Sand skiing and Sandboarding is huge in Dubai right now. And its not for the faint of heart !
It works the same as regular snow skiing. You snap your skis on, climb to the top of a sand dune, then make the downhill run. Its not like snow... and then oddly enough, it feels like snow. Its hard to explain so you may as well try it out first hand. But expect sandboarding to be a tad harder.
A great way to enjoy Sand skiing in Dubai is to take a day trip. A popular option is to combine sand skiing with a camel ride, making the most two great desert sports.
Sand skiing is suitable for all ages and all levels of experience, even if you haven’t skied before. On a tour, your guide will be able to provide a quick tutorial including some safety instructions to allow you to make the best of the day.
The risk of injury is far less than regular snow skiing. You’re in for a much softer landing on sand as opposed to snow. Isn't that reassuring?
If you are after a true desert encounter, consider an overnight camping expedition. Many tour operators offer this trip. It will normally include sand skiing in Dubai desert, or other desert sports such as Desert Bashing. The tents you stay in are state of the art; off ground and protected against the climate. They are well furnished, usually in a traditional style, and quite comfortable. It’s a great way to enjoy all the desert has to offer.
And finally, its so worth the price... So, are you ready?