€£$
по-русскиen Español (pronto)
enter
1511things to do
in the world
117things to do
in Emirates
27things to do
in Abu Dhabi

Go sandboardingin Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

#21of 27 things to doin Abu Dhabi

Oddviser

adventure's step-by-step
recipes & lifehacks
How to ride a board on volcano in Nicaragua?How to walk inside the active volcano in Greece?How to feed flying dogs in the jungles of Thailand?How to cycle along the Great Wall of China?How to swim in the famous Trevi Fountain in Rome?How to ride a kayak along the canals of Venice?How to walk on the roofs of skyscrapers in Dubai?
Join usit's more fun together :)
Got bad experience in skiing? Take sandboarding! Warm and soft sand dunes is much more pleasant than cold and wet snow.
How to go sandboarding in Abu Dhabi
Liwa Oasis on the edge of Rub el-Khali Desert is surrounded by sand barkhans. When local Bedouins became fed up with 4WD desert safari, they came up with an idea of sandboarding.

Liwa Oasis, Sandboarding in Rub al-Khali Desert, Abu Dhabi

Descending on a board down the sand dunes is a great alternative for those who didn't dare to go snowboarding. Experienced ones can take 300-meter barkhan - it is possible to accelerate up to 60 km/h.

Liwa Oasis, Sandbording in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi

How to do?

1. Liwa Oasis is situated 150 kilometers south from Abu Dhabi. The highest dune Tal Moreeb is 25 kilometers from Mezaira'a village.

2. Book an arranged sand dunes trip at your hotel in late afternoon. It takes about an hour to get to the place, 45 minutes to go sandboarding and one more hour to get back.

3. Beeswax your board to descend faster.

Where to do?

#2Liwa oasis in Abu DhabiLiwa oasis

This place attracts travelers with a possibility to visit the Date Festival. Also the landscapes of Liwa oasis are so unusual that they create a sense of a true mirage.

When to do?

Late autumn, winter or early spring is the best time to go sandboarding.

How much?

The price for 4-people group is 1000 dirhams. The trip includes sandboard rental, return 4WD transfer and sandboarding.
A helmet rental for Tal Moreeb descend is for extra pay.

Tips and hints

Don't forget to take sunscreen, long-sleeved clothes and head-wear.

Reviews

Guest25 May 2018

More things to do in Abu Dhabi

#24Go to the Qasr Al-Hosn Festival in Abu DhabiGo to the Qasr Al-Hosn FestivalSuper Сrabe

The Festival of History and Culture of the Emirates annually draws thousands of spectators.

10Qasr Al Hosn fort
#14Have dinner in roller coaster restaurant in Abu DhabiHave dinner in roller coaster restaurantoddviser

Here you can not only have a good meal but also see how dishes go down the roller coasters.

Yas Mall
#26Go up the Falling tower in Abu DhabiGo up the Falling towerMickey Collins

A skyscraper Capital Gate in Abu Dhabi is called the Falling Tower. Its slope is 4.5 times more than a slope of Pisan Tower.

45The Capital Gate
#15Try dragon boating in Abu DhabiTry dragon boatingoddviser

Try your hand at paddling in a team of 20 people on a boat, stylized as a dragon.

FREECapital Dragons Organization
#3Take safari on Sir Bani Yas in Abu DhabiTake safari on Sir Bani Yasoddviser

On a safari on Sir Bani Yas you will meet rare animals and birds face to face - cheetahs, Arabian oryxes, giraffes and many others.

280
#4See Yowla dance in Abu DhabiSee Yowla danceoddviser

Yowla is traditionally performed by men in snow-white dresses - kanduras. The dance symbolizes the unity and togetherness of the emirates.

FREEQasr Al Hosn fort
#5Visit the Date Festival in Abu DhabiVisit the Date Festivaloddviser

Appreciate the taste of two hundred varieties of dates at the picturesque and really grand event the Date Festival in Liwa oasis.

FREELiwa oasis
#12Get gold from an ATM in Abu DhabiGet gold from an ATMNika

This ATM gives real 24-carat gold bars and gift coins with an exclusive design.

133Emirates Palace Hotel
#19Drive over Sheikh Zayed Bridge in Abu DhabiDrive over Sheikh Zayed Bridgeoddviser

This bridge is an architectural masterpiece, for which designers were awarded the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

FREESheikh Zayed Bridge
#8Go to Formula One Grand Prix in Abu DhabiGo to Formula One Grand Prixoddviser

The roar of motors, 55 thousand onlookers and an incredible track – you have to see it with your own eyes!

2516Yas Island
#1Visit the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu DhabiVisit the Sheikh Zayed Mosqueoddviser

It is a symbol of original Islamic architecture, an example of the unity of all nations and religions.

FREE
Know more things to do?Guest

Share your ideas of what to do in Abu Dhabi with other travellers — together we'll make our travellings more interesting!

Photo credit © OCVA | Flickr