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photoblog image UAE 1: Dune Bashing

UAE 1: Dune Bashing

I spent a brief few days in UAE and thus this shot, to smoothly glide from the previous bunch of auto shots to a quick series from the UAE. Well not from all of UAE, just Dubai and Sharjah.


This is an example of dune bashing: massive SUVs with screaming tourists strapped in their seats and the drivers with smiles permanently pasted on their lips, lurching the vehicles up and down the dunes. I could swear that every now and then, these huge vehicles were air borne. Once the ride ended, some of the guests would stumble out and yell "I hate you!" at the driver. He would grin broadly, taking that as a compliment. 

UAE 1: Dune Bashing

I spent a brief few days in UAE and thus this shot, to smoothly glide from the previous bunch of auto shots to a quick series from the UAE. Well not from all of UAE, just Dubai and Sharjah.


This is an example of dune bashing: massive SUVs with screaming tourists strapped in their seats and the drivers with smiles permanently pasted on their lips, lurching the vehicles up and down the dunes. I could swear that every now and then, these huge vehicles were air borne. Once the ride ended, some of the guests would stumble out and yell "I hate you!" at the driver. He would grin broadly, taking that as a compliment. 

comments (17)

  • Frances
  • United States
  • 30 Apr 2013, 00:16
A brilliant shot Ayush! I love the light and the color. I am surprised they use SUVS to ride the dunes since they have a great tipping hazard. smile
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 30 Apr 2013, 00:37
I am not much keen on treating dunes this way, Ayush, but it does make for an excellent action image,
did you lose your way to the mall ?
Wooo hooo!!
Very nice action shot - thought I agree with Ray on treating the dunes with such disrespect..
I agree with the others. I wouldn't do it but a great photo opportunity.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 30 Apr 2013, 07:42
Hmm..a nation with not enough to do with its enormous wealth perhaps
Were you in one too? I would never do it as I am terrified of such action - if I am in the car. Good for the dare devils.
Whatever happened to a nice ride on a camel?
A fine shot Ayush but I think I'd rather be in control and driving rather than a passenger.
L'inclinaison de la voiture donne tout l'attrait à cette magnifique photo !
Well taken Ayush, but surely the most terrifying rollercoaster would give a less uncomfortable ride?
Hello!
Fantastic picture. I am delighted with it.
I wish you have a nice weekend.
Regards
very good Ayush, keep riding the drawing...
Great action capture Ayush! Look at all thes tyres marks...
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 1 May 2013, 07:49
I did this last September wonderful fun
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 1 May 2013, 12:30
Nice action shot and I can imagine some passengers smile Over here they don't take kindly to dune bashing.
I can almost visualize the SUV doing a somersault down the side of the dune, Ayush. Do tourists actually pay for these rides?

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