December 2009 Rambles and Field Trips

Friday, December 4:  Ras Abrouq area, west central coast click here
Friday, December 11th: Ramble - Kharrara,

mid south central area



Put on your walking shoes and be prepared to go for a trip on the multi-colored stone side. Dumped on what was an alluvial plain many thousands of years ago, many of these rocks have travelled all the way from what is now Saudi Arabia. Check for animal tracks, desert vegetation and just take in the view as we stroll up, down and around the landscape!

You may bring you dog IF it is well behaved, kept on a leash and compatible with other mutts!


What to Bring: 

Bring a pair of binoculars, as we might not be able to get very close to any wild desert creatures that we may run across. As per usual, bring sun lotion, a hat, and water - lots of water - along with plenty of food. When we stop for lunch, we'll probably need to make our own shade, so take an umbrella or tarp along, too. 

We will be in primitive conditions, so bring along any toiletries you may need. The facilities at your home will be the last ones we see before entering the desert.

Any books on the flora, fauna or geology of this part of the world will come in handy, as well.

Other Preparations/Concerns: We will be heading out into the desert and sabkha areas for this trip, so make sure your 4-wheel drive vehicle is in good running condition, that is, double-check equipment, top off the gas/petrol tank, and generally get ready to go the night before departure. We have a long trip ahead of us, so we won’t have time for casual stops along the way.

A SPECIAL NOTE TO PARENTS OF YOUNG CHILDREN: Do not expect that your children will be allowed in vehicles without the required safety seating. It is a car owner’s prerogative as to who rides in their car, and the conditions under which this occurs. If you want to guarantee a seat for your child, you must bring your own vehicle. 


Restrictions: You must have a 4-wheel drive (4X4) vehicle for this trip. No sedans or saloons allowed. 

Date:  Friday, December 11th 2009 

Rendezvous & Times: Hummer & Cadillac Dealership, Al Wakra, Al Wakra Road

Meet at: 7:30 AM

Depart at: 8:00 AM


To get to the Hummer & Cadillac Dealership in Al Wakra, take the Al Wakra Highway from Doha. The dealership is on the right side of the road as you travel south, at the intersection/corner of the road and the first RA in Al Wakra. We will organize and caravan to the Singing Dunes from this rendezvous.

Price per Adult: Free

Price per Child (under 12 years old): Free

Organizer(s): Parag Parelkar - please send texts to 559.5245; no calls during business hours, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

Friday, December 18th: Members only event

Description: Details were emailed to members on Dec 3rd


Fridays, December 25th & January 1st  

No trips are planned for the holiday weekends.