XQuarry Off-Road Challenge: obstacles, a mud pit and blindfolded driving

The one-day event in Sharjah will take place on Friday, April 2

XQuarry, the UAE's first off-road and adventure park in Sharjah, has announced an Off-Road Challenge that will take place in April.

Interested adventurers and thrill seekers can test their technical driving ability as well as throttle control and patience in the April 2 event, which features custom-built obstacles, a mud pit and a blindfolded driver's course.

The one-day challenge, which takes place between 8am and 1pm, costs Dh249 (and includes the Dh150 full-day park admission), meaning those who compete can still enjoy the park afterwards.

The Off-Road Challenge will be split into three events. The first is a 4x4 Challenge that will test throttle control of vehicles by placing a water container on the bonnet with the goal of completing selected obstacles and spilling as little water as possible. Once all the obstacles are completed, the remaining water will be measured and the team with the most water remaining will win.

The second challenge is a mud pit which will see a driver push their vehicles through 50 metres of mud, do a U-turn on hard ground and come back through the mud. Points will be awarded for successful completion of the mud pit (not speed).

Last will be a blindfolded driving challenge where teamwork will be the key to successfully completing the task at hand. A passenger will have to communicate instructions to a blindfolded driver on how to navigate his way around obstacles and points will be taken for every one that is hit.

How to register for the challenge 

Registration is now open on the XQuarry website and will be limited to 50 cars. Teams will consist of only two people per car and drivers must have a valid licence. All vehicles need to be in good condition with front and rear recovery points and a spare tyre must also be in good condition.

Prizes will be awarded as the top three finishers will receive a trophy. The first-place winner will also get a new set of BF Goodrich Tyres, second place will receive a full outdoor camping set from Coleman and third place will get a tyre inflation and deflation kit.

For more information, call or WhatsApp 055 295 5336 or email info@xquarry.com

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