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From sleeping under the stars in the desert, to trying your hand at Sand boarding and skiing the desert in Abu Dhabi is waiting to be explored and experienced.

 

DUNE BASHING

With high dunes and long sand valleys, you’ll never get bored of adrenaline fuelled dune bashing in Abu Dhabi. Experience the breath taking dunes between the UAE capital and our Oasis City of Al Ain or explore the desert expanse outside the Liwa oasis in the Western Region.

A variety of tour operators offer dune bashing trips. Alternatively, when you can tackle the dunes while you stay at Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara or Tilal Liwa. A half day or an overnight stay at the Arabian Nights Village also includes a dune basing experience.

 

Qasar Sarab Dinner

SAND BOARDING AND SKIING

Skiing takes on a whole new meaning on Abu Dhabi’s desert dunes. Boasting the world’s largest dunes, towering hundreds of metres above the surrounding plains, the Liwa Oasis on the edges of the Rub al-Khali or Empty Quarter is a sand skier’s paradise. So strap on your sand board and sashay down the seemingly endless red sand slopes for an exhilarating experience. For novice skiers, daunted by the 300 metre Liwa dunes, skiing down gentler slopes that stretch across the Abu Dhabi desert may be the place to start this daring adventure.

A word of caution though: desert temperatures will be quite high during the day, so aim for the dunes in the early morning. Wear light clothes, sunglasses and a hat to protect yourself from the strong sun, and don’t forget to use plenty of sunscreen.

OFF ROAD DRIVING

The massive Empty Quarter dunes present an awesome driving challenge. If you’re in the country during the cooler months and you like adventure, rent a four wheel drive, find a group of eager drivers (you’ll need at least three vehicles; never drive alone in the desert) and set out for the sand. Be sure that your vehicle is insured for off-road use and that you have the proper equipment. If you’ve never driven off road, you should first learn the ropes with one of the several tour companies in Abu Dhabi.

CAMPING UNDER THE STARS

Experience the breathtaking dunes of Al Khaznah between the UAE capital and our Oasis City of Al Ain or explore the desert expanse outside the Liwa oasis in the Western Region. With high dunes and long sand valleys, you’ll never get bored of adrenaline fuelled dune bashing.

Most desert safaris include a thrill-a-minute spot of dune bashing, sand skiing, quad biking, a visit to a camel farm, camel riding, and a traditional meal under the stars. Overnight stays let you enjoy smoky sunsets and luminous sunrises.

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