Best hiking πŸ₯Ύ and camping ⛺️πŸ”₯ in UAE + TOP attractions πŸ€³πŸ“Έ!

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special Remote First Aid Certified Leader
special Satellite Massenger on board (PLB)
special Advanced Desert Driving Certified Driver
🌟 Why join this trip? It's a once-in-a-lifetime chance to explore the entire UAE, hike the most scenic country routes, and camp under the starlit sky on the slopes of the UAE's highest mountain. Imagine gazing at the Milky Way from the darkest spot of the desert and experiencing a night in a traditional Bedouin family house. πŸŠβ€β™€οΈ Will we take a dip in the Arabian Sea and visit iconic attractions like the Burj Khalifa, the enchanting dancing fountain, and the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque? Absolutely! Your Instagram feed will be bursting with breathtaking shots, both famous landmarks and hidden gems. Plus, I'll introduce you to local expats, so you can unwind by the bonfire with a glass of wine and engage in fascinating conversations about life in the Emirates. Who knows, you might even make lifelong friends along the way! πŸ•οΈ Worried about not having camping gear? Fear not! I've got you covered with cozy sleeping bags, sturdy tents, and all the cooking essentials. πŸ›£οΈ This exclusive adventure is tailor-made for JMT members and won't be replicated. Don't miss out on the chance to discover the wonders of the UAE during its most captivating spring week. πŸ›°οΈ Your journey will be guided by an experienced driver, licensed to navigate the desert, equipped with GPS, a satellite messenger, and a first aid kit. Your loved ones can track your journey in real-time on Garmin's professional website, ensuring peace of mind for everyone back home. Get set for the adventure of a lifetime and I'll see you on the road! πŸš—πŸ—ΊοΈπŸŒ 

ABOUT ME: I'm an Adventure Designer with 10 years' experience in the adventure tourism industry. Expert in long-distance Epic drives, including "The Longest Highways in the World" list. Check my profile for more info! πŸŒπŸš—

ABOUT ACCOMMODATION: Hostel (2 nights) - Located near the sea with shared bathroom facilities. Shared bathrooms are communal, shared with other guests. Camp stay (4 nights) - Enjoy mountain, desert, and beach campsites with nature or public restroom facilities within walking distance. Bedouin house (1 night) - Experience local hospitality in a traditional family house equipped with all the amenities and more.

What's included?
Accommodation (hostels, campsites)
Transport (rental, deposit, fuel, drive)
HIKE 1. Stairwase to Heaven (guided)
HIKE 2. Liwa Desert Hike (guided)
TOUR 1. Desert Safari + BBQ+ Belly Dance
TOUR 2. Milky Way Gazing (self-guided)
GOLD Pass for Dubai Metro
UAE Adventurer Certificate ofAchievement
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Day 1-2
DAY 1. ARRIVAL DAY 🌴🌞 Welcome, early birds! We've got an action-packed day ahead, so aim to arrive as early as possible. Our schedule kicks off with a check-in at our accommodation at 3 pm. Until then, soak up the sun and enjoy the beach vibes of the Miami of Dubai. πŸ–οΈ πŸ”πŸ₯€ Feeling peckish or thirsty? Don't worry! The area is teeming with fantastic dining options to satisfy every craving and fit any budget. I've got your back with detailed instructions on where to go for scrumptious meals, refreshing swims, and convenient bag storage. 🎑 Once the group is assembled, it's time to dive into our itinerary. If you haven't had the chance to check out Ain Dubai yet, let's explore it together. We'll keep it brief because an unforgettable experience awaits us: a luxurious ride aboard the Dubai Metro in Golden Class. πŸš‡ ✨ This is our chance to visit some of Dubai's top attractions and be mesmerized by the spectacular light show at the iconic Burj Khalifa and the enchanting dancing fountain on the nearby lake. πŸŒ†πŸ’ƒπŸ•Ί πŸ“Έ AIN DUBAI, the world's largest observation wheel, offers panoramic views of the city and the sea. A must-visit for those looking for a unique and exciting experience in Dubai. πŸ“Έ DUBAI MARINA, a man-made marina that offers a picturesque waterfront promenade, luxurious yachts, and an array of dining and entertainment options. A must-visit for those looking for an upscale and lively experience in Dubai. πŸ“Έ DUBAI METRO, an advanced and efficient transportation system that offers a convenient way to explore the city. With its sleek driverless trains and multiple lines, it's a must-use for travelers and locals alike. πŸ“Έ BURJ KHALIFA, the world's tallest building, offers breathtaking views of Dubai from its observation deck and luxurious amenities. A must-visit for any traveler to Dubai. πŸ“Έ THE DUBAI FOUNTAIN, the world's largest and tallest choreographed fountain system, offers a mesmerizing display of water, light and music. A must-see attraction for visitors to Dubai.

Jebel Jais

Day 2-3
DAY 2. DUBAI - SHARJAH - AJMAN - UMM AL QUWAIN - RAK + GROCERY SHOPPING Distance 250 km, drive time 3 hours. πŸŒ…πŸŒŠ Rise and shine! It's time for an exhilarating barefoot stroll along the stunning JBR Beach! πŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈπŸ–οΈ This 3.5 km route is right at sea level and perfectly flat, ensuring an easy and enjoyable walk. Not only is it a great way to start the day, but it also serves as fantastic preparation for our upcoming desert hike! 🌡 πŸš—πŸ’¨ Once we've soaked up the beach vibes, it's time to hit the road for an epic 300 km adventure across 5 different emirates in the UAE! πŸ—ΊοΈ Along the way, we'll pass by iconic landmarks like The Palm and Burj Al Arab, so be sure to capture some Insta-worthy snapshots! πŸ“Έ And don't worry about hunger pangs during our 3-hour desert drive – there's a pit stop planned at a grocery store to refuel! πŸ”οΈ Our destination? The highest peak in the UAE – Mount Jebel Jais! πŸŒ„ But before we pitch our tents and witness a breathtaking sunset, we'll treat ourselves to a panoramic bird's eye view of the majestic mountain range that awaits us. β›Ί Tonight, we'll sleep beneath a blanket of stars on the mountain slope. Trust me, this authentic Arabic mountain camping experience will leave an indelible mark on your memory! 🌌 πŸ”₯ After a quick rundown of tomorrow's Stairway to Heaven hike, we'll gather around the crackling fire to savor a delectable meal whipped up by us. Get ready for a night in the mountains that you'll cherish forever! πŸŒ„πŸ΄

Jebel Jais

Day 3
DAY 3. HIKING #1 STAIRWAY TO HEAVEN FULL LOOP OR RIGHT BANK Level: Intermediate to experienced πŸŒ„ It's time to kick off our day bright and early at 5 AM! πŸŒ… We're gearing up to conquer the legendary "Stairways to Heaven" trail, renowned as one of the most exhilarating hikes in the UAE. Ascending to a peak soaring 1.5 kilometers above sea level, this trail guarantees awe-inspiring vistas that will leave you breathless in more ways than one! 🏞️ πŸ’§ Since there are no water sources en route, it's crucial to pack 5 liters of water to keep you hydrated throughout the journey. Remember, there are no exits or shortcuts on this trail - it's a full-on adventure, but the reward at the summit is worth every drop of sweat! 🚰πŸ’ͺ πŸƒβ€β™€οΈπŸƒβ€β™‚οΈ Depending on the fitness level of our group, we'll select one of two trails, each boasting unique paths crafted by ancient locals. With an ascent of 500 meters, expect some challenging sections with loose rocks and rugged terrain. But fear not! The jaw-dropping panoramas of Wadi Galilah and Jabal Jais will make every step worth it! πŸŒΏπŸ”οΈ πŸ—ΊοΈ To ensure you're fully prepared, I'll provide you with detailed GPS data, including elevation profiles, distance breakdowns, and estimated timelines. With this information at hand, you'll know exactly what to anticipate along the trail! πŸ“ŠπŸ“ πŸ† And remember, upon conquering the trail, you'll be rewarded with a well-deserved Certificate of Achievement as a testament to your adventurous spirit and determination! πŸŽ–οΈπŸŒŸ

Umm Al Quwain- Beach

Day 3-4
DAY 4. UMM AL QUWAIN - DUBAI πŸŒ… Let's kickstart our day with a leisurely morning at the enchanting Umm Al Qaine beach camp! πŸ–οΈ Whether you're craving a refreshing dip in the Arabian Sea or a serene stroll along one of the UAE's longest coastlines, the choice is yours to make. The first half of the day is all about unwinding and immersing ourselves in exploration. πŸŒŠπŸšΆβ€β™‚οΈ 🏝️ While we won't have the chance to lay eyes on the famous abandoned aircraft that once graced this coastline for over two decades, I've got a treasure trove of captivating tales to share about its intriguing history. From daring pilots and unexpected landings to clandestine cargo and arms dealers, get ready for a riveting journey through time! And who knows, we might stumble upon another cargo ship washed ashore as we wander along this unique beach. πŸ›©οΈπŸ“œ πŸ“Έ So, don't forget to grab your camera and capture some unforgettable moments as we embark on this one-of-a-kind coastal adventure! Let's create memories to last a lifetime at this captivating beach hideaway! πŸ“·πŸοΈ

Desert Safari Dubai

Day 4-5
DAY 4. DUNE BASHING WITH BBQ AND BELLE DANCE SHOW 🏜️ No trip to Dubai is truly complete without venturing into the majestic desert and immersing yourself in its rich sports and traditions. πŸͺ This extraordinary tour offers you a seamless lineup of activities, ensuring an unforgettable desert experience filled with thrill and excitement! πŸ„β€β™‚οΈπŸŒ… πŸ„β€β™€οΈ Prepare to carve up the golden sand dunes with exhilarating sessions of sandboarding and heart-pounding dune bashing! πŸš— Hold on tight as our expert driver navigates the rugged terrain, providing you with an adrenaline-fueled ride like no other. And what's a desert adventure without a serene camel ride through the mesmerizing red dunes? 🐫 πŸ•οΈ As the sun sets, we'll make our way to the enchanting desert camp, where an array of captivating activities and entertainment await. Indulge in the art of henna painting, savor a delectable BBQ buffet dinner under the starlit sky, and experience the mesmerizing performances of Tanura and Belly Dance shows. πŸ’ƒπŸŽΆ πŸ’« Unwind in the cozy ambiance of the desert camp as you puff on a traditional Shisha pipe and enjoy unlimited soft drinks amidst the tranquil desert setting. 🍹✨ πŸŒ™ After a day filled with exhilarating adventures and cultural delights, we'll retreat to our cozy hostel for a peaceful night's rest, reminiscing about our unforgettable desert escapade under the twinkling stars. πŸŒŒπŸ›Œ

Abu Dhabi

Day 5
DAY 5. Liwa ➑️ Abu Dhabi + CITY TOUR ➑️ Dubai 10 AM. After a great hike and refreshing shower, we'll fuel up with a delicious breakfast before setting off on our journey back to the bustling cities of Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Along the way, we'll make sure to stop by two must-see attractions: Ferrari World and the stunning Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. We'll take a tour inside the mosque and snap some memories, before continuing on to Dubai. Tonight, let's celebrate our amazing trip with a final dinner together. Afterwards, feel free to let loose and explore the vibrant nightlife of Dubai in your own way. Enjoy! πŸ“Έ FERRARI WORLD ABU DHABI, a thrilling theme park inspired by the world of Ferrari. The home of The Fastest Rollercoaster in the World. A must-visit destination for speed enthusiasts and car enthusiasts in Abu Dhabi. πŸ“Έ THE SHEIKH ZAYED GRAND MOSQUE is an architectural masterpiece, featuring 82 domes, 1,000 columns and the world's largest hand-knotted carpet. A must-see for anyone visiting Abu Dhabi.

Bateen Liwa

Day 5-6
DAY 4. Umm Al Quain ➑️ Liwa. HIKING #2 Get ready for an exciting adventure as we embark on a 400 km, roughly 5-hour long trip to our next hiking destination in the Liwa Desert. Along the way, we'll make a pitstop at a store to stock up on essentials. Our second hike will be a two-part experience - a sunset hike followed by a sunrise hike. After checking into our Bedouing Campground at 3 PM, we'll embark on a short night hike to catch the stunning sunset views in the desert. Don't worry, we'll be using head torches but you'll still have plenty of opportunities to admire the night sky. DAY 5. Rise and shine! Today is all about the sunrise hike. We'll be hiking up to 10 km in the dunes for about 4 hours, stopping for a snack and to catch the sunrise after the first 2 km. This hike will start at 4:30 AM and is rated as Moderate, but we want to finish it before it jumps to an Advanced level. The Liwa desert is full of soft sands and towering dunes that will take your breath away. Hiking here is a true adventure and those who complete it will receive a Certificate of Achievement to show for it. You deserve it! πŸ“Έ LIWA DESERT, an awe-inspiring natural wonder that offers a chance to escape the city and immerse in the beauty of the Arabian desert. A must-visit for nature lovers and adventure seekers in the UAE.


Day 6-7
DAY 6. DEPARTURE DAY. It's time to say goodbye to our adventure-filled trip! But don't worry, you can still soak up the sun on the beach or take a leisurely walk before it's time to head to the airport. And don't forget, you can leave your bags in the designated storage area for safekeeping until it's time to go. You should feel proud! In just a few short days, you've accomplished two of the most well-known hikes in the UAE, explored the country's top sights, and traveled through 6 of its 7 emirates. What an amazing trip it has been! Congrats again!
Trip Summary
Camping & Hostel
7 days trip
Dubai, Jebel Jais & 6 more
What's excluded?
International Flights
Meal & Camping Gas
Parking fees
Extra activities & souvenirs
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