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Top Spots for Dune Bashing in UAE - For the Adrenaline Junkies!!

Dune bashing is an adventure sport in the UAE, and you can find numerous locations which will offer you the very best experience. Here is the ultimate list of the UAE locations to check out for dune bashing.


Liwa Desert

This desert is located in the southwest region from Abu Dhabi. This massive expanse of sand dunes offers one of the best experiences for you to go dune bashing. Besides, there is also the Liwa festival which lasts for a week where people try to challenge and climb the Moreed dune which sits at a staggering height of 300 m with a 50° angle. You can get to this desert from Dubai in just three hours. If you're looking for Abu Dhabi resorts for accommodation, you can check out properties like Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara from where you can reach this desert quite conveniently.



This is known as the Little Liwa and is also situated in Abu Dhabi. There are massive sand dunes here, made out of very soft sands and is the perfect place for beginners to try dune bashing. Even the professionals at it will have a great time here polishing up their skills in these great dunes. Check out the area known as Naqrah, which is a popular sand dune that is situated deep into this desert. Many people head over here to have the ultimate fun. This place is only one hour and 15 minutes away from Dubai.



This is a very popular dune bashing location in the UAE. It is also known as the 'Big red' as its massive and has sands that are coloured in a deep red. It is one of the most favourite and sought-after places by tour-ists. These dunes can be challenged by both professionals and amateurs too. You can easily spot these staggering dunes from a distance. It is quite a scenic view that will invite you to head over. The landscapes here changes from a yellow to a deep red which can be quite enchanting too. On top of that, the dunes also change shape as it expands its way through the borders of Dubai and Oman. It is only a 45-minute ride away from Dubai.


Al Faya Desert

This dune bashing destination is widely known as the 'Big fall'. It is quite a picturesque sight of a vast ex-panse of ruby red sand. By opting to transverse, the sandy dunes, you do not only get an exhilarating ex-perience but also a view that you cannot forget. You do not have to be a professional to try out sand dune bashing here, as it is widely known that even beginners can try their hand to see how successful they can be. Besides, the desert is well known among desert camper too. So, if you plan it well, you can not only go dune bashing, but you can also go camping in the soft powdery sands of this desert.