From the desert to the mountains, here is a list of places to visit for those looking for a fast-paced off-road adventure
The Jebel Hafit desert park in Al Ain
Released: Sat Dec 3, 2022 4:22 p.m
Last updated: Sat Dec 3, 2022 5:26 pm
There is just a little more than a day left before the reality of everyday life resumes for UAE residents. But those who stayed in the country for the long weekend can have one last hooray and look forward to an epic adventure.
While driving to a nearby mall, public park or themed attraction is always a convenient option, there are many more exciting things to do across the country.
From off-road escapades to trekking, camping and swimming in the wadis, the UAE offers endless options for the perfect getaway.
Those who want to go camping can find some cool places to check out here:
A wadi with a cave
Located at the foot of the UAE’s highest peak, Jabel Jais, Wadi Rahba is a piece of tranquillity. It’s more than just a picturesque valley – it has a cave, a hiking trail and stone houses. You can set up camp and spend a night under the stars.
9 desert locations
Get your 4×4 ready for desert action because wintertime means dune bashing in the UAE. There are several options for desert camping in the Emirates, but here are some of the most popular:
- Mleiha Desert, Sharjah
- Al Quaa Desert, Al Ain
- Al Thallah, Ajman
- Falaj Al Mullah, Ajman
- Al Wadi Desert, Ras Al Khaimah
- Mangrove area, Umm Al Quwain
- Al Qudra, Dubai
- Lahbab Desert, Dubai
- Fossil Rocks, Sharjah
However, if you set off into the desert, you must observe a few safety tips. It’s important to stay hydrated, so it’s best to bring plenty of water with you. Before you hit the dunes, be sure to do some research on what to expect. Also bring some offline navigation tools and set up your tent in higher areas.
8 mountain pitches
The mountains of Fujairah and Ras Al Khaimah are excellent destinations for overnight campers. But other peaks also offer the tranquility that city dwellers are looking for. Here are some sites to explore:
- Jebel Jais
- Jebel Yanas
- Jebel Hafit
- Jebel Yabir
- Wadi Ghub mountains
- acacia forest
- Hatta Mountains
- Khatt Plateau
Rainbow Mountain, Fujairah
Did you know about this Arizona wave in the UAE? This might be one of the most beautiful mountains you can see. A true masterpiece of nature, the valley with its multicolored terrain is a trail not to be missed by hikers in the UAE. In fact, it’s already earned a spot as one of the most Instagrammable trails in the country.