We have just come back from a GMC Arabia Sierra activation in the mountains of Hatta. We were there for a test drive of the vehicles and to see how well they handled the rough of the wadis (water valleys that are now dry) of the UAE. We were picked up in a GMC Yukon (think of the biggest 4WD you will ever see) and driven out to Hatta, an hour and a half from the centre of Dubai.
We drove into Hatta Sedr Trailers, home to only 13 luxury trailer experiences, making them an extremely exclusive experience. In fact, if you are looking to book there, you will have no luck on the weekends for the next few months as they are all booked out.
Our evening included an introduction to the site and some stargazing of the semi-clear night skies. We even got to see through a telescope and saw Jupiter and Saturn with Khalifa, a local Emirati, passionate about everything space, planets and stars. After a great feed and some good company, it was time to retire to our trailer before a big day ahead the next day.
After a brief presentation of the GMC Sierra range and safety brief, we hopped into the cars and got started in our 3-hour loop of Hatta and Wadi Showka. We were testing the car on highway roads but also off road as well. After 20 minutes of easy road driving, it was time for the real test, getting the cars in the rough stuff. We switched the cars into 4 High, as opposed to using 2 High in normal road conditions and got going.
We blasted our way through the tracks, going over rocks and sand roads with ease. We even saw some goats and camels along the way. Wadi Showka is full of great tracks with mountains flanking either side of your trip. The GMC Sierra cars handled the conditions like a dream and got us through it all very easy.
A massive thank you to both GMC Arabia and Hatta Sedr Trailers for a great time in the beautiful landscapes of the United Arab Emirates.