Sandboarding takes on a whole new personality when it happens on Abu Dhabi’s impressive desert dunes. Boasting some of the world’s largest dunes towering hundreds of metres above the surrounding plains, the Liwa Oasis on the edge of the Rub’ al Khali or Empty Quarter – the largest uninterrupted sand mass on earth – is a sandboarders’ paradise. So strap on your sandboard and shred down the seemingly endless red slopes. For novice sandboarders daunted by the 300-metre Liwa dunes, boarding down the gentler slopes that stretch out to the horizon is a good place to kick-start your sandboarding adventure.
A word of caution though: desert temperatures get quite high during the day, so hit the dunes in the early morning. Wear light clothes, sunglasses and a hat to protect yourself, and don’t forget to use plenty of broad-spectrum SPF 30 sunscreen.
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