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A fun and simple adventure activity, true Sandboarding is the art of standing with two feet locked onto a board and carving arcs down a dune. Using a combination of lie-down and stand-up boards, participants can get a great sense of speed and excitement. Participants walk around the less steep sides of the dunes and slide down the steep face of the dunes.

Sandboarding is done using Snowboards fitted with a specialized base. The base is a lamination, which becomes even more slippery the more you ride it. The bindings and boots are exactly the same as for Snowboarding.

For small children and those a little less inclined to rush down slopes at break-neck speeds, Al Raha also provides Dune Buggies, guaranteed to bring out the ‘kid’ in all of us. This activity can also be made into a competitive team event. Try it once and you will be addicted to the fun and excitement.


Tips for flying through the sand:

  • You can control the board & speed by turning, stopping and jumping.
  • If you are a beginner, stick to fairly straight and low dunes.
  • Remember to wear sturdy shoes or boots and sunglasses.
  • Sandboarding is a good way to learn Snowboarding before you go into the snow as it is easier to learn.