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The principle of sandboarding on the sand differs from snowboarding. You need to take into account some technical features of passing bends and landing. The undoubted advantage is the fact that you can skate on the sand at any time of the year and not be afraid of severe frosts or avalanches.
Interesting fact: despite the fact that the speed on a sandboard usually is not as high as on a snowboard, exactly sandboarding holds the highest speed record of 82 km/h.
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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 an opportunity to ride on a snowboard on the sand. However, you are on Oddviser - project about the adventures for independent travelers, so we will tell you how to ride on a sandboard yourself.
How to do?
2. The desert is located in the south of Dubai, so take Hatta Road (E44). It is better to rent a car or take a taxi.
3. At the entrance you need to pay for the ticket (about 295 dirhams per day).
4. Next to the famous Red Dune you will find snowboard (sandboard) rental points.
5. Rise to the highest dune and slide down the sandy slopes. There are no lifts, so you can climb the dune on foot or, for example, on buggies , which are also rented out here.
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.67