€£$
по-русскиen Español (pronto)
enter
1028things to do
in the world
115things 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

Guest24 September 2017

More things to do in Abu Dhabi

#3Go on safari on Sir Bani Yas in Abu DhabiGo on 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
#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.

FREE
#9Ride the most speedy roller coaster in the world in Abu DhabiRide the most speedy roller coaster in the worldoddviser

Take a ride on the world's fastest roller coaster of 2 200 m with the speed of 240 km per hour.

250
#7Try pearl diving in Abu DhabiTry pearl divingoddviser

The attraction is located in the Yas Waterworld and has no analogues in the world. You will try yourself as a pearl diver.

149
#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
#2Dive with dugongs in Abu DhabiDive with dugongsEugene Krasowski

A great number of sea cows graze on the underwater meadow of the Persian Gulf. The locals call them sirens and sea brides. They are safe here.

FREE
#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.

FREE
#17Take a bike ride along the Corniche promenade in Abu DhabiTake a bike ride along the Corniche promenadeoddviser

Rent a bicycle and ride along one of the longest seafront promenades in the Middle East.

30
#14Go to the restaurant with "roller coasters" in Abu DhabiGo to the restaurant with "roller coasters"oddviser

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

#18Jump over the waves on a jet ski in Abu DhabiJump over the waves on a jet skioddviser

Go for a fast and comfortable ride – drive a jet ski on the waves of the Gulf and don’t worry if you have no experience in driving a personal watercraft.

200
#20Watch camel beauty contest in Abu DhabiWatch camel beauty contestAnna Grishina

Once a year, the most beautiful camels from the countries of the Persian Gulf and South Africa gather here.

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