A new project has launched giving adventurous travellers the chance to explore the Abu Dhabi desert.

The Off-Road Driving in Abu Dhabi Project, organised by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), comprises six off-road driving route maps covering Abu Dhabi, Al Dhafrah and Al Ain. The idea is that visitors use them to embark on desert camping and safari experiences in their own vehicles.

The route maps have been designed to suit drivers of all abilities, from beginner to advanced, and each provides a variety of sightseeing opportunities, including camel and gazelle sightings, unique desert dune views and access to oases.

Maps feature Al Remah, Al Ain to White Sands, Hameem Loop, Umm Al Oush, Liwa Crossing and Al Khazna, all of which will be available through participating tour operators, as well as the Abu Dhabi Off-Road webpage at www.visitabudhabi.ae.

Drivers will be provided with a set of checklists and instructions to ensure their safety. Participating operators will offer lessons on the basics of the activity to those with no prior experience in off-road driving.

All routes will be showcased on Google Maps app through a designated link for each one.