OMAN EMPTY QUARTER EXPEDITION (V.3) Feb 2019 The World Highest Dune

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OMAN EMPTY QUARTER EXPEDITION (V.3) Feb 2019 The World Highest Dune

Post by extensive7 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:33 pm

OMAN EMPTY QUARTER EXPEDITION (V.3) Feb 2019
The World Highest Dune


After the great success of the 1st version in 2017 operated by Marshall Mathew Ficco, the dream continues in 3rd version as the biggest overland seasonal activity organized by Dubai Offroaders.

NATURE OF EVENT:
- Totally overland trip including exploration of the most remote areas of the Empty Quarter in Oman and few more destinations in wilderness nature of the country.
- High level of organizing and preparations to be ready for being self-sufficient in isolated nature environment.
- Enjoying some of the most unique nature elements in various nature types.
- Photographing and video graphing for natural beauty and personal moments.
- Full team work and best time management.
- Enjoying camping, bush cocking, swimming, and friendly team communication.
- Vehicles, gear, and supplies preparations.

DATE & DURATION:
Start: 9.00 pm Thursday night 21st Feb 2019.
End: Afternoon Saturday 2nd March 2019.
Duration: 9 Days, 9 Nights

TRIP TOTAL COVERED DISTANCE:
3000-3500 km.

MEETING POINT:
Adnoc petrol station just before Mazyad Borders Post, Al Ain, UAE.
https://maps.app.goo.gl/KLtBr

DRIVE LEVEL:
1 Star fewbies and above

Maximum Number of vehicles in convoy:
10-12 Max including Marshall and support vehicles.

ALLOWED AGE OF PARTICIPANTS:
Adults only.

TRIP DESTINATIONS:
- Empty Quarter mainly including the highest sand dune in the world (Ramlat Jadilah).
- Few other wilderness nature destinations to be discussed with trip crew.

DRIVE TERRAIN TYPE:
- Various and mostly sand.
- Rough and aggressive terrains are expected to be driven on for some stages of trip.

FEES OF TRIP:
250 AED per vehicle.

ACCOMODATION:
- Camping mostly.
- Hotels are not available at most of the trip destinations.
- Hotel staying is not rejected but not available mostly.

QUALIFICATION OF FINAL LIST OF CREW:
- Members whom interested in joining have to sign up.
- Final list of the most qualified will join.
- Qualifying measurements are:
* Vehicles preparations
* Off road experience
* Gear preparations
* Navigation, Mechanical and photography skills
* Personal abilities of organized team work

TRIP PLAN:
- Several meetings will be prepared with crew to discuss destinations and preparations.
- Routes and further planning details to be discussed through meetings.
- First meeting is scheduled on Saturday evening 12 Jan 2019 in Dubai.

PREPARATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:
- Full list of gear required individually and common for the whole trip group to be explained through crew meetings.
- Anyhow, basic off road equipment are required like air compressor, gauge, flag, radios, recovery straps, jack, shovels, shackles,…etc.
- Camping gear.

FUEL CONSUPTION:
- Vehicles definitely have to carry extra fuel for entering and getting out such remote areas.
- Fuel consumption calculations to be explained through meetings.

BORDERS CROSSING REQUIREMENTS:
- Passport that is valid for at least 6 month.
- UAE residence visa that is valid for at least 3 month.
- Valid vehicle registration card for the period of trip.
- Oman third party insurance for vehicle for period of trip (available on borders).
- Oman entry visa (GCC RESIDENCE TYPE) that can be issued online or on borders depending on nationality and occupation.
- 35 AED for UAE exit fees payable on borders.
- 90 AED for 10 days Oman third party insurance for vehicle.
- 50 AED for Oman entry visa (GCC RESIDENCE TYPE).
- In case of your UAE residence visa that is valid for less than 3 month, Oman tourist visa could be the alternative depending on nationality and occupation.
- For more info and visa online applying please check the link bellow:
https://evisa.rop.gov.om/

IMPORTANT INFORMATION AND CLARIFICATIONS:
- Trip success totally depends on highly organized team work and positive response of each trip crew member in every case.
- Trip crew has to show high level of cooperation and support for what is good for the whole group.
- Safety is to be taken as the main consideration in any diction and in all cases.
- Trip leader is taking in consideration different ideas and thoughts of crew members, but he still has the authority to take final dictions in every case depending on safety requirements or any other matters to best trip management even if other trip crew doesn’t agree.
- Even with applying the best safety procedures, activity nature still holds chances of risk in personal and physical levels. By deciding of joining, participants are agreed to take sequences of that on their own responsibilities.

Please don’t hesitate to contact trip leader for any further information on Mob no: +971553649562

Trip leader and organizer, Shamel Marshan
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Re: OMAN EMPTY QUARTER EXPEDITION (V.3) Feb 2019 The World Highest Dune

Post by extensive7 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:45 pm

First meeting is scheduled today Sunday 20th Jan, 8.00 pm in Caribou Coffee, Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai.

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Re: OMAN EMPTY QUARTER EXPEDITION (V.3) Feb 2019 The World Highest Dune

Post by extensive7 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:47 pm

For anyone interested in the trip,
Second trip crew meeting is scheduled at 8.00 pm, Tuesday 29th JAN, Times Squer Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai.

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Re: OMAN EMPTY QUARTER EXPEDITION (V.3) Feb 2019 The World Highest Dune

Post by extensive7 » Tue Jan 29, 2019 5:38 pm

Unfortunately, meeting is cancelled cause of poor number of attendants.
Next meeting date and time to be decided soon.

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Re: OMAN EMPTY QUARTER EXPEDITION (V.3) Feb 2019 The World Highest Dune

Post by extensive7 » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:30 am

Trip crew meeting is set on Sunday Feb 3rd, 8.00 pm.
In food court, Ibn Battuta Mall.

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