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ABC Desert Tour 2018

January 26 @ 11:00 am - January 27 @ 11:00 am

The Austrian Business Council and the Austrian Embassy Commercial Section are delighted to invite you, your friends and family to our ABC Desert Tour 2018. We are looking forward to an exciting and relaxing weekend together!

Friday, 26th January (with optional overnight stay until Saturday, 27th January 2018)

11:00 hrs

Meeting Point:
Abu Sallaf Petrol Station, between Abu Dhabi Airport and Sweihan
Same place as last year.
GPS Coordinates: 24.433851,54.832299
Google Maps: goo.gl/iGntkB
Please note this will be the last stop to buy gasoline, food, drinks, ice etc. before starting to the desert!

Thanks to Shaloh Trading and Greisinger GmbH we are able to offer you a limited quantity of some authentic Austrian snacks, such as Leberkäs-Semmel, Käsekrainer and Bratwürstel. However, please make sure to bring sufficient water, beverages and food for your own consumption.

Expedition into the dunes:
After setting up the campsite, desert experts among us will form smaller groups depending on the types of 4×4 vehicles and experience of the drivers to explore the nearby high dunes and valleys. For these trips, appropriate desert gear is imperative. If you would like to join but don´t have a 4×4 car, we can help you in finding a ride.

Please register latest by Wednesday, 24th January 2018.

Authentic 4×4 desert proofed cars can enter the desert. Road cars can be parked about 30 minutes away. A shuttle service will be provided.
For those entering the desert by car, please provide yourself with snatch strap for pulling and towing, front and rear tow hook, shovel, wooden or alu base plates, jack and wheel wrench, spare tire, tools, water, torch, spare fuses, if available flagpole, flag and radio equipment.

Please bring sufficient water, food and BBQ equipment as well as tents, blankets, mats, inflatable mattress, camping chairs, table, warm clothes, wood for the campfire, charcoal, flashlights and spare batteries, garbage bags, insect repellent, sun screen, etc.

For those who choose NOT to stay overnight in the desert, kindly note that we will escort you out of the desert to a near exit point so you can drive safely back to civilization. However, due to the topography we shall only be able to conduct one such run. Therefore, please inform us in time whether you want to join this group.

Please be informed that we are not a professional tour operator and we only provide some guidance to our desert trip. This tour being an entirely private affair, everybody takes full responsibility for himself and his actions.

For further questions please contact Mrs. Maria Heinser by Email: office@austrianbc.ae


January 26 @ 11:00 am
January 27 @ 11:00 am