We went on a dune-bashing trip in the desert outside Abu Dhabi. Basically, the trucks rip up and down these dunes as fast as they can without rolling.
It was like a rollercoaster ride - but definitely not for those with a queasy stomach or back problems!
This is a photo of the other car that was with us - it definitely pays to have two cars so you can get photos/videos of each other.
The company we went with, Arabian Adventures, is highly recommended. The driver was a real pro.
They restrict their dune bashing to a small area, to minimize the impact to the dunes.
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Kenggaroo (849) 2007-01-29 22:16
Really stunning breathless moment, Ian
The huge sand dune makes a big impact with such an upright angle when it is compared to a tiny wagon. The situation looks nice soft light.
But anyway, I wound never be in the ride. Can I get out?
Thank you for sharing a breathless image,
nels (2621) 2007-02-09 14:46
hi ian,, dune bashing is great i did it with Arabian Adventures but the one in the dubai desert the dunes look massive when you are sat at the top of them watching the other jeeps going down