Get ready for real mountain exploration drive, without the tarmac road and still reach some awesome viewpoint on top of Hatta Mountain range that span from Hatta Dam to Wadi Shawka. I have done this route almost 10 years ago and just found the old waypoints for entry and exits. If they are still accessible then we are in for a great surprise as drive up to the top will test your mountain climbing skills, 4x4 handling, low gear power, braking and starting on a steep incline with slipping stones and sweaty palms.
Plan to start from Al Munay area on Sharjah-Kalba road and detour towards Qur and then start climbing up and reach to the top and have some amazing views of UAE on one side and Oman on another side. We plan to end the descend near Buraq dam and visit that place if water still there.
I also have plan B and C, in case if an above plan fails and that's why I'm calling it an exploration drive.
When: 14 Dec 2018
Meeting time: 1:00 PM, a convoy will move sharply at 01:15 PM
Where: Al Munay's Mosque
GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/sUpbcCpQo492
Level of a drive: Fewbie - Intermediate All level
Type of Car: Any proper 4x4 with front and back tow hooks and 8-10 inches of ground clearance
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As the weather is getting better, let's have an easy fewbie level drive from Lisalli fort to Qudra lake and end up with a relaxing get-together or bbq session if anyone like. The beauty of this area, the wide open dunes, and with the occasional sighting of wildlife like gazelles and oryx are all reasons to set your pulses racing. The plan would be to meet up at 2:00 pm as per the below link and then head out to have some awesome fun through terrain that will leave you wanting more, and we will end it with a good spot to sit around Qudra lake and have a BBQ session with chats about the drive, general talk and share some jokes.
When: 20 October 2017 at 2:00 pm
Where: First Emarat Petrol station on Dubai - Al Ain Road after Outlet Mall.
GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/KD4Lath3cB42
Level of drive: Newbie - Fewbie
Plan: Drive followed by BBQ
What to bring along: Stuff for BBQ like grill, charcoal, lighter fluid and BBQ meat or chicken, water, liquids, smiles, stories, enthusiasm and willingness to learn.
Approximate finish time: 8-9 pm
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When: 21 September 2017
Meeting time: 2:45 PM
Drive Start: 3:00 PM (SHARP)
Where: Adnoc after Tasjeel Village on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd (E311) - Sharjah
GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/wytcqzvgCtF2
Level of drive: All levels
Plan: Scenic drive with plenty of stops on route to top
What to bring along: Camera, drinks, water, snacks, smiles, stories, enthusiasm, BBQ and willingness to learn.
Approximate finish time: Flexible