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Sandboarding

Dubai is a city that strives for attention. Of all the United Arab Emirate countries, this one is perhaps the most laid back one. They like to live in luxury, and have no qualms about entertaining all things that add glamour to its already imposing reputation. With an economy that lives on the oil industry, this rich nation is steeped in religious upbringings and all things beautiful. Their malls are posh and upscale, their local markets are charming, Dubai is a nation that appreciates the finer things in life. Dubai can actually be considered as the country that first every introduced the concept of having a ‘shopping festival’.



Of the many leisure activities to be experience in this dynamic city, sandboarding is one of the more popular few. If ever you tried your hand at skiing, then this sport is sure to delight you as well. Sandboarding is the simple act of skimming down a sand dune on what is known as a sand board. Sand boards are hardier than snowboards, and do require a special kind of wax to be applied to ensure that your ride is smooth.



There are several operators and companies that provide the equipment and guidance required to do sandboarding in Dubai. This sport has gained fast popularity and can be experienced by novices and experts alike. The highest sand dunes can be found with a 30 minute drive from the city. And the best time to do sandboarding in Dubai is in the morning, when the temperatures are cooler. If you are really looking for something special, then head over to what the locals refer to as ‘Big Red’, this sand dune ranges between 200 to 300 meters high, and can be quite the adrenaline rush.



Needless to say Dubai is destination worth visiting, from its gold souks to fine dining options; it would be a shame not to experience it. Dubai serves up a variety of accommodation options. One that welcomes a personalised stay in their tastefully furnished guest rooms is Grand Millennium Dubai. This reputed Dubai hotel is just minutes away from the Emirates Golf Club, Wild Wadi, Burj Al Arab, World Trade Centre and 35 minutes away from the airport. Of the many Dubai luxury hotels to be found, this one is truly worthwhile considering.