Directions to Sandpit#10

Here’s the location of Sandpit#10. For assistance, call Jaws on 050 668 1874

The run starts at 4pm on Friday January 18. The Dh20 run fee will provide a beer stop and a few down-downs for the circle but otherwise it’s BYO food and adult beverages. It’s Dh40 for the run fee and for one of 25 commemorative T-shirts we’ve printed for the 10th run.

From Abu Dhabi, drive along the highway towards Dubai until Exit 390, Saih as Sidira and Bab al Shams resort. Turn right and drive straight for 18.8km to a junction. Turn left, following signs towards Bab al Shams resort. Drive for 18.6km sharp then turn right at a Sandpit Hash sign. (If you reach Bab al Shams resort, you’ve gone too far)

Drive 11km parallel to the asphalted bicycle trail until you see another Sandpit Hash sign, where you turn left into the camping site. The site is accessible to 2WD cars.

From Dubai, use junction 39 on Sheikh Zayed Road and follow the road as marked on the map towards Bab al Shams resort. At the roundabout, around 27km from Emirates Rd/E311, turn right towards Bab al Shams. Follow this road for 17.1km sharp, then turn left at the Sandpit Hash sign.

Drive 11km parallel to the asphalted bicycle trail until you see another Sandpit Hash sign, where you turn left into the camping site. The site is accessible to 2WD cars.

 

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Sandpit#10: Evolution at work

black tshirtWho’d have thought the Sandpit Hash would make it to double figures? The collective IQ of the organisers hasn’t achieved that yet.

And since we’ve accidentally made a profit on the last couple of Sandpits*, we figured we’d mark this momentous occasion of Sandpit#10 on January 18 with a collectable** T-shirt. Because short-run orders of shirts are expensive, we can’t fully subsidise this but it’ll be Dh40 for the run fee with the shirt and Dh20 without. The usual sandpit rules apply: BYO food and adult beverages. All that’s provided is a beer stop on the run and a couple of beers for down-downs in the circle)

(* notwithstanding contributions so far in the form of Euros, Ethiopian Birr, Laotian Kipp, South African Rand, Lebanese Pounds and several even more obscure currencies. ** Not really)

We’ll publish the map next week but it’ll be in the desert somewhere between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

FUTURE SANDPIT DATES: 

Sandpit#11 on February 22: Little Mo has kindly agreed to merge this with his Desert Safari on February 22. Details to emerge but you’ll need a 4×4.

Sandpit#12 on March 22: We ought to tackle the big dunes of the Empty Quarter while the sand is red because of the ferrous content in the sand rather than because its are glowing red in the harsh spring sun.