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Our tour guide was fantastic. Very animated and discussed the city Dubai on our way to the dunes. When on the dunes his skills on the 4x4 was exciting and exhilarating. Then with the sand boarding he found us a very clean area and we went down it as many times as we wanted. Don't worry about falling cause its soft sand. Of course going back up for another run was the hard part. We had a great time and would recommend it highly!
It was so much fun!! And the guide/driver was extremely nice and gave great personal service. I highly recommend. Be prepared though, climbing the sandy hill back up was very hard work. :)
A great experience for kids and parents. A really good guide. Just check the time of pick up the day before with the local agency.
George, our guide, was relaxed and told us many interesting things about the UAE on our way to the dunes. The dune was very suitable. George took care of us (softdrinks, took pictures, gave us a lot of time).
You have to know that Sandboarding is easier then Snowboading caused by the reduced speed.
Excellent Tour! Our guide, George, showed up early and was very friendly and told us a ton of info about the UAE and Dubai on our way into the desert. He was helpful with the sand boarding, allowing us to decide how many times we wanted to go down the hill. He had cold water and drinks in the car, as well. After sand boarding, he even took us to ride camels although it wasn't on the itinerary! He dropped us off after the tour right at the doorstep, which was very nice and convenient. It's a great way to get out of the city and see the desert - definitely recommend.
This was a fun excursion to the desert. On the day, I was the only participant booked so it turned out to be a private tour. The driver/guide was very professional and accommodating. The 4-wheeling prior to the sandboarding was fun and edgy. The sand boarding equipment was a very good standard. There wasn't much instruction so it's a case of 'give it a go'. Be prepared to get dirty (sandy). I enjoyed the morning and would definitely recommend it as a break from the shops and glitz of the city.
I had a great time on this tour! The guide was really nice and I enjoyed the drive on the dunes.
It was a nice trip and the driver was very friendly and helpful. He also told me some stories and life in Dubai.
We were very fortunate in that we were the only couple on the safari, and so got a luxurious 4x4 to ourselves. Driver was really friendly. Had a fantastic morning. Realised I am a better snow-skier than sand-boarder. We went in January, when it wasn't too hot. Walking back up the dunes is hard work, so wouldn't fancy it so much in the summer heat! Definitely recommend though.
Nice trip, perfect organisation and a friendly and competend driver. Absolute recommendable! Many thanks!
Great trip to go on if you've got half a day to kill and want to get some exercise in. Sandboarding is a lot of fun and we got a in a few hours of dune bashing too. The whole thing lasted from roughly 900 am at Dubai hotel to 1230 ish back in Dubai. The guide was very friendly and I had a blast dune bashing but especially sand boarding down this huge sand dune. Bring a towel to clean up with. They have watersodas in the truck. Go earlier to beat the heat and the crowds. Top off the second half of the day with a trip to the Dubai mall to go snowboarding!
the tour guide was knowledgeable and very helpful.
If you really want ample time to try sandboarding, obviously this is the trip to go on. I know others who went on the Desert Safari and were disappointed that they only got one attempt at sandboarding. Ironically, as my guide informed me, because the Desert Safari is so popular very few people book this tour. I signed up for the group tour, but it ended up being a private one. It was only me and the tour guide in the Dubai desert for 1.5 hours. And because the desert is devoid of people in the morning, the guide can really careen over the dunes for some fantastic sand dune bashing. I enjoyed sandboarding, but just be aware walking up sand dunes is tiresome.