Walk in the Wilderness: Wadi Shah Loop

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Date: 22nd February 2019  |  Venue: Wadi Shah  |  Time : 08:30 - 18:30

This is a super enjoyable hike with stunning scenery and surprises at every turn!

The start point is about half way up the Jebel Jais mountain road via a track leading down to the wadi. The full circuit is about 13km over varying terrain including boulder hopping, dry waterfalls, scree slopes, farms, and donkey trails (because of this the hike could take up to 7 hours depending on fitness, route finding, and overall speed of the group).

HIKE DIFFICULTY: Demanding. This hike starts with a significant uphill. There are boulders and a little bit of scrambling on his route. Anyone can do it who is in good health and works out from time to time.

This hike is not suitable for first-timers or those afraid of heights. We recommend joining at least 1 Gulf for Good hike before you participate in this one.

Elevation gain: 700m

Distance: approx. 13km

MEETING TIME: We will meet at Wadi Shah at 8:15am for an 8:30am start. For carpooling, we will meet at 6:00am at Emirates NBD/EPPCO station on Al Ain Road. Expect to be back in Dubai by 6:30pm. (Distance from Dubai is 2hrs 15mins.)

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.


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 nad plenty of snacks (nuts, fruits, energy bars), minimum 6L water and rehydration tablets, hiking boots, trekking poles, a good hiking pack, and sun protection a must.