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Old 27th November 2010, 05:59 AM
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Ok, about to leave to do the Visa run @ Hatta. Just quick question(s):

Are there gas stations along the way?
Does mobile reception work? (If something happens and need to call emergency or something I mean)
Restrooms / Places to eat or buy food?
Any last minute things I should know about...

Thanks guys! If you dont hear back from me, means I got lost in the desert. Wish me luck!

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Old 27th November 2010, 06:01 AM
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Ok, about to leave to do the Visa run @ Hatta. Just quick question(s):

Are there gas stations along the way?
Does mobile reception work? (If something happens and need to call emergency or something I mean)
Restrooms / Places to eat or buy food?
Any last minute things I should know about...

Thanks guys! If you dont hear back from me, means I got lost in the desert. Wish me luck!
Also to get there, do I just take Dubai-Hatta Road? #44 on Google Maps...

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Hey, do you think you could be on the lookout for any cars with dogs? We aren't sure if we should take our dog with us when we go next weekend or board him? Have a good mini-trip

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Old 27th November 2010, 06:09 AM
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Hey, do you think you could be on the lookout for any cars with dogs? We aren't sure if we should take our dog with us when we go next weekend or board him? Have a good mini-trip
Sure thing, Ill check. Im also taking pics / video of the trip for future reference for other people.

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Old 27th November 2010, 06:16 AM
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Are there gas stations along the way?

Emarat in Al Habab R/A , another Eppco and Adnoc in Al Madam , another one in masfoot , Don't worry about Gas .

Does mobile reception work? (If something happens and need to call emergency or something I mean)

Yes it works , and when you're inside Omani borders , you'll be in roaming mood with Oman Telecom .

Restrooms / Places to eat or buy food?

Lots of them on the way , don't worry

Thanks guys! If you dont hear back from me, means I got lost in the desert.

if that happened , send me your gps coords , I'll come and get you out , I know that area pretty well
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you should wait til you get Oman, look for a Shell station, I think the gas is cheaper as it is cheaper in Oman!

if you get lost in the desert, just hop on a camel and ride him to Dubai! Them camels always seem to know how to get to the highway!

As for dogs, I don't think you can as you are essentially crossing into another country so you may have to deal with quarantine procedures there too.

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You cannot just cross the border with animals without a heap of paperwork.

The Hatta border is really not far away. Not far enough to worry about starving on the journey there or back!


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Shadow has not made it back yet... might need to send a search party






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Now see I might not have to try hard for that forum funeral after all

He's probably tired out because of the trip, it's the Sun that gets to ya!

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It always amazes me that the emiratis pack their entire vehicle to the hilt.. for a weekend an hour away, stopping at the gas stations like they are on some big long trip... when you can drive back and forth without needing to fill up with gas even in an suv.

You think he ran out of gas? He couldnt have gotten lost in the desert as he would of first had to find a section of the highway that didnt have walls on either side to even allow you off the highway... Only the all knowing 4x4 people know where those special places are.




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