OFF-ROAD­ING

The road less trav­elled

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Go to Liwa on a sa­fari

Fancy go­ing on a trip across the Western Re­gion’s mas­sive dunes? What about fol­low­ing that up with a night’s camp­ing? Head out with Abu Dhabi-based Off Road Ad­ven­ture Tours and your trip will in­clude a fourhour drive through the Liwa Oa­sis, plus an ex­cur­sion into the dunes where you’ll camp for a night. Break­fast the next day is in­cluded in the price.

Western Re­gion, Abu Dhabi, 1pm ( first day) to noon (se­cond day), Dhs650 to Dhs750. Tel: (02) 6662267. of­froad­tour­sad.ae

Dune bash­ing in a hurry

If you’re short of time, then Al-Badeyah Eyes Tourism runs desert trips that last just four hours, with 60 min­utes of off-road­ing. Trips cost Dhs280 and start at 9am.

Learn how to bash dunes

We all know some­one who has ended up get­ting their 4X4 stranded in the desert. So if you want to avoid that sink­ing feel­ing, you can take a Desert Driv­ing course at the Emi­rates Driv­ing In­sti­tute. There’s a one­day course called Com­plete, plus Es­sen­tial, a five-hour mod­ule us­ing the in­sti­tute’s own 4X4s. Prices start at Dhs700 for the Com­plete course. edi-uae.com/de­sert­driv­ing-course

Go on an ad­ven­ture

Abu Dhabi Desert Sa­fari’s Liwa Full Day Off-Road Ad­ven­ture in­cludes dune bash­ing, a visit to a camel farm and the Emi­rates Na­tional Auto Mu­seum, plus you’ll get to see Tal Moreeb, the world’s tallest sand dune. desert­sa­fari­abud­habi.net

Ex­plore Hatta

It’s not very of­ten we sug­gest you go and have fun in an­other emi­rate, but if you fancy ex­pe­ri­enc­ing an of­froad ad­ven­ture over rocky moun­tains and wadis in­stead of sand dunes, then Dubai com­pany Dune Bash­ing also hosts trips to Hatta, on the bor­der with Oman. The tours last six hours and in­clude a visit to a her­itage vil­lage and lunch at the Hatta Fort Ho­tel. dunebash­ing.net

Try bug­gies and bash­ing

Can’t de­cide if you want to bash dunes in a 4X4 or a buggy? You can do both if you book the Dune Buggy Tour pack­age with Off Road Ad­ven­ture Tours. The com­pany of­fers a four-hour pack­age daily that in­cludes a one-hour buggy ses­sion, 30 min­utes of dune bash­ing plus a ten-minute camel ride. It costs Dhs850. of­froad­tour­sad.ae

Auto Mu­seum

Bug­gies and bash­ing

Dune bash­ing

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