Ever ski an Everest of sand? As we continued our adventure, we are at the top of the highest sand dune and all you can see for miles is more sand! Our guide/driver has set up SAND SKIING! This looks to be a hoot! Our caravan of Land Cruisers has stopped and there are maybe 20 of us all set for a new downhill experience. The guides are waxing snow boards, snow disks, and surfboards in preparation for our downhill sand skiing experience. Everyone wants to try something different, and my friend and i try the snowboard. Neither of us had ever been on a snowboard, but what the heck, you can only fall into a mound of sand, so we went for it! My friend tried standing up and got about half way down before his “wipe out” becoming a hurtling sand ball to the bottom, but no harm done, other than looking now like a TRUE Bedouin fresh in from the desert ! hahaha I decided to be a little more cautious, and SAT on the snowboard, but to my surprise, i was able to ride this way all the way to the bottom and never crashed.. Score one for Filipino balance! 🙂 Woohoo! Read More
In April, my best friend and I took the plunge for another exciting round of sand dune roller coaster rides over the dunes just outside of Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
My friend had never taken this tour before, but since this would be my second time, I was excited to watch his expressions as we rolled along the very cusp of the thousands of dunes in this area, and took the plunging dives over the edge; all while enjoying the jamming tunes in the luxurious Toyota Land Cruisers that are used for these tours. Just before taking off into the world of sand, our driver stopped at a small store to pick up water and snacks, and got out and lowered the pressure in the tires so we could gain traction out in the deep sand. I would not personally recommend anyone have a BIG meal just before the trip, as like any roller coaster ride, those with a tender stomach may be reaching for the “barf” bag like on the airlines when you hit a pocket of air. These are WILD rides to say the least, but you will have a ball.