Seasoned off-road driver and former SUV Expedition Club (Suvec) president Muhammad Alkhatib gives some pointers :

1. Know your vehicle. Know its dimensions and characteristics, and make sure it is in good condition. Recognise its limits and not exceed them. Make sure your tyres are the right ones, including the spare, and that they are in good condition. There is nothing worse than going off-road with the wrong tyres.

2. Know your limits as a driver.

3. Know the terrain of the route you will be travelling on and understand what type of obstacles you might encounter.

4. Stick closely to safety rules and designated routes. Always belt up as it could save your life.