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Seeking Sandboarders for a Commercial in Dubai

Take the edge off Summer and head for Dubai’s sand dunes where a locally based producer is looking for sand boarders to take part in a Commercial.

This is NOT the Commercial to be filmed in Dubai!


If you’re a sand boarder and live in Dubai or are in Dubai, why should you not be?!!!

Dubai has some fantastic sandboarding. 30 minutes out of town are some of the country’s biggest dunes including ‘Big Red’. Big Red has a bit of  reputation, justifiably really as it is one of the largest and steepest sand dunes in the Middle East, can be a bit like Monday morning rush hour, but there are many other impressive dunes that are less well known although, if you are new to the sport, it is probably advisable to start with less of a challenge than a 200 or 300 m high dune! Just imagine the somersaulting down that! Ouch!!

In the sandboarding world, Dubai also has the Hugo International Sandboarding Championships which are held each year in January.

Although sandboarding has been around since the 1970’s, it has only grown in popularity in the last 10 years. Although it has a similarity to both snowboarding and surfing, riding on sand presents its own unique difficulties and it wasn’t until board-makers started using formica and other smooth surfaces for the sandboard bases that riders achieved high speeds and were able to start perfecting more and more difficult tricks. The last 10 years have seen sandparks popping up around the world.

The following video was filmed in Namibia, but it’s sand, and dunes, and sandboarding, and fun…

The fun you can have Sandboarding

So, back to the point of this article… do you want to be in the filming of a commercial for sandboarding in Dubai. You must be in Dubai already – they are not going to fly you out there! But if you would like to be in this commercial please reply to this article and I will forward your details.

Have fun!

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3 Responses to “Seeking Sandboarders for a Commercial in Dubai”

  1. Asal Tas
    2012 | 8 August at 22:26 #

    I work at Big Kahuna Productions in Dubai. We have a TV commercial coming up and we are looking for Sand boarders in the UAE ASAP! If anyone is interested or if anyone might know someone who might be interested please let me know. Thanks so much! Asal

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