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Best Places To Go For Dune Bashing in Dubai


Best Places To Go For Dune Bashing in Dubai

Best Places For Dune Bashing
Best Places For Dune Bashing

If you are planning a trip to Dubai, then don’t miss a chance to enjoy dune bashing on a thrilling Desert Safari Dubai tour! If you have thrilling nature, then dune bashing in UAE is one of the best ways to enjoy and explore the huge and vast sand area.

Wandering over the dunes of UAE is one of the main and top priorities for the people who love to travel, as it is truly an amazing and adventurous experience.

Who doesn’t want to experience the drive down the soft Arabian sands with such easy access to desert areas in Dubai? Dune bashing is one of the most famous and thrilling activities among the people and residents of Dubai.

The Desert Safari trip offers different activities to enjoy, like camel riding, dune bashing locations, henna hand painting, belly dancing, and dinner in a Bedouin style.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1664532740100{margin-top: -5px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]

What is Dune Bashing?

The term dune bashing is driving over the dunes at different increasing and decreasing levels of speed. It requires some special skill and type of car to move and explore the terrain as the surface of the sand keeps changing and shifting. The vehicle used is usually a sports utility vehicle (SUV).

The best time to enjoy dune bashing is before the sunset, to experience the mesmerizing and heart-taking views of the Desert.

Now let’s explore the best places to go for dune bashing in Dubai.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1664532748804{margin-top: -5px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]

The Most Famous Spots For Dune Bashing Experience in UAE

If you want to go for dune bashing by yourself instead of booking a tour, the below-mentioned spots are among the best ones. ‘

All the above-mentioned locations offer a unique and incredible experience, so you can find the best spot for dune bashing. Ensure to follow all the instructions and safety guidelines in the Desert to enjoy a smooth ride.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=”.vc_custom_1664532784116{margin-top: -15px !important;}”][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Bidayer Desert Sharjah

The Desert is located at Hatta/ Oman highway (E44), Sharjah. The Desert is located about 45 minutes from Dubai.

This huge sand dune is also known as “Big Red” as it is huge with dark red-colored sand. This is one of the most famous and well-known dune bashing locations in the UAE.

This emerging tourist site has vast expanses of rolling dunes, an oasis, and a desert. Al Bidayer desert has a strong archeological heritage with old sites.

The spot is specifically for those who want an adrenaline rush. As compared to other deserts, this one has the simplest dunes that can be operated by professionals and amateurs. On holidays and weekends, this desert spot is filled with motorists who want to show off their new tricks in quad bikes, jeeps, and buggies.

On the other hand, if you are not interested in dune bashing, then there are some local tour companies offering packages like setting up a picnic during the cooler hours of the day and tackling the dunes.

Sweihan Desert

This Desert has some big dunes and requires some more technical experience. You must avoid it if you have no idea what you are doing. Sweihan desert is 1 hr. 15 minutes from Dubai and is located on Al Hayer road, Abu Dhabi.

The Desert is on the borderline of 3 cities: Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai. Since it is the practicing ground of Liwa enthusiasts, the Desert is also known as Little Liwa. This Desert is only specified for experienced drivers, as it has soft sands and big dunes.

With GPS and proper guidance, one is able to see a large number of camels and lone Emiratis.

Liwa Desert

The Liwa Desert is almost 3 hours away from Dubai and is located in Rub Al Khali, Abu Dhabi.

The Desert is also famous as “The Empty Quarter,” and only the most expert and experienced dune bashers enjoy it here. The Desert is famous for all its annual challenges and festivals.

In Arabian Peninsula is the largest Desert and covers a wide area having soft sand and sharing the boundary with Saudi Arabia.

The festival, Liwa festival, prolong for a week, and the main challenge is to tackle the terrifying mountain, Moreeb dune.

Fossil rock

This is located in Sharjah, Kalba road, 50 mins. Drive from Dubai. This incredible spot is known as Jebel Maleihah. It is more popularly known as fossil rock.

In this Desert, there are remains of marine fossils. Yes, in the center of the Desert, there resides marine life. Many years ago, Arabia was under the ocean.

The spot is also liked by people interested in camping, hiking, fossil hunting, and photography enthusiast.

Al Faya Desert

This Desert is located 50 minutes away from Dubai and is located in Sharjah, Al Malaiha road. This amazing Desert contains Ruby sand. Because of its dunes, which are bigger as compared to Al Bidayer, both skilled drivers and amateurs like it.

One can find the biggest dunes to ride, so it is also known as “Big Fall”.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

What to expect when going for dune bashing?

Sand dune bashing is an incredible part of a desert safari trip. The trip begins by picking you up from your location, and it takes almost 45 minutes to reach your destination.

As soon as you reach the Desert of Dubai, you are in another world with no tall buildings, no noises, and you can see red dunes only. There is no age limit; however, it is advisable not to take kids below 2 years on dune bashing. If you want to take your child for around 1-3 years, then let us know during booking so we can arrange a child booster.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

How long does a dune-bashing trip last?

The trip lasts for almost 2-4 hours. Longer trips include other activities so that you can enjoy a full day, whereas, on shorter trips, the main focus is on the dune bashing experience.

  1. Evening Desert Safari last for 6 – 7 hours with 30 minutes of dune bashing.
  2. Overnight camp stays last for 18 long hours with 30 – 40 minutes of dune bashing.
  3. Morning desert safari last 4 hours with 45 minutes of dune bashing.

Which other outdoor activities can be done in Dubai?

  1. Quad tours
  2. Camel riding
  3. Sandboarding
  4. Buggy trips
  5. Hot air balloons flights
  6. Jeep excursions
  7. Falconry experiences
  8. Desert Safari Tours


What are the reasons to go on Dune Bashing in Dubai?

The reasons why you should go on Dune Bashing are:

  • To enjoy the natural beauty
  • A unique place to capture your memories
  • Memorable lifetime experience

Things to remember while going on dune bashing

The things to remember are:

  • Make sure to keep your emergency contact information on the dashboard if your vehicle
  • Air compressor
  • Make sure that the vehicle is in good condition and filled with fuel
  • Carry all main recovery and off-road equipment
  • Enough water, rehydration drinks, and refreshments
  • Always travel in a group
  • Respect the place
  • Make sure to know all the limitations of a desert adventure according to a specific place


How much does dune bashing in Dubai cost?

The cost of dune bashing totally depends on the adventure you select for your leisure time. Like any other dubai tour, different thrilling activities are added to a package, for example, a morning desert safari with a camel ride and dune bashing. Another example is here overnight desert safari with camp activities like dance and henna painting.

Normally prices vary according to the inclusions, but an approximate idea of a normal package is €150

Is dune bashing in Dubai worth it?

Yes, Of course! No Dubai tour journey would be complete without diving in the dunes of the sands.

Dune bashing is a common activity. People feel embarrassed if they missed out this activity. Visiting Dubai is a favorite activity of the residents here. This is not a thing that can be enjoyed anywhere. You need to find out the near Desert and take your dear ones for dune bashing.

Normally we suggest the full desert safari adventure and overnight camp activities enjoy maximum thrills and charms in the Desert. You will find magical memories in the overnight desert safari.

Final thoughts on the best Dubai dune bashing tours

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Mian Zeeshan Tahir

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