For dune bashing as you all know Four-wheel drive (4WD or 4Xd) types are advisable. Do not ever think of an all-wheel-drive for dune bashing. Jeep Wrangler, Ford Raptor, Toyota Land Cruiser, Nissan Patrol, Land Rover & Range Rover, Chevrolet Tahoe, Mercedes G-Wagon are some vehicle suggestions that have the best customer ranking for your dream desert trip.
1. Never travel alone
When it comes to off-road driving, the first rule is to never travel alone. At least two vehicles should be on the road. Even the most experienced drivers have accidents, so having at least one more car in the party to get back safely is essential.
2. Some training will help
When it comes to steering, accelerating, and braking, leaping over dunes and rugged trails demand skill.
We strongly advise you to take a few classes with experts if you are planning to drive. There are so many desert safari organizations all around UAE. Understanding off-road driving will help you overcome your fear and make the experience more enjoyable.
3. Make your Dune Bash list
Before every tour, we normally list our necessary items. Likewise, a checklist for your car will help you on your desert trip.
- Make sure you have all of your documents with you, including your driver’s license, vehicle registration, identification, and, of course, off-road driving insurance
- Using a high bar at the back of the truck to hang a flag. It will assist others in finding you if you are hidden behind a dune.
- Use a net to secure all heavy goods. While flying over a dune, you don’t want a cool box to hit you in the back.
- Check the fluid levels (water, oil, clutch, steering, coolants) and fill them if necessary. Never drive off-road with a half-full tank of gas.
Essentials checklist for your trip
- Off-road Insurance Cover
- Recovery Kit
- Detailed map or a GPS
- Wooden plank to avoid the jack to sink into the sand
- Car Jack & Tire pressure gauge
- Spare Tire – Perfect condition
- Sand mats
- Tow-rope elastic type
- First aid kit
- Enough water
- Torch & Walkie-talkie
- Flag with Flagpole
- Fire extinguisher
4. Make your vehicle and check your papers
When it comes to car insurance, be sure to read the terms and conditions. Even better, check with your insurance company to see if your policy includes off-road driving. Many insurers do not include it in their policies. There will be some conditions apply in some cases. Sometimes off-road cover will only cover you if the accident occurs within 500 meters of the road. So before you start, read your current policy, try to get Off-Road insurance.