- Nov 04, 2020
For Those Who Want A Taste Of Adventure
Do you sometimes feel the normal creeping up on you, do you seek the thrill of adventure?
Do things like dune bashing or kite surfing get your heart beating? Or maybe you would enjoy
a thrilling drive full of hairpin turns and bends? If any or all of these questions has your heart
pumping then the following places should be where you’re headed for your next trip.
1. Liwa Desert
Just an hour and a half south of the city of Abu Dhabi by smooth highway, with more than 255,000 square miles, the Rub’ al Khali or "the Empty Quarter" is a wilderness larger than France, but distinctly lacking anything that isn’t sand. In fact, it's the largest expanse of sand in the world, its sky-scraping dunes and otherworldly salt flats crossing borders into four countries: Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates. The Empty Quarter is one of the world’s most rarely unexplored regions. Even its existence feels like a secret reserved for the truly adventurous and to camp in them or drive over them in a four-by-four is to experience one of the sublime beauties of the Earth.
Dubai to Liwa Desert:- click here to see on map
Abu Dhabi to Liwa Desert:-click here to see on map
2. Big Red Sand Dune – Sharjah
Located near Al Badayer, this location is for adventure aficionados as it is a perfect spot for dune bashing, quad biking and sand skiing. Big Red is the largest sand dune close to the city, making it the ultimate spot for desert sports and scenic views. Adventurers needn’t bring motorised equipment, since there are many services close by for quad bike, dirt bike and buggy rentals.
Dubai to Big Red Sand Dune:-click here to see on map
Abu Dhabi to Big Red Sand Dune:- click here to see on map
3. Kite Beach Center - UAQ
The Kite Beach Center in Umm Al Quwain is primarily a kitesurfing school and has made waves with locals, tourists and kite surfers alike. With perks like a beach café, kayak tours and shaded sitting areas a few feet from the sea, it’s the perfect beachside retreat for the whole family. The icing on the proverbial cake is that this attraction is also pet friendly. The Kite Beach Center is the first kitesurfing and surfing school recognised in Umm Al Quwain. Lessons are available for students at all levels from beginners to intermediate riders and advanced kite surfers looking to improve their skills. Besides kitesurfing, the Kite Beach Center also offers a range of other water-based activities like scuba diving, snorkelling, surfing and kayaking.
Dubai to Kite Beach Centre:- click here to see on map
Abu Dhabi to Kite Beach Centre :- click here to see on map
4. Al Taween- Ras al Khaimah
Located in the Hajar Mountains, this freeway draws its charm from the fact that it is completely off the beaten path and you will find few cars driving here. Bear in mind that the roads here are really steep so you need to be sharp and agile – along with being a really capable drive, to drive on the mountainous paths of Al Taween. The Tawyeen Lake depends solely on the rainfall. The lake has never been seen dry in any season and it rises its level after rainfall significantly, to the point, that the main roads around are completely submerged in water and you have to look for a way back around the mountains. The lake exists due to the Tawyeen dam that was created in order to collect the water in its reservoir.
Dubai to Al Taween:- click here to see on map
Abu Dhabi to Al Taween click here to see on map