Arabia: Opener

Hello Arabia expeditioners 2020!

Yesterday afternoon I spent some time outside shoveling the snow off of my kid’s backyard hockey rink one last time here in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (where I am based), before making my way to Dubai to meet up with Robin, our assistant expedition leader, this afternoon to start getting base camp all set up and prepared for your arrival. I know that for many of you as well, the weather in Dubai will be a huge change from what you are used to right now where you are. But don’t get fooled, we might be in the desert, but it can be a bit chilly at night!

Anyway, Robin and I are super excited to be joining you and working alongside you during the upcoming expedition. Once we are on the ground at the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve, we’ll send out a bit more of an update regarding weather, emergency contact numbers, etc.

I also want to make you aware of the 2019 expedition report. This needs more work and because of this is currently published in draft format only, but it will give you an idea of what was done last year and also what the aims for this expedition are. Have a read before you arrive, don’t forget to pack according to the packing list in your dossier, get excited, travel safely and see you soon!


Amadeus DeKastle
Expedition leader

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