Every year, the Club hosts the season opening party to mark the start of the new off-road season to lift the club spirit and encourage the new members to meet with the club senior members. This year's event began with a number of trips hosted by the club marshals in the area near the venue, the plan was to have all the members out on the day to drive to the camp once their trips are over. The trips included all the levels in the club (Anits, Newbies, intermediate and advanced) starting from both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. There were also two road convoys from both Abu Dhabi and Dubai to accommodate members and guests who wished to go to the camp directly without off-roading.
By 4:00 pm most of the trips arrived near the camp site where those who have their off road cars drove directly to the camp. A team of the club members and marshals helped them in deflating their tires and also helped the guests who do not have 4x4 cars to reach the camp with their guests.
By 5:00pm the program started at the camp with members of the Supreme Committee of Abu Dhabi 4x4 welcoming the members and the guests, the camp facilities included so many games to amuse both the children and adults, also some sponsors were providing gifts during the event. A draw on the ticket numbers also took place and the winners were offered some gifts from the sponsors and partners of AD4x4.
Around 7:00 pm a large buffet was opened and all enjoyed nice food and drinks arranged carefully by the camp management in a way to avoid crowds and to give all the audience to enjoy eating and drinking in a friendly atmosphere. After dinner the amusement program started with the traditional Tannora dancing and then all enjoyed the belly dancer and the nice DJ.
After the amusement program, the club management announced the names of the members who were upgraded to the higher level in the club. Some members were upgraded to explorers and others were upgraded to marshals. They received congratulations from their friends and families on their upgrade and everyone enjoyed the DJ music till the end of the party.
By 9:00 pm the party reached its end. The supporting team of marshals and club members helped the guests and members out of the camp till their cars, also helped those with cars to inflate their tires on the road. The club team were the last people to leave the camp after ensuring that no one of the guests were left behind.
A special thanks to our event organizers and our sponsors for their continues support and for organizing yet another a great event.