There is an area of Red Sand (or Red Sand Dunes) 80 km from Northeastern Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Dirab is a nearby area where the dunes are located. Sandboarding, dune-bashing, and buggy-riding are among the thrilling activities that can be enjoyed in Red Sand dunes. According to geochemical analysis, most of the sand dunes are quartz arenites. Sub-arkoses, sub-lith arenites, and lith arenites can be found in these sand dunes.
The air may be dry and the temperature may be high. There are barren and weather-beaten rocky outcrops on the left. Local farmers have green irrigated areas around the area. The scenery is quite contrasting. It’s extremely beautiful as well. There are tall mountains surrounding Hidden Valley, which gives the area a valley-like appearance. Many Saudi Arabians, expatriates, and Filipinos choose to live and work in the area. There are organized tours and other activities available.
Red sand dunes are popular in the Middle East because of their unique red sand. While hiking on the sand, keep your feet protected by wearing closed-toe shoes. This area is prone to skin burns, so you should use sunscreen. Dunes can be high and low, so be careful. There is no problem renting an ATV. It’s actually too many choices that are the problem! There will be a number of ATVs for hire at the location, and you will have to decide which one you wish to hire.
As a precaution, empty your bladders before traveling so that you can dispose of your urine in a hygienic manner. Dust and sand will make you dirty, so bring some water and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty! It is also a good idea to wear a face mask.
Early in the morning is the best time to go because it is quieter. On an ATV, it won’t be easy to ride in the sunshine in the summer months when the temperature is approximately 50°C. With sittings inspired by the ancient past of Saudi Arabia, several restaurants are ideal for enjoying the most delicious Saudi cuisine.
A similar attraction is located in Sossusvlei the southern part of the Namib Desert and consists of salt and clay ‘pans’ surrounded by sand dunes.