Moreeb Dune – The Scary Mountain!

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Nicknamed as the Scary Mountain, the Moreeb dune is a steep and huge dune that is located in the south-central part of the expansive Arabian Desert and is a famous tourist attraction. Read on to know more about this mighty dune.

The Dune

The Moreeb Dune, being the largest sand hill in the country and one of the largest in the world, is a staggering 5,250 feet long and 984 feet high. The dune has a 50-degree slope and this makes it an ideal spot for dune racing.

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Zamir at en.wikipediaMoreeb dunes, marked as public domain, more details on Wikimedia Commons

The attractions

The steep incline of this majestic dune makes the area perfect for dune races, they occur throughout the year, and there is a massive hill climbing competition every February. There is also a cultural complex situated at the base of the hill that hosts numerous events.

Accommodation facilities

Located far from the city of Abu Dhabi, few hotels and resorts can be the best alternative to Abu Dhabi beach hotels in the middle of the desert. You can easily access the dune area from a desert hotel the likes of Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, from which the dune is just 1.5 hours away.

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Image Credit: Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara

Things to remember

The tropical desert temperatures are always high throughout the year and it is recommended that you wear light clothes and drink plenty of water during the time you spend here and if you plan to go for a climb up the dune you should also wear appropriate shoes and be cautious as the climb is challenging and tiring.

Intrigued by history, art and food, Lavinia Woolf is a writer who is passionate about the extraordinary and writes of the exhilarating and enchanting. Google+

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