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  1. Congratulations @M.Seidam for reaching the Marshal level with Carnity Offroad Club. Seidam joined Carnity in mid-2020 with his Jeep Grand Cherokee and great enthusiasm for off-roading. Later it got upgraded to Xterra to continue the passion and excitement to conquer every dune. With a very inquisitive nature, Seidam has learned and mastered many skills very quickly and always supported everyone. Exploring new areas and pushing new boundaries made him a seasoned off-roader with good knowledge and experience. With a prudent and cautious approach, he very well established his leading skills and tasteful drives to position himself as an integral part of the carnity family. MARSHAL is one of the most prestigious and sought-after titles that comes after a lot of hard work, patience, tolerance, and dedication. Just like all the levels in Carnity offroad club is "NOT" only based on driving skills but instead based on the combination of your personality + intelligence + team spirit + adventure. This Marshal title is an epitome for all levels in the offroad grading structure. So if anyone wants to grow, they can set any of Carnity Offroad Club Marshal as a PERFECT example for not only following the driving skills and style but also observing their behavior, teamwork, presence of mind, calculative approach, patience and tolerance to teach and support new offroaders.
    17 points
  2. Hi all, Nathan here. new to carnity and to the dunes, have done a few drives now with the club as a newbie and having a blast. have a bit of experience off road but mostly mud/rock and winch work, most of my sand experience has been on the sand island in Australia. Very different to our desert here. I have picked up a old abused SWB Pajero that I am slowly fixing up, hopefully it will become a capable and reliable drive. thanks for having me in the club, been great so far and looking forward to picking up new skills with you all on the dunes. cheers, Nathan
    16 points
  3. Thank you everyone for a smashing morning. @Frederic @GauravSoni @Amr Aydin @Alexanderrr @Simon Dawood @Zed @Waqas Parvez @ASAD. @Vaibhav@DP1011 , Deepak wrangler @Anoop Nair @Tom B @Looper The heavy fog gave us all the rare moment where we could spend sometime having a few good laughs and chats, getting to know each other a little better. After loosing almost 2 hours of the planned drive time when the sun came out, it was in it's full glory creating TBH a pretty unbearable weather. However, with us able to start the drive it was just a little bump on what otherwise was a perfect day. As we were approaching Old Lady Dune to take in her blessing @GauravSoni messaged on the radio that his car was having issues. Since we were starting the drive already pretty late it was decided that's it would be best for him to exit out. Hope the issue is a minor one and that things are fixed pretty soon.. After Gaurav's exit we headed East closer to Al Ain airport where we were treated to 2 absolutely beautiful bowls. If the weather was not hot enough you could feel the added heat of each driver trying to climb higher and faster than the previous. 😂 What followed after was probably the best session of fast paced offroading I have been a part off. The criss crossings, sharp ridges, rolling dunes along with a fantastic bunch of drivers gave me the freedom to really push the limit. With the weather getting increasingly hot and since we had already offshot our planned exit time, it was decided to head to the tarmac. Thank you @Looper for taking care of the sweep duties, with so many heavy bulldozers in the convoys I am sure there would have been no tracks remaining. But it was very reassuring to know that you were at the back of a very long convoy. Finally to my very close buddy @Frederic thank you for joining this drive. It has been way too long since we have driven together on an IM drive. The moment you mentioned last Sunday that you were going to join, I was doubly excited for today's drive. We were only missing our 3rd musketeer @Gaurav, hopefully we can have another drive soon with all of us in it. Thank you Sweihan boys once again. Take care.
    16 points
  4. Having been out of the sand for most of summer, I was eagerly looking around for a drive that would « recalibrate « my senses and skills, and what’s better for that than a drive with @Srikumar 😅. While I do indeed prefer lower level drives as for me I need something « slow » on the weekend to relax after a grueling work week, I have to admit that this kind of drive somewhat relaxed me as well. Of course i was sitting on the edge of my seat, but you really have 0 time to think of anything else than revving your ride and trying to follow that mean green XJ machine 😅 Brilliant driving by all of you, and i was glad to see the camaraderie amongst all of you; cheering each other on and having each other’s back. That’s what I love seeing in these kinds of drives ! Towards the end of the drive it was getting extremely hot, and after inflating i quickly got on the road, feeling overheated and lightheaded. Sorry for not staying back for a chat as I usually do. Really looking forward to more of this the coming winter.. See you all in the sand soon !!
    14 points
  5. Thank you @Haitham Khattab @JeromeFJ and @Ranjan Das for the posts. It was really amazing drive. Having great group of friends, actually made the drive more nice and fun. Glad to see everyone made it through till the end, without much of issues. Few refusals, where you were ready @Ranjan Das with your rope, really thankful for that. Otherwise, we kept moving, pushing pushing till we had a break in between, to have more power for the second half, which again was challenging, but all again managed, and was good fun. Thought at that stage, we are good to go and exit. @Gerrit Bus you have really managed your position very well. Amazing SL, and very good capable driver. Amazing support team @Ranjan Das @JeromeFJ and @Brette thank you for being available whenever required. Great job everyone @Haitham Khattab @Salim Akhtar @Jose Thomas @Tareq Al Turq @Imran Kashif @takeshi sobue, no comments, except good to meet you, and well done👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼. Below summary of our achievement. Wish you nice week ahead.
    14 points
  6. @Hisham Masaadi would like to thank you for an amazing drive in the initial part. The drive was going really awesome but we had to stop the fun as or brother @Ranjan Dascar decided to give up. As I am also Jeep owner I learnt a lot from this drive. Thank you @Islam Soliman Your presence made such a difference in the drive and also in the recovery. If it was not for you I am sure @Hisham Masaadwould have a big challenge specially keeping an eye on @Ranjan Das car from behind.@Karthik Raptor good job. The beauty you have easily took care of the jeep. @MMansoorif it was not with your past experience finding the cord it would have definitely taken some amount of time. @Waqas Parvez after Islam went ahead you took great care of the sweep and tugging out @Simon Dawoodis a right way. @Mohamad Anwer the feeling you had initially about something wrong going to happen even I had it where I fell sick in between the drive. Though I wanted to leave early I could not leave my brothers and managed to have lot of liquid to keep me going. @ASAD. @Imteeaz @Simon Dawood and everyone inshallah we will conquer Shuwaib soon . Special thanks @Abdelghanifor the coffee.
    13 points
  7. Thank you all for joining the drive. All made it almost on time, and got ready for a quick brief. Immediately started our adventure climbing dunes next to the meeting point, and moved through Techincal area to reach the next group of amazing dunes, to start again climbing, till we had the first and only situation, where @Ranjan Das car decided not to continue, and stopped. Waited for sometime trying to run the car, but failed. Decision made then to pull the car out, and could not refuse the offer of @Karthik Raptor to handle this challenge, and was really successful. Big thanks to Karthik for a big and appreciated valuable help. Another big thanks and appreciation for our marshal @Islam Solimanfor joint the drive and the support and guidance through out the drive and pulling out the car. @Imteeaz amazing SL, specially first time in this area, and second IM drive. You did very well, and encouraged me to push the level. Thank you all for offering the support and guidance to get out safely. At the end all left the drive with a smile, best wishes, promises and hopes to meet again. Well done @Sunil Mathew @Simon Dawood @MMansoor @ASAD. @Vaibhav @Mohamad Anwer and @Waqas Parvez. Wish you a nice weekend, and good week ahead. Regards
    13 points
  8. @Benjamin @Marcin Wronowski @Murad Hamed @Jaro Tuzinsky @Mike. @TT_Dubai @Joseph Sebastian @Jonny90 @Harshal @Fabien Monleau thank you all for joining today's drive. It was an eventful drive from the time we started with the sand being wet on the surface and extremely soft a few inches below. For most of you it was probably the first time driving on a surface like that and for the most part you all coped really well. @Fabien MonleauI can't thank you enough for all the help with the 5 pop outs we had. It was a masterclass on fixing pop outs for those who were around helping. @TT_DubaiThanks for keeping an eye on the convoy and for the help on refusals in the middle. @Murad Hamedit was unfortunate what happened and really glad you came out of it unhurt. For those who were on the side it happened, the 10 seconds of seeing the car roll felt like an eternity. Please get yourself checked again if you feel any pain and let me know if I can be of any help. Hope everything goes well with the insurance too. Thanks to everyone for the help and patience today. I hope this unfortunate incident explains why every lead stresses on certain things during the briefing. The desert is unpredictable and a lapse in judgement or concentration for a split second can have dire consequences. Special shout out to @Benjaminfor staying till the end and even dropping Murad back home. Truly appreciated buddy. Thank you. You did really well in the second lead position as well, just what was need. Well done . Hope you all enjoy the rest of the weekend and see you'll in the sand soon.
    13 points
  9. Hi @Nathan L thanks for the great introduction ! We met on our last scenic drive. You’ve got yourself a nice Pajero there. They are so much fun and extremely reliable if you give them some love. Looking forward to driving and socializing together the coming winter ! See you soon in the sand !
    13 points
  10. Congratulations @Hisham Masaad for reaching the Marshal level with Carnity Offroad Club. Hisham joined Carnity in late 2020 with his FJ Cruiser and loads of passion and excitement to conquer sand dunes. With a very humble beginning and a great helpful attitude towards all off-roaders and carnity management, he has quickly positioned himself as an integral part of the carnity family. With time, patience and skills he has taken on new challenges and tasted the maximum adrenaline offered at a higher level and pace of drives. His extreme passion for sand driving, leading and supporting off-road drives made him rise through the ranks to become a vital part of Carnity off-road club. His contribution and intelligent support behind the drives, planning and great teamwork were always been highly appreciated. MARSHAL is one of the most prestigious and sought-after titles that comes after a lot of hard work, patience, tolerance, and dedication. Just like all the levels in Carnity offroad club is "NOT" only based on driving skills but instead based on the combination of your personality + intelligence + team spirit + adventure. This Marshal title is an epitome for all levels in the offroad grading structure. So if anyone wants to grow, they can set any of Carnity Offroad Club Marshal as a PERFECT example for not only following the driving skills and style but also observing their behavior, teamwork, presence of mind, calculative approach, patience and tolerance to teach and support new offroaders.
    13 points
  11. Thank you @Hisham Masaad for curating yet another fantastic drive packed with action right from the word go. It was wonderful to see the convoy keeping up with the pace and challenges you set. It was a very satisfying drive which checked all the boxes - safety, fun and excitement. thanks @Brette and @JeromeFJ for all the support. @Gerrit Bus, you were wonderful as second lead. @Salim Akhtar, @Jose Thomas, @Haitham Khattab, @Tareq Al Turq, @Imran Kashif and @takeshi sobue, was an absolute pleasure meeting and driving with you. until next week….
    13 points
  12. Good morning All ! @Ahmed Wagdy @Sayed Bilal @Tom V@Paul Zietsman@premindra rajaram@Juzer Gandhi@Joji varghese@Thejas Uthran@Benjamin @Nathan L@Ajit John@Gregory @Rajiv Sam@munkybizness First of all i wanted to thank you all for signing on for this drive. On a weekly basis we venture out in the desert for our regular dune-driving activities, but often we forget to stand still for a moment and just enjoy the scenery, take some photos, and interact with each other. The aim for this drive is to focus on these exact things. So please don't expect to be able to do side-sloping or big hill climbing. Bring your camera, bring friends or family, and just enjoy the beauty that Northern UAE has to offer. The landscape is now quickly changing with railroads being built, and a lot of other infrastructural changes. The terrain as we know today might not be there anymore in 10years from now. Expect to see farms, donkeys, cows (if we are lucky), goats, and plenty of camels. The track will lead us to very quiet and remote areas with plenty of vegetation around us. The exact exit point will be either Adhen or Falaj Al Mualla, based on the progress. We will be mostly using existing farm tracks or pylon tracks to navigate through the terrain. Nevertheless we will have some sections in the dunes as well but more limited. As soon as the winter comes, you will see more of these kinds of drives, even extending into full day drives where we make our way into the mountains and even reaching the East Coast. I hope you can appreciate these drives and we can build this further into possible 2-3 day drives (hint... hint....) @Quresh Pajero @Simon Dawood@Sandeep Padhi you guys are currently waitlisted, so keep an eye out towards the end of the week to see if we can get you in. Stay tuned.
    13 points
  13. Dear Sand Sailors Thanks for RSVPing for the drive. Believe @DP1011 , Deepak wrangler has already summed up how fast the slots went through - really appreciate the response and i am hoping we will be as swift during the drive as well Area 53 is one of my fav GOTO place when in need for that additional adrenaline shot. Dunes in Sweihan are surely higher. However, its the shape and irregular contours of the dunes that brings out that mixed/confused sense of accomplishment and humility at same time, after every drive in this area. With 5 days to go for this drive, lets get to the business.. This terrain is going to demand some clear ground rules and preparation. So, lets be sure about the same before we land up at meeting point on sunday. To put things in perspective, Faya's highest point is 223mtr above sea level and plan here is to spend most of our time 200mtr above sea level - so it will be like climbing Big Red & Faya over and over again, at a fast pace. a.) This area demands exceptional Radio communication skills. One miss communication and the whole convoy can be stuck for a long haul. So, please make sure you are very comfortable managing radio. 1. No Radio = No Drive. 2. No sufficient battery in radio = No drive 3. Missed communication and we might have to exit the driver. I am sure you all appreciate that safety is paramount. b.) Unless fully convinced about yours and your vehicle's climbing ability, avoid passengers for this drive. Keep the vehicle light and your mind free of any distractions. I can assure you, this is not a drive which passengers will cherish. c.) Please make sure your vehicle is in perfect shape. You will need all the power that it possess through this drive. d.) Ensure you have all your off-roading gears in perfect condition. e.) Coming back after a long break from sand - in general my advice is always to go for FB+ or FB drive, before going ahead for Int. drive. Ofcourse, this is just a recommendation based on experience. f.) Above all you need to ensure that you are fully rested for the drive. So, plan all parties for friday (not saturday night) 😀 Another, key element - based on my experience in this area, i am not going to extend the convoy size on this drive. We have 8 drivers on WL, so please ensure that if your plan changes or you are not sure about your plans, please update the RSVP well in time - lets ensure we don't lose a slot while we have a long WL.. Thanks for your understanding. @Vaibhav @ASAD. @Ahmad Shaker @Charbel @Waqas Parvez @Fabien Monleau @James Thorn @Imteeaz @Morshedi @DP1011 , Deepak wrangler @Looper WL (not in any order) : @Mohamad Anwer @Gok Krish @Simon Dawood @MMansoor @Zixuan Huang - Charlie @Anoop Nair @Daniel Rodas @Daniel Yang Looking forward to see you all this sunday. Have a nice week ahead.
    13 points
  14. Thanks all for the lovely response to the drive - is really very encouraging and motivating. And honestly added a bit of pressure of expectation as well, have I oversold it? 😀😀 Also a bit curious if its the LOR or a Little Sweihan magic? Hope no one mixed it with Sweihan, Abu Dhabi. 😀 We have a long WL and as you can imagine surely can’t extend the convoy to accommodate all. While I am evaluating options, seek your support as well. a. In case you are not sure or your plan is changing, please ensure you update RSVP at the earliest - surely wont be good that we lose a slot while we have 8 ppl in WL - with 6 of them having this as their only drive option for the weekend. b. For drivers Intermediate and Above, in case missed out, there is another Intermediate drive as well at same time and understand still has some slot open. Though it’s a Abu Dhabi drive, starting point is just at border of Dubai-Sharjah and Abu Dhabi. So not much diff in alarm time 😀. Plus is a totally new terrain - not explored before by any of Carnity convoy. Accordingly, if you find it interesting, kindly review. Thanks again and will surely revert with some plan based on overall picture in couple of days and really looking forward to Sunday. 🙏 @Rob S @Imteeaz @Beide Worku @Imran Kashif @Looper @Ranjan Das @Daniel Rodas @Gregory @takeshi sobue @Sam K @Senthil Kumar @Haitham Khattab @Amr Aydin @Mahmoud Taha @Tareq Al Turq @Chris Wing @salah2u @Alexanderrr@Salim Akhtar
    13 points
  15. Hi @Brette thank you for organising todays drive. Your leadership skills were put to the test today, for what should have been a relatively straightforward drive, it was anything but that! @Murad Hamed you handled the situation so well. All that matters is that you are ok. I know as the dust settles you will be extremely upset, but just remember your going home to your family! @Fabien Monleau your support was the best yet. 5 x pop outs fixed in double quick time. @Brette, there is a reason I look for your drives, today was a master class in staying calm….legend! @Benjamin, well done mate! Really impressed on the last 2 drives we’ve been on! Take care guys - Jonny
    12 points
  16. Dear desert wonderers, hope all had a good productive week, and looking forward to have a good weekend. We hope we will enjoy our weekend, which will start in sha Allah with the drive tomorrow. We will be moving as per below convoy order, using channel 5 on the radio. Pleased to have our teacher Marshal @Islam Soliman watching us in the back. Look forward to see you @Imteeaz @Sunil Mathew @Simon Dawood @Karthik Raptor @MMansoor @Ranjan Das @ASAD. @Vaibhav @Mohamad Anwer @Waqas Parvez tomorrow morning 6:00 am. Good night
    12 points
  17. @Srikumar great drive as usual, took me some time to get my breath back once i reached home and im sure it was the same for others. We more than made up for the lost time in the beginning due to fog. with steep climbs, bowls and criss-crossing ridges this had everything we could ask for. so glad to have finally met @Frederic after almost 10 months with carnity, nice chatting with you and thank you for being the 2L. @Vaibhav @Looper @DP1011 , Deepak wrangler @Anoop Nair im sorrry the wranglers had a tough day today, maybe you guys need to think of upping your game a bit, for it was only @Vaibhav's lending of compressor to @Zedwhich provided some face saving 😂😂. Glad to see you all nevertheless & @Looper thanks for the sweep. @Simon Dawood @Amr Aydin @Alexanderrr great job right at the front, i can imagine how challenging it would be to keep up with Sri & fredie. @Zed thanks for clearing all the bushes infront of me 😁 @Waqas Parvez great driving buddy, i know some ppl (or atleast 1) who would be envying what you can do in that prado 😆. Will wait for you to share some of those video shots from your insta. @Tom B good to see you as usual man. Good luck on the liwa trip, will definitely look forward to hearing back from you. @Gaurav Soni i hope you made it back safely and not too much trouble with the car. Was wonderful chatting to you all in the morning while we waited for the fog to clear up, hopefully more such opportunities coming up this season. See you all soon.
    12 points
  18. What a way to complete my 50th drive with Carnity under lead of @Srikumar.With initial hiccup of Fog where we had to delay the drive and @Gaurav Sonihaving issue with his car which I hope is not too serious .Like I mentioned previously having 2 legends of Carnity in the drive would definitely be really fun. Though the drive was delayed we did share some funny moments and knowledge. The convoy drove amazingly. @Frederic your presence as 2nd lead made the convoy stronger and gave some motivation for Sri to push. @Amr Aydindrove really well being your first intermediate drive. Pajero Boys @Alexanderrrand @Simon Dawood pushed their cars really well and kept the momentum, @Zed It was good to see you in the LC without the rear bumper ☺️ and thank you for pushing. Prado Boys @ASAD.and @Waqas ParvezThank you for churning the sand for me. @Anoop Nair Good job with the Jeep with missing fender. Hope you get the beautiful jeep is back at its original beauty. @DP1011 , Deepak wranglerExcellent driving buddy. enjoy you break. @Tom B I could see the smile at the end of the drive you thoroughly enjoyed the drive. @Looperthanks for taking care at the back as a sweep. Hope to see everyone in the sand soon.
    12 points
  19. Thank you @Hisham Masaad for the amazing adventure today in Badayer. “Accelerated pace, Ridge Riding and Bowl Surfing” was the name of the game, with Iftar Bowl and Super bowl as an extra bonus at the end of the drive! Fantastic start of the weekend !. We couldn’t ve done it without the great support from @Brette, @Ranjan Das& @JeromeFJ, their superb guidance and efforts which made every Stuck/Refusal/lost tracks so simple and easy to deal with. Thanks @Gerrit Bus for SL today, looking forward to your nice videos😉 Pleased to see all convoy friends gliding in the beautiful dunes of Badayer. See you all again soon.
    12 points
  20. Thank you friends for joining the drive. Being my first lead of NB drive, was really good experience. Most were at the meeting point a head of time. Briefing done, and believe all was really keeping attention to points for a safe drive. Started moving, till we reached the pink rock, and was really amazing to see all made to the top in a short time. After that started moving again aiming to reach the big red. I can say we didn’t have any issue climbing the dunes, well done everybody. While moving to the big red, we started having some refusals, stucks and one crest. Good learning and experience for all. Thank you very much @Brette for your support, and guidance to have this drive successful. Thank you @munkybizness @Simon Dawood for your support. @brettaevans hope your bumper will be modified soon to hit the dunes again. @Sayed Bilal I think you need to practice and know your car more, to enjoy the desert more. Vtec for sure can do much more, it will come by time. @Nathan L glad to meet you for the first time, amazing job, well done @premindra rajaram glad to meet you for the first time, you have a very good car, only as mentioned to you, you need to push your heart to allow to push more on the gas to go over soft churned areas and side slopes. Well done @Benjamin didn’t hear your name through out the drive, means good job @Ajit John good to meet you. you are driving a very nice capable car, more drives and experience will help making more use of it, well done @Paul Zietsman nice to meet you, again well done. One crest with your monster is nothing @Rajat Verma nice to meet you, you made it perfectly. Hope to see you in higher levels soon Old friends and unofficial support team @Vaibhav and @Mohamad Anwer, thank you very much for your support. Thank you all again, and look forward to see you again in sand. Nice week ahead Take care
    12 points
  21. Dear all, First of all thank you all for the support you provided to me today, i felt zero pressure because of that. Truly when the ambulance guys checked my BP it was 120/80 . I met most of you for the first time today and I already felt like with family who care. The good news, i have finally managed to get the car out by driving it to outside , yes i drove through the dunes with a smashed /half pajero in the dark night , to be honest it was as tough as the roll-over experience, then i managed to put it on recovery after police has given the report finally. Thanks again to everyone, Special thanks to @Benjamin for driving me home at noon, @Brette for staying back in person and over the phone @Gaurav for support over the phone to make sure all going well wish you all safe drive and definitely i will see you again on sand soon (not sure what car this time will be
    11 points
  22. Great adventure @Hisham Masaadand great support from SL @Imteeazyou were driving the Vitec beautifuly Great support from @Islam Solimanand great towing by @Karthik Raptor Nice to see the usual suspects on a drive that was going so well until the unfortunate issues with the Wrangler @Ranjan DasI hope the issue turns out to be something minor and silly, please do let us know the outcome. @Waqas Parvezwe have to break the Shuwaib spell bro somehow 😒 😑 🙄 To the rest of the team , great driving with very little refusals, except for @Simon Dawoodgetting stuck, I am sure, just to entertain us, and keep us busy while Hisham and Islam were trying to find an easier route for the Raptor to tow the wrangler ! 😃 😊 🙂
    11 points
  23. I and @Zed were at Swihan today. Please note these words of caution. 1. There was dense fog starting from Dubai till about 12km before Swihan. I was on E611 till I reached E75 truck road. The visibility was about 200-300 ft and I could safely drive about 85-90kmph only and not more. Trucks were not plying on the road and were parked by the side. 2. As soon as I reached E75 which is in Abu Dhabi, I got messages from AD police saying that the speed limit is 80. Because of dense fog and it being single road I did not drive over 75 and some times even less as visibility was quite bad. Again there were no tucks only few small commercial vehicles. 3. I continued to drive at about 75ish KMPH on E16 which is a 140kmph road even after fog was lifted till I reached Swihan because in Abu Dhabi you will get fines if you cross 80 if you have received fog warning messages. In Dubai, you would not get warnings and you should have issues but, as per the rules you should be below 80 kmph. 4. My planned time was 1:30 hours to reach the destination but the speed limits added about 20 extra minutes to the commute time. So plan accordingly. DRIVE SAFE. Edit: tagging all so that you will receive emails. @Amr Aydin, @Alexanderrr, @ASAD., @Waqas Parvez, @Vaibhav,@DP1011 , Deepak wrangler, @Tom B, @Anoop Nair, @Simon Dawood PS: while it might not be relevant to our drive, but there were crazy number of other clubs and crazier drivers at the meeting point.
    11 points
  24. An old story forever locked up within me! Today, I have decided to get this outstanding drive into words, still not being enough. Driving through liwa dunes every winter is always a pilgrimage journey for me, where I get the chance to explore more, and this time my plan was to pierce the proper liwa dunes. We had attempted the planned track twice before, which we were unable to complete due to reasons. This time, I had planned on starting from Liwa city, towards the moreeb dune where we can find one of the most tallest dune in the UAE and one of the largest hill climbs in the world. On reaching the moreeb dune, my further plan was to return back from where we had started. Returning back to the start point through the slip face was really challenging for me, but surely @Frederic made my plan much easier by sharing a track which helped me execute it better. "Thank you my Freddy boy" It was quite a short distance, around 70km, with extreme challenge being faced. I believe this track could be the maximum level of dunes which can be attained filled with number of pockets, bowls, sharp ridges and massive slip faces which is next to impossible to climb, and of course the unpredictable soft patches. The dune formation in Liwa is totally different from what we usually drive through. Climbing to the top of the dunes is really challenging, and once you reach to the top, the rolling dunes are marvelous, making it really enjoyable to drive on those sets of rolling dunes. We had a very short and sweet convoy @ShereenMK in his Land cruiser was my second lead promptly correcting the tracks whenever i had an obstacle. @Karthikeyan Govindarajan was behind him in his LC followed by @Mus_hus78 with his co pilot Khaleel bhai in his pajero and finally at the end @Rob H with his black panther tundra. I salute you all for driving in one of the most challenging dunes without a single stuck which is really commendable. It was a beautiful morning on February, 27th 2022 and @Rob H was the first one to arrive at the meeting point and he was waiting for us with deflated tyres and flag on. Everyone showed up after me and we all were set to go on time. After safety briefing and few tips from my previous attempts to cross on those monster dunes, we left to explore them. It was really challenging for me to lead the track and find a easy way out through the pockets and soft patches all over the track. I was the only one who got stuck and recovered 3 to 4 times. At one point, at the time of recovery I ended up with flat tyre and after inflating we noticed that the air was escaping through the rim bead. The challenge was to pop out the tyre to clean the sand. I learnt a new technic from @Rob H (Rob Harper) who is by profession a race car expert on how to pop out tyres without moving the vehicle. After a quick fix we reached moreeb dunes prior to the planned time. We all had lot of fun trying to climb the slip face straight up and exit straight down for almost 1 hour. After fulfilling our quench to play and having quick snacks we planned to drive back to the start point which I planned parallel to the track we went. It was really challenging to drive back through slip face but we did it and exited the drive on time by 3pm. It was a wonderful experience for me which is one of my the best desert drive and looking forward to drive in such terrains again. Salute to all of you for your support and for joining the drive and make my dream come true. See you all this winter - "LIWA Returns" And last but most important, would thank my daughter Zaina, who navigated me throughout the drive and has already started reading the dunes.
    11 points
  25. I got back to the sands after a long time and as usual learned a lot, only this time not so much about driving as on how to cope with the unexpected. @Brette showed how to remain calm and think clearly to get the important things done, great lesson in leadership. @Murad Hamed showed how to keep a sense of humor and a level temperament after something which would leave most in shock (did you really drive that car to the road later - thats unbelievable man). @Fabien Monleau , @Benjamin and @TT_Dubai showed how to do perfect support with infinite patience. Overall, the teamwork and camaraderie all around showed why @Carnity is such a good club. Looking forward to the next ride with you folks.
    10 points
  26. Welcome @Nathan L to Carnity. You have a nice car, and you are managing very well with it. Your relationship with the car will grow after each drive and each level you will be joining. Sure will see you reaching higher levels soon.
    10 points
  27. Welcome @Nathan L that's a nice SWB Pajero, good choice. Looking fwd to driving with you soon. Ausie experience is always great in off-road, we trust many Australian brands here due to their product quality and test of time.
    10 points
  28. @Srikumar Yes! And she recording these costed me my video being missed, the fone got over heated just when my turn came😂😂, I was after @Anoop Nair! here goes 6 recordings!! Enjoy folks! @Simon Dawood https://youtube.com/shorts/G1fMrinySIk?feature=share @Anoop Nair https://youtube.com/shorts/H8lgQRnsiNI?feature=share @Vaibhav https://youtube.com/shorts/FLwe6zXZvTk?feature=share @Waqas Parvez https://youtube.com/shorts/GGxE0hW2rn8?feature=share @ASAD. https://youtube.com/shorts/lk_YOq1TUVw?feature=share @Zed https://youtube.com/shorts/0ElyG4fkg6U?feature=share
    10 points
  29. @Srikumarplease prepare for one. Next time will have to join you in sha Allah
    10 points
  30. i have 2 statements to make: 1. The drive was excellent today, there were no deadly steps to avoid, so I didn't lose anything today and my front bumper was intact 😁 Well done Marshal @Srikumar 🫡 (salute emoji) 2. For some good reason, instead of popping-out, my BeadGrip wheels and wide tires tend to "lose air" when badly impacted from the sidewalls, resulting in 6psi and needed some air for driving safely. If it was not for @Vaibhav's on-board compressor, the drive would be further delayed as I have to take out my bulky compressor, attach wires, etc. Thanks bro 👍🏻 These statements are made from my own accord, without any coercion or endorsement from anyone 😂 Too bad I didn't have to tug anyone with the LC, but that's also a testament of how good everyone drives in the convoy today 👍🏻 well done everyone 👏🏻 Mr @Waqas Parvez i hope you made it on time and didn't start a World War 3 🙏🏻
    10 points
  31. Thank you @varunmehndiratta for exhilarating drive from start to finish. Every peak we conquered was an experience in itself. Fast Paced and exiting, it made my day. It has been some time since I have driven in such an intense drive and it definitely made my day. I was exhausted by the end of the drive but in a relaxing way. A big shout out to @MMansoor, @Waqas Parvez & @Zixuan Huang - Charlie for all the support. Sad to see @Zixuan Huang - Charlie exit early. Hope you will be back soon. A great drive by all, and the mid drive was the best when there was complete radio silence yet we all marched stead fast under the leadership of @varunmehndiratta. Good to see you all, @Morshedi, @Ahmad Shaker, @Fabien Monleau, @ASAD., @DP1011 , Deepak wrangler & @Anoop Nair after a long while. @Imteeaz, once again congratulations on your promotion and you did great as usual on the drive.
    10 points
  32. Dear Sand Sailors Thanks for joining in for drive today morning. It was my 1st Intermediate lead and actually first Intermediate drive after almost 7 months - felt so good to be back. Thanks a lot to you all for making it an amazing home coming We had a clear mission - climb as high as we can and repeat it over and over again. And so we did. Overall in little less than 4 hours of drive - we scaled more than 900mtr of climb - yeah boys, that's 110% of Burj Khalifa's ht. And if we consider average ascent of big dunes around 25-30mtr (thats almost the ascent of Faya), over the course of our drive - we scaled around 30 such steep climbs - jumping from one big dune to another. Brilliant work all!!! If not for some vehicle troubles we had, i am sure with this awesome convoy, we would have surely covered 1Km point mark. Perhaps thats the goal for next one. @Morshedi @Imteeaz @Ahmad Shaker - Brilliant drive by you three. Minor refusals are very much acceptable at this level. For 1st/2nd Intermediate drive, it was really nice the way you three handled your vehicle. Ahmad - continuous check on tyre pressure made a big difference in the second half 🤘 @Waqas Parvez @Looper @MMansoor @Zixuan Huang - Charlie - Thanks to you all for executing the role of Platoon leaders to perfection. You all kept convoy togather and patiently supported all the drivers through this treacherous terrain. Charlie - sorry you had to drop out, hope there's no major damage to the vehicle. @Vaibhav thanks for stepping in once Charlie had to exit. @ASAD. @Fabien Monleau i had no visibility however, from what i heard over radio you both had a perfect 10/10 drive today. @Anoop Nair - as always was good to have you in the convoy. Small nails or high dunes there wasnt much that challenged your vehicle or your skill set today. Very nicely driven throughout @DP1011 , Deepak wrangler From being at fag end of convoy to SL, you handled the vehicle to perfection. Your and @Morshedi jeep in my rear view mirror always kept motivating me to push the envelope further. Some stats from our drive today (apart from gap in the begining with Charlie's car and at end with a stuck and engine light issue with MMansoor car, we had a perfect continuous drive). Thanks all, have a great time, till we meet again to make it even better
    10 points
  33. Thank you @Hisham Masaad for the drive this morning full of action and excitement, as expected ! it was a pleasure to meet everyone after a long break, and nice to see the progression of some members who joined their first Fewbie drives with me a few months ago. Amazing level in the group !!
    10 points
  34. Good morning, hope you had good time and enjoyed your weekend. Thank you all who joined our adventure, which believe was full of action and hope all enjoyed, and apologies for whom they found the drive didn’t meet their expectation 😊. Glad to see all smiling faces at the meeting point, preparing for the drive. As soon as we started, the close by dunes were like calling “start with us” which we did, and left them marked with tracks. Then moved towards other set of dunes, where we had good climbs, till I had my pop out, which was fixed with the help of @Tom B jack, which did not require any additional base…thanks Tom, and thank you for helping fixing the pop out. Started moving again, till we got the second pop out of. @Alexanderrr which was in a tight churned place, got fixed with the help of our great support team. After that moved again, enjoyed climbs, till we got the issue of @Amir Amiri of having noise in his car, made us deciding to keep a group wanted to continue and exiting another few with Amir. Hope Amir not big issue with your car, and will be fixed soon. Went back to the waiting group to exit them as well, since took us sometime to exit Amir due to issues in his car. By the time reached back, decided to reach the super bowl to say hello, and exit. There was really good fun, enjoyed, and thanks to the team to decide to continue and not exiting. That part raised the level of the drive, and then personally thought I had a good desert drive and can exit 💪🏼😅. Despite long convoy, but you my friends made the drive. @Alexanderrr amazing SL and first IM drive. You did really well. I have been in this position earlier when started IM drives, and I know exactly what does it mean 😂. @DP1011 , Deepak wrangler @Mohamad Anwer @JamesThorn @ASAD. @Tom B @Fabien Monleau @Chris Wing good to see you again, you guys did very well. @Mario Cornejo glad to see you again after long time, and wish you a good safe journey, hope to see you soon. Great support team @Rob S and @Waqas Parvez thank you very much for your support. Below summary of what have we done. Look forward to see you again, and since didn’t get enough will in sha Allah visit Shuweib again soon. Have a nice week ahead, take care.
    10 points
  35. @Ranjan DasHopefully your car problem is a minor one. Since wranglers are known for their dependability and yours was specifically maintained by trading enterprises, it was unexpected. @Hisham Masaadreload had never been reloaded with back-to-back breakdowns, so we need to figure out the code and finish the drive successfully 😀
    9 points
  36. Hi @Nathan L you did great job in my first Newbie lead last Saturday. Well done and see next Saturday I believe . Pleasure 👍
    9 points
  37. Brilliant drive this morning @Srikumar. The last hour and half was absolutely superb. The regular radio messages shouting "floor it" "floor it" gives an indication of how much we were pushing. I really enjoy this area and it well worth the drive. @Frederic great job as 2L. As @Vaibhav says, having you as 2L no doubt gave @Srikumar that added confidence to push the convoy. @Looper great support at the back. And to everyone else, well driven! No doubt see you all soon.
    9 points
  38. Thank you @Srikumar and @Frederic for the great drive today 🙌🏼 thx for the team and for the support of @Looper on the sweep and @Zed in the middle. hope all good with your car and nothing major @Gaurav Soni, you are definitely missed in the second half of the drive
    9 points
  39. My first Newbie Lead , Drive report Now I know why leading a Newbie/Absolute Newbie level is , I would say not difficult but unique. understanding and building a trust between the lead and the fellow new drivers is crucial to the success of this first drive to them. No less is the rule of the support team on board. I was honoured having Dr @Chaitanya D and @Mehmet Volga supporting me in this drive from the start till the end whom without their calm approach and cool smile This drive wouldn’t be possible. Extending my sincere thanks to @imranaasghar81 an experienced intermediate driver who was at the tail of the convoy keeping a watchful eye that no one is left behind as well as contributing effectively in the recovery of a stuck situation of one of our friends. equally i must say thank you to every one who showed up even ahead of time to the meeting point almost ready and who shared their passion and thoughts about todays drive and did more than great even for the completely new ones. After checking on every driver and his own vehicle as well as checking the two way communication is set we moved on the track till we entered the huge sabkha where we stoped and an intensive briefing took place clarifying the important safety points pertained to this level and emphasising on the communication and convoy discipline to be maintained at all time. Then we headed to conquer the desert 🌵 Coming from leading higher levels I needed to recalibrate my style and the route helped in that the many times assisting in such drives and the pre drive discussed preparation but more than that the continuous support of all team during the whole drive 🙏 I hope the aim was accomplished so for the new ones could have the chance to initially get acquainted with their own machines in the safest possible driving environment like the desert which by all mean is far different than driving on the tarmac. It’s just the beginning so if you have got already hooked ( like I and many did ) prepare your self for more exciting drives to come taking the off road ladder step by step. @Khyber as for first time in the sand I believe you did very well. Well done . It was pleasure meeting you. @Lucasfirst time in a convoy .coming from quite far ahead of time revealed the spark of enthusiasm for this team sport. You gave opportunity to others with your crest and we deal with it. Your calmness and clear communication was noticeable.very well done 👍. @Salvador Perez very well trial of self recovery but don’t worry with practice you will become more better in it . It was pleasure meeting for first time . @Karthik Raptor what a pleasure seeing you driving the Jimny today , you proved it’s always the driver who steers the wheel even if it was a “ mini raptor “ 😅 @Nathan L and @Brett E guys you did more than wonderful today . Pleasure 🙏 @imranaasghar81 I liked the way you performed the rope recovery today so smooth and sequentially increasing intensity . Thanks for the sweep and assisting. For sure you are part of the team 👍 Great Day passionate drivers and professional team what more could I have wanted ! Thank you all and take care Seidam
    9 points
  40. Thank you all for joining the drive today. We had a great time in great company ! Between the bushes and the cross tracks it was bumpy in many places, but we know it is part of it. The small bowls of the first portion were perfect to warm up and get that feeling of the required acceleration, just enough, but not too much, and the importance of choosing the correct line. Then the portion after the Fossil Rock offers as usual beautiful views of the mountains, but requires concentration and good control of momentum, and today with the soft sand, it was the place for a few refusals, all of them easily solved. Finally the big climbs on the side of Faya dune were particularly challenging today, with the unbelievable amount of tracks around. Congratulations to the ones who made it to the top, and to the ones who made several attempts. As you have seen, it is really a combination of car + driver, as choosing the proper line, proper gear, and dosing the acceleration are all important parameters that come in addition to the power of the car itself. Tire pressure has also its importance in these moments where every parameter counts. @Mike. Thank you for the 2nd lead, very well executed. A bit more determination will help you to go through the obstacles. @Benjamin, excellent 1st Fewbie drive, good control of your car and perfect radio comms @Zubair, very good 1st Fewbie also, controlling your acceleration to keep a continuous momentum will help controlling your trajectory @Jaro Tuzinsky, you had a difficult stuck, but for the rest, very nice drive, with a good focus in the bowls. @Rajiv Sam, thank you for the support, guiding fellow drivers and rerouting when needed. You have seen that the FJ has great capabilities ! @Brett Eicher, always a pleasure to see the classic Cherokee in the drive. You know how to take the most of it. Special congratulations for reaching the top of the high dune! @Jonny90, excellent drive, continue to enjoy @Joji varghese, thank you for joining, it is always nice to have more experienced drivers in the group @Brette, it was an honour to have you with us, thank you for the support and guidance for all of us. Thank you all for the excellent spirit, mutual support during recoveries, and nice chats during the breaks !!
    9 points
  41. Dear friends, Thank you for signing up for the drive, and look forward to see you tomorrow, ready for the new adventure. We will be comminicating on Radio channel 3 (446056), and moving as per below order. @Ashutosh Garg @Salim Akhtar @Ignacio Quindós @Sam K @Haitham Khattab @Ranjan Das @Naim Aoun @Tareq Al Turq @Imran Kashif @Senthil Kumar @takeshi sobue @Sunil Mathew Have a nice relaxing evening. Take care
    9 points
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  43. While many of us turn to off-roading for the sheer adrenaline that is produced as we tackle ridges and climbs, it is really in the moments between and during that we miss out on when on the "rails of speed" Which is why, drives like these, are so important. They enable us to slow down and truly appreciate what nature creates and nurtures. And there's so much to see and experience. For that alone, thank you for always organizing drives like these @Frederic. It is why I took up off-roading - not for the speed, but for the opportunity to see what's off the road, tucked away between dunes, and off the grid. As @Simon Dawood said to me post, "I've always seen this area on my way to RAK and wanted to explore it," here was our chance to see it. I think we also have beautiful entry from Falaj Al Mualla into those lovely play areas towards the end Capping off the drive for me was the attendance of families. It's so refreshing to see children on these drives. It takes me back to my childhood and my dad, taking us out into the woods and wadis. Remnants of those memories are what laid the seeds for me to take this up. As far as driving goes, no real challenges here. The convoy did excellently and the stucks were normal for a drive like this. Actually, I would say, stucks are all part of it. Rather, if we're not getting stuck, we're not trying hard enough I do want to call out the entire convoy for getting involved with the shoveling and recovery efforts. And for the excellent support down the middle in ensuring that the entire convoy got out of tricky areas, thank you @Vaibhav. It was truly appreciated. Every time, there was an issue, I could see you immediately flanking up to the front to help. Great job! See you all out on the sands, rocks, camel tracks, wadis and mountains soon... [ 🐵 ]
    9 points
  44. Thanks @varunmehndiratta for the much needed morning adrenaline ! Loved every part of the drive and the way u made us cross ridges at a pace, without realising! Also like the convoy shuffling part! Always fun and pleasure to drive with likes of @Waqas Parvez @Vaibhav @Looper @Anoop Nair @Fabien Monleau @ASAD. Great to see some old faces after a long time! @Morshedi @Ahmad Shaker @Imteeaz And was great to meet you @MMansoor - It took me 40 drives to meet you😂! @Zixuan Huang - Charlie Hope no major damage and ur car is fine! See you sooon guys! Ready for fastest finger first tomorrow 1900 hours😂!
    9 points
  45. Dear friends. @Gerrit Bus @Salim Akhtar @Jose Thomas @Brette @Haitham Khattab @Tareq Al Turq @Ranjan Das @Imran Kashif @takeshi sobue @KAMALIO @Mohamad Anwer @JeromeFJ Hope you had a good week, and wish you a nice weekend. We will be moving tomorrow as per the below convoy order, using channel 4 on the radio. And I can be reached on 0506318834. Relax and sleep well, and see you tomorrow 5:45am. Good night.
    9 points
  46. How to report a minor accident in Dubai Firstly, it is important to carry your driving licence, car registration and insurance details with you. If you don't have it, you may have to visit the police station. For minor incidents where no one is injured, stay calm and move the vehicles to the side of the road if it is safe to do so. If the other driver flees the scene, take down the vehicle's make, model and number plate and alert Dubai Police. Motorists can report a minor accident in Dubai via the Dubai Police mobile app or DubaiNow App. Select the 'report traffic accident' service on the homepage of the apps. Select the number of vehicles involved in the accident. Scan the vehicle plate number and add as many details as possible such as the vehicle plate number and licence. Take a picture of the damaged area of the vehicle through the app. Select who is responsible for the accident, including personal details like their contact number and email. If the drivers involved cannot agree who is to blame, they must call Dubai Police on 999. The police will then determine the liable party. Alternatively, all parties should go to the nearest police station to report the incident. The party found liable will have to pay a fine of Dh520. Also, there are certain ENOC petrol stations where motorists can report an accident in Dubai. These are Al Rasheed Street in Al Mizher, Al Khail Road near exit 44, Arabian Ranches and Al Khail Road near Al Barsha police station. What if additional parties are not involved? Motorists must report an accident in Dubai even if they hit an object as opposed to another car. They can use the above method to lodge an incident via one of the apps or call Dubai Police to get a damage report to submit to their insurance company. How to report a minor accident in Abu Dhabi and the Northern Emirates (option 1). Motorists in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Ajman, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quawain and Fujairah can use the Ministry of Interior’s smartphone application (MOI UAE) to report an accident. This service is free of charge. They need to register on the app using UAE Pass or with their Emirates ID. After login, the system will confirm the location of the accident through geographical mapping. Enter the vehicles’ details and attach pictures of the damage. Once you submit the accident report, you will receive a confirmation report from the app. The report can then be used for any insurance claim for repair work. Motorists can use the app to issue an accident report against an unknown person for Dh400. The service fee in Sharjah is Dh335, as per the Ministry of Interior website. How to report a minor accident in Sharjah (option 2) Motorists involved in accidents in Sharjah can also register incidents through the Rafid app. After signing up with a phone number the motorist can report a minor accident by using the app to detail the location with vehicle information and pictures of the damage. The fee is Dh400. The motorist can also get a damage report against an unknown party following an accident. For instance, if their vehicle is damaged while parked. The fee is Dh335. For enquiries call Rafid at 80072343. In the event of a major accident it is still important to dial 999.
    9 points
  47. Very true @varunmehndiratta it's always about the driver skills, FIRST.
    9 points
  48. Dear Sand Sailors Thanks for joining in for the drive today morning. It was full of action. Though we started off a bit later than planned, the enthusiasm of the convoy, awesome team work - meant despite all the challanges, we in the end conquered the goal we had set for our selves. Picture below is testimony of how well you all managed the drive. We were throughout above 200mtr mark. Great job all. Area 53 is undoubtedly a challenging terrain usually being explored by Intermediate and above level. However, the camaraderie and skill set of this convoy ensured that there was nothing that could limit us. You all were just awesome - the only time we took rope and shovel out was my own stuck in that pocket. Rest was limited to refusals and were all nicely handled by the convoy. Special thanks to @imranaasghar81 @Imteeaz for all the support throughout the drive and helping the drivers. We had our fair share of vehicle issue - MAF sensor of @Jose Thomas giving up under the severe test and ofcourse the scariest of all - @Beide Worku 's F150 show at the end of the drive. But again the team work and energy managed to beat all that was thrown at this convoy. Really proud to be part of this group. @Morshedi - 2 times in a row, you were just awesome as SL. @Sam K @Mahmoud Taha - apart from couple of refusals you both were awesome on your first FB+ drives. Brilliantly driven. @salah2u the magic of new tyres was very clear today. @Prakash Anoop @Haitham Khattab Red carpet drive for your Red Rubicons. Very well driven throughout. @takeshi sobue - Just another wow drive for you. Also, very nicely executed the tug - an FJ pulling out an F150 was a sight. Thanks for your support. @Jose Thomas - very nicely driven - few refusals at this level of terrain is very well acceptable. @Imran Kashif - another brilliant drive. @Beide Worku - thanks for all the support keeping the convoy togather. Wasnt an easy task today with all the high dunes we climbed today. All the best with your vehicle. Thanks all, looking forward to drive with this awesome convoy sometime soon. Till then have fun.
    9 points
  49. Dear everyone, it was a pleasure meeting you all and @Hisham Masaad shukran too much for taking us through the beautiful area of Shuwaib! "Yalla keep moving!" will be stuck in my head for a while! Until we meet next time, wish you all a great week ahead.
    9 points
  50. @Vanessa8580 thank you for the great drive yesterday really enjoyed it, it had a little of everything at a really great pace, as always in this area was a little bumpy and busy with the dreaded dune buggies and motocross guys that are really difficult to spot. We had a great S/L by @Ignacio Quindós who did a fantastic job for his first time in the position and @Looper for keeping us all together at the back with some awesome sweeping. @Sunny84, @Jonny90, @takeshi sobue, @Jona you guys drove superbly which made our jobs of supporting the drive so much easier, great to meet you all and hope to see you all again in the sand very soon :):)
    9 points
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