Another Mountain/Beach Camping Trip at beautiful "Snoopy's Island" in Fuijarah!

After the great success of our Beach Camping Trip last week which was an amazing and fun experience for anyone who attended; and due to popular demand to organise another Camping Trip whilst the weather is still OK, Andre Kriel a DSC member suggested a place that few of us know or even heard about. One hidden beauty of the UAE that myself and few others would love to visit and explore.

"Snoopy's Island" in the beautiful Emirate of Fuijarah.

Snoopy Island (yes, named after the cartoon dog it resembles) juts proudly out of the Indian Ocean just a few hundred metres from the shore. You’re more likely to come face to face with a shark at Snoopy Island than at Shark Island, some 25 km down the coast – or so I’m told. That seemed like interesting news at the time... right up until the moment you pull on your snorkel, mask and flippers, ready to swim out to the strangely shaped isle. For obvious reasons, you will not be able to get the Jaws theme tune out of my head.

This is not just camping; it is an adventure!

Snoopy Island is a rocky marine outcrop about a hundred meters offshore from the Sandy Beach Hotel & Resort at Al Aqah, in the emirate of Fujairah, UAE. Location is everything, and Sandy Beach has done well to commandeer the entire beach and stretches of water surrounding Snoopy Island which, does indeed, look something like the famous cartoon dog sleeping atop his doghouse. In addition to the rock’s prominent silhouette, the waters surrounding Snoopy Island are well renowned for snorkeling. Unfortunately, the prolonged scourge of red tide in 2008 killed out many of the once colorful corals surrounding the island, but there are still hundreds of fish and other critters to keep flippered folks entertained.

The two hour trip from Dubai to Al Aqah is an easy jaunt, with a few sections in the mountains that are worth pulling over for photo ops or to buy trinkets.

Driving east there are two routes to ponder after getting to Masafi: one road going southeast to Fujairah (and then north to Al Aqah) and one road heading northeast to Dibba (and then south to Al Aqah), with the latter choice normally the quickest. For us the only slow spots would be construction zones, smoke breaks, and a quick stop at the supermarket to pile up our supplies for the weekend.

We will camp on the beach with the mountains at our back, again depends on what time we get there, Andre will try to send a scout to find the best spot to camp.

We will make our own fire, grill and cook our own food, play our own music, mix our own drinks and play by our own RULES!!!

We will grill everything ... Chicken, Meat, Shrimps, Fish, Vegetables, Garlic, Potatoes; I mean everything except Pork!

We will dance all night long with the best DJ mixer, our own Ehab!

We will socialise, play, relax and make friends!

And this time, we will arrange for restrooms and showers ... and that is a promise!

Here are the details:

Transportation: We will provide transportation from Dubai to Snoopy's Island. We think to rent a number of SUVs depending on the number of attendants, as the mountain can be very rough for a normal sedan.

Time: Pick up from Marina mall @ 12 pm on Friday. Drop off at Marina Mall 3 pm Saturday.

Place: Snoopy Island - Fuijarah

Menu: All kinds of meat and seafood (except pork), vegetables, salads, homus, Motabel ..etc. As well as vegetarian menu. Ask Salwan!

Drinks: Soft drinks available during the duration of the trip including water. Alcohol you can buy or bring your own.

Music: We will have our own the fabulous Ehab for a DJ (I'm sure you still remember him)

Tents: You have to bring your own! If you don't have you can get a tent from Carrfour and a sleeping bag for less than 100 AED. Thats exactly what I will be doing. Also you can share and buy with other members as they have tents that sleeps up to 5 people and around 100 AED each.

Price: Exact price to be announced later. We need to know how many SUVs we have to rent. It will not be less than AED200 and not more than AED250 each for members. 

Guests (non members) will have to pay an extra AED50 each. 

Price includes all the food, transportation, music, DJ, soft drinks (not alcohol), and all the fun.

So at night we will be barbecuing, drinking, eating, dancing till we drop and crawl back into our tints :)

Next day, we barbecue again, snorkelling , eat more, swim, sun bath, and play games including Beach Volleyball. 

It is a different kind of camping trip at a very different place!! 

So please sign up and invite your friends and co workers for a DSC Mountain/Beach Camping Trip to remember!!

Thanks 

Otto


Disclaimer: 

- Please note that your confirmation of attendance (RSVP) is treated with full consideration as it reflects on the preparations for the event. Members who confirm attendance and fail to show up without a prior notice or communication to the host of the event will be disqualified from attending any future DSC meet-ups.

- In case of changing RSVP, DSC members are allowed to do so up to 48 hours before the commence of the event, otherwise please note that DSC will not be able to refund the attendance fee (if any).

- This event is a confirmed event held by Dubai Social Club (DSC) for its members. Non-members are only allowed as guests of other existing member; pending members and blocked members are not allowed to attend the event.





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  • Tatiana

    When is the next trip to Fudjeira, please?

    April 27

  • A former member
    A former member

    Dear all, as many of you asked me about the board games activities, here is a taste http://www.meetup.com/UAE-Warga...­
    Come this Saturday morning 26th to Shakespeare's and try :-).

    1 · April 20

    • A former member
      A former member

      In case you can't access the link - try this http://www.meetup.com...­

      April 20

    • Mohammed

      hi ludy h r u? Thx for ur link and I'm going to india this Thursday...but sure v I'll meet anyday...tc..and

      April 20

  • Smitha N.

    Really appreciate all efforts taken by Otto, Andre, Salwan, Austin and others. Huge Thanks to all!

    4 · April 14

  • Andjelka P.

    Dear All,

    Thank you for your valuable feedback. Admittedly this trip was not our best work in terms of organization. Our chief organizer Otto had in fact been away on a family emergency and had only returned to Dubai two days prior to the event. But, because he is very passionate about Dubai Social Club he has still managed to pull it off although there were some time constraints involved. We do really appreciate all the feedback and we will ensure we take all the comments on board in order to make the future events better organized and fun for everyone. Please do write in with all the comments or suggestions you may have. Best
    Andjelka

    April 14

  • Smitha N.

    could have been lot more fun if v had own music and had organised some instant party games as one big group around the camp fire rather than several smaller groups....yes i agree Jerrin little too pricey......my view :)

    5 · April 14

  • Jerrin M.

    Nice trip, met a few interesting people, however felt it was too pricey for what was offered

    6 · April 13

  • Loay

    Good trip, didn't like the drinking though! I thought there would be no alcohol!

    3 · April 13

  • Ali

    Not many ppl are leaving any feedback, It would certainly help others in future if ppl shared their experience.. Just a thought anyway.

    1 · April 13

  • Javed

    hello friends.....

    April 13

  • Claire G.

    Well

    April 12

  • Tasneem

    Guess they have taken off. Take out your GPS and syart driving.

    April 11

    • Adil W.

      I already reached the destination by map.. But there is no beach around here.. Dont knw where to go now..

      April 11

    • Tasneem

      Call me on [masked]

      April 11

  • Tasneem

    What did you put on your map? Its not possible for you to reach so quickly.

    April 11

    • Adil W.

      The map which is on this meetup group.. Can u call me if u dnt mind.. [masked]

      April 11

  • Tasneem

    Not yet. Still driving.

    April 11

  • Adil W.

    I guess i m left alone.. :(

    April 11

    • Adil W.

      I am at the main entrance..

      April 11

    • Adil W.

      I an on my way.. Plz guide me.. If i need help.. Thnx

      April 11

  • Shehzad Q.

    Are you in Dubai Mall?

    April 11

    • Adil W.

      Marina mall.. We had to meet in marina mall rite??

      April 11

    • Shehzad Q.

      All have left..go to tim Hortons and have your breakfast and kindly stop sending emails..

      April 11

  • Amir G.

    Hi have picked shruti shawn melosa and mohammad we are towards maliha

    April 11

    • Adil W.

      Hey i m here at marina mall.. But i didnt find anyone here..

      April 11

  • Loay

    OK guys is there a specific place in the mall to gather at?

    April 10

    • Muhammad A.

      Thanks Amir I will be there on time :)

      April 11

    • Adil W.

      I still have space in car but dnt knw whom to meet.. I cannot contact otto either.. Can some please coordinate wid me..?

      April 11

  • Loay

    Guys I'm at the mall had to park at be 12. Please tell me where to meet everyone I'm new to the mall

    April 11

  • Adil W.

    Anyone there?? Plz reply??

    April 11

  • Adil W.

    Hii i m at marina mall entrance

    April 11

  • Adil W.

    Anyone need lift.. Call me [masked]

    April 11

  • Mohammed

    Any one coming from abudhabi joined with me I can pick and drop

    March 27

    • andre

      ok

      April 10

    • Mohammed

      dear I picked suraj but kit not called what to do.

      April 11

  • Moayead

    Sorry othman i hope to come
    But im in turkey now
    Send my regards to all members of DSC

    April 10

  • Austin G.

    Claire, just be there on time at Marina mall and we will arrange for your transport,

    April 10

  • Claire G.

    Hello, I know this is very late, but would you take 1 person more (me :-) ) I can join at 12pm at Marina Mall.

    April 10

  • andre

    transportation file updated

    April 7

    • Amir G.

      At Metro Station entrance on Lulu side. I will reach between 1:15 - 1:130.

      April 10

    • Shawn

      Ok. Thanks and we will see you there!

      April 10

  • Amir G.

    Andre / Otto Please update transport file. I have Shruti, Shawn and Shawn Guest as passengers. I will pick them up from Stadium Metro Station Dubai Al Nahda.

    April 10

  • Arun S.

    Andre / Otto, Please cancel Rosalie and her guest's seat on the bus, since they will be travelling with me in my car.

    April 10

  • zubair

    Cant blv I m missing out on this crazy evening..hating it

    April 10

  • Kathryn M.

    ok found the excel sheet updated my contact info and will see you at the marina as scheduled for pick up.
    See you tomorrow

    April 10

  • Kathryn M.

    I too have room for 3, still cannot find the excel sheet , i live at JVT /Springs if anyone needs a lift.

    April 10

  • Othman F.

    Hi
    I'm back in Dubai and will be helping Andre. Andjelka, Salwan, Austin and Ehab in trying to organise this trip. Please note that honouring your RSVP is very important at this stage as we are putting the final touches on the trip for you.
    Thanks
    Othman

    April 10

  • elias k.

    Andre, please note that I will be moving with my guests (total 5 people) in my car on Friday by 11 am and will meet you there...I appreciate you send me your contact or anyone else who knows the camping site...thanks

    April 10

  • Ali

    Hi Andre, just to let you know I will be coming there myself with some of my mates... any idea exactly where you guys will be camping so easy to find

    April 10

  • andre

    transport file updated,,,,,,,,

    April 10

    • Jules S.

      I got room for 2 people, you can text/WhatsApp me when you want to join. I like M&M's ;-)

      April 10

  • Manish S.

    Hi, so is the plan just to meet at Marina Mall at 12pm if you are hitching a ride? Where exactly in Marina Mall? Thanks

    April 8

    • andre

      main entrance highway side

      April 10

  • Tasneem

    Hi Othman and Andre, the person who was supposed to accompany me has developed some health problem. I will try to replace my partner but not sure s since it is such a short notice for anyone else. In case my other friends already have other plans, I shall just join you by myself. I shall confirm tomorrow.

    April 10

  • Adil W.

    I will be arriving directly at ghe spot.. Can i pay at the spot.. Also if anyone need pickup from sharjah.. Do let me know..

    April 8

    • Smitha N.

      @Adil can i and my frd come with u? can u mail me ur contact no? and if i can meet u at Ghusais? pls confirm.

      April 8

    • Adil W.

      Sorry dear for late reply.. But cant find ur email..

      April 9

  • Othman F.

    Dear All
    Please make sure that you change your RSVP to NO if you are not attending this trip. We need to be as precise as possible of the number of attendants so we can make payments accordingly.
    I agree with Andre, the price is AED200 per member and AED250 per guest.
    Please make sure to honor your RSVP, it is very important and the respectable thing to do.
    Thank you and see you soon inshallah.
    Otto

    April 5

    • Nancy

      Hi Othman, I have family visiting from India this weekend and will not be able to join you'll :( have updated my RSPV accordingly ... Hope you'll have a crazy good trip !

      April 9

  • Salwan

    Dear All,
    For the vegetarians; let me know how many people and what what kind of food you prefer by sending me your name & the type of food ( Optional) to my email or mobile [masked].

    April 4

    • Smitha N.

      hey Salwan, me too count in as half vegy, thanks!

      April 9

    • Salwan

      Ali & Smitha,
      Noted.

      April 9

  • zubair

    Updated my RSVP also

    April 9

  • zubair

    Grrrrr sucksssssss... I got a birthday party whr I hv to go on friday and I juz cant skip it... I hope I m informing u guys well in advance.... really wanted to be part of this, looks great. U guys hv fun, I hope to be part of next event..

    Cheers and sorrt again

    April 9

  • Smitha N.

    Thank u Ramez myself and Amit shall meet u at marina mall and head to the spot directly.

    Andre, this is fyi.

    April 8

  • Jam

    Before hitting the RSVP yes, anyone from Deira I can hitch?

    April 5

    • Amir G.

      @Jam u will be going with salwan ok

      April 8

    • Shawn

      Ok, Amir. My friend and I will meet you at Stadium station on Friday. Can you let me know exactly what time and where we should meet you? Thanks!

      April 8

  • Ajith

    any one from bur dubai or karama i can hitch?

    April 8

  • Arun S.

    Hi Andre / Otto, I had earlier cancelled my RSVP since I was supposed to travel on work. I have finally Sorted things out for good and would like to join you guys..

    April 8

    • andre

      no problem, you are in

      1 · April 8

  • andre

    transportation file updated

    April 8

  • andre

    XCELL FILE IS at the top of this page right under the DSC banner, there is an item called more, with a blue dot, click on it, you will find files, click on files and you will have the transport file.

    April 8

  • Shawn

    I've just filled in the excel spreadsheet for myself and a friend, Melissa Burns. Can someone please confirm that it was received? I am a vegetarian, and we'll both be needing a lift from the Marina Mall. Thanks!

    April 7

    • zubair

      Exactly my question... how do I find the excel sheet

      April 8

    • Muhammad A.

      Plz Andre couuld you update it coz I can't save the file gor the pick up place let it be al nahda plz

      April 8

  • Jam

    A friend wants to come along, and she will be joining the bus from marina mall

    April 7

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