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Dune Bashing in Qatar

by Benjamin Kerns

May 27, 2018

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Dune bashing is a favorite pastime among men in Qatar. The adrenaline rush received when you zig and zag through the sand dunes is unlike anything in the world and anyone partaking in a desert safari in the region is likely to try it.

Dune bashing means driving at increasing and decreasing speeds over the dunes, constantly shifting to navigate an ever-changing terrain. While it sounds simple, it actually takes a great deal of skill and experience if you want to avoid a crash. It’s somewhat similar to riding full speed in a dune buggy, but bashing takes place in a large SUV.

Qatar International Tours offers a few different options for those seeking to try this little adventure. Its half-day Over the Sand tour includes a bit of dune bashing with professional drivers along with a ride along the sea. A full-day safari starts out with a dune bashing bang and then a visit to the Inland Sea bordering Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Here you’ll find a camp where you can enjoy some beach volleyball, swimming and a little sandboarding on your downtime. They even have an overnight option if you really want to take in the region.

You can find more information on available tours and dates on the website.


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