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Have you ever gone sandboarding? It is an amazing experience, and there is no better place to do it than Dubai. The sand here is perfect for sandboarding, and the dunes are huge. You can pick up the pace and enjoy the ride. This desert activity is perfect for those who want to enjoy the dunes in a new and exciting way. Whether you are an experienced sand boarder or a total beginner, Dubai tour has plenty of great spots where you can get your thrills. Sandboarding is a great way to experience the desert and see a side of Dubai that few tourists get to see. So go ahead and give it a try; you won't regret it.

Location: Lahbab Desert

Pick-up Location: From your hotel 

Drop-off Location: Lahbab

Timings: 30-45 minutes

Price: AED 200

About the Activity

  • Though sandboarding may seem like a strange sport to some, it is a lot of fun and can be quite relaxing as well.
  • To get up the dune, you can either walk or use a camel. Once you are at the top, lie down on your board and dig your heels into the sand to start sliding down.
  • The powdery sand gives a much smoother ride and makes it easier to learn the basics of boarding.
  • Once you have mastered some of the basic techniques, you can start trying out more daring tricks and jumps.
  • The guide provides information about the area and will respond to any queries throughout the journey.
  • Along with this, you can also partake in dune bashing and a camel ride, and there are plenty of photo opportunities from the highest dunes in the desert.
  • Enjoy live entertainment that features Tanura and belly dance.
  • Enjoy a tasty Arabian BBQ buffet while enjoying the beautiful desert views.
  • Plus, with stunning views across the Arabian Desert, sandboarding in Dubai is an unforgettable experience 

How to reach?

  • By car: From the airport, Lahbab Desert is located 42 km away, which would take around 50 minutes. Start your journey from Airport Road and head towards the southeast to arrive at Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road via Jebel Ali. From there, you can arrive at your destination within 30 minutes.
  • By bus or metro: Take the red line metro from airport terminal 3 to reach Centerpoint in Rashidiya. From there, take a one-minute walk to the Rashidiya Metro Station Bus Stand, then catch bus 310 to reach Dragon Mart 2 External Then, take bus E16 from Dragon Mart 2 External to get to Habab, Reem Emarat Petrol Station. Finally from there, you can take a taxi to reach the Lahbab Desert. 

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Things to know Before you go

  • Sandboarding can be hot and exhausting, so make sure you wear loose-fitting, light-coloured clothes that will keep you cool and protected from sunburn. Wear comfortable clothing that you don't mind getting dirty. Jeans or shorts and a t-shirt are perfect.
  • Bring plenty of water. You will be sweating and need to stay hydrated. It is also wise to bring along water and sun protection so that you can stay hydrated and protected from the sun during your session.
  • Choose your dune carefully. You want one that is not too steep and has soft, powdery sand for the best experience.
  • It is important to choose the right dune for your skill level. If you are a first-timer, head for a smaller dune with a gentle slope. More experienced hikers should look for bigger and steeper hills; these will provide thrills but also ensure your safety.
  • Make sure that you stretch properly before heading out onto the dunes and take regular breaks during the session to avoid any accidents or injuries.
  • The desert sun can be brutal, so be sure to wear sunscreen and cover up as much as possible. A hat and sunglasses will help keep the sand out of your eyes, too.
  • If you have never tried sandboarding before, fear not—the dunes are much softer than snow slopes, so there is no need to worry about crashing or falling off your board.
  • Have your camera ready as you venture to snap beautiful pictures.

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Whether you want to challenge yourself with some high-adrenaline stunts or just take in the scenery from a different perspective, sandboarding is worth considering on your trip to Dubai. If you are planning a trip to Dubai, then Pickyourtrail is the best option. We offer several customizable packages that can be personalised according to your budget and needs. So, select your ideal package and start your exciting journey to Dubai right away.

Also Checkout other Activities in Dubai: Desert Safari In DubaiSki Dubai In DubaiDune Bashing In DubaiDubai SkydivingWater Sports In DubaiBungee Jumping.

Frequently Asked Questions
The Lahbab Desert, AI Faya Desert, and Fossil Rocks are some of the best places for sandboarding in Dubai.
For absolute beginners, there are plenty of companies offering lessons and equipment rental so that you can do it in a safe environment. Once you’ve chosen the right spot, make sure that you have all the right gear.
You will want to dress comfortably for your Hummer desert safari, but make sure to wear clothes that won't get too dirty or sandy. You may also want to bring some sunscreen and sunglasses with you.
The best time to sandboard is early in the morning or late in the evening when the sun is not as strong. Also, if you are planning to visit Dubai, visit between November and March, as that is when the climate is cooler, offering the perfect weather to spend time outdoors.
Sandboarding requires specific kits such as specialised boards and boots Also, waxing your board will help you glide over the sand more easily. Also, if you don’t have a board you will be provided with those necessary kits needed for sandboarding. 
Sandboarding is not a difficult sport, but it can become quite strenuous depending on how long or intense your session is.
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