Dune Bashing in Abu Dhabi
An exhilarating ride across Abu Dhabi's sand dunes
In this adventure across the desert's majestic sands, you'll be in a 4x4 vehicle, driven by skilled operators, zipping over dunes for a thrilling experience. It's like a rollercoaster on sand, combining speed, excitement, and scenic views. For comfort, wear light, casual clothes and closed shoes.
Booking is easy: choose from many tour operators in the city, available online or via your hotel.
Dune bashing tour operators in Abu Dhabi
Take on your own desert adventure
Explore our guide to off-road desert driving to ensure you can steer your way safely through the dunes whilst still having fun! Your 4x4, our captivating desert landscape.
Frequently asked questions about dune bashing in Abu Dhabi
What is dune bashing?
Dune bashing is an exhilarating sport where 4x4 vehicles navigate the curves of the soft sands at different speeds, driven by an experienced guide.
What does dune bashing feel like?
Dune bashing is a thrilling desert adventure activity that provides an adrenaline rush as you climb and descend sand dunes at changing speeds.
What do you wear to dune bashing in Abu Dhabi?
Opt for light and casual clothing suitable for the desert. Wear shades, hats or scarves and comfortable open shoes such as sandals or flip-flops. Winter nights are cooler so be sure to carry a light jacket or shawl.
Is dune bashing worth it?
Absolutely! The excitement-packed ride of weaving through the sand dunes, plus the beautiful views, makes it a unique and memorable addition to your itinerary. Unless you have any medical conditions or are pregnant, we encourage everyone to try dune bashing at least once.
Babies are not permitted to partake due to the high speed, and wearing a seat belt throughout the session is a requirement.
Can you do a desert safari without dune bashing?
Yes, you can skip dune bashing and try other activities at the campsite. You can choose from camel riding, sand boarding, Henna painting, and quad biking. Most desert safari packages in Abu Dhabi have these options that you can add to your original package and some include it in your total.
How long does dune bashing last?
An average dune bashing session lasts for 45 minutes based on your tour provider.