The Liwa Moreeb Dune Festival attracts participants from across the Gulf region, which includes a variety of races (cars, bikes, falcons, camels and horses) and other activities aimed at promoting the area’s folklore.
In the United Arab Emirates, Moreeb dunes (Al Moreb Hill) is a place for organised drag races. With a reported 50 degree slipface, and height of 300 metres, it is a perfect place for sand drags. Moreeb Hill is supposedly the tallest dune in the UAE, and one of the largest hill climbs in the world. Moreeb Dune is one of the highest sand hills in the world. Its altitude is about 300 metres with slope of 50 degrees. The dune is 1600 meters long. Because of its steep slopes it has been given this name (Moreeb Dune – Scary Mountain).