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10 Adventure Travel Experiences in the UAE

Tuesday, August 30, 2016
10 Adventure Travel Experiences in the UAELike0

Living in Dubai has plenty of advantages. Some of the greatest journeys happened right here in the UAE. There are many adventure travel experiences right here in the UAE. Here is a round up of 10 adventure travel experiences in the UAE.

By Fadi Hachicho

 

Rocky Mountains:

Jabal Jais:

The state of the art road up the highest mountain in UAE delivers an exciting experience for all with easy access to camping spots and the recently installed hangers that provide shade perfect for a rest point or a day out surrounded by majestic rocky mountains. The road takes you to about 1,350m above sea level offering higher perspective of Ras Al Khaima port and the surrounding Hajar mountains. Don’t miss the sunset coming down on Ras Al Khaima city.

Jabal Jais

 

Jabal Yibir:

The road leading up to one of the highest mountains in UAE is for the adventurous ones. This route twisty and steep and offers great mountain views with several hiking and camping opportunities. The Jabal Yibir over all is famous for its mountain bike trails that excite every cyclist. It is also a destination for rock climber who take on sports climbing at the lower part of Jabal Yibir in Wadi Tawain.

 

Wadi Nakab:

A exciting off road destination for those looking to go wadi bashing on rocky uneven ground and small boulders. The hike up wadi Nakab towards Sheri village offers great view points and seasonal greenery and a track up man made stone staircases.

 

Attractions:

Al Qudra Lakes:

Most probably one of the easiest and most accessible escape from the city. A short drive to Al Qudra lakes offers a natural reserve with trees, man made lakes among the desert dunes. It is also home to many migratory birds, swans, Arabian gazelles and lizards. Route around the lakes is even accessible with a 2WD. Just make sure to keep the area clean as this is a natural reserve.

 

Hafit Tombs:

Recognised by the UNESCO as one of the important archaeological sites in Al Ain, Hafit tombs lie at the bottom of Jabal Hafit mountain. It is easy to visit with many camp spots around the area as well as a free park, public space and outdoor activities. You will find many fossils surrounding area so make sure to enjoy a game of fossil hunt and explore the area.

 

Beach:

Dalma Island:

This one is for the sea lovers. An Island with a fascinating sense of heritage that still stand today and unaffected by the commercial urban development around the country. turquoise water, white sands and sea life makes Dalma Island a fascinating weekend escape in the capital Abu Dhabi. Reaching the island is an adventure on its own while taking the ferry and enjoying the 2 hours sea cruise.

 

Wadis:

Wadi Showka:

One of the most favourable destinations among outdoor enthusiast. It appeals to off roaders, trail runners, mountain bikers, and those who simply want to camp out in nature with out being far from the city. Wither camping next to the lake at Showka Damm or simply exploring the deep water pools, Wadi Showka is a destination to enjoy various outdoor activities.

Wadi Showka

 

Wadi Helo:

A wadi famous for its cultural foot print. Plenty of easy access archaeological sites, castles and forts make it a fun experience for those who want a short adventure that is not too remote from the city. The area was the centre of activity far back as the Bronze Age so you never know what you might find while exploring the trails between the remains across the surrounding rocky mountains.

Wadi Helo

 

Wadi Asimah:

A scenic drive through that takes you from corner of the desert to small water pool among small villages. Lots of greenery from the surrounding farms. Best visited in winter season when rain fill up the seasonal pools, streams that flow down the falaj that feeds the plantations of palm trees in the farms and wadi dams. The surrounding rocky area offers various hiking routes and camping spots for a weekend getaway.

Wadi Asimah

 

Desert:

Fossil Dunes:

Not your typical offroad dune bashing route. Reaching Fossil Dunes offers a unique experience driving on soft shifting sand to hard grounds and rugged terrains. It is located far from the beaten track which makes it a great location for stargazing away from the light pollution. The harsh winds have turned these fossils figures into a natural sculptural park. Sunset are a seen not to be missed.

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One comment

  1. Akshay Koranne says:

    Thanks for sharing the blog. I have been consistently reading the UAE Sightseeing blogs. The wonderful museums skyscrapers and water activities. This is completely different UAE. I would like to experience this adventurous UAE too.

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