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4×4 Desert Driving Course

    Have you just purchased a 4×4?

    Planning to?

    Do you like to experience the thrill of off-road driving?

    Learn at your own pace?

    Then why not join our weekly 4×4 DESERT DRIVING COURSE with our highly experienced off-road instructor who will spare no effort in explaining all aspects of this thrilling hobby to you, no matter how many times you get stuck!

     

    WHO CAN PARTICIPATE?

    1. 4×4 Owners. (With off-road insurance)
    2. Any and all types of 4×4
    3. Drivers with rented 4×4
    4. Drivers without own vehicle and willing to rent a 4×4 from us (min. age 25 years)

    MAXIMUM PARTICIPANTS

    • 3 cars
    • 3 drivers
    • additional one passenger max per car

    WHEN AND WHERE?

    • DUBAI Aweer desert (20 km east of Dubai city)DUBAI GPS Location – Eppco station near Dragon Mall N25 10.608 / E55 24.627
    • ABU DHABI Suwaihan Desert (some 25 km from AUH Airport)ABU DHABI GPS Location – Adnoc station  on the way to Suweihan N 24 24.717 /  E 055 05 089
    • Booking will be confirmed on first come first serve basis

    HOW LONG?

    The full session (for 3 cars) lasts approx. 3 hours (Approx. 30% Theory, 70% practical)

    WHAT’S ON THE MENU?

    Our instructor conducts a comprehensive half day program which includes:

    1. THEORETICAL  SESSION (Approx. 30-45 minutes)
    a)      Introduction and familiarization with 4×4
    b)      Servicing your 4×4
    c)      General preparation for off-road trips
    d)      Safety procedures
    e)      4×4 modification
    f)       Automatic vs. manual
    g)      Short Wheel vs. Long wheel
    h)      Gear terminology (low range, tiptronic, all time, part time, etc)
    i)       Transfer terminology (differential locks and limited slip Diff. and their function)
    j)       Explaining traction control
    k)      The difference of Tyre & rim types and (tread, Sand, all purpose, rocky, snow, etc)
    l)       What is ground clearance, approach angle, departure angle and break-over angle
    m)     What is traction control?
    n)      Types of springs and suspension
    1. PRACTICAL SESSION (Approx. 150 minutes)
    a)      Tyre deflation
    b)      Spare tyre & tool check
    c)      Gear function
    d)      Steering control
    e)      Speed control
    f)       Climbing and descending sand dunes
    g)      Driving sideways on the dunes
    h)      Recovery using shovels
    i)       Recovery using tow ropes
    j)       Recovery using low range gear

     

    HOW MUCH WILL IT COST?

     

    One Car

    Two Cars

    Three Cars

    With own 4×4

    1500 Dhs

    2000 Dhs

    2400 Dhs

    With our 4×4

    2500 Dhs

    3500 Dhs

    4500 Dhs

    * Courses can be organized in Liwa (Al Gharbia) for an additional one time fee of 1000 Dhs

    Click here for frequently asked questions

     

    RESERVATION TERMS & CONDITIONS

    • 50% down payment upon confirmation and the balance on the day in cash
    • Due to the limited spaces available we cannot accept cancellation once a written confirmation is made
    • We may cancel the session due to unexpected bad weather condition or other force majeur.
    • Arabiantours will not be liable in any way for damages, accidents, personal injuries caused by negligence and inattention of drivers not following the instructor’s guidelines.

    CHECK LIST (before the start of lesson)

    Vehicle must have:

    • Off-Road insurance
    • Car Manual
    • Full Tank fuel
    • Spare Tyres & Tools

    Vehicle optional:

    • Shovels (long handle)
    • Tyre gauge
    • Tow ropes (heavy duty 5-6 tons)
    • Air compressor
    • Battery Jump start cable
    • Wood plate (for lifting jack in the sand)

    Personal items:

    • Mobile phone
    • Water/Drinks
    • Camera
    • Closed shoes (especially in summer)
    • Towel

     

    BOOKING REQUEST FORM

    Date:*
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    Nationality:
    Area:
    4x4 option:
    4x4 Brand: (Toyota, Nissan, Jeep)
    4x4 Model (Patrol, Land Cruiser, Wrangler))
    E-mail:*
    Phone:*
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