will not only challenge your vehicle but your mind as well. We would need your complete focus, and fatigue due to less rest is the last thing that is needed on such a terrain. For those who prefer camping the previous night, you can do so at the starting point as its a nice spaced out area. Bring some firewood incase if you wish to have a bonfire to keep you warm. Cleaning up after the bonfire is mandatory.


3. Ensure that your 4x4 is well serviced recently and all the lubes and fluids are topped up. A vehicle breakdown in this terrain will result in not reaching our beloved Yellow Truck so please do the needful to get your 4x4 in the best possible condition.


4. You will be needing 100 litre total fuel amount before starting the drive. For example, if your existing fuel tank is 80L, then you need to bring a 20l jerrycan with you, safely strapped inside the vehicle (or outside if you have a suitable bracket or holder). Make sure your main tank is full. There is an ADNOC 15mins away on the way to the meeting point.

Location of last Fuel Station:

https://goo.gl/maps/Ug1sGJE1PP6eJBJNA


5. Spare tyre should be in good working condition. If not been used recently, ensure that you take it out and check the condition properly. Also ensure that you have the wrench that can be used to remove your tyre (if needed). In the past we have seen that people upgrade their tyres but still keep the the original wrench which is of no use to remove the upgraded tyre. So please ensure that your car has the right tool to remove the tyres (if needed).


6. Air compressor, proper shovel, flag, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, radio


7. Fully charged radio (tuned to all Carnity Frequencies) with spare battery / radio. If you have a car charger for your radio, please bring it along.


8. Please ensure that you know how to switch off traction control (turning off Air bags is not mandatory for this drive). If it requires pulling the fuse, please research before the drive or better still, post your queries on this drive post and we would assist.


9. Car charger / battery pack for your mobile.


10. Plenty of water, approx 5 litre per person per day.


11. Bring along your breakfast, lunch, snacks, etc in easy to eat packing. We shall be having breaks in between the drive.


12. Dry food, energy bar, cookies, nuts, crisp to munch while driving


13. Bring garbage bags along to carry your trash. Littering in the desert is strictly prohibited.

 

Prior to starting the drive, we will inspect all vehicles to check if everything is safely strapped and you brought all your offroad tools and jerrycan.

Please take this event seriously and understand that this terrain, due to its remoteness and size of the dunes will challenge everyone on this drive. If you decide to bring passengers, please make sure they have spent a full day already in a vehicle in the desert and are used to it. There are hardly any nearby exit tracks and rerouting might take hours, so once we are in this terrain the aim is to complete the entire drive and visit the Yellow Truck :) 

@rohit kumar Appreciate your enthusiasm, however this is  FEWBIE + Drive and hence i have removed your RSVP. 

you are welcomed on any drive as per your drive level. There is a newbie drive by @Frederic which you can sign up/ waitlist for (link below)

 

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@Pascal I see that you have just joined the ranks of Fewbie+  and yet to complete your first FB+ drive. 

This is a big step up from Fewbie. I would recommend you to join a Fewbie drive to truly enjoy the day out!!

You can check the link below to (you still might get in as there can be dropouts) 

 

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4 hours ago, GauravSoni said:

@Pascal I see that you have just joined the ranks of Fewbie+  and yet to complete your first FB+ drive. 

This is a big step up from Fewbie. I would recommend you to join a Fewbie drive to truly enjoy the day out!!

You can check the link below to (you still might get in as there can be dropouts) 

 

Hi Gaurav, Indeed this is true, I was not sure if this would be a good idea for a first fewbie+ drive, but was not sure to be free on thursday for the fewbie drive. I have managed to get myself free for thursday, so I have registered for the fewbie drive you mentionned. However, I am on a wait list (first on waitlist)....can you help to get me in, I was really looking forward to drive in that area and see the yellow truck

 

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Hi @Pascal, I see that all the FB drives are full….

You can join this drive buddy.. . It’s a short convoy and we will have fun!! 
I will see you on 2nd morning!

 

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Hi @Gok Krish and @Tareq Al Turq I see that you guys are doing the YT drive on 1st and 2nd as well… 

this drive can be very demanding both mentally and physically… 

let me know if you are ok to drive two consecutive days… I suggest to consider driving on any one…

If you are up for the challenge ,you are more than welcome to join on the 2nd as well!!

 

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9 minutes ago, GauravSoni said:

Hi @Pascal, I see that all the FB drives are full….

You can join this drive buddy.. . It’s a short convoy and we will have fun!! 
I will see you on 2nd morning!

 

Hi @GauravSoni thank you. I will keep on wait list in case a space frees up on the 1st . If not, I will join the drive with you on the 2nd.

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Hi @GauravSoni, unfortunately I can't join this drive as I have family commitments on Friday morning, so I will drop myself and I am sure that I will miss a great drive with you and the rest of the members, maybe next time inshallah. 

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