Walk in the Wilderness: Wadi Naqab

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Date: 8th February 2019  |  Venue: Wadi Naqab  |  Time : 08:30 - 17:30

This is one of our favourite routes! The first 5km are through the wadi bed and up to a bat cave (with some scrambling you can go inside if you would like). After a short break and snacks we'll start up a managed path with beautiful cliff views to an old settlement where we will have lunch. Be prepared for surreal views!

HIKE DIFFICULTY: Difficult in that we go up 800m. It is a decent workout, but achievable by anyone in good health that wants to do this.

This hike is not suitable for first-timers or those afraid of heights.

Elevation gain: 800m

Distance: approx. 13km

MEETING TIME: We will meet at Wadi Naqab at 8:15am for an 8:30am start. After 30mins bumpy driving, we'll begin hiking at about 9am. For carpooling, we will meet at 6:30am at Emirates NBD/EPPCO station on Al Ain Road. Expect to be back in Dubai by 5:30pm. (Distance from Dubai is 1hr 30mins.)

BOOKING A PLACE: Simply email your RSVP to  or register online here. You will receive an email with hike details and payment link - please note payment is required to secure your place, we will confirm by email. SPOTS ARE LIMITED and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

ADMIN FEE: AED100 + VAT

FREE for registered challengers

WHAT'S INCLUDED? The satisfaction of supporting a local charity, carpool organisation, an experienced guide, certified first aiders, and a guaranteed day of fun!

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING? Lunch, snacks (nuts, fruits, energy bars), minimum 4L water and rehydration tablets, hiking boots (trainers are not recommended), trekking poles highly recommended, sun protection, and wicking fabric clothing.

NB. 30mins off road driving to hike start point, 4x4 vehicle required.