I am a lover of all things adventure around here so discovering the thrill of sandboarding Dubai desert dunes was one not to be missed. So if you are looking to get a taste of best sandboarding in Dubai then this post is for you as I review standalone tours for sandboarding in Dubai and those that include the desert safari tour. These combine the sandboarding and Bedouin camp activities and entertainment. Below you will also get the low down on sandboarding Dubai reviews and prices.
I have since done Sandboarding in Namibia which was part of the African adventures that also us taking to Victoria Falls’ Devil’s Pool. The tours for sandboarding in Dubai can either be part of the Dubai desert safari or it can be a standalone 4-5 hour sandboarding experience. As it was my first time doing it at the time I opted for the combined tour but in Nambia we opted for the full Sandboarding tour having not just that much time to fo the sandboarding on the combined tour.
It really depends on what you want to get out of the sandboarding tour whether you want to the entertainment side of things as well then opt for the Dubai desert safari and sandboarding so you get a little bit of everything. Otherwise, if you have tried boarding before and enjoyed it then definitely go for the full sandboarding Dubai full tour. To compare sandboarding Dubai reviews and tours prices check out Viator and Get Your Guide.
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Sandboarding Dubai Experience
Sandboarding in Dubai desert dune experience tours start with a 4×4 driver through the desert to and showcase some of Dubai’s beautiful desert dunes. You are then taken to a spot where the sandboarding takes place and this is where the guide provides instructions on how to slide, steer, and surf down the dunes for beginners but for those with experience you will breeze through this part with just the safety briefing. Most of the tours for sandboarding in Dubai provide a hotel pickup and drop-off from. The sandboarding desert tour last about 4 hours. This will include learning what sandboarding is like and the differences between sandboarding and snowboarding and their techniques. After all the instruction and briefing is done you can then enjoy the fun and slide down the sands. After all the fun is completed you will then head back to Dubai, unless you selected a tour that includes evening entertainment at a desert camp with Bedouins style tents, food and belly dancers with the evening’s entertainment. For sandboarding Dubai reviews and prices check out the sandboarding Dubai tours below and via Get Your Guide.
Dubai Desert Safari And Sandboarding Tours
The combined sandboarding Dubai tour will also include a drive across the red desert dunes in a 4 x4 WD dive. They will also include a hotel pick up in Dubai. They will combine the sandboarding in Dubai in addition to exploring the red desert dunes on a short camel ride. You will also have a chance to get henna painting, smoke a shisha pipe, watch a belly dancing shown and get a taste of Arabian food via the evening feast served in the traditional Bedouin camp. You also get to have your photos taken with a falcon.
These the combing desert safari and sandboarding Dubai tour last about 6-7 hours. With sandboarding and an evening spent in a desert Bedouin camp where you can enjoy the breath-taking views of the desert dunes, beautiful stars when the sun goes down and enjoy the evening entertainment after your dune bashing drive through the dunes in Dubai.
Sandboarding Dubai prices range from about £35 and 100 depending on what else is including in your itinerary. Most will include collection from your hotel before embarking on a 1-hour journey outside of Dubai to the desert dunes. Majority of tours will include:
- Hotel pick-up and drop off
- Dune bashing (30-45 minutes)
- Welcome drinks
- Dates and tea
- Henna painting for ladies
- Falcon experience
- A short camel rides
- Shisha pipe
- Tanura and belly dancing show
- Water and soft drinks
- Barbecue buffet dinner
What To Wear Sandboarding in Dubai
In my post on what to wear in Dubai, I covered a bit about what to wear on a Dubai desert safari but that is in majority for women. If you are going to take part in Sandboarding I would advise the ladies to either pack an additional pair or clothing or make sure that you wear leggings or loose fitting trousers or shorts so that you are comfortable for the activity. The same goes for the men, shorts or loose fitting trouser. Also, don’t forget to pack:
Wet Wipes – Sand will get in everywhere!
Suncream – Dubai is hot and the only shade you will have in the Bedouin camps but that is after all the outdoor activities so make sure you protect your skin because cancer doesn’t discriminate. That goes for my brown folk that thinks they don’t need sun cream.
Scarf or jumper – This is if you are doing a combined tour as those tours finish in the evening and the desert can get surprisingly cold.
Comfortable Shoes – This goes without saying, comfortable shoes are a must on the tour. If you have tried walking in sand in flip flops you will know what I mean so don’t try and come in flip flops for a sandboarding session!
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