The best of the journeys are sometimes the ones that are the least planned. This strikes my mind onto the recent trekking experience I had in snaky and precipitous areas of Dubai. As soon as I remember about the trekking experience the memories of the fear I felt when I first journeyed in the treacherous roads and hilly stretches of Dubai flashes back onto my mind. We all want to venture the wilderness of nature and Dubai provides enthralling opportunities for trekking to all the adventure junkies. Trekking through different regions of UAE gives visitors a chance to gain a deep insight into the immaculate wilderness of the regions and the bewitching flora and fauna as well. You instantly have a dawning realization that life is all about new experiences and breathtaking challenges. Join us as we take you through the best trekking sites in Dubai where the Bedouins follow the ancient routes.
It is located in north of Dubai, in Wadi Ghalilaha and is a famous bedouin trail leading to a Mountain settlement. It has the tallest mountain in the UAE – Jebel Jais. Ras Al Khaimah offers a trekking experience like no other. With the newly built 30 km road you can now trek along the peak, as the route offers a challenging and thrilling experience to the trekkers. It has become famous as an adventure spot for experienced climbers, and has also developed a good reputation in their heart. This region is a bit dangerous, but you can enjoy your trekking experience fearlessly if right planning is done and proper precautions are taken. Trekkers should be fit and should come prepared by drinking at least two litres of water in winter months, and more in summer.
Jebel Hafeet – Al Ain
Located in Al Ain which is just under two hours from Dubai this trail will take you through virtually every sort of trekking challenge and possibly can be done in a day trip This classic trek is suitable for experienced hikers as there are many risks involved. It is the third highest mountain in the UAE with a 1,240km peak. The amateur trekkers should not start trekking onto these trails, because it’s a steep climb. You should either choose to opt for this adventure either at sunrise or sunset – the view once you reach onto the top will be totally unforgettable. It’s the best way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life and enjoy what your heart says to the fullest.
Elevation: 1,249 m
Location: Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Jebel Qihwi – Hajar Mountains
Located in north-eastern Oman this hike offers you the perfect scenic drive and enchanting views. It’s a part of the Hajar mountains and is one of the highest mountains in the region. The trek from the ground area is 9km and it takes almost seven hours to complete the trekking journey. You need to be extremely fit to start trekking through the trails as the journey won’t be a cool repotire. You’ll also need to use your hands for balance as you get closer to the top as the path turns to rocks. The last twenty meters are the most difficult part of the trekking journey so if you want to reach the top, you’ll need to carry few basic climbing equipments along with you.
Wadi Tayyibah – Dibba Al Fujairah
Also known as The East Coast Road this is a popular hike for the trekkers and you’ll pass through the village of Taybah as you complete your adventurous journey. It’s a one-way hike in which the trail leads you through a variety of landscapes- from heart wrenching mountain peaks to natural lakes and cascading waterfalls. This is a 8.5 km trail suitable both for beginners an experienced trekkers. towns museum, which gives an insight into the traditional way of life. You should never try exploring your trekking skill at this place in rainy season as heave rain locks any residential access and all the routes may also get blocked. This route is a great spot for the beginners who want to master their trekking skill as the steeps are not so dangerous and you can easily polish your skill under the guidance of an experienced professional owing to the art of trekking.
These trekking destinations in Dubai are not a walk in the park, and will surly challenge you at every step of the journey, stretching your limit and amplifying your skill. If you can walk up and down the trails for between seven to eight hours a day, and adapt to the difficulties of the climate, then you will love this unique journey. If you have a deep yearning to trek around the top of the mountain peak then these treks make for an incredible journey beyond travel.