Hey there adventurous hikers and backpackers! Are you ready to discover some epic routes around the world? Well, I've got some great news for you! I have completed 5 of the world's 15 best classic hikes according to National Geographic, and now I want to take you with me on two breathtaking hikes in the UAE. These hikes are definitely not for the faint of heart, but if you're up for a challenge, then come join me! We'll be driving a lot and camping in 4 different emirates (Dubai, Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain and Abu Dhabi) and experiencing the beauty of the UAE. Here are the two hikes we'll be embarking on: The Stairways to Heaven 🏞️🤩 - This is the most famous and toughest hiking route in the UAE. With beautiful steep slopes, handmade stairs, and stunning views, this hike is not for the faint of heart. But don't worry, the reward at the top is well worth it! You'll be recognized as a true UAE adventurer and walk away with a sense of accomplishment and beautiful photos. The Liwa Sunrise Hike 🌅🐪 - Hiking in the desert can be difficult, but hiking in Liwa is even more challenging. The locals call Liwa the Queen of the Desert due to its softer sand, higher dunes, and remote location. But we'll make it there and experience it for ourselves! In between the hikes, we'll visit some of Dubai's famous attractions like the Ain Dubai, Burj Al Arab, The Palm, Ski Dubai, Dubai Mall, and more. We'll also witness the beautiful light show at the Burj Dubai and the dancing fountain nearby. And for those adrenaline junkies out there, there's an opportunity to fly on the world's longest zipline (not included in the price). I'm looking for like-minded travelers who love hiking and trying new things. With my 11 years of travel experience in 41 countries and expertise in custom trip design, I can't wait to share my knowledge with you and make this adventure one to remember! So, what are you waiting for? Let's hit the road and make memories together! INCLUSIONS: ➡️ Logistics & booking responsibility removed from yourself & taken care of ➡️ Accommodation (Hostel in "Miami of Dubai" (1 night), campground in Liwa (1 night), wild camping). ➡️ All transport between stops & for activities mentioned in the itinerary ➡️ Experienced, fun & knowledgeable trip leader! With PLB (personal locator beacon) & Satellite Phone (for emergency use only) & First aid kit ➡️ Pre-departure guidance including help with flight timings, what time pack ➡️ Destination specific WhatsApp group for general travel questions & to meet your team before arriving ➡️ Travel insurance if you are a resident of Germany or Austria EXCLUSIONS: ➡️ F&B: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner & drinks ➡️ Spending money for extra activities/sightseeing & souvenirs you would like whilst we are in the country. ➡️ Additional transport during free time not mentioned in the itinerary ➡️ Hiking and camping equipment: tent, sleeping bag, trekking pools, etc. (full list to be provided) 🗺 ITINERARY & GROUP SIZE: - Keep in mind that the itinerary may be subject to change due to various factors such as weather, traffic delays, or local changes. - Our group will consist of a maximum of 10 people, including yourself. 📍 MEETING POINT: - Arrive at Dubai International Airport (DXB) or Al Maktoum International Airport (DWC) and make your own way to your accommodation on the first night. - If you arrive before 3 PM (UAE local time), you may want to store your luggage with reception until check-in is available. - You will meet the rest of the group at 6:30 PM in the accommodation reception area. 📝 VISAS: - Make sure to check if you are eligible for a visa before booking your trip. - Ensure that you have a valid passport and check if the UAE has any alternative entry requirement forms or documents you need on arrival. ❤️🩹 INSURANCE: - Travel insurance is included if you are a resident of Germany or Austria. - If you are not a resident of Germany or Austria, you will need to purchase your own travel insurance that covers medical expenses during the trip. 📱 WHATSAPP GROUP: - Before departing, I will create a ‘Hiking and Camping in UAE’ specific WhatsApp group for us to communicate and answer any questions you may have. Please let me know if you still have any questions. Looking forward to our adventure soon!