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Al Badayer (Big Red)

This gigantic, saffron-coloured sand dune is the location for all manner of desert fun, from sunset family picnics to 4x4 crazed dune bashing.

The closest large dune formation to Sharjah, Big Red is truly spectacular. On weekends and holidays, the area swarms with dune-bashing enthusiasts looking to show off their latest tricks, along with picnicking families and amateur photographers.

There are a number of local companies that offer dune-bashing tours, or you can tackle the dunes in your own 4x4. Quad bikes, buggies and helmets can be hired from one of the many rental companies along the road.


  • Big Red
  • Al Badayer
  • UAE
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Al Badayer (Big Red) is found off the E44 Dubai-Hatta Road near Al Badayer, around 65km southeast of Sharjah city centre.

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