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4×4 Desert Driving Course

Have you just purchased a 4×4?

Planning to?

Do you like to experience the thrill of off-road driving?

Learn at your own pace?

Then why not join our weekly 4×4 DESERT DRIVING COURSE with our highly experienced off-road instructor who will spare no effort in explaining all aspects of this thrilling hobby to you, no matter how many times you get stuck!



  1. 4×4 Owners. (With off-road insurance)
  2. Any and all types of 4×4
  3. Drivers with rented 4×4
  4. Drivers without own vehicle and willing to rent a 4×4 from us (min. age 25 years)


  • 3 cars
  • 3 drivers
  • additional one passenger max per car


  • DUBAI Aweer desert (20 km east of Dubai city)DUBAI GPS Location – Eppco station near Dragon Mall N25 10.608 / E55 24.627
  • ABU DHABI Suwaihan Desert (some 25 km from AUH Airport)ABU DHABI GPS Location – Adnoc station  on the way to Suweihan N 24 24.717 /  E 055 05 089
  • Booking will be confirmed on first come first serve basis



The full session (for 3 cars) lasts approx. 3 hours (Approx. 30% Theory, 70% practical)


Our instructor conducts a comprehensive half day program which includes:

  1. THEORETICAL  SESSION (Approx. 30-45 minutes)
a)      Introduction and familiarization with 4×4
b)      Servicing your 4×4
c)      General preparation for off-road trips
d)      Safety procedures
e)      4×4 modification
f)       Automatic vs. manual
g)      Short Wheel vs. Long wheel
h)      Gear terminology (low range, tiptronic, all time, part time, etc)
i)       Transfer terminology (differential locks and limited slip Diff. and their function)
j)       Explaining traction control
k)      The difference of Tyre & rim types and (tread, Sand, all purpose, rocky, snow, etc)
l)       What is ground clearance, approach angle, departure angle and break-over angle
m)     What is traction control?
n)      Types of springs and suspension
  1. PRACTICAL SESSION (Approx. 150 minutes)
a)      Tyre deflation
b)      Spare tyre & tool check
c)      Gear function
d)      Steering control
e)      Speed control
f)       Climbing and descending sand dunes
g)      Driving sideways on the dunes
h)      Recovery using shovels
i)       Recovery using tow ropes
j)       Recovery using low range gear


One Car

Two Cars

Three Cars

With own 4×4

1,500 Dhs

2,400 Dhs

3,000 Dhs

With our 4×4

2,500 Dhs

3,500 Dhs

4,500 Dhs

* Courses can be organized in Liwa (Al Gharbia) for an additional one time fee of 1,000 Dhs

Click here for frequently asked questions


  • 50% down payment upon confirmation and the balance on the day in cash
  • Due to the limited spaces available we cannot accept cancellation once a written confirmation is made
  • We may cancel the session due to unexpected bad weather condition or other force majeur.
  • Arabiantours will not be liable in any way for damages, accidents, personal injuries caused by negligence and inattention of drivers not following the instructor’s guidelines.

CHECK LIST (before the start of lesson)

Vehicle must have:

  • Off-Road insurance
  • Car Manual
  • Full Tank fuel
  • Spare Tyres & Tools

Vehicle optional:

  • Shovels (long handle)
  • Tyre gauge
  • Tow ropes (heavy duty 5-6 tons)
  • Air compressor
  • Battery Jump start cable
  • Wood plate (for lifting jack in the sand)

Personal items:

  • Mobile phone
  • Water/Drinks
  • Camera
  • Closed shoes (especially in summer)
  • Towel


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