Watch: We race the Desert Fox through the UAE sand dunes

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Thrill-seekers will love this one…

Summer is almost here, so now is the time to tick off any remaining winter bucket list adventures. Start with riding the Desert Fox – a powerful sand car with adrenaline-pumping horsepower and enough oomph to make you feel like Lewis Hamilton.

Created by the team at Explorer Tours, the feisty motor is so much more than a dune buggy, with a two litre engine and 160 horsepower – this buggy means business. While these specs might send fear trembling in some of us, the car has special safety features including harnesses, king off road racing shocks and a custom designed roll cage.

The CEO of Explorer Tours developed the Desert Fox using his motorsport engineering background to create one of the most powerful (and safe) sand rails in the region. Explorer Tours make the whole process seamless from start to finish, with Dubai pick up and drop off in a comfortable 4×4.

The journey to the desert takes approximately 45 minutes and upon arrival you’ll be given a quick briefing on the driving tips and safety features. Then it’s time to jump in and buckle up. You’ll have a helmet and goggles and get strapped in tight to your bucket seat. The group will drive in a convoy with an expert team member in front to navigate the route.

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Included in the experience is a mix of low and high dunes, and you’ll navigate your way over and around them, with the sound of the Fox’s engine purring in your ears. Even the least adventurous of explorers will love the thrill of bashing against the desert sand at speed.

There’s the option for either a single seater or double seater ride, with single seater priced at Dhs550 and double seater will set you back Dhs890.

Explorer Tours, Fossil Rock, Sharjah, daily, 8am and 3pm, Dhs550 single seater, Dhs890 double seater. Tel: (04) 286 1991. explorertours.ae

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