Abu Dhabi excites visitors with new thrilling off-road adventures

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism (DCT Abu Dhabi) has launched an exciting new initiative to provide adventurers an exhilarating desert exploration experience.

The new Off-Road Driving in Abu Dhabi Project consists of six off-road driving route maps covering Abu Dhabi, Al Dhafra, and Al Ain, in which explorers can use their own vehicles to enjoy the desert camping and desert safari experiences.

The route maps created under the program have been designed with all levels of driving experience, from beginners to expert drivers. Each route offers a range of sightseeing opportunities, including camel and gazelle sightings, unique desert dune views, and access to oases.

The route maps include Al Remah, Al Ain to White Sands, Hameem Loop, Umm Al Oush, Liwa Crossing, and Al Khazna, all of which will be available through participating tour operators as well as the Abu Dhabi Off-Road official webpage.

Ali Hassan Al Shaiba
Ali Hassan Al Shaiba Executive Director – Tourism & Marketing
DCT Abu Dhabi

“Abu Dhabi is a wonderful destination for adventurers and those looking to connect with nature, thanks to its diverse and rugged landscape. Off-Road Driving in Abu Dhabi will provide adventurers with the opportunity to explore Abu Dhabi’s beautiful landscape and embark on exciting and varying adventures throughout the year. The initiative also opens new doors for operators, who can now offer a wider variety of desert experiences to visitors.”

A set of checklists and guidance will be given to drivers to ensure their protection. The participating operators will instruct those with no previous experience in off-road driving to help them enjoy their adventure safely. All routes will be shown on the Google Maps app through a dedicated connection for each one.