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Updated by Alex Untola on Nov 25, 2014
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Desert Fun Activities in Abu Dhabi

The desert is the symbol of Arabia and Abu Dhabi does not fall short of rolling golden dunes which is exotic to look at and fun to indulge in. Below are the most popular desert activities in the city

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Dune bashing

Dune bashing

Hop into a 4x4 jeep and conquer the colossal dunes of the desert as your driver whisks you all over the place. Experience plenty of sharp turns and some heart stopping bolts and enjoy getting your vehicle covered in sand; this fun filled adventure really is the epitome of thrill in all of UAE's desert activities.

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Quad biking

Quad biking

Quad biking is an interesting way to experience Abu Dhabi's vast expanses of velvet brown in its most authentic form. Hire a quad bike and enjoy the unique feeling of riding on a dune. The steep inclinations, declinations and typical desert wobbles are all part of the quad bike adventure. Ideal for both the young and the old, this fun filled activity is perfect for those who want to bask in undisturbed desert scenery viewed from the top of a dune.

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Camel rides

Camel rides

An authentic Arabian desert experience is not complete without spending a little time with the symbol of the desert; the camel. Atop the crooked back of the camel, the desert surroundings have a different view and the entire experience as a whole is unique in every way. The deserts in Abu Dhabi have plenty of camels available for interaction and rides. Spend a few hours with these unique desert inhabitants and taste their milk while you are at it.

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Sand boarding

Sand boarding

Have you ever experienced surfing on Sand? That is exactly what sand boarding has to offer. A perfect combination of surfing and sledging, this wild and exciting adventure is unique to the sand dunes of Arabia and is loaded with plenty of fun. Feel the soft golden grains amidst the heat of the desert; the experience really is one of a kind.

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Archery

Archery

Archery in Abu Dhabi is a treasured sport that goes back centuries and yet is popular even today. At the Desert Islands Resort & Spa by Anantara you have a chance to experience archery in its authentic form. A perfect adventure for the whole family, archery in Anantara provides its very own trainer to ensure your experience is both completely fun and absolutely safe. Whether you are a beginner or a pro, there is plenty of opportunity here to perfect your aim and get you closer to the bull's eye.

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Kayaking

Kayaking

If you are staying at any of the Abu Dhabi beach hotels you will definitely have ample opportunity to try out kayaking. In the Sir Bani Yas Island's for instance, the tranquil waters provide the ideal conditions for kayaking. As you Paddle along at a soothing pace, take in the stunning coastal scenery that surrounds you.

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Indulge in a Car Race

Indulge in a Car Race

It may not seem like much but the feeling of racing on the desert is unique in every way. So get yourself a hardy car and indulge in fun filled races across the flat surfaces of the desert; the experience really is one of a kind.