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Posted On: 25 March 2019 12:15 pm
Updated On: 27 September 2021 05:38 pm

Dune buggy bashing: A must do extreme adventure in Qatar

Khadiza Begum
Khadiza Begum
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When it comes to adrenaline-pumping activities, Qatar doesn't fall short. There are loads to get your pulse racing in Qatar, dune buggy bashing is one of the most exciting and heart-pounding adventures in Qatar. It's part of Qatari tradition and an exciting journey for people who are fond of extreme adventures. So let’s discover where to go for dune buggy bashing in Qatar and what are the safety tips to follow for this extremely fun sport.

Where to go for dune buggy bashing in Qatar?

Where to go for dune buggy racing in Qatar?

Qatar’s largest area of sand desert lies to the south-west of the capital. Khor Al Adaid (the inland sea) near the Qatar - Saudi Arabian border, the impressive ‘Inland Sea’, lies to the south of this expanse of desert. With its high dunes, the inland sea is a major attraction for a dune buggy, dune bashing, sandboarding or simply to enjoy the spectacular landscape as the gigantic sand dunes are beautiful, surreal and mesmerising. There are different paths through the dunes, from an extreme, fast and bumpy ride to a smooth and casual drive. You can also find an array of local stores enroute where supplies can be purchased before heading into the desert.

Tour companies such as Quad Bike Jet Ski Qatar and Arabian Adventures Qatar offer dune buggy safari adventure on a regular basis. Besides this, you can rent buggy from the vehicle rental company at the sealing with an average cost of 100 QR per half hour.

Safety tips to follow for riding dune buggies

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Dune Buggy bashing offers extreme fun and entertainment, however, it should continue only with proper safety features in place to minimise any risk. The minimum age for driving is 18 yrs. Here we have put together a buggy-bashing checklist!

  • Although it’s exciting to drive a dune buggy at a very high speed, however, you need to be cautious at all times about the speed limit to ensure that you are able to control this powerful vehicle.
  • Making tight turns may seem fun but don’t attempt them at high speed or the vehicle will roll over. Take your foot off the gas before you turn and accelerate out of a corner.
  • Using a seat belt on a dune buggy is more than just a need; it can be the difference between life and death. So take it seriously!
  • Wear a safety helmet that fits properly. It shouldn’t be loose as it may slip off in case of a crash. And if it fits well it can stop you receiving a head injury if you’re thrown out of the vehicle.
  • It is also necessary to wear protective goggles to stop dirt, sand, and grits getting into your eyes.

Finally, stay aware of your surroundings and treat the dune buggy with respect as it’s a powerful motor under the hood and ignoring the potential danger could easily leave you in trouble.