Sunday Saluki Snapshot #1

My long-term readers might remember my Sunday Sandy Snapshot series which ran for most of 2015……for 50 weeks, only stopping when I moved house and didn’t have internet. I have thought long and hard what to replace it with and I think I have found a...

Sunday Sandy Snapshot #49

This salt “lake” is located deep inside the Qasr Al Sarab’s grounds and is now no longer accessible – the whole area is now a fenced off and protected Oryx sanctuary.  However the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge 2015  took place before the grounds...

Sunday Sandy Snapshot #48

A favourite stopping off point between Mafroodah and Himeem, this disused water tank service a long-forgotten camel farm.  There are some great camping spots nearby and it is far enough away from the road (10kms) so you hear no traffic noise, nor are you likely to...

Sunday Sandy Snapshot #46

You can buy the most awesome camping gear here in the UAE – the car windbreak hooks over the wheels and provides shelter from any drafts between the car wheels, as well as various pockets to hold your mobile phones and the like.  Picture taken in March 2013 in...

Sunday Sandy Snapshot #47

You can cross “the Liwa” (aka the Liwa Crescent) by many different methods – 4×4, motorbike, buggy, camel and fatbike.  In 2013 I had the honour of leading the support team for my friends Sean, Ian, Mike and Philip as they were the first to...