Try sandboarding on sand dunes#2 of 74 things to do in Dubai
The highest point in the desert is the Big Red dune, and you can reach it in just one hour. The desert is located in the south of Dubai, so you have to go on the Hatta Road (E44). At the entrance you'll have to pay for the ticket (around 295 dirhams per day). Next to the Big Red dune you can rent a snowboard. There are no elevators here, so you need to climb the dune by foot or using a buggy, which you can rent here.
© Hans Christian Berge
The principle of sandboarding differs from snowboarding. Here you should take into account some of the technical features of turns and landings. The undoubted advantage is that you can sandboard any time of the year.
© Pankaj Sharma
Interesting fact: despite the fact that the speed on the sandboard is not as high as on the snowboard, the fastest recorded speed on sandboard is 82 km/h!
In Dubai you can take a tour around the desert which includes sandboarding. In the city you will find numerous companies that offer day trips to the desert with the ability to ride on a sandboard.
Where to do?
The Big Red Dune is about 50 km away from Dubai. It’s one of the ultimate places for sandboarding and extreme jeep off-road driving.50Dubai