Hurry! The details of the Gulf News Overnighter Fun Drive 2020 are out and the route this year is going to be a new one!The Fun Drive 2020 is supported by Al Futtaim Motors, Toyota in association with Tilal Swaihan, ADNEC, the event will be held on January 17 and 18.
The annual Fun Drive has always been the most awaited event every year and each year in the journey has been one of a kind. The event is being held for the first time in the Overnighter format in the Al Ain region.It also has other ‘firsts’, i.e. it is a ‘Loop’, which means that it will start and end at Tilal Swaihan, in a single location, but with different activity spots.Another first is the route, which criss crosses over challenging sand sections never used in the history of the Fun Drive.
And finally, we have a new camp that is compact, yet spacey and comforting.
Saud Abbasi, managing director, Al Futtaim Motors Toyota, stated: “We are extremely pleased to continue our long-standing association with the Gulf News Fun Drive. Every year, the event gets bigger and better and this edition will be no different.”
Abbasi added: “The overnight Fun Drive provides us with another great platform to engage with our customers and truly showcase the capabilities of our off-road vehicles which are known for their durability, reliability and bullet-proof quality.”
The 2020 edition will be the 34th year of the Fun Drive. The first Fun Drive was a Day Drive only and was held on March 28, 1986. So far, they have done seven Day Drives, 27 Overnighters, one Abu Dhabi Day Drive and three Friday Fun Drives.
Humaid Matar Al Dhaheri, chairman, committee of Tilal Swaihan Festival said: “We are truly excited to be associated with the Gulf News Overnighter Fun Drive and we are looking forward to welcoming all the participants to Tilal Swaihan to experience the warmth and hospitality of this event.”
He added: “We want to give Fun Drivers an unforgettable experience for their weekend in Tilal Swaihan, in a stunning setting with every possible amenity.”
The Fun Drive is not a rally or race, but an event of fun for the whole family. It is an opportunity to venture, without worry, into the desert, because of the charted route, detailed instruction and help at hand. It is also an opportunity to enjoy an outdoors weekend of companionship, where around 3000 persons stay at the camp in a congenial and secure atmosphere and savour the delights of five-star catering, continuous live entertainment and communal living.
Online registration for the Gulf News Overnighter Fun Drive 2020 can be done through the website www.gnfundrive.com starting from 9 am on Saturday, December 28.More details about the registration can be seen in the GN Fun Drive Registration advertisement, which will come out in Gulf News print edition on Friday, December 27.