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Dune Driving: A Roller Coaster-like Adventure

Fondly known as the ‘Manhattan of the Middle East’, Abu Dhabi is among the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates located in the Middle Eastern. An oasis for wildlife until the region developed rapidly following the discovery of oil nearly 60 years ago; there is never a dull moment for a person seeking the thrill of adventure. Abu Dhabi would certainly provide you with a multitude of activities to keep you entertained and your adrenaline rushing with their marvellous scuba diving and boating experiences.
Once in this city, it is essential that you experience it to the fullest and that means trying your hand at one of the most popular yet hair-raising sports in the city, Wadi Bashing. This sport, also known as dune driving, attracts a number of tourists seeking a thrilling adventure out in the desert as they mount a four wheeler and attempt to conquer the dry sand dunes of the Abu Dhabi desert.

This adrenaline pumping experience is second to no other as a driver must drive along the uneven terrain of sand dunes and riverbeds, while keeping their balance without falling off the vehicle. The abundance of an uneven terrain makes it an exhilarating ride as one race towards a dune, is suspended in mid air and experiences a few precious moments of sheer exhilaration before touching down on solid ground.

Wadi Bashing is also an excellent method of experiencing the natural delights of Abu Dhabi which are untouched by civilization. If you’re lucky, you may be able to spot the famous gazelle from which the city derived its name, strikingly picturesque waterfalls and waterways as well as native tribes.

Travellers and tourists wishing to experience this hair-raising adventure should surely opt to reside in a comfortable and peaceful hotel in Abu Dhabi to round up a truly fruitful holiday. Accommodation Abu Dhabi is varied and one can surely find a fit for every budget. However, if you seek luxury and contemporary comforts, the Eastern Mangroves, Abu Dhabi will delight you with its calming waterfront view giving you the impression of being in a secluded haven even though you are in close proximity to the city.

Thanuja Silva is a travel writer who writes under the pen name Auburn Silver. She has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world.