Sherpa Discovery by Sand Sherpa

Combo offer: Sherpa Discovery I & II - Comprehensive off-road training with Sand Sherpa


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A self-drive experience in your own vehicle - this event is designed as a first introduction to off-road driving, aimed at those who want to venture safely and confidently into the desert sands. It is a great chance to learn more about the environment and acquire new skills and appreciation for the land that surrounds us. Not many places in the world offer such ease of access into the wilderness, but too few people living and visiting the UAE get to experience it. Sand Sherpa aims to make the deserts, wadis and mountains within reach of anyone with access to a 4x4.

The objective of Sherpa Discovery is to provide each participant with sufficient knowledge of their own vehicle and the terrain they will be operating in, to be able to comfortably venture off-road with their families and friends - opening them up to a new world of leisure possibilities and shared experiences.

The event is structured into two major parts and can be booked as a full-day experience (eight hours of training) or can be booked as two half-days (four hours per day). It combines Sherpa Discovery I and Sherpa Discovery II for a comprehensive induction into the skills and knowledge required to drive off-road in the UAE and beyond

Sherpa Discover I covers:

ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT: Knowing what equipment can be useful and understanding how to use it

 Setting up the vehicle for off-road operation and becoming familiar with necessary driving techniques

 How to negotiate ascents and descents safely and confidently

 Becoming familiar with following an off-road route, how to anticipate obstacles and challenges; as well as understand the basics of recovering a vehicle that is bogged in the sand

Sherpa Discover II covers:

CONTROL: Understanding the importance of gearing and differential locks 

SLOPES: Upslope and downslope techniques and considerations

RECOVERY: Self-recovery and assisted recovery techniques

PRACTICAL: Practicing over different types of terrain and obstacles

  • Eight-hour self-drive experience (starts from the meeting point, which will be communicated after the booking is processed)
  • This experience can be booked as a full-day experience or split into a two-day training lasting for four hours each
  • Drive your own 4x4 vehicle in the desert under instruction
  • Includes tea and coffee breaks if booked as two half days or a lunch stop if booked as a full-day experience
  • Water refills provided
  • No single-use plastic policy (please bring your own drinking bottles/ flasks)
  • A minimum of three individual bookings is required for the experience to take place
  • All bookings are tentative until confirmed by the supplier
  • The allocated credit card will be blocked with the total amount of your booking while the booking request is confirmed and will only be charged upon successful confirmation
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What's Included:

  • Eight-hour off-road driving experience (two half days or one full day)
  • Tea and coffee
  • Water refills
  • Lunch stop (full-day experiences only)

Terms & Conditions

  • No pets are allowed to be carried within vehicles.
  • All vehicles should be standard as per the manufacturer or the organiser be advised of modifications that may affect the vehicle's behaviour off-road.
  • The organiser reserves the right to refuse participation in the event if the participant is deemed to be unprepared or is not cooperative to instruction and/or feedback.
  • Participants accept that driving off-road can be dangerous and that vehicles and their occupants are at risk when participating in desert experiences.
  • Safety is paramount and customers may choose whether or not to follow in the path of the lead vehicle.
  • No liability or responsibility will be placed on the organiser or accepted by the organiser in case of injury or death to participants under any circumstances.

Cancellation Policy

  • If you need to cancel a booked service, it is mandatory to use the relevant form on the website (found in your User Profile under Booking History) or to email us at [email protected] with your Booking ID. The refund will be made within 20 working days by crediting the credit card used for booking.
  • No refund will be made if you cancel a booked service 72 hours or less before the experience or in case of a no-show.

The allocated credit card will be blocked with the total amount of your booking while the booking request is confirmed with the Supplier and will only be charged upon successful confirmation.

By booking this offer, you confirm that you have read the above Terms and Conditions and the Terms of Use, that you understand them and that you agree to be bound by them.

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