Aarfabit’s birthday sandpit

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March means it’s time for another Sandpit hash hosted by Aarfabit for his birthday, in which he’ll celebrate with three of his four favourite things – camping, drinking and hashing. And he’ll probably celebrate the fourth favourite thing too but I don’t aim to be around when it happens. The run will start at 4.30pm on Friday March 21. The usual Sandpit rules apply: the Dh20 run fee includes the beer stops and a few down-downs for the circle afterwards but otherwise it’s BYO food and adult beverages.

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Directions: Camp Jones is near where the Abu Dhabi – Sweihan Road crosses the Dubai – Al Faya Truck Road. Reaching the camp will require a 4×4 but for those in 2WDs, we’ll ferry them from the end of the 2WD-suitable road to the campsite. We’ll be at the 2WD parking area from 2pm to 4pm to offer a lift.

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From Abu Dhabi: Drive past the airport and follow the signs towards Sweihan. After the turnoff to Zayed Military City, the road goes down to two lanes in either direction. The next major junction is the Truck Road. Turn right onto the Truck Road and soon after you’ll go through a roundabout and within a couple of kilometres, you’ll see a Sandpit Hash drinking-camel sign pointing where to turn left off onto a good unsealed road. The turnoff for the road is at 22 23 46.53N 55 00 20.54E.

From Dubai: Drive towards Abu Dhabi on Sheikh Zayed Road or the E311 or E611 and turn left onto the truck road just as you hit the Abu Dhabi border. After you cross the Abu Dhabi – Sweihan Road, you go through a roundabout and a couple of kilometres on you’ll see a Sandpit Hash drinking-camel sign pointing where to get turn left onto a good unsealed road. The turnoff for the road is at 22 23 46.53N 55 00 20.54E.

From Al Ain: Drive towards Abu Dhabi then turn onto the road to Sweihan. At Sweihan turn left on the E20 heading to Abu Dhabi. At the Truck Road, turn right towards Al Faya. You’ll go through a roundabout soon after then a couple of kilometres further on, you’ll see the Sandpit Hash drinking-camel sign showing where to turn left onto a good unsealed road. The turnoff for the road is at 22 23 46.53N 55 00 20.54E.

From the good unsealed road: Follow the road until you get to a place with a sign advising 2WDs to park there. Those in 4x4s can follow the signs to Camp Jones, which is at 24 22 47.11N 55 01 27.93E. You’ll need to deflate. Those who’ve parked their 2WDS can get a lift from some of us 4x4ers from 2pm to 4pm. The run will start at 4.30pm.

If you get lost or need anything else, call shorth@ndjob on 050 561 7087

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