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UAE Hiking Guide


UAE is known for its stunning skyscrapers that grace its skylines, but that’s not all the Emirates have to offer. The country is home to several different landscapes and terrains. It has sand dunes, mountains, and beaches, and is the perfect place to be if you want to have the best of all worlds.

If you’ve been feeling the need for an adrenaline rush and want to get away from the city, we’re here to help you do just that.

We’ll showcase the best hiking trails that UAE has to offer.

Jebel Hafeet

Jebel Hafeet is the second highest peak in the UAE and the highest in Abu Dhabi. The mountain is located in Al Ain and towers over everything else at 4,068 feet (1,240 meters). The mountain has a lot to offer, especially for experienced trekkers. It’s a challenging, yet beautiful hike that is worth the effort. With the gushing by of the cool breeze, the view from the peak is a spectacle, especially at night. If you’re a fan of BBQ, then this is the place to be. There are several places in Jebel Hafeet where you can set up a BBQ with your friends and family and have a good time.


Jebel Jais

Jebel Jais is undisputedly the highest peak in the UAE, standing at a height of 6,345 feet (1,934 meters). It also hosts the world’s longest zip line and several hiking trails suited to hikers of all experience levels. It is part of the Al Hajar range and is located in the stunning Ras Al Khaimah. If you go there in the winters, you will find that the peaks are covered with a sheet of snow! The mountains have plenty of vistas for your admiration, including cliffs, canyons, and beautiful sunsets. The Jebel Jais Via Ferrata promises a great time by allowing thrill-seekers to trek up the mountain with a steel cable attached to them for safety.


Copper Hike

If you’re looking for a day trip or a short getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, Copper Hike is the place to be. It’s located in Ras Al Khaimah and features a short route that stretches 4.4 miles long. The hiking trail presents a rewarding challenge to beginners.


So these are the three hiking trails that you should definitely try out. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, we promise these trails to have a little something or the other in-store for all and sundry.

Happy hiking!

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