Sandboarding and desert dune adventures in Central, South-East, and East Asia.

Sandboarding at Wahiba Sands, Oman.
Sandboarding at Wahiba Sands, Oman. Photo courtesy of Andries Oudshoorn.

Sandboarding in Oman

Oman is an authentic and wonderful country full of interesting places to visit, and sandboarding can be practiced on the magical dunes of the Omani desert. The area known as Wahiba Sands or Sharqiya Sands, located in the Eastern Sand Desert, is like an ocean of regular dunes that seem…

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Sandboarding in Yemen

Famous for its unique vegetation and wildlife, much of which cannot be found anywhere else in the planet, Socotra Island is a unique place on Earth, known as the pearl of Yemen and of the entire Arabian region. Ras Erissel, the eastern cape of the island, is also home to milky…

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Sandboarding in the Maldives

If you’re looking for a unique adventure in the Maldives, sandboarding at Thoondu in Fuvahmulah City is one of the most exotic destinations where you can give thi activity a try. This city is the only atoll in the Maldives that consists of just a single island. With around 14,000…

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Sandboarding in China

Sandboarding (滑沙) is growing in popularity in China, where it is sometimes referred to as "sand skating"(滑沙场). In recent years there has been a boom of facilities dedicated to this sport all over the country, particularly in desert areas, but also some seaside beaches. You can ride the dunes of…

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Sandboarding in Indonesia

Indonesia is a great destination for sand surfing, which can be practiced on the massive Gumuk Pasir Parangkusumo sand-hill near the city of Yogyakarta on the main island of Java. The Parangkusumo Sand Dunes are a very popular and easily accessible tourist attraction for they are the only location in…

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Sandboarding at Saudi Sands
Saudi Sands Sandboarding. Rafsworldtravel.

Sandboarding in Saudi Arabia

With its golden dunes and vast sand sea, Riyadh's desert in Saudi Arabia is one of the most beautiful sandboarding destinations in the world, and one of those things that must be experienced at least once in a lifetime. There are many options for desert tours from the capital which…

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La Paz Dunes - Ilocos, Philippines
La Paz Sand Dunes, Ilocos Norte. Photo courtesy of Ricky Artigas.

Sandboarding in the Philippines

You can sandboard in the Ilocos Region in the north of the Philippines, specifically in the Ilocos Norte province. There are many sand dune systems close to the province capital, Laoag City, where you can enjoy this sport. Enjoy a spectacular view of the sunset from the La Paz sand…

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Sandboarding in Jordan

Jordan is a country famous for its huge rock valleys, canyons and desert landscapes. If you are looking for sandboarding thrills, you will be able to enjoy some rides on the soft sand in the incredible Wadi Rum Protected Area near Aqaba, about a four hour drive south from the…

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