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Experience a taste of Arabian adventure with Dune Bashing in Dubai

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Dune bashing is the ultimate adrenaline-pumping activity amidst the Dubai Deserts. Feel the thrill as your 4x4 surges over the vast expanse of golden sand dunes. This thrilling experience requires a unique set of driving skills, as the soft sand presents unpredictable challenges. Get ready to be tossed and turned as you ascend and descend the sandy peaks, while the desert landscape stretches out like a golden sea around you.

What exactly is Dune Bashing?

dune bashing in dubai

Dune bashing refers to the exhilarating experience of driving at different speeds over the soft dunes of Dubai. It demands a specific driving skill due to the ever-changing surface of sand caused by dust storms. To do this, you’ll need a specialized 4x4 vehicles with low tire air pressure, providing optimal grip on the delicate sand. If you're planning a visit to Dubai, this must be on your to-do list. Dune Bashing is a part of Desert Safari Tour which includes a wide range of activities like 4x4 off-road rides, camel rides, quad biking, sandboarding, and a traditional Bedouin-style dinner.

What to expect during Dune Bashing in Dubai?
Unless you’re a professional driver, you will most likely be sitting in the passenger seats of the car, while your driver does all of the heavy lifting. Be prepared to skid, slide and slip all across your seat as you make your way through the golden sands of the desert. Usually, dune bashing is done in a convoy of vehicles to ensure safety.

What to wear for the Dune Bashing experience?

There will be lots of red sand and the temperatures can soar really high. So make sure you wear comfortable, light, and loose-fitting clothes. It's also wise to wear open footwear like sandals or flip-flops. Don’t forget your sunglasses and a hat or scarf to protect yourself from the sun.

Read more about what to wear during the Desert Safari in Dubai.

The Dune Bashing Experience, what's included?

Your Dune Bashing adventure typically includes hotel pickup and drop-off. You can amplify your desert experience by combining sandboarding and quad biking for a full throttle adventure. Note that this is a half-day experience and is packed with activities and a unique way to experience Dubai Deserts. The true excitement lies in the skill of the driver navigating the dunes. Be prepared for 20 to 50 minutes of adrenaline rush based on the package you select. Before you begin, ask for a front seat or a window seat - it’s more fun that way. For those looking for a magical Arabian night experience, consider choosing the evening slot. This allows you to extend your adventure into an overnight stay at a Bedouin-style camp. Here, you can engage in cultural activities such as henna hand painting, tanoura dance, fire show, and belly dancing.

Top Dune Bashing Dubai Safaris

Here are the top Desert Safari tours with a 10-15 dune bashing experience included in the package. Choose any that suits your budget and sign up for an exciting roller coaster on the dunes!

Dubai Dune Bashing Guide