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Let's Drive to Salalah(Oman)

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Price: $27.20 /per person

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Gypsies!

This is the time to be in Salalah which has a unique climate (popularly known as the ‘Kharif‘ season) during which it enjoys cool, wet and misty monsoon.

The barren hills around Salalah have turned green into spectacular landscape.

Activities:
Long road trip (2500+ km), mountain drive, Beaches, sightseeing, walking treks, camping, barbecue etc.

Trip Plan:
We will start from our meeting point in Dubai at 11:00 pm on Thursday nighting, and enter Oman via the border at Al Ain (check link below for visa at the border post!!).

We will drive to Salalah total distance around 1250 Km via Ibri.

Day - 1
We expect to reach Salalah around 5 pm on Friday. We will check into our hotel after long and tiring drive.

Day-2
We will have breakfast and checkout from the hotel at around 9 am. We will head to Wadi Darbaat, it has a lake, waterfall, scenic landscapes and plenty more to explore.
We will have lunch visit the Sink Hole and Anti Gravity Point.
By 6 pm we will find a suitable place and setup our camp.

Day-3
We will head to Mughsayl Beach. We will spend time at the beautiful beach and see the Marneef Cave and the Blow Holes
By 6 pm we will find a suitable place and setup our camp

Day-4
We will head towards Dhalkut, Wadi Sayk and Khor Kharfot. After spending our day there we will head back to Salalah Town and check in our hotel.

Day-5
We will have breakfast and checkout from the hotel. We will head back to Dubai via Al Ain Border.

Trip Contribution:
AED 100/- per person, Advanced Members go free.

Hotel Bookings:
Approx. AED 500/- Person on twin sharing basis for 2 nights. We will try to get the best rates for group booking. Bookings will be confirmed on receipt of payment in full from the members.
Please make the payment before 5th Aug 2016 to hold and confirm the hotel bookings
For details contact
Abdul Rafey:[masked]
Romain:[masked]

Vehicle:
4x4 cars(Good Condition).

Oman Visa & car insurance (you need to buy your own):
- GCC citizens and residents (professional category) get visa at the border - please check your eligibility at the Royal Oman Police website to avoid last-minute disappointment:
http://www.rop.gov.om/english/dg_pr_visas_agcc.asp
- Oman insurance for your car (you could buy it at the border, but buy it beforehand and save time).

Important:
1- Only 4x4 cars with low gear are allowed for the mountain drive.
2- No "open passengers list" for this drive. Only drivers can bring their own guests /passengers. Please coordinate directly with the drivers if you need a ride.
3- At least 2 drivers per car is a must considering the long and tiring drive.
4- Trip meetup points will be shared with the selected members on our trip Whatsapp group.
5- All cars should have basic rescue gear/ first-aid kit (no tire deflation needed).

What to Bring:
1- Enough food/snacks and water/drinks for the duration of the drive. (Note: there are only a couple of small cafes serving sandwiches on the mountain, so bring your own dry food/breakfast with you)
2- If you wish to join the BBQ, we will have a large grill to share (bring your own too if you have).
3- Camping gear, sleeping bag/ blanket, inflatable mattress and pillow (the camping surface is rocky), chair, torch, clothing in layers, wood for bonfire (two bundles per car are a MUST) - nights may get cold.

Important Links:

Off-road Equipment:
http://www.meetup.com/LetsDrive/pages/Off-roading_Equipment/

2-Way Radio Info:
http://www.meetup.com/LetsDrive/pages/Walkie_Talkie/

GPS Devices / Apps:
http://www.meetup.com/LetsDrive/pages/Global_Positioning_System_(GPS)/

Off-road / Camping / Vehicle Accessories Suppliers:
http://www.meetup.com/LetsDrive/pages/Accessories_Suppliers/

DISCLAIMER – please read carefully:

By accepting to participate in this event, You agree that:
(a) Acceptance of your RSVP is only notional, and the Organizers reserve the right to select the final list of attendees.
(b) You are above 18 years of age, and in case you are bringing family or guests below 18, they shall be accompanied by you at all times and remain your sole responsibility.
(c) You have joined us voluntarily and you have the required skills, licenses and permits to be on this trip.
(d) Let’s Drive or the organizers do not hold any responsibility for loss or damage of property (vehicle, gear etc.).
(e) You are responsible for your own safety and any act of negligence by You that endangers the safety of fellow passenger(s) or others.
(f) You give explicit consent to Let’s Drive and the organizers that any photos or videos of you and/or your family/ guests/ pet/ car/ gear taken on this trip (or an earlier trip), whether by the organizers or an attendee may be freely shared, used or published by Let’s Drive or the organizers in any form – print or digital – and/or posted on the group’s social media pages (Meetup/ Facebook/ Whatsapp/ Twitter/ Instagram/ Youtube and the like) for the purposes of illustration, promotion, branding, advertising or marketing or record and You explicitly waive any rights whatsoever to challenge or bring an action against Let’s Drive or the organizers/ hosts for use of such media for the stated purposes.