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Al Dhafra Camel Festival

I suggest we meet up in the car park outside The American University, Dubai, on the opposite side of the SZR to the Nakheel Metro Station at 6am and leave at 6.15am.

http://abudhabievents.ae/Pages/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=1089

If those willing to drive could arrange a car pool with those needing a lift on https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0An5eE_qjT4KPdFNuRzhIZ1B1ODlmdF9sOHpHeXRXUGc#gid=0

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  • Timmy Sam T.

    It was a thrill trip. Travel, load gear and shoot at will. Enjoyed it.

    December 25, 2012

  • Avijit

    Posted!
    Many Thanks, Karen, for creating this opportunity.

    December 25, 2012

  • Avijit

    Dear All - A Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. I should apologise for not connecting up - lost my way - drove too fast and by the time I was ushered into the camel pen - I was blinded by the sun and could not see much, just kidding! I later wandered away to the Auction area - which was interesting. Hope to post my photos soon!

    December 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was an interesting day. It was great to see everyone. Thank you Karen and Raju once again. Look forward to the next one :)

    December 24, 2012

  • Karen K.

    Shame about the change in schedule, but some interesting things to photograph. And getting invited to one of the camps for lunch was awesome.

    December 24, 2012

  • Raju S.

    Thanks Karen and to the people who turned up. It was great to meet new people and hope more events like this are organized.

    December 24, 2012

  • Anu

    Thanks Karen for pulling it together for us and nice to see you . Not great to reach there and know about changes in plan by organisers ..

    December 24, 2012

  • Riyaz A.

    Indeed this event was an excellent opportunities for all photographic enthuse. We have to organize such events more frequently. More participation required

    December 23, 2012

  • Fasy

    It was good. Only thing is the race was over by 10 AM. and after that there were no much activities.

    December 23, 2012

  • Elshan A.

    One more time announcing my location. I start from - SHJ - Buhaira Polis Station - Will have 4-5 seats depending of amount of gear. Will be at AUD around 6 a.m. Please if any one can wake me up at 5.00 a.m. Thanx!

    December 21, 2012

  • Karen K.

    Please remember to be at AUD at 6am. We are leaving at 6.15am - if you are late we will be gone. My phone number is opposite if you need it. For those going straight to the festival the GPS coordinates are[masked],[masked]

    December 21, 2012

    • Elshan A.

      Any phone number if I'm late? Do not have navigation so could catch you on the way? Will do my best to make it on time. Please anybody wake me up at 5.00 a.m. 050 7701975. Thanx.

      December 21, 2012

  • dania s.

    Hi, this is coming late, but is there still any free seat available?

    December 21, 2012

    • Elshan A.

      Depends where you are at the moment. I'm coming from Sharjah. Will have 4-5 seats. Can meet at AUD? Will try to be there on time.

      December 21, 2012

  • feliz

    Hello, Any One Out der From City Centre Sharjah Area ?

    December 20, 2012

    • Elshan A.

      Going from Buhaira. Exactly from Buheira Polis station. You can come to that area by 5.15 and give me a call[masked]

      December 21, 2012

  • Mohit M.

    hi guys. i'll be coming from ajman. need exact directions. have 3 seats if anyone wants to join in. [masked]

    December 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it. If anyone is passing by via Marina/JLT/Discovery Gardens, please let me know. Petrol, food, drinks and jokes are all on me :)

    December 12, 2012

    • Raju S.

      Hi Archit, will meet you near the mosque at 5:30. My cell number is 0566037936. Zulfi you are most welcome to join me.

      December 19, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks Mr Raju. Will see on Saturday morning :)

      December 20, 2012

  • Reshma Jostin D.

    Anyone passing by Deira- Hor Al Anz area? Please do let me know.. Need space for 3, if available.. Thanks!!

    December 16, 2012

    • Elshan A.

      OK here is the map and directions http://www.aud.edu/Ab...­ What place of it we meet? Just on the main parking or where?

      December 16, 2012

    • Saru

      Starting from Nadha/Qusais.. I have one seat if any one in need..

      December 17, 2012

  • Raju S.

    Hi, anyone wants to join me is most welcome. I live in Gardens and can accommodate 4 in my car. Please call me on[masked]

    December 13, 2012

    • Zulfi N.

      Hi Raju, I will meet you guys at AUD so Please reserve me a space if it is still available ?

      December 16, 2012

  • Karen K.

    I have changed the location to show are meeting point. Please be there at 6am - we will be leaving at 6.15am. If you do not have a car please arrange a ride with someone in advance. Please do not just turn up as there may not be a spare seat!

    December 16, 2012

    • Elshan A.

      OK here is the map and directions http://www.aud.edu/Ab­... What place of it we meet? Just on the main parking or where?

      December 16, 2012

    • Karen K.

      The car park just outside, between AUD and SZR.

      December 16, 2012

  • Gracious R.

    Been to the festival yesterday. Exciting place!

    December 16, 2012

  • Karen Kean changed the location from Madinat Zayed to American University

    December 16, 2012

  • Raju S.

    Will sure attend this. Love shooting. Been to Dhafra many times for work, but would love to visit for a event and meet new friends.

    November 29, 2012

    • Cherrie F.

      Hi Raju..... am planning to go down tomorrow afternoon and camp out.... do you know of any suitable camping spots?? cheri

      December 13, 2012

    • Raju S.

      Hi Cherrie, sorry just saw your message.

      December 15, 2012

  • Gracious R.

    It would take about 3 hrs 10 minutes to reach the festival site as shown on Google.....so should be there by 9.30 am.?

    December 14, 2012

    • Karen K.

      Hopefully as there is camel racing at 10m.

      December 14, 2012

  • Gracious R.

    Karen - At what time do you think we would be reaching the festival site?

    December 14, 2012

  • Prasun Kumar D.

    6am !!! I will be all drowsy then!! :-)

    December 12, 2012

  • David B.

    I will have friends across from California then, so I don't know if I will be going on Friday or Saturday yet (it depends if they will get up before 5:00 am on Saturday !!). I will have two spare seats in the car, so can offer lifts from the Arabian Ranches / Motor City / Ibn Battuta / Jebel Ali area.

    December 12, 2012

  • Karen K.

    Never done Google docs before, so this may or may not work!

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0An5eE_qjT4KPdFNuRzhIZ1B1ODlmdF9sOHpHeXRXUGc

    If those of you that have a car can sign up in the first column and state how many spaces you have. Then those that need a ride can sign up in the other columns.

    December 12, 2012

  • Karen Kean changed the time from 7:00 AM to 6:00 AM

    December 12, 2012

  • Karen K.

    The official website has now been updated for this years festival. http://aldhafrafestival.ae/?Lang=EN

    On the 22nd their is a Sheikhs camel race starting at 10am. I am proposing that we get their to see that. That would probably mean meeting up at 6am and leaving no later than 6.15am. For some reason I cannot change the time on the meet up. The alternative is to change to the Friday as there is a heritage race starting at 2pm, which would mean leaving Dubai around 10am on the Friday. I don't mind either way.

    What does everyone think?

    December 11, 2012

  • Elshan A.

    Hi. If it's running till Dec 29th and I can go there but sometimes after 23rd. So those who can't make it on early date let's gather for another round trip. I have 4X4 and can accomodate 6 to 7 people to AUH or where ever it is. Just need someone who knows the way and place exactly so we don't waist time on roads.

    December 7, 2012

    • A former member
      A former member

      [masked],[masked]

      December 9, 2012

  • Prasun Kumar D.

    Where are we gathering for this event?

    1 · November 20, 2012

    • Karen K.

      Location for gathering to be arranged nearer the time, but will be somewhere in Dubai close to a metro station. Of course it will depend on the timings of the event, but these are not yet on the official website.

      November 20, 2012

    • Prasun Kumar D.

      okies, keenly waiting on it..

      November 20, 2012

  • Prashant

    So how long will we be there from 7 am?

    October 20, 2012

    • Karen K.

      The times have not been released yet. As soon as they are I will update the meetup.

      1 · October 21, 2012

  • Jeet R.

    2 and 1/2 weekends....

    September 27, 2012

  • Biju G.

    Great...it's on Saturday.

    September 23, 2012

  • Karen K.

    I have had an email from the organisers. The festival will run from 15-29 December.

    September 23, 2012

  • Karen Kean changed the date and time from Monday, December 17, 2012 at 7:00 AM to Saturday, December 22, 2012 at 7:00 AM

    September 23, 2012

  • Jeet R.

    Oops, my bad then. But I'm sure it'll be a great visit

    September 9, 2012

    • Karen K.

      No worries. The website I linked to is using dates identical to last year..... Hopefully it will be good. I've see photos from last year and, as C said, it looks awesome. Shame it's so far away as I live in UAQ.

      September 9, 2012

  • Karen K.

    Jeet they are on the website I put a link to, but not the actual festival site.

    I will of course schedule this meet up for a weekend so that as many people as possible can attend as soon as the official site has released the dates.

    September 9, 2012

  • Jeet R.

    The dates are up on the site now:
    17 December, 2012 - 28 December, 2012

    Would it be possible to go on a weekend? I'm not so sure about taking a Monday off...

    September 9, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Absolutely. This looked awesome last year, but I was new in town and to the group, and uncertain if a lone white boy would stick out too much!

    Can't wait!

    September 9, 2012

  • Karen K.

    I have posted this with a provisional date as the actual website has not been updated for this year and if I don't do it now I'll forget all about it...

    September 8, 2012

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