While there are plenty of modern marvels in Dubai, don’t forget you can also head to the vast desert which sets the stage for an unforgettable experience; read on to find out more about the action-packed world of dune bashing!
What is Dune Bashing?
This exhilarating activity involves being driven in powerful 4×4 vehicles through the undulating sand and up and down the dunes at speed. A unique aspect is the pit stop to deflate your tires, providing increased traction against the shifting sands. The undulating dunes become your terrain, each rise and fall met with the roar of the engine and the exhilarating sensation of conquering nature’s shifting landscapes.
Transfers & Locations
Your adventure will generally kick off with a hotel pick-up; consider staying at centrally located properties like Oaks Liwa Heights which make an ideal base and offer two-bedroom family suite options too. The journey to an expansive desert will take around 45 to 60 minutes and depending on the tour operator, you may be taken to places like the Lahbab, Al Badayer, or Al Faya Deserts. Try and snag the front passenger seat for optimal views as your skilled driver manoeuvres through the ever-changing dunes!
What to Wear
When it comes to suitable attire, understand that the desert’s golden grains can find their way into every nook and cranny! A good choice would be long pants and a light shirt or T-shirt (avoid dark colours). Don a hat or scarf to protect against the sun and choose sandals or slippers over enclosed shoes. Don’t forget sunscreen and sunglasses since there will be times when you will get out of the vehicle and into the radiant Arabian sun.
Beyond exhilarating dune bashing, additional adventures await depending on the chosen tour package. Saddle up for a traditional camel ride, or rev up the excitement with quad biking, sandboarding, or dune buggy rides. As the sun sets, immerse yourself in a Bedouin-style camp which offers henna hand painting, a delectable Middle Eastern feast, and the hypnotic rhythms of a belly dancing performance.