If you thought the deserts of Dubai are places devoid of action-packed fun, then wait till you try some dune bashing! Here’s a quick guide on what to expect.
What is Dune Bashing?
Dune bashing does not as it sounds involve you having to go about the desert “bashing” the sand with a stick or any other implement! It does involve being driven around in a convoy of 4X4 vehicles at varying speeds over the dunes for a bumpy yet thrilling ride you won’t soon forget.
Planning Your Excursion
This activity takes place at a variety of locations in and around Dubai. Be you staying at a Deira or Palm Jumeirah hotel including properties such as Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort you can engage the services of tour operators who will often provide transport to a particular desert.
Other Desert Activities
Depending on the package, added desert activities may also be featured as part of the dune bashing experience. Exhilarating sandboarding, quad biking and dune buggy adventures, as well as camel rides, are amongst the additional options a tour operator may provide.
The Perfect Day’s End
Some tour operators also include a visit to a Bedouin-style camp after a fun dune bashing outing. Here one can savour traditional Middle Eastern cuisine and may get the chance to enjoy henna painting, smoke some shisha and witness some traditional belly dancing too.