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Morning Intermediate Desert Drive - Sweihan - Abu Dhabi - 28 Jan 2023


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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.



Explore the Sweihan area.


Level:  Intermediate and above

When:  28 Jan 2023, Saturday

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

Meeting Point:  https://goo.gl/maps/3AP1mn7ovRJ42KDx9

Approximate finish time:  11:00 AM

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. RSVP will close on Friday - 5 PM
  • 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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11 hours ago, Gerrit Bus said:

Good news for the waiting list. Unfortunately for me I have to bow out this time. Enjoy the drive and see you all next time. 

Sorry to miss you @Gerrit Bus. Thanks for informing early. See you next time !

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Dear Desert Drivers, 

Looking at the weather forecast, it looks like Al Ain area is less exposed to rain than Dubai, and for now Saturday morning looks dry and even partially sunny. I will keep watching, but we can expect nice conditions for the drive !

The plan is to explore the Southern part of Sweihan, between Sweihan and Yahar. From the meeting point move East in direction to the Old Lady Dune, then turn South, cross the road, continue in direction of Al Ain Airport, then looping back and exit close to Yahar. Big dunes and nice bowls on the way ! As usual, alternatives are possible to adjust to the conditions, and how we progress.

We have 5 drivers in wait list, including 3 for a 1st drive. Please check check your schedule and in case you cannot attend, remove your RSVP early enough to allow them to join.

I will issue the final list by the end of the afternoon tomorrow

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32 minutes ago, Imteeaz said:


Hi Jerome

I hope the the drive will not be cancelled due to the rain; it would be exciting to drive in Sweihan in this condition.

Maybe we will need to tone down the drive...

Cheers mate

Hi @Imteeaz

The drive is confirmed for tomorrow. There will be apparently less rain today, and even less Saturday morning.

And yes, we will adjust the drive to the conditions. It will be add a bit of challenge to the usual terrain !

See you tomorrow !

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Dear @Mbk, welcome to @Carnity. I see your name in the wait list, and I see you have just joined the club.

You will see that we have a grading for the level of the drive, with a progression scale from one level to the other. This allows to have an homogeneous group for each drive, to ensure enjoyment and safety for each driver. Even if you have previous experience on your own or with another club, you shall first attend a Newbie drive, where the club rules can be explained, and your level assessed. Then if relevant, you can apply to recognize your previous experience.



My drive on Saturday is Intermediate Level, so you cannot join directly. I will have to remove your name from the waitlist. There are 2 Newbie drives on 29th Jan. They are full already, but if you wish so, you can add your name to the waitlist to these drives.



Thank you for your understanding

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Dear Desert Drivers, 

Last update for the drive tomorrow.

Meeting at 07:00 am at  https://goo.gl/maps/3AP1mn7ovRJ42KDx9

The convoy order will be


We will use Radio Channel 4

Drive safely to the meeting point in case the roads are still wet tomorrow morning.

Enjoy the evening, take a good rest, and see you tomorrow morning !

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