Sandboarding and desert dune adventures in the Middle East.

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…

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…

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…

Varzaneh Sand Dunes
Varzaneh Desert. Photo courtesy of Petri Lyytikainen.

Sandboarding in Iran

Iran is home to two major deserts where sand surfing can be practiced: The Dasht-e Kavir, which stretches from the south of the Alborz Mountains to the central region, and the Lut Desert or Dasht-e-Lut, in the south-east, a UNESCO world heritage site and the hottest place in the world,…


Sandboarding in Qatar

The Qatar Peninsula in the Persian Gulf is quickly growing into a desert adventure sports heaven with several incredible dunes for sand surfing, dune bashing and camel riding. In 2022, the country has become somewhat (in)-famous as the controversial host of the FIFA World Cup, but when it comes to…

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Qatar - Doha Sandboarding
View of West Bay Skyline from Safliya Island near Doha, Qatar. Photo courtesy of Alex Sergeev.

Experience Qatar Sandboarding at a Bargain Rate Until September

QTNC Press Release For Immediate Distribution 7 April 2021 View of West Bay Skyline from Safliya Island near Doha, Qatar. Photo courtesy of Alex Sergeev. Snowboarders set to swap snowy slopes for sand dunes of Qatar Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), in partnership with Q Explorer Tourism, is offering a…

Sand Surfing in Israel
Sandboarding in Israel at the Negev Desert. Courtesy of DrorBamidbar.

Sandboarding in Israel

Israel is set to become one of the best emerging destinations for sand boarding, with the sport gaining more and more popularity among locals ever since it was first introduced in the country in 2011. The Negev desert, with its shifting sands transported by the wind from the Sahara, has…


Dune Bashing in Dubai

A trip to the UAE is not complete unless you join a desert safari with dune bashing - the Arab equivalent of dune riding, which means driving at high speeds on very bumpy sand dunes. And while you are there, why not enjoy some amazing sandboarding on one of the…

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