Dune Bashing and Quad Biking in Wahiba Sands!

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  1. wow love that for all nice topic ….thinks sharing…

  2. Parasailing in Dubai says:

    Hi.. nice thoughts that you are shared.. i am very happy to hear from you.. nice words and nice articles about concern topic.
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  3. Liam Clark says:

    Thank you for the wonderful article, Teja! I’ve been dreaming about such a family vacation for a long time. We want to rent UTV and drive in the real desert. I hope we’ll be able to do that on the nearest vacation!

    • Teja says:

      Everyone does that in Oman all the time! It’s like the local weekend thing, going back to the desert – or at least having the option to.

  4. Viraj Ramaiya says:

    Hi Teja,
    Such a cool travel story! Quad biking seems like an absolute blast. Would you be able to direct how you booked these excursions? I can’t seem to find it anywhere on the internet.


    • Teja says:

      My colleague who’s an expat there, arranged it. We booked into the Arabian Oryx camp in Wahiba Sands. All of the excursions are booked while at the camp. It’s really easy, once you’re at the camp. There’s sandboarding as well, which we didn’t do. You can also do the sunrise excursion as a camel ride instead of the quad biking. And you can also book an into-the-desert excursion to a Bedouin oasis settlement deeper in the desert. Options for those staying longer than a weekend!

  5. arabiannightsafari says:

    I enjoy reading your travel blog. Excellent luck

    • Teja says:

      Thanks! Hope you would subscribe – I occasionally write elsewhere and I share those articles with my subscribers along with ‘backstage’ stuff!

  6. Lucile says:

    Awesome article!! I just have a problem with sand, it’s annnoying, it gets everywhere, it sticks, hitches… But I would still love to do it!!

    • Teja says:

      It does, that I admit. My shoes were filled with sand. But at least in the desert it’s so dry that it doesn’t really stick. Definitely wear sandals that are easy to clean out later.

  7. Addie says:

    When you say the dunes are romantic, I totally agree! This looks like such a fun, fun experience! I’d have so much fun doing this!

    • Teja says:

      You know what, I never thought of myself as a sappy kind of girl. But actually, I’m discovering that I actually am! It’s just that I seem to find being marooned on atolls, or dropped on a sand dune, etc. romantic hahaha

  8. Emily says:

    What a cool experience! I’d love to photograph a desert landscape like this.

  9. Linda says:

    It’s really one of my bucket list items to do this! Spending a night in a dessert must be such an incredible experience. The sunset looks so romantic!

  10. Rosie Fluskey says:

    What a beautifully written piece. You really evoked the desert. I have to say, you are much braver than I would be tearing around on a quad bike (I was scared when it was a professional).

    • Teja says:

      Thank you :) It was not that bad – and once I had no choice, there was only one way to go (up? down? not sure…)

  11. Stella says:

    aww! lovely experience! truly thrilling! if I haven’t had stroke, I would probably have done dune bashing and other activities in the desert when I visited Dubai! :D

  12. Joy Generoso says:

    I recently experienced dune bashing in Dubai and it was awesome! It’s the kind of adventure you’ll have to take advantage when you are in the middle east.

  13. Sapna says:

    I have been to the sand dunes but never done dune bashing quad. But from your post, it seems like an interesting activity and definitely try this when I go to any sand dunes. Thanks for sharing.

  14. sabrina trevisan says:

    This seems such a cool experience to do! I’m kind of scared of driving quod bikes tho.. I’ve been in the desert before but only on camelback, which was very nice as well!

  15. Felicia Broccolo says:

    wow the sands are so pretty! Sounds like so much fun to go quad biking! I want to go!

  16. Marvi says:

    You had me chuckling at some point in your post. haha.. I love how the driver took the challenge of ensuring that you saw the sunset. It must’ve been such a bumpy and fast ride indeed! LOL.. I’ve tried riding through sand dunes before and it was pretty exhilarating. Imagine if it was twice as fast! :D.

    Quad biking sounds like a lot of fun (and maybe a bit tiring and challenging too..) Was it hard to manoeuvre? I don’t know how to ride a motorbike so this will be very foreign for me. LOL.

    • Teja says:

      Manoeuvring was a bit tricky, yes. But only because the quad responds to every tilt on the ground. Now, not that I know how to drive a motorbike, but I think quads are easier. It’s very stable, you won’t tip over. The quad just kinda goes off somewhere you didn’t intend!

  17. Nafisa Habib says:

    OMG, I’m just loving this crazy biking idea in the desert. I heard something like that in Dubai also. I wish to make a trip one day to experience this adventure. Truly awesome! :)

  18. Christine says:

    This looks like an incredible experience! I have dreamed of doing something like this for ages! I hope to get to experience it one day!

  19. neha says:

    What an experience. The sand is so structured (I don’t know how to put it otherwise), it seems someone has actually arranged the dunes in that perfect formation like an artwork! And it’s a coincidence that the beginning of this year, I was in dune bashing in Thar Desert in India. And I know what an adventure experience it is.

  20. Lydia Smith says:

    Dune bashing and Quad Biking in Wahibi Sand, sounds interesting, I thought before reading and I wasn’t disappointed! I also want to do a dessert activity with my friends, but they just don’t feel excited as I am about it, wish I was in your group, Teja. Chian is quite courageous, and you got me laughing at “riding to her doom.” Lol. And sunrise watching on a camel sounds like the perfect parting away gift. Thanks for sharing your experiences. I’m glad I read it.

    • Teja says:

      I know exactly the feeling. I had to wait ages until the stars aligned and I got to do this with some like-minded work friends. My non-work friends are not keen about these sorts of things either! Actually that’s why I finally started travelling solo. I should have done it much sooner.