Liwa Sports Festival / Moreeb Dune

Organised by Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi

The nine day festival attracts the region’s most powerful four wheel drives and bikers to face exciting challenges including cars drag race, bikes race, motocross track challenge, camel race, horse race, classic cars competition and Moreeb track for freestyle drifting.

The highlight feature of the festival is the adventurous race to the top of one of the world’s highest sand hills – the Moreeb Dune, which means ‘Terrifying Mountain’. At over 300m high and with a 50° angle, the dune will be contested over various categories for different car and bike types.

This festival offers a week-long celebration of UAE heritage with competitions and activities including bike riding and camping in the desert of Moreeb Dune. 

Visitors and participants attending the festival and races are provided with all facilities and services to make camping and accommodations in the Moreeb Dune a unique and extraordinary experience by the organisers.

This year the festival includes several events and different sports activities including:

Freestyle Drifting
Motocross competition
Falcon race
Camel race
Horse race
Sand drag competition
Moreeb car competition
Classic and custom car competition
Other entertainment events 

date and time

Thu, Dec 29, 2016 - Fri, Jan 06, 2017

event location

Al Dhafra

contact info

Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi
Tel: +971 2 8840400

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