UAE ADVriders unite !!!

Discussion in 'Africa & Mid East' started by Vicks, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    You guys found any alternative border crossings yet ? hurry up !!!

    :lol3 :D
  2. pimvddoel

    pimvddoel Adventurer

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    Hi guys,

    After some calls I found out that I'll have to book an overnight stay at the Omani hotel (Golden Tulip) or book any other activity at a company there. They will have to submit documents (passport copy, residence visa etc.) to the Omani border minimum 2 days before crossing and only than they'll let you in... :huh

    I'll schedule another route for this weekend I guess.

  3. pimvddoel

    pimvddoel Adventurer

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    I searched in Dubai for my 8GS but was more difficult than expected...

    The guys at Sebsports did never reply on my inquiry. :huh
    BMW couldn`t offer either :cry.
    2xWheelers (now Touratech ME) did offer. :clap And all they could offer was the Heidenau K60. Nothing else! :huh But I think that's what you're looking for.

    I was looking for more off-road: TKC80s. I'm leaving Dubai so didn`t change in the end.

    Check with Touratech ME. Alternatively: Did you check with the KTM showroom?

  4. Hedonist222

    Hedonist222 Been here awhile

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    anyone do any good rides recently?
  5. 175grams

    175grams Old Town Outfitters, Antigua, Guatemala

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    Hey Guys,

    I'm headed your way in March to play in the World Championships of Beach Ultimate. I'm going to have a couple free days after the tournament and would love to get some riding in. I'm thinking some off-road dune riding would be pretty cool. Any recommendations for specific companies to talk to or anyone over fancy going out for a ride with me?

    I spent 3 years guiding moto trips in Guatemala, a lot more dirt/mountain riding but I'm excited about getting out on the sand.

    Thanks for any tips!
    Chris
  6. Hedonist222

    Hedonist222 Been here awhile

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    Just Gas It

    http://www.justgasit.net/SiteAssets/Home.aspx
  7. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    anybody up for a weekend dual sport ride in Oman (Nizwa/Ibri area, mostly wadis off-road gravel tracks) ? I'm planning to take the 990Adv.

    cheers
  8. milzispete

    milzispete who did what where?

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    Yip. Count me in. I'm in Muscat already. What route you taking?
  9. Hedonist222

    Hedonist222 Been here awhile

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    I'm interested as well!
  10. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    Great !

    Rough plan is :

    Friday 6th Feb
    - Cross into Oman (from Abudhabi and Dubai, depending on where you're driving from) at the Mezyad border around around 8:00AM.
    - Turn left towards Buraimi after entering Oman
    - Head towards Rustaq via combination of dirt tracks and tarmac
    - camp for the night at a wadi near Rustaq.

    finding fuel / food will be taken care "on the go".

    Saturday 7th Feb
    - Rustaq/Wadi Sahtan to Jebel shams
    - Climb up to Jebel shams through the beautiful canyon dirt tracks
    - Jebl Shams to Bahla via alHamra (I think) - breakfast / lunch accrding to time of the day
    - Bahla to Ibri to Al Ain (tarmac) reaching approx. by 3:00PM
  11. Hedonist222

    Hedonist222 Been here awhile

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    Is this all bike ?

    I'd be keen on hauling my 500 EXC to Oman at least.
  12. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    Hi Saif, yes this is an all bike route (the reason i posted earlier that i was gonna ride the 990Adventure for this ride) but i'm sure you can haul the 500 into Oman, drop the trailer and car off someplace, at the wadi saa police station for eg., and head off on the ride with the rest of the group.

    Note : Its a 2 day ride with an overnight camping in the wadi/mountains. you'd have to take care of fuel range and camping stuff for the night.

    cheers
  13. Vicks

    Vicks gets stuck in sand

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    here's a few pics from my ride. The ride report, if you want to see more, is here

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    cheers
  14. iggs

    iggs Been here awhile

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    Cool pics Vick


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  15. Jamea

    Jamea n00b

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    Very nice pictures, hope to make a similar ride one day.
  16. Ugur Bilgili

    Ugur Bilgili TB2BBL

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    I am going to move to Ajman next month. I hope meet UAE riders. :)
  17. Ugur Bilgili

    Ugur Bilgili TB2BBL

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    UAE Riders, where are you? :)
  18. milzispete

    milzispete who did what where?

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    Sat in an air conditioned room I would imagine
  19. Yan148

    Yan148 n00b

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    Waiting for the temp to drop below 40'c!!! Planning a midweek blast to Oman Sept 12/13. I work shifts so generally plan trips midweek. Only just getting back into this after a year of mainly desert riding... well crashing to exact, given up on that, far to dangerous!!
  20. dainedsouza

    dainedsouza dainedsouza

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    Anyone with a Yam S10 from Dubai?