Everything You Need to Know About Dubai Dune Bashing

Published on 2022-11-25

Everything You Need to Know About Dubai Dune Bashing

You must experience dune bashing in Dubai on the Desert Safari Dubai tour if you're ever visiting Dubai in the UAE. No matter what level of thrill seeking you are, dune bashing in Dubai can be a great way for you to explore the vast sands while having some fun. It is an exciting experience that many travelers love to do, and it remains a top-of-the-bucket item.
You will also be surrounded by camel rides, dune bashing sites, dinner at a Bedouin camp, henna painting, and belly dancing. You can choose from many desert safari companies, but we recommend Tour Dubai’s Desert Safari Experience.

What is Dune Bashing in Dubai?

Driving at increasing or decreasing speeds on sand dunes in Dubai is called dune bashing. It takes special skills and a specific type of car to navigate this terrain. Usually, a sport utility vehicle (SUV) is required. The drivers will have to reduce the pressure to give your vehicle more traction in the sand.

What to expect during the Dune Bashing experience?

These Dubai desert tours often start with pick-up from your hotel or home and then a 45-minute to an hour-long drive to the sparse desert landscape, where you will not be disturbed by any city noises and there are no tall buildings blocking your view.
It takes about an hour to complete the dune bashing portion of the trip. This is a thrilling and bumpy ride. As they perform their stunts, the vehicles move in a convoy. You will love slipping, sliding, skidding, and spinning, if you are like me. There is also sporadic seat-gripping, shouting, and various decibels of screaming. 

What to wear or your Dune bashing experience in Dubai?

Because the sand will eventually get into everything, dress comfortably. A scarf or a hat to cover your hair is a good idea, as well as long pants and a light shirt. In an attempt to cover my feet, I wore socks and sneakers. However, the sand got in them anyway so I could have worn sandals.
Contact lens wearers should consider wearing shades. Small grains of sand can easily get in your eyes when you're outside. Eye-drops won't suffice to clear your eyes if there isn't running water nearby.

After the drive, you can get out of the vehicle and walk around taking pictures. Evening drives end at sunset, so make sure you have plenty of time to get some cool shots.

Dubai Desert Safari Tour includes a visit to a Bedouin camp. The Middle Eastern-influenced dinner menu features a selection of meats, salads, and desserts. The evening can also include optional activities such as camel riding and belly dancing.
Winter months can be quite cold so bring a scarf or light jacket. Evenings can get quite chilly after the sun sets.

Why go for Dubai Dune Bashing?

This is a true Dubai experience. I could write a whole blog about it. If you don't feel confident about navigating the sandy dunes of Dubai, you cannot claim you were there. These Dubai native desert tours will give you an entirely new experience and show you all that Dubai has to offer. These desert safaris will take you to new heights, sights, and thrills.

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