UAE GRAND TOUR OVERLAND (trip 1)

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UAE GRAND TOUR OVERLAND (trip 1)

Post by extensive7 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:38 pm

2 Days of Exploration + Camping, From Dubai to Al Aqah

The ambitious project of DO target is to explore the natural beauty within UAE.
Divided into 6-7 separate weekend trips, the project is trying to cover most of the geographical area of country.

Date and time:
Friday + Saturday 2nd and 3rd of November 2018
Meeting time: 8.00 am
Drive starts: 8.30 am sharp, Friday
Drive Ends: 7.00 pm, Saturday

Meeting point:
https://goo.gl/maps/MUpMukUJQCJ2
25°05'34.9"N 55°24'07.1"E

Trip plan:
1- Driving mostly off road starting from Dubai to Al Aqah (Fujairah) through various terrains including sand, wadies, mountains and plains stretches.
2- Night camp at Al Aqah open beach depending on available camping space.
3- Diving back to Dubai mostly off road from other route.

Trip destinations:
Al Awir, Al Dhaid, Maliha, Maghribiyah, Wadi Mamdouh, Masafi, Wadi Shees, Madha, Khor Fakkan, Al Aqah, Dibba, Al Uyaynah, Asimah, Tawi Ghayl, Al Manama, Falaj Al Mualla, Batayeh and Al Awir again.

General info:
- Driving mostly is going to be on established off road tracks along the routes.
- Drive is open to all levels registered members.
- Camping and joining second day drive is optional for whom like to skip that.
- Lunch break of 30 minutes stop at the middle of the day.
- Participants might carry their own food, water, beverages and camping gear.
- Trip destinations offers many opportunities for nice photography.

Important notices:
- Compatible radio and air compressor are a must. Vehicles without these are not welcome to join.
- Drive is going to be on some tough, harsh, stony and rocky surfaces and could make some damage to tires, so, if your tires are worned out or you like to keep them as new, please stay home.
- Starting the drive with tank full of fuel is very important and it’s recommended to carry 10 L of fuel jerry can.
- Keeping on schedule is the key for successful trip, so, being on time and avoiding wasting time is important.
- Trip operator has the right to change driving route, camping spot or other parts of trip plan according to safety requirements or other reasons related to best trip management.
- Your kids safety is your responsibility so please keep eye on them.




CHECKLIST :
1) Your emergency contact info must be available at Dubai Offroaders website.
2) Ensure your 4x4 vehicle is in perfect condition and with full fuel tank at the meeting point.
3) Carry all necessary offroad gears/recovery equipment in good condition.
4) Carry enough water/refreshments/re-hydration drinks for yourself & co-passenger(s).
5) Make sure that your spare tyre is in workable condition.
6) Your vehicle must have front and rear tow points.
7) Seat belt must be on while driving including passenger(s).
8) Read your vehicle owners manual to be acquainted with the 4WD system.


Please Check the Following Links :
Driving in a Convoy – Roles and Rules app.php/page/rules
Equipment Needed at Different Star Levels app.php/page/equipment


NOTE!
-DO MARSHALS RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DENY PARTICIPATION OF ANY ILL-EQUIPPED OR UNSUITABLE VEHICLE!
-PLEASE BE THERE ON TIME! WE SHALL NOT WAIT FOR LATE DRIVERS
-A FULL TANK OF FUEL IS A MUST!
-IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT YOU CARRY A COMPATIBLE RADIO TUNED TO D/O FREQUENCIES
-PLEASE READ YOUR OWNERS MANUAL AND GET ACQUAINTED WITH THE VARIOUS FUNCTIONS OF THE DEVICE
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY HOW TO MANUALLY INPUT A FREQUENCY!!

FOR SAFETY REASONS, ANYONE WITHOUT A FLAG AND A PROPERLY CONFIGURED RADIO WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO JOIN THE DRIVE
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Re: UAE GRAND TOUR OVERLAND (trip 1)

Post by Asim » Tue Oct 16, 2018 10:23 pm

Hi Shamel, im tentatively in,, if not traveling. Congrats on your first drive post!!
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Re: UAE GRAND TOUR OVERLAND (trip 1)

Post by extensive7 » Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:11 pm

Thanx Asim, I'm glad to know u r joining. See u then.

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Post by obramon » Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:44 am

This must be fantastic.... I'm in!!

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Post by edeg1972 » Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:12 pm

:D ... just to bring the post back to the first page :D :D
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Re: UAE GRAND TOUR OVERLAND (trip 1)

Post by extensive7 » Sun Oct 28, 2018 2:54 pm

Dear all participants, here are some more clarifications.
Driving distance is around 200 km for the first day and 150 km for the second.
It's going to be a long full day of mostly off road driving in low speed.
So, it's not like a quick picnic and requires some patience.
In other hand it's full of beautiful sceneries and a lot to explore and enjoy.
Please make sure to be on time at the meeting point so we can have a successful trip.
Thanks to all.

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Re: UAE GRAND TOUR OVERLAND (trip 1)

Post by Zain » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:30 pm

I'm tentatively in for this too! Just need to re-confirm work schedule.

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Re: UAE GRAND TOUR OVERLAND (trip 1)

Post by ahmadghanem » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:43 pm

Hello. When do you think we’ll arrive at the destination? I may not stay overnight there and will return back to Dubai
The rocky roads are similar to jebel jais roads (picture attached)? Just want to check how tough would it be. Image


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Re: UAE GRAND TOUR OVERLAND (trip 1)

Post by extensive7 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:39 pm

HI Ahmad,

The target is to end at Aqah beach at least 1 hours before the sunset, so that everyone can enjoy the beach.
It depends on how much the convoy is performing in matter of progress and time management.
I will be doing my best but I cannot guarantee cause this is a group drive activity and some delay is possible for any unexpected reasons.

Tracks are various terrains and mostly like your photo. Sometimes it could be more tough.
We gonna manage that by controlling tires pressure so everyone has to have air compressure.

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Re: UAE GRAND TOUR OVERLAND (trip 1)

Post by extensive7 » Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:48 pm

Dear all participants,

I was just created a Whatsapp group for us to keep in touch and for sharing the trip photos and videos.
I found phone numbers from our DO website member info.

I couldn't add the following user names to the group cause their numbers might not linked to whatsapp:

@obramon
@pkashirskiy
@TomTom

If you like to be added to the group please provide me your whatsapp numbers on SMS or on Whatsapp.
My number is: +971553649562

Thanks and regards to all.

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