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Trekking and overnight glam camping and rock climbing/kayaking/b­­iking

This trek and overnight glam camping trip to Dibba in Oman will go ahead as planned. We have 15 attendees who have already sent in their passport and visa details and most have also paid. We still have spots available. You have till Tuesday  28th to send in your scanned papers AND make your payment of AED 1240 or AED 1040 (for those not doing an activity on Day 2) to join us. Those who have tourist visas into the UAE have to only send their scanned passport copy. Please send you papers to [masked] ASAP following which he will send you their bank details. Join us, it promises to be unforgettable!

Best regards

Raj 

[masked] 


PLEASE READ FULLY, ESPECIALLY BOOKING PROCESS, BEFORE YOU RSVP!

I have been able to negotiate a really good deal for a first day of trekking to a remote outcrop (and centuries old ruins) accessible only by speed boat from Dibba, overnight glam camping exclusively for for group in the middle of a date plantation (with cots/showers/toilets etc), all meals including bonfire and BBQ dinner and a choice of three activities - beginner rock climbing or sea kayaking or wadi biking on day two. Transport to and back to Dibba on an exclusive bus for us from the dubai marina mall car Park is also included.

The whole package will be provided to us by Absolute Adventures (www.adventure.ae)  which is led by Alex Sirman (who is considered one of the most experienced, and most reliable, providers of the service in the region). 

Their standard rates, per head, are - 

AED100 - for transport to and from Dubai to Dibba in an exclusive Bus

AED700 - for the Aqaba lima trek 

http://adventure.ae/Downloads/local-adv/Trekking/aqaba-lima.pdf

AED250 - for glam camping overnight with a buffet of basic but wholesome food. 

Plantation Camp

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.447655253079.243857.56712683079&type=3

AED 395 - for rock climbing 

http://adventure.ae/Downloads/local-adv/Climbing/rock-climbing.pdf

or AED 395 - for biking

http://adventure.ae/Downloads/local-adv/MBiking/qasr-al-zaiba'a.pdf

or AED 395 - for sea kayaking

http://adventure.ae/Downloads/local-adv/Kayaking/coastalkayak.pdf

At standard rates we would have to pay 1445 for the package and I have been negotiate it down to 1240 per head. (A 15% discount). 

The tentative itinerary will look like the following:

Friday, 22 November

7.30am - Dubai marina mall. Bus transfer to Dibba.

9.30am - Arrival in Dibba, quick toilet stop

10am - Board speed boat heading out to Lima!

11am - Arrive at Aqabah Village. Trek begins and lunch provided  on trek. (Trek considered not to be strenuous for those in good health and reasonably fit)

3pm - Trek completed and back on speed boat.

4pm - Back in Dibba and bus transfer to the date plantation Camp

6.30pm Dinner at camp. Evening - Camp fire!

Saturday, 23 November

8.00am - Breakfast

9.00am - Activity starts - Choice of Rock climbing, Mountain biking or Sea kayaking.

12am - Back at camp and time to pack up. Bus will be ready when our group is - to get everyone back to Dubai 

3pm  - Back to dubai marina mall.


Booking Process:

1) Please RSVP as soon as possible if you are interested. I will wait till we have 20 attending before signing up for this trip (at these rates and terms) with Alex at Absolute Adventures. Following this I will send you their contact details and how to book etc.

2) You book and make your payments directly to Absolute Adventures and provide them with your passport copy etc. so that they can process (They need a minimum of a week to process).

3) Most nationalities with UAE Residence visas or tourist visas/ stamps for the UAE can go to Dibba in Oman without hinderance. It is however your responsibility to discuss and sort it out with Alex.

Caveats

1) Exclusive bus transport, mainly exclusive camping facilities and the discount are dependent on us achieving a total of 30 attending.

3) If we are a smaller group then some of these logistical issues may have to be amended or costs may move up.


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  • Geraint

    Great trip with great people. Definitely need to do more of these events.

    February 3, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wonderful experience! I had such an amazing time hanging out and just getting to know people who enjoy the same experiences as I do.

    1 · February 3, 2014

  • Guillermo G.

    Such a unique experience: how otherwise could we visit the amazing Aqaba

    1 · February 3, 2014

  • Guillermo G.

    Big big Thank You to Raj for making this trip possible. Hope it is just the first one.

    1 · February 2, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    What amazing experience. I had a blast getting to know everyone and the trip itself. Keep these trips coming Raj!

    1 · February 1, 2014

  • Karim

    Excellent one. Thx

    1 · February 1, 2014

  • Mariana

    Amazing ! Thanks Raj for the experience, fun and adventure !

    1 · February 1, 2014

  • Global Organiser - Raj D.

    Do not forget your passports!!! No passport no travel!

    January 30, 2014

  • Global Organiser - Raj D.

    RSVPs closed now. 22 trekkies confirmed and paid. 11 ladies and 11 gents! Should be great fun

    January 29, 2014

  • Global Organiser - Raj D.

    Now that we have 20 confirmed and paid up we can now accept others who can pay in cash on the day. New joiners however have to send their papers to Alex before the end of tomorrow Tuesday 28 January. Beyond that it us too late and RSVPs will be closed.

    January 27, 2014

  • Global Organiser - Raj D.

    7am pick up time from the front entrance of Dubai Marina Mall!!!

    January 27, 2014

  • Global Organiser - Raj D.

    We are all set for this trip. As of Monday 27th morning we have 19 passports and 17 payments. Three others have said they will join/pay today/tomorrow. Here is some guidance on packing
    1. Passports
    2. Closed walking boots or trainers. No converse or flip-flops
    3. Carry a jacket/Jumper/scarf/hat as it will be cold on the speed boat and overnight at the camp.
    4. Vegetarians will be provided for. Any food intolerance or allergies should be intimated by you to Alex ASAP.
    5. It is illegal to carry beverages. Small quantities for personal consumption will be confiscated if discovered at the border. Beverages can be purchased at a hotel in Dibba.
    6. Beach wear for those doing water sports. Carry a bath and a beach towel.
    7. Cap, sunglasses, sun screen
    8. Soap, TP, toiletries
    9. Any musical instruments, iPods, speakers etc for the camp fire
    10. Cameras

    Thats it folks. Pick up time from Dubai Marina Mall will be communicated on Wednesday. See you on the trek! My number 0552829430. Raj

    January 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Finally got passports sorted, made payment!!! Roll on the weekend.....

    January 27, 2014

  • Rima

    have lots of fun guys...!!!

    January 26, 2014

  • Global Organiser - Raj D.

    Recd Ellie!...16 confirmed now! Wow it will be epic!

    January 26, 2014

  • Global Organiser - Raj D.

    Hi, some of you have still not sent your papers and payment to Alex. Please do so immediately. Cheers

    January 25, 2014

  • Safeer A.

    It will be really wonderfull trip but cannot make it see you next time for sure

    January 16, 2014

  • Guillermo G.

    Hi, finally a friend with similar profile is also coming. Count on these two passionate of trekking and nature activities

    January 14, 2014

  • Global Organiser - Raj D.

    For those who RSVP The next step now is for you to send your passport and visa/residence visa copy to Alex Sirman urgently at Absolute Adventures. Travel to Dibba Oman requires a permit which he will arrange. Please also call and speak to him if you would like any more details or have any particular food requirements on 971504836941.

    Please email Alex at- [masked]. Also please copy me on [masked] so that I know you have done it. He will also request you to transfer your payment to their bank account to guarantee your spot. In the alternative you could give me cash and I will make the payment on your behalf. The total cost for the package is AED 1240. You can get AED 200 off if you choose not to do any activity on the 1st and lie on the beach instead. Please act quickly and this week so that we can have our group confirmed by early next week. Thank you and best regards
    Raj[masked]

    January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Please organize again! I cannot make this date but would love to do this one.

    January 13, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry have a conference at this weekend. But thanks what a great tour. See you soon.

    January 6, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    If this adventure is still on I would like to join!

    December 29, 2013

  • Tony A.

    Mate: it looks good. I've just booked my flights to Czech for Xmas, but will be back on the 29th Dec. I'll check with the boss (real boss, not girlfriend or wife!!) to see if I can get a couple more days off... not automatic as I'm new to the company.

    I'll let you know asap...

    Mind it all hangs on one thing: will there be a party on the bus on the way home :-) ?

    December 11, 2013

  • Ravi

    Just the dates are clashing with some other commitments.. otherwise would have joined definitely.

    November 4, 2013

  • Aliage

    I look forward to joining

    November 3, 2013

  • Peter

    Will be in India so will sadly miss out.

    November 2, 2013

  • David B.

    Sounds like an awesome trip. Count me in.

    November 1, 2013

  • sudhir

    Would have loved to join but work ob 23rd sat so sad

    November 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hello, I'm interested. Still in London but arriving on 14th or 20th for 10 days or so. I have a British passport and will be in UAE on a tourist visa. So I think that'll get me in!

    November 1, 2013

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