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Hello!

Just to help everyone who's looking into getting their gear and appreciate a good quality vs price ratio:

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Rated snatch strap: ARB Recovery Pack (includes shackles + gloves) <-- ARB Emirates Accessories 4x4 (or Amazon.ae) at ~ AED 490

Two Rated Shackles: see above

Rated Hook: Also known as Clevis Hook. I haven't found a branded one, but you can get one that matches the shackles spec for ~AED 80 at Dragon Mart (WL = 4.5 tons)

Car jack: Selta 2.5 tons <-- Selta General Trading at ~ AED 145 (I personally went for the Chinese King Tool 2 tons one for AED 100 at Dragon Mart EAF03, but that's before I got the price on the Taiwanese Selta)

Base plate for jacking vehicle: Solid white piece of wood (length: 60cm x width: 40cm x thickness: 5 cm) from any carpenter shop (Dubai = ~ AED 50) or your local garage where you usually fix your car (as a favor = ~ AED 0)

Shovel: AOR Extendable Aluminum Shovel <-- Ramy Automotive (or Amazon.ae) at ~ AED 137

Tyre deflator: TJM Digital Tyre Deflator with gauge <-- Ravon 4x4 at ~ AED 200

Air compressor: TJM Portable Air Compressor(75L / per minute, 45 mins duty time) <-- Ravon 4x4 at ~ AED 500

Communication device (Walkie-talkie): BaoFeng UV-5R Dual Band Two Way Radio <--Dragon Mart BAI05 at ~ AED 70 (or Amazon.ae/dragonmart.ae)

Mechanical tools: Black & Sage 126 Pieces tool and socket set <-- Carrefour at ~ AED 120 (completely by accident, I got mine in Ajman at AED 90)

Fire extinguisher (Dry Powder): 2kg dry powder extinguisher <-- any petrol station at ~ AED 60 or Amazon.ae at ~ AED 41 [Note: a lot of people recommend to have 3 or even 4 of them in the car)

Flag pole including flag : N/A (already had it installed)

Spare tyre in good shape: N/A (already had a brand new one)

Front & rear towing points: N/A (already had it installed)

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Hope it helps! :have_a_nice_day:
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A couple more tools that newbies might consider as part of their offroad equipment:
  • Folding Knife with glass breaker
<-- I have a 10 AED one from Dragon Mart, but these can be bought in Al Badayer meeting point shops for circa AED 60 (thanks for the tip, alshamsi_m
  • Hands-free head torch
<-- I have the Energizer one for years now (it keeps charge well and is LED)
  • Duct tape
<-- ACE/Carrefour/Dragon Mart or Amazon.ae for circa AED 12
  • Elastic straps
<-- will keep your cargo in one place while you're cresting; Ramy Automotive at AED 21 for 5 straps
  • Valve core removal + proper tyre gauge
<-- Just in case your deflator goes AWOL (batteries, or something is broken or even if you just need to deflate the tyre to 0 during pop out/check your tyre pressure real quick); Valve Core Removal = Dragon Mart at ~ AED 5; ARB Tyre Gauge = Amazon.ae or ARB shop in International City at ~ AED 120
  • Heavy duty shoes
<-- the sand can get really hot (especially after a recovery!) and your trainers will get damaged really quickly
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