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There is a big culture around off-roading in the UAE, and Dubai is probably home to many sand dunes and rocky terrains. As a result, we can see many groups heading to the desert at the start of the off-roading session (October/November) and plenty of adrenaline junkies prepping their 4WD vehicles for their favorite weekend activity.
If you are wondering why the UAE is considered a paradise for 4x4 activities, the answer is simple. It’s the unique combination of favorable conditions, great terrains, low-cost petrol, plenty of 4WD vehicles to buy and rent, and some of the finest deserts at your doorstep. So, there is an abundance of options for beginners and experts alike. But where can you find all the inspiration for off-roading, check out some of the hot topics in the region, and preview the next tours and events?
In today’s article, we are focusing on that – showing you some of the finest off-roading clubs and groups you can join in the UAE.
Then, many groups are specific to the vehicle brand, which may be ideal if you are looking to buy a specific off-road vehicle model. So, we have the Jeep Owners UAE, Toyota Owners UAE, and Nissan Owners UAE, where you can buy, sell or swap your vehicle.
If you are wondering what you’ll learn at these places, the answer is – a lot of things. If off-roading is a topic of your interest, you will learn everything from the ground up. That often includes an introduction to off-roading, desert driving basics and etiquette, the best tips and techniques, best practices for off-roading, vehicle orientation, risk analysis, rules on deflation, outdoor safety advice, and a lot more.
Having troubles joining a club or a group? Just choose the one that feels closer to your needs and one where you can see threads that relate to your level of off-roading knowledge and/or experience.
While many see off-roading as a casual hobby, it doesn’t mean it has no rules. The sport has its own etiquettes in all parts of the world, and if you like to continue with off-roading, you need to follow and pay 100% undivided attention to the instructions, acknowledge the message, observe and learn. The desert is not a huge airport where everyone does what they like – but similar to pilots, you gain driving hours and experience by being more present.