Reaching almost a thousand feet in height and sloped at a fifty degree angle, the Tal Moreeb is a sand dune located in the UAE (United Arab Emirates). Tal Moreeb, which means Moreeb Dune, measures an amazing 1.6 kilometres in length. The dune’s challenging height, length and steep slope has earned it the nickname ‘Scary Mountain’. It is a popular venue for racing, with several major events being held there. The dune is believed to be the highest sand dune in the UAE and one of the tallest in the world.
Tal Moreeb is situated roughly two hundred and fifty kilometres away from Abu Dhabi and just twenty five kilometres south of the famous Liwa Oasis. There is a paved desert road leading to the dune. The Tal Moreeb and the surrounding areas have a desolate beauty that anyone can enjoy. Peaceful and quiet, the undulating sand dunes resemble an ocean made out of sand. It is the perfect spot for a variety of desert sports such as sand dragging and dune bashing.
The best time to visit the tall dune is during the annual Desert Challenge organised by the Abu Dhabi Motors Club. The races feature a variety of vehicles and are always pretty interesting. The race organisers provide an array of facilities that includes rentable tents, fuel stations, restrooms, restaurants and medical aid. One can also hire out a motorcycle to explore the area. For more details on the competition dates, timings etc. one can visit the club’s official website.
Abu Dhabi is the capital of the UAE and is the second most visited emirate after Dubai. While not as glitzy or as glamorous as Dubai, it is the destination of choice for many foreigners intent on having an authentic Arab experience right down to the culture and food. Tourists looking for good Abu Dhabi hotels can try the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara. It is undoubtedly one of the best luxury hotels Abu Dhabi and is situated in the Liwa Desert. The hotel is a tranquil oasis that gives the illusion of being far from civilization when in reality the bustling emirate is never too far away.