The Scary Mountain (Moreeb dune in Liwa)

Moreeb Dune is considered to be one of the highest sand hills in the world. It is the largest hill climb and the tallest sand hill in the region. The Moreeb Dune – Scary mountain’ has been given then name due to its high altitude of 300 metres with a slope of 50 degrees and the dune is 1600meters in length. Competitions involving camels, cars, horses, falcons and bikes take place at the famous Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival in the Emirates of Abu Dhabi. The festival attracts participants from all over the gulf region which helps showcase the country’s heritage and culture.
Its altitude is about 300 meters with slope of 50 degrees and the dune is 1600 meters long. Because of the steep slopes it has been given the name (Moreeb Dune – Scary Mountain). Everything from camels, cars, falcons, horses, and bikes compete at the Liwa 2016 Moreeb Dune Festival in the Gulf emirate of Abu Dhabi. The seven-day festival in the deserts of the Moreeb Dune attracts participants from all over the Gulf region which helps to promote the country’s folklore and way of life.

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