We should meet at the petrol station at 1:00 PM with a driving time from Dubai of about 1 h 15 min and from Abu Dhabi of about 2 h 30 min.
For participants from Dubai: Take the Dubai Hatta Oman Road and proceed to Lahbab roundabout.
For participants from Abu Dhabi: On Sheikh Zayed Rd ,with Jebel Ali Port Free Zone on your left, turn right into Expo Road and continue on the same Road to Lahbab R/A.
All participants: From Lahbab R/A continue on Dubai Hatta Oman Rd towards Hatta.
At 18,4 km from Lahbab R/A one comes to the first buildings/shops of Madam and there at 24°56,29′ N 55°44,46 turn off the fast lanes into the Service Road, proceed on the Service Road 1000 m and just after a Pedestrian Bridge at 24°55,96’N 55°44.93′ turn 90° right onto an asphalt road and drive 2,5 km SE to our assembly and tire deflation point.
Tire deflation point: Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/P3zpPK3oT3stXM3L9
( 24°54’46″N 55°44’20″E )
At the tire deflation point, we will deflate the tires and give some driving tips. Please note that there are no facilities from there until we get back to Al Madam or Shuwaib next day.
Departure to Super Bowl from tire deflation point
From there we plan to drive about 5 km to the Super Bowl. This is the difficult part of the drive as the dunes are quite high and the way goes up and down.
The Super Bowl party will proceed 14 km through the dunes, partly along the Al Maha resort fence towards the Settlement of Al Owaid and to the common final destination in the Al Fao Dunes 1 km from the Al Owaid settlement, which we expect to reach before sun set.
Arrival at BBQ/ Campspot Al Fao Dunes near the settlement of Al Owaid on the Madam Shuwaib Road.
Google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/WBYuSsAfbexjMuZo9 ( N24°49’35” E55°45’59” )
Setting up the camp and BBQ. We will then consume our well-deserved sundowners and whatever we have brought along to be grilled, fried or cooked.
Those who do not want to spend the night in the desert can return via Al Owaid to Al Madam and back to Dubai or to Al Owaid and Shuwaib and then via Sweihan to Abu Dhabi.
On Sunday, March 13 we can try to explore the way along the Al Maha fence out to the Dubai Al Ain road from where we can again split up into a Dubai and an Abu Dhabi via Sweihan party.
We will all start on an exploratory 4×4 drive towards the Super Bowl and if it proves to be too difficult for some participants we will split the group and take those who opt for an easier way back to Al Madam and from there to our final destination in the Al Fao Dunes near the settlement of Al Owaid on the Madam Shuwaib Road.
Food & Beverages
Please make sure to bring sufficient water, beverages and food for your own consumption and of course also to share, if you like.
Please bring BBQ equipment, charcoal, wood for the campfire, camping chairs and table, garbage bags, insect repellent, sunscreen, sunshade particularly for smaller kids, and warm clothes.
If overnight stay is planned, a tent, mats or an inflatable mattress, cushion and blankets or sleeping bags, flashlights and, spare batteries come handy.
IMPORTANT NOTE & CONTACT DETAILS
Please note that we are not a professional tour operator and we only provide guidance. This tour, being an entirely private affair, everybody takes full responsibility for him/herself and his/her actions and the Board of the Austrian Business Council or ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA assume no responsibility whatsoever.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please write either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call/whatsapp +971 50 655 6010 (Klaus Eidelpes) or +971 50 445 8370 (Carsten Weisner).