Sandboarding (or Sand Surfing) is an increasingly popular adventure activity practiced wherever sand dunes and adrenaline junkies intersect. One of the true meccas of this burgeoning sport is the profusion of slopes and hills around Dubai City and elsewhere in the UAE. Dubai is home to Big Red, one of the largest and steepest known sand dunes in the world, and along with other increasingly famous runs in the area, it is rapidly gaining a reputation for excellence among those in the know.
The annual Hugo International Sandboarding Championship is held at the same time as the annual Shopping Festival in Dubai City in late January and early February.
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