Welcome

There’s a lot of information on my blog now, so to help you find particular content I’ve organised these into categories.  Please click on the photo to reach the post list.

About The Desert Diva

About The Desert Diva

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oman Mountains and Plains: A series of blogs both on and offroad in Oman.

Oman Mountains and Plains:
A series of blogs both on and offroad in Oman.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UAE: Al Ain Series of Blogs about life in the Garden City.  Some posts include GPS co-ordinates to help you find your way around

UAE: Al Ain
Series of Blogs about life in the Garden City. Some posts include GPS co-ordinates to help you find your way around

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oman: Salalah

Oman: Salalah Many blogs include link to downloadable GPX file

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oman: Seaside Blogs covering Muscat, Sur, Misairah

Oman: Seaside
Blogs covering Muscat, Sur, Misairah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UAE: Liwa

UAE: Liwa Offroad and Onroad exploring on the edge of the empty quarter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UAE: Desert Driving and Camping Journeys with sand under my tyres!

UAE: Desert Driving and Camping
Journeys with sand under my tyres!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UAE: Marshalling in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

UAE: Marshalling in the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UAE: General

UAE: General

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ramadan Series

The Ramadan Series

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overseas Travels: Scotland and Sri Lanka

Overseas Travels:
Scotland and Sri Lanka

 

 

 

 

 

 

Personal Blogs

Personal Blogs

 

 

 

 

 

 

Photo Blogs

Photo Blogs

 

 

 

 

 

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13 Comments

13 thoughts on “Welcome

  1. Hi Desert Diva,
    I discovered your blog today and it is great: a lot of valuable information and some great pics.
    If you agree, I would like to add a link to your website to 2 of my websites:
    http://www.dubaihiking.org
    http://www.heliskidubai.com
    And if you like, you can also add a link to my websites on your blog.

    Many thanks,
    Christine

    • Hi Christine – thanks for this. I am travelling at the moment but will see to this when I get back! Hope to meet you sometime, all the best, Marina

  2. Sungkom

    Hi Marina, You are such a great explorer. Really like to be like you. I am so interesting to visit Hafeet tomb. As coordinate given for the soft road , do you think a typical 2 wheel drive Toyota fortuner can go there? Thank

    • Hi Sungkom – are you sure your fortuner is 2wd – I thought they were all 4wd. Anyway, once you go off the blacktop (tarred road), then you are best to have a 4wd. Enjoy, it’s a great site!

  3. Sungkom

    Thanks Marina, my fortuner is unfortunately 2.7litre having 2WD. I should look for renting the 4wheel car. Are there save to stay at night and is it easy to find the way back in dark ?

  4. Sungkom

    Wrong typing! …..Is it safe to stay few hours after sunset and when returning back, is it easy to find the way in dark? Thanks

    • You need to leave before dark – may be difficult to navigate out and the border guards may question your motives for being near the border fence at night!

  5. Sungkom

    Thanks Marina for sharing

  6. Sungkom

    I visited last week. Amazing site. Your coordinate is exact! I will go back when possible. Thanks again for your value info.

  7. Ned

    Hi Marina

    I saw your post from another blog as I want to drive in a two wheel car from Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort to Al Ain. Do you think I can do this for the 25 kms to Umm Al Zamool before the blacktop?

    FYI your post attached here:

    If you have a 4×4 and have done a little desert driving AND have a GPS, then it’s possible to drive over to Umm Al Zamool then northwards to Al Ain. You don’t go near the Saudi border road, the first 25kms are over a gatch track which probably will have some sand dunes on it, after that its blacktop all the way.

    Thanks (and please respond to my email if possible – nmorris@repucom.net)

    Ned

  8. Yup–you’re into it!
    😉

  9. Hi,

    I am bringing my UK registered car into Oman and the UAE on a carnet temporary import permit. As far as I am aware, it is not possible to insure a Right Hand Drive car in the UAE, nor is it a legal requirement if the vehicle is on a carnet. However, insurance cover is of course preferable and I have read that it is possible to get a UAE extension from the Omani insurance bought on the Oman/UAE border. Can anyone provide further info or has any experience of this?

    Many thanks,

    Joe
    myersjaf@yahoo.co.uk

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