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Two Day Fewbie Desert Drive - Liwa Crossing - Abu Dhabi - 21 Jan 2023


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Let's aim to cross the Liwa Crescent from one side to another.

To experience the magic of Rub’ al Khali (Empty Quarter) the largest uninterrupted desert on Earth!

The Liwa Crossing through Empty Quarter offers a chance to witness nature in its purest form and in itself is a transcendent experience. However, traveling through the largest desert in the world is not something that should be taken lightly.

It will be a 150 - 200 km off-road drive covered within 1.5 days through amazing breathtaking views and the enormous size of dunes on earth.

What you will find here:

  • Tallest sand dunes (200 - 300 meters)
  • Steepest incline and drops
  • Longest side sloping
  • Broad ridge riding
  • Faster heartbeat
  • Sweaty hands

liwa2020.jpg

 

 

Mandatory rules for Liwa Crossing (exceptional) drive.

Considering its seriousness to keep you and your vehicle safe, these strict rules will be applied to all.

  • For Fewbie level you must have driven at least 5 Fewbie drives with Carnity in the last 3 months.
  • It is highly recommended to drive alone, as it's a very serious and demanding drive to stay focused at all times.
  • Maximum of one passenger allowed - No exceptions and trip lead will send you back.
    • Make sure that passenger has no fear of heights, motion sickness and have been to full-day off-road drives before.
    • As once we enter the desert, the only way out is from the other side, without any early exits for 100-150 kms.
  • Everything in your car should be strapped and secured - All vehicles will be checked by the trip lead.

 

Drive Preparation: 

  • Your car should be in 100% pristine working condition, so double or triple check everything.
  • Full-size spare tire with a lug wrench to match your wheel nut size and its depth.
    • For aftermarket rims - Your lug wrench also needs to match the wheel nut depth.
  • As it's a long full-day drive, so catch up with enough sleep in advance.
  • 5-10 liter of water per person.
  • Snacks for breakfast, lunch, dinner and next day breakfast.
  • Keep your car as light as possible by packing what is truly essential.
  • Fully charged radio with spare battery and all other required off-road gears.
  • Gas tank and required number of jerry cans should be full upon arrival.
  • Last petrol station is ADNOC Khanoor (832): https://goo.gl/maps/FSUzbzURjQRGvFVN9

 

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 and above (at least 5 Fewbie drives in the last 3 months)

When:  21 Jan 2023, Saturday

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

Starting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/gzyx4wRN5HBA4fdp8 

You can come early and camp at the same starting point if you like.

Last Fuel Station: https://goo.gl/maps/FSUzbzURjQRGvFVN9 ADNOC Khanoor (832)

Fuel requirement:

  • 6 Cyl cars = 100 Liter (Minimum) - 120 Liter (for more fuel-guzzling cars)
  • 8 Cyl cars = 120 Liter (Minimum) - 140 Liter (for more fuel-guzzling cars)
  • Carry an additional required number of jerry cans based on your car fuel tank capacity.

Lunch Break: 1 Hour in between with a 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, enthusiasm and willingness to learn.

Approximate finish time: 12:00 PM, 22 Jan 2022, Sunday

 

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE:

  • Limited to 10 Fewbie and above drivers 
  • 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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  • Gaurav changed the title to Two Day Fewbie Desert Drive - Liwa Crossing - Abu Dhabi - 21 Jan 2023
On 1/7/2023 at 12:06 PM, Vanessa8580 said:

Let's aim to cross the Liwa Crescent from one side to another.

To experience the magic of Rub’ al Khali (Empty Quarter) the largest uninterrupted desert on Earth!

The Liwa Crossing through Empty Quarter offers a chance to witness nature in its purest form and in itself is a transcendent experience. However, traveling through the largest desert in the world is not something that should be taken lightly.

It will be a 150 - 200 km off-road drive covered within 1.5 days through amazing breathtaking views and the enormous size of dunes on earth.

What you will find here:

  • Tallest sand dunes (200 - 300 meters)
  • Steepest incline and drops
  • Longest side sloping
  • Broad ridge riding
  • Faster heartbeat
  • Sweaty hands

liwa2020.jpg

 

 

Mandatory rules for Liwa Crossing (exceptional) drive.

Considering its seriousness to keep you and your vehicle safe, these strict rules will be applied to all.

  • For Fewbie level you must have driven at least 5 Fewbie drives with Carnity in the last 3 months.
  • If you are newly promoted (less than 2 drives at new level), then select one level lower drive than your current off-road rank.
  • If you were away on a long break (more than 2 months), then select one level lower drive than your current off-road rank.
  • It is highly recommended to drive alone, as it's a very serious and demanding drive to stay focused at all times.
  • Maximum of one passenger allowed - No exceptions and trip lead will send you back.
    • Make sure that passenger has no fear of heights, motion sickness and have been to full-day off-road drives before.
    • As once we enter the desert, the only way out is from the other side, without any early exits for 100-150 kms.
  • Everything in your car should be strapped and secured - All vehicles will be checked by the trip lead.

 

Drive Preparation: 

  • Your car should be in 100% pristine working condition, so double or triple check everything.
  • Full-size spare tire with a lug wrench to match your wheel nut size and its depth.
    • For aftermarket rims - Your lug wrench also needs to match the wheel nut depth.
  • As it's a long full-day drive, so catch up with enough sleep in advance.
  • 5-10 liter of water per person.
  • Snacks for breakfast, lunch, dinner and next day breakfast.
  • Keep your car as light as possible by packing what is truly essential.
  • Fully charged radio with spare battery and all other required off-road gears.
  • Gas tank and required number of jerry cans should be full upon arrival.
  • Last petrol station is ADNOC Khanoor (832): https://goo.gl/maps/FSUzbzURjQRGvFVN9

 

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 and above

When:  21 Jan 2023, Saturday

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

Starting Point: https://goo.gl/maps/gzyx4wRN5HBA4fdp8 

You can come early and camp at the same starting point if you like.

Last Fuel Station: https://goo.gl/maps/FSUzbzURjQRGvFVN9 ADNOC Khanoor (832)

Fuel requirement:

  • 6 Cyl cars = 100 Liter (Minimum) - 120 Liter (for more fuel-guzzling cars)
  • 8 Cyl cars = 120 Liter (Minimum) - 140 Liter (for more fuel-guzzling cars)
  • Carry an additional required number of jerry cans based on your car fuel tank capacity.

Lunch Break: 1 Hour in between with a 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: 12:00 PM, 22 Jan 2022, Sunday

 

LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE:

  • Limited to 10 Fewbie and above drivers 
  • 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:

 

What is the location of end point?

The link to start point seems to have an issue with Google maps. 

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34 minutes ago, Harshal said:

What is the location of end point?

Nobody knows, that's the fun, lol.

34 minutes ago, Harshal said:

The link to start point seems to have an issue with Google maps. 

Its working fine, maybe clear google cache as per many users google maps isnt loading correctly.

 

Blue line tarmac route on google maps.

Red line is the tentative Liwa crossing plan.

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@Vanessa8580, with Friday drive i would have 2 fewbie drives. Would that be enough to join LIWA drive?

im a bit confused of the first two conditions 🙂 because they are the same conditions of fewbie plus drive with Kailas..

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12 hours ago, Ahmad Nerat said:

@Vanessa8580, with Friday drive i would have 2 fewbie drives. Would that be enough to join LIWA drive?

im a bit confused of the first two conditions 🙂 because they are the same conditions of fewbie plus drive with Kailas..

@Ahmad Nerat You will need at least 5 fewbie drives to be able to join the drive ... 

The 2nd condition only applied to Fewbie plus level so I removed it.

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@Vanessa8580 @Gaurav

Hi Vanessa and Gaurav,

I have 8 fewbie drives till June 2022 and will do 1 more drive coming Saturday. Will this be sufficient to participate in LIWA crossing fewbie drive? I’m very much interested to join and don’t want to miss this time again. Just confused with the first condition. 

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4 minutes ago, Shahid Mehmood said:

@Vanessa8580 @Gaurav

Hi Vanessa and Gaurav,

I have 8 fewbie drives till June 2022 and will do 1 more drive coming Saturday. Will this be sufficient to participate in LIWA crossing fewbie drive? I’m very much interested to join and don’t want to miss this time again. Just confused with the first condition. 

Hi Shahid, due to the previous confusion, we have rewritten it to make it very clear now.

  • For Fewbie level you must have driven at least 5 Fewbie drives with Carnity in the last 3 months.
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@Tharun Kumar V You haven't completed 5 fewbie drives yet so I will have to remove your name from this drive. 

@Shahid Mehmood  and @Manoj Soman You didn't complete 5 fewbie drives in the last 3 months so I also have to remove your names from this drive. 

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Hello @Vanessa8580,

I was promoted to fewbie plus a couple month back (even though I did not do fewbie plus drives yet since).

so I understood that as fewbie plus with less than 2 fewbie plus drives you could register to the fewbie level.

I am also booked to a fewbie drive this coming week end (14th). So this will be 4 fewbie drive in the last 3 month + fewbie plus level. I was hoping that would be sufficient ?

(in addition I have 11 intermediate drives with another club (Abu Dhabi 4x4), in case that could help

I was really looking forward to this drive, since 1 year when I could not make it last year. Can you consider putting me back on.

Best regards,

Pascal

 

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2 minutes ago, Pascal said:

Hello @Vanessa8580,

I was promoted to fewbie plus a couple month back (even though I did not do fewbie plus drives yet since).

so I understood that as fewbie plus with less than 2 fewbie plus drives you could register to the fewbie level.

I am also booked to a fewbie drive this coming week end (14th). So this will be 4 fewbie drive in the last 3 month + fewbie plus level. I was hoping that would be sufficient ?

(in addition I have 11 intermediate drives with another club (Abu Dhabi 4x4), in case that could help

I was really looking forward to this drive, since 1 year when I could not make it last year. Can you consider putting me back on.

Best regards,

Pascal

 

@Pascal sorry, I made a mistake and already added you to the drive again. I missed the fact that you are fewbie plus. Again, my apologies ...

The same for @Richard Franks I added you back to the drive ...

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