Liwa Adventure with overnight Camping on 29th & 30th of November '2019

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29-11-2019

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Liwa Adventure with overnight Camping on 29th & 30th of November '2019

Post by Ahmad Pervez » Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:38 pm

Liwa Adventure with overnight Camping on 29th & 30th of November '2019

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The Season is on again, with the weather showing an affinity for lower temperature, and with lower temperatures, there's a chance for a Liwa Season Opener.
The best way obviously, to welcome the onset of the off Roading and Camping season will be with a visit to the Real "Umm Al Ramoul", The Mother of all deserts the Rub Al Khaali...meaning The Empty Quarter...in plain English!!!

Day and date: 29th & 30th of November 2019
Drive Type: Open to all members, Families are specially encouraged to join as it will be a nice picturesque drive and overnight camping adventure. There are 3 meeting points, to facilitate members joining in from Abu Dhabi & Al' Ain.

Meeting Point:
A. ADNOC Service Station, 811 Ghantoot on Dubai-Abu Dhabi Highway, E11.
Google maps users (just copy and paste in Google maps):
https://goo.gl/maps/nXBZ15bZYrMoiinE7

Meeting Time: 07:45 am on 29th November 2019
Drive Start: 08:00 am on 29th November 2019

B. ADNOC at Mafraq, Shawamekh (SOUTH-WEST) - Abu Dhabi, on Abu Dhabi Ghweifat International Highway.
Google maps users (just copy and paste in Google maps):
https://goo.gl/maps/EewKLex3zcBn5BWQA

Meeting Time: 08:45 am on 29th November 2019
Drive Start: 09:00 am on 29th November 2019

C. ADNOC Service Station 660 Al Shebika, on Hameem Road
Google maps users (just copy and paste in Google maps):
https://goo.gl/maps/jJ8daC8ofzM1jLbc9

Meeting Time: 09:45 am on 29th November 2019
Drive Start: 10:00 am on 29th November 2019

Drive End: 03:00 pm, 1500 Hrs. on 30th November 2019
Duration: 2 days and 1 night


PLEASE SWITCH ON YOUR RADIO/ WALKIE TALKIE AND TUNE IN TO CHANNEL 7 (462 712.5), AS SOON AS YOU REACH ANY OF THE ABOVE MEETING POINTS.

Drive Route: Picturesque tall Dunes and lots of sand trails
Drive Terrain: Unbelievably beautiful inimitable Liwa!!!

The Rub' al Khali (Arabic: الربع الخالي‎) or Empty Quarter is one of the largest sand deserts in the world, encompassing most of the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula, including southern Saudi Arabia, and areas of Oman, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen. The desert covers some 650,000 square kilometres , Liwa Oasis is about 100 km south of the Arabian Gulf coast and 150 km SSW of the city of Abu Dhabi, on the northern edge of Rub' al Khali desert and stretches about 100 km east-west, along an arch curved to the north.

The geographic and economic center of the oasis is Mizair'a, where the highway from Abu Dhabi enters the oasis and then divides to the east (65 km to the easternmost village, Mahdar Bin `Usayyan) and west (45 km to the westernmost village, `Aradah).

The villages of Liwa Oasis are the southernmost settlements of Abu Dhabi and of the United Arab Emirates. The southern border of Abu Dhabi with Saudi Arabia, which runs at a distance between 16 and 35 km to the Oasis, is a straight line in the Rub al Khali desert, which is largely uninhabited.

Duration: We will have a tarmac drive OF approx. 150kms. that will take us from the 1st meeting point to the 2nd & eventually the 3rd Meeting point, which is a fuel station, and is not far from the Offroad entrance/ Deflation point.

We will fill fuel here and start a day long desert drive, until just before sunset which will bring us to our camping spot in the Dunes. We will camp here, have a BBQ & make merry till late. The camp will be wrapped up for a 9.00am departure in the morning for a nearby fuel station to fill up on fuel and any necessary provisions and then back to the sands for another long drive in the sands, we will inflate the tyres, upon completion of the desert section,and head back home to arrive in Dubai / Sharjah by late evening on Saturday the 30th of November 2019.

Checklist:
a) Keep your emergency contact info at vehicle dashboard.
b) Carry air compressor with you and ensure it’s in working condition.
c) Ensure your 4x4 vehicle is in perfect condition and with enough fuel.
d) Compatible Radio is a must.
e) Carry all necessary off-road gear / recovery equipment in good working condition.
f) Carry enough water / refreshments / re-hydration drinks for self & co-passenger(s).

Please read the following and register for the drive:-
Equipments that one needs to carry for offroading
Rules Of The Trip
Dubai Offroaders - Disclaimer

This is a family Outing & all Dubai Offroaders members are welcome to Join.
Please register your intent to participate in the drive here.
Please make sure that your vehicle is fully prepared for an expedition type drive with complete recovery kit etc. and that it is fully serviceable with recovery points front & aft.
We will be camping overnight in the desert & while the day will be hot & sunny, the night temperature is expected to be pleasant and it can become chilly, too, late at night. Please be prepared with complete camping & warm gear as well as sufficient food & drinks for the full day's drive as we WILL NOT encounter any place to replenish supplies on the way, once we enter the desert.
The total off Road drive section on the two day drive is expected to be about 120kms.+ but we will be able to access provisions & Petrol on the morning of the 2nd day prior to the beginning of the Drive.
You may also carry BBQ Equipment & food if you want to cook the food at the evening camp.
Please carry at least 2 bundles of wood per Car for the Overnight Camp bonfire.
This will be an excellent opportunity for photography enthusiasts to take some unbelievably beautiful natural sandscapes...so keep your cameras ready...too!!!!

Checklist:
a) Keep your emergency contact info at vehicle dashboard.
b) Carry air compressor with you and ensure it’s in working condition.
c) Ensure your 4x4 vehicle is in perfect condition and with enough fuel.
d) Compatible Radio is a must.
e) Carry all necessary off-road gear / recovery equipment in good working condition.
f) Carry enough water / refreshments / re-hydration drinks for self & co-passenger(s).


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Re: Liwa Adventure with overnight Camping on 29th & 30th of November '2019

Post by liwadreamer » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:09 pm

This sounds great. Looking forward to joining you all on this.



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Re: Liwa Adventure with overnight Camping on 29th & 30th of November '2019

Post by Ahmad Pervez » Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:57 pm

liwadreamer wrote:
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:09 pm
This sounds great. Looking forward to joining you all on this.
Just click on attend, under the Your Status button.


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Re: Liwa Adventure with overnight Camping on 29th & 30th of November '2019

Post by Dubasel » Sun Nov 17, 2019 10:18 pm

This looks fantastic, and would join if I didn’t have previous plans. Enjoy!



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Re: Liwa Adventure with overnight Camping on 29th & 30th of November '2019

Post by Razvan » Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:23 pm

Hi guys, I understand that newbies are welcomed, but is this trip suitable for a full stock JL Sport? Just bought the car and didn’t modify anything yet. Of course I’ll arrange to have all others required (radio, flag, compressor, etc.).
I would be interested to join along with my son.

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Re: Liwa Adventure with overnight Camping on 29th & 30th of November '2019

Post by Hamza Ahmad » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:36 pm

Razvan wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 10:23 pm
Hi guys, I understand that newbies are welcomed, but is this trip suitable for a full stock JL Sport? Just bought the car and didn’t modify anything yet. Of course I’ll arrange to have all others required (radio, flag, compressor, etc.).
I would be interested to join along with my son.

Cheers
Yes, this drive is suitable for a fully stock JL. It’s OK if you didn’t modify anything yet. The drive difficulty level will be adjusted by the lead marshals according to the convoy level.



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Re: Liwa Adventure with overnight Camping on 29th & 30th of November '2019

Post by Razvan » Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:59 pm

Hamza Ahmad wrote:
Sun Nov 24, 2019 9:36 pm

Yes, this drive is suitable for a fully stock JL. It’s OK if you didn’t modify anything yet. The drive difficulty level will be adjusted by the lead marshals according to the convoy level.
Thanks, I’ll register for the trip once I’m sure I have all required items in possession. Hope to see you there.



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Re: Liwa Adventure with overnight Camping on 29th & 30th of November '2019

Post by azizaziz » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:18 pm

I do not have a walkitalki how would that work



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Re: Liwa Adventure with overnight Camping on 29th & 30th of November '2019

Post by Hamza Ahmad » Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:39 pm

azizaziz wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 2:18 pm
I do not have a walkitalki how would that work
You can buy one from Dragon Mart



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Re: Liwa Adventure with overnight Camping on 29th & 30th of November '2019

Post by azizaziz » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:57 am

Sorry can't do that, any other option?



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