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Afternoon Fewbie Desert Drive - Al Ain Farms to Sweihan - 10 May 2024

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


Drive Details

Level:  Fewbie and above (all levels)

Meeting time:  3:00 PM (departure time)

Meeting Point: https://maps.app.goo.gl/h4x8c1nDs37nxiSh8

Action Plan: Another long (but this time not too long) trek from a location between Nahil and Al Ain (known for its livestock farms), to Sweihan (exit TBC) definitely through Nagra and a couple other scenic spots. Looking to enjoy the drive and the sunset on this very diverse area.

What to bring along: Loads of water, snacks (for yourself), smiles, face mask, rubber gloves, enthusiasm, and willingness to learn.

Approximate finish time: 07:00 PM

P.S. Only join if you have a compressor to inflate your tires after the drive.


  • Tire deflator & Tire pressure gauge
  • Compressor (MANDATORY)
  • Walkie-talkie radio (MANDATORY)
  • Off-road flag (MANDATORY)
  • Shovel, Tow Rope & 2 Shackles
  • First-aid kit
  • Fire extinguisher.


  • This drive is limited to 10 cars only. RSVP will close on Friday - 12 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 - Without any exceptions.
  • Members without RSVP will be returned - 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

almost time for the beginning of the weekend, and for our opening drive. The meeting point, just posted, will be just past an underpass on E95 Nahil Rd.. We'll briefly follow the track, before turning right into the sand, with a plan of reaching a couple of nice bowls and star dunes, on the way to our possible exit along the Sweihan-Al Ain Rd. 

Not much else to say about the itinerary, other than it should be around 65 Km long, and that as we cross sabkhas and taller dunes we should remain very vigilant, looking to avoid any mud patches, collapsed ridges, and breaks or holes on the dunes' slip-faces. Safety first (in case we'll encounter any of those situations, we'll keep going, speeding up the pace, and using speed as a substitute for other adrenaline-generating passages).

The convoy order at the moment should be:

@Marek in Second Lead

@zak at #3

@lucas amat at #4

@Brett Eicher at #5 and 

@Hani Howeedy in Sweep.

See you all tomorrow, a little before 3:00 PM. Enjoy the end of the week.

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Hey gents,

Sorry, I'm about 15 minutes away and my engine started having overheating issues... no idea why. I've tried a few things, but cant seem to get more than a few mins without overheating again. Safest to let it rest, and turn around. Apologies.

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With all the enjoyable drives with carnity this was definitely goes on the list of ones to remember. @Ale Vallecchi never ceases to amaze with the lead drive route and ridging techniques. Higher dunes in Nahil are always fun that pristine route and was definitely easy to be at the sweep with this group everyone had great skills.

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