UAE’s First Off-Road & Adventure Park to Open This February

If there’s one thing that the United Arab Emirates was missing so far, it was its very own off-road and adventure park. Challenge enthusiasts were happy to learn that, come this February, there will be a brand new 600,000 sqm space in UAE just for them. Here’s the scoop!

Off Roading Adventure ParkWelcome to XQuarry, UAE’s First Off-Road & Adventure Park

Off-road and adrenaline junkies will love this huge new park not only because of its many challenges, but also for its grandeur. Sitting at more than half a million square meters and offering five main activities — off-roading, obstacle running, MTB, hiking trails, and RC tracks — XQuarry has something for everyone, including private off-roading lessons.

UAE mountain bikerIn the beginning, visitors will have to bring their own vehicles (RC cars, mountain bikes, ATVs, etc.), but there will be rental options added later on. Admission prices are based on people using their own cars and bikes, so keep that in mind. Fees start at Dhs50 (less than $14) for the adventure park, which provides all-day access to the obstacle course where you have to jump, run, crawl, and hike.

If you want to give off-roading a chance, you’ll have to pay Dhs 150 (less than 41$) for a car with two people. You can pay an extra Dhs 50 for every additional person in the car. There is an obstacle park, nearly 20 kilometers of off-roading tracks, and a number of challenges for enthusiasts.

A Grand Opening

UAE Opening Poster 2021 The grand opening of the park in the UAE is set to happen between February 4 and 6, 2021. There will be a number of fun activities, such as a modified 4×4 car show contest, a 4×4 drive challenge, and so much more. Park officials plan to offer a range of modified vehicles for rent to visitors so that they can experience the full potential of the space.

Trip Stacking Is Catching on

There was a time when people would plan trips one at a time, but things have changed drastically since the pandemic. More and more people are booking their trips in twos and threes as backups. This new tends is on the rise and has been titled ‘trip stacking.’ Wondering what it is all about? Read on to find out. For all you know, you could be part of this trend too.

What Is Trip Stacking

This trend involves people booking more aggressively. For instance, if you book a trip for a cruise experience then you may also book another one as a backup to another country. You can then end up going on a trip that may not be canceled considering the current game of life and the travel rules constantly changing. So, travelers plan multiple trips at a time and pick the one that suits them best, based on the current climate and postpone the others.

When Did it Begin

It is not a very new trend. Trip stacking began somewhere from May to June, once the vaccinations began rolling out in Europe and the US. The trend spiked further when the new Covid-19 variant started disrupting travel plans. People, who had waited for months to go traveling, had to cancel their plans. By the time it was August, over 50% of Americans had either canceled or had changed their plans to travel.

Who Benefits From This Trend

Trip stacking is a boon for some and bane for others. When travelers book more trips, travel agencies end up earning more money. However, tour companies, cruise lines, and hotels may not benefit much from it when travelers cancel. There are other pitfalls to consider. For instance, when a traveler books a flight ticket they do not intend to take, the airline will hike up the prices for others as the seats fill up. However, many believe that this trend will fade once the pandemic comes to an end.