** ONLY for people who have already registered with GN and have a registration number. **
It will be fun to go to the drive as the LD group, if you want to then join in.
Highlight of Drive
The highly anticipated annual Gulf News Overnighter Fun Drive returns on January 13 and 14, 2017, with hundreds of off-road vehicles traversing beautiful dunes in the Western Region of the UAE.The Friday-Saturday weekend will see a flag-off in Al Fathiya on Hameem Road, ending at the Moreeb Dune camp in Liwa region, located at the start of the Empty Quarter.
As always, participants will take in the beauty of the unspoilt desert, winter weather, an adventurous expedition, refreshments — all culminating in an overnight stay at the campsite, where they will enjoy amenities, dining, and entertainment.
More than 3,000 people stay at the camp in a secure atmosphere and savour the delights of five-star catering, continuous live entertainment and communal living.
The Fun Drive is an event for the whole family and both expert and novel participants will have access to a charted route, detailed instructions and help from marshals.
The latest Fun Drive will start on Friday, January 13, from Al Fathiya. Participants will start arriving from 7am, park in the designated spaces, walk over to the check-in to complete formalities, have breakfast and collect their various goodies.
1- MUST HAVE Basic and rescue gear (See additional links below)
2- MUST HAVE Front / Back recovery points & snatch strap.
3- MUST HAVE Radio (See additional links below)
4- MUST HAVE Flag (with pole)
What to Bring:
1- Enough food/snacks and water/drinks for the duration of the drive.
2- If you are planning to BBQ, we will have a BBQ grill available for you to use. (Advisable to bring your own too, save time).
3- Bring your raw food and amenities accordingly.
4- Chairs to sit on. (Very Important)
5- Fire Wood (2 bundle per car)
6- Shisha (for those who smoke)
7- Any medication you need.
8- Head lamp / light
9- Tents / Sleeping Bags / Blankets (It will get very cold)
10- Breakfast for next morning.
11- It gets cold in the desert! Be ready!
2 Way Radio Info:
GPS Devices / Apps:
Off-road / Camping / Vehicle 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 .