Dubai Desert Safari in 2010


An organized desert safari dune bashing in Dubai

Dune bashing is a form of off-roading on sand dunes. Large sport utility vehicle such as the Toyota Land Cruiser is an example of vehicle of used. Vehicle driven on dunes maybe equipped with roll cage in case of an overturn. Experience and skill is required to maneuver the car and prevent accidents. Before entering the desert in an everyday-use SUV, it is essential to reduce the tire pressure.

This is done to gain more traction by increasing the footprint of the tire and, therefore, reducing the downward pressure of the 4wd on the sand. tires with a recommended pressure of 35 psi would be reduced to approximately 12-14 PSI. Upon entering the desert, it is common to meet with a pack of vehicles and a group leader before proceeding. The group leader then leads the pack through the stunts in single file. The main reason for this technique is to prevent vehicles from losing track of direction and getting lost. Also as many people as there are seat belts in the vehicle are able to go dune bashing.



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