Trip highlights


 

  A moderate off-roading adventure taking you through the wilds of Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah

  Rustic camping in wadis with high canyon walls

  Optional sunset and sunrise hikes incorporated into the weekend

  Learn to drive on mountain “off-road” tracks with professional guidance

Car Requirements


 

Must be in good mechanical condition with up to date servicing:

  Spare wheel should be in good condition and the key to any locking wheel-nuts be easily locatable

  Car should have off-road insurance

Activity details

 Meeting time:
ADNOC Petrol Station - Al Ghail
12.00pm for a prompt 12:30pm start
(4x4 mandatory)
Must be 4x4 with LOW gear
AWD and 4WD may not be suitable.

 Expect to be back in Dubai:
~20:00pm

 Driving time from Dubai:
~2hrs

 

Trip Details


 

Welcome to off-roading with Adventure Quest in partnership with the renowned Marina Bruce from!

This is an entry level off-roading experience including overnight camping and 2 optional sunset and sunrise hikes.

The route takes you through the wilds of Ras Al Khaimah along flat wadi beds with high canyon walls surrounding you, to climbing steep hills reaching panoramic viewpoints of rolling hills across the UAE’s Hajar mountain range.

Tree cars off-roading in RAK UAE

Expect to see interesting geological compositions and erosion along the wadi walls, camels and wildlife of UAE, traditional palm plantations and lush green farms, old traditional settlements and even one or two mountain springs!

There is a section of the road which climbs quite steeply around 200m, along with having very narrow tracks to follow and the possibility of erosion in the road due to rainfall, which is why we strongly do not advise using extra longwheel base vehicles. They are not suitable for this track.

Please refer to suggested vehicles list below.

Nissan Off-Roading in RAK UAE

We first meet at a petrol station near the start of the trail, fuel up and stock up any last minute requirements for the weekend than proceed in convoy following lead vehicle.

Day 1

Will include up to 4 hours driving before reaching our camping area. While camp and BBQ dinner are being set up and prepared, there is an optional sunset hike for the group to enjoy and stretch their legs.

Day 2

Will include a light breakfast followed by another optional sunrise hike while the camp is taken down. A reminder that we abide by the ‘Leave No Trace’ rules where we take out everything we take in, as well as whatever we find along the way. Please do your part and join us in bringing a litter bag and leave our environment in a better shape than how we find it.

Toyota Off-Roading UAE RAK

We enjoy another 4 hours of driving before ending the off-roading route. For those inclined, we then have the option to pass through the Masafi Friday Markets for a dose of culture where you can shop for traditional carpets, pottery, organic fruit & veggies.

Join us as we enjoy our favourite cup of karak chai or eat some corn on the cob before heading back home.

Recommended vehicles

Nissan (patrol, xterra), Toyota (fortuner, navara, FJ cruser, landcruiser, prado), Mitsubishi (pajero), Jeep (wrangler), Suzuki (Jimmy), Landrover (defender, discovery, LR3, LR4 - low profile tyres not recommended), Ford (ranger), Mercedes (gwagon).

*if your vehicle is not on the list, please email us with the make/model/year of manufacture and any other info.

*On rare occasions when wadi and mountain driving, some cars may sustain tyre damage.  Adventure Quest & Xpedition Arabia are not responsible for your personal vehicle damage.

Your Guide

Marina Bruce

Desert Diva

Marina Bruce AKA The Desert Diva is a professional off-road guide, adventurer and accredited Abu Dhabi Tour Guide.  Since arriving in the UAE in 2009, she has become OutdoorUAE magazine's off-road expert and has built up a wealth of overlanding experience in the deserts of the UAE and Oman, exploring all accessible areas in the two countries with her husband and with groups. She has worked as local fixer with TV Crews in Liwa and been involved with the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge as part of the course-setting team and team leader for the off-road drivers for the official TV crew. In winter 2018/2019, Marina led over 100 cars into the desert, collectively covering around 50,000kms with absolutely no damage done to vehicles.

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What is included


  Our commitment to global standards of keeping you safe during this activity

  Our dedication to preserving the environment by adhering to Leave No Trace principles

  An experienced guide with international mountain leader training + a guidewith extensive 4x4 experience

  Experienced outdoor first aid responders & first aid kits

  Extensive risk assessments for the activity in line with best practice principles

  Insurance coverage for your involvement in this outdoor activity
( this does not include your personal vehicle insurance for the off-roading activity, which you must source yourself)

  Satellite phone & walkie talkies

  Outdoor education specific to your activity location

  A community sharing the inclusive love for the outdoors and wellbeing

  A chance to live wild, learn whole and explore freely

What to bring


Short longwheel base vehicles recommended
(Please see suggested vehicles above)
Lunch, snacks
Minimum 3L of water per day per person, rehydration tablets
Sun protection
Suitable wicking hiking clothes
Decent hiking shoes
An inclusive spirit, positive attitude and lots of smiles

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