The Sharjah Police Shut Down Al Faya Dunes Area After A Tragic Accident

Farah Makhlouf

Off-roading is driving a vehicle in unpaved terrain, be it sand, mud, gravel, or snow. It’s usually a fun activity but it must be done by professionals or following safety guidelines. Lots of people go off-roading in the UAE, specifically in the desert. On the evening of November 17, a young man lost his life in an off-roading accident and another sustained injuries. In an effort to ensure safety and compliance with security rules…

The Sharjah Police officially closed down the Al Faya dunes area after a tragic accident


Illegal off-roading poses a risk to the lives of motorists and to the individuals accompanying them

Major General Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of Sharjah Police, said “Many members of the public go to desert areas during the holidays to enjoy the rainy weather, and among them are young people who enjoy riding sand hills, who engage in wrong practices in these areas, which leads to… This leads to many accidents and puts their lives and the lives of others at risk.”

Sharjah Police has conducted multiple awareness campaigns to prevent unauthorised and reckless driving, especially during unstable weather conditions and in rough terrain.

If you see anyone engaging in dangerous stunts, call the emergency number 999.

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