Located in the north-west of Oman and bordering Al Ain, Buraimi descends from the southern slopes of the western Al Hajar Mountains. The area was once upon a time under the sea and as such is a geological wonder with fossils dating millions of years.
Only a 2 hour drive from Dubai, this is one of the closest wadi hiking trips to Oman and well worth it! A 4x4 is not necessary.
There will be two stunning wadi hikes, lasting around 3 hours each: one on
Friday afternoon and one on Saturday morning. The hikes are relatively moderate overall however there are a few steep climbs which may be challenging for some.
Appropriate hiking footwear with ankle support and strong soles are strongly recommended, trainers are not suitable.
Accommodation is in the lovely Wadi Sharm Hotel which is nestled in between the beautiful terrain of Buraimi.
Oman car insurance is essential for this trip and if the car is not owned by the driver, an NoC letter from the owner is required.
Hikers are required to pay for and organise their own visas in and out of Oman.
A BBQ dinner and breakfast will be provided by the hotel. Hikers will need to bring their own packed lunch, water and any snacks for
the hike. All additional hotel food items, along with any items from the rooms’ mini bar, will need to be paid by hikers upon check out of the hotel.
Data roaming for Oman is imperative – it will be required to use Google Maps for directions to the hotel – there are no signs!
Overall moderate however there are some steep climbs which may by challenging for some. It is a decent workout, but achievable by anyone in good health and fitness.
Hiking boots are necessary and trekking poles recommended. Trainers will be turned away.
Read more about the hiking grades here.
9am: Set off from Dubai
12pm: Arrival at the Wadi Sharm Hotel
1.45pm: Drive from hotel to the trailhead
2pm: Hike starts
5pm: Finish the wadi hike and return to the hotel
6.30pm: BBQ dinner
8am: Breakfast served by the pool
9.30am: Depart for second wadi hike
12.30pm: Finish the wadi hike
1pm: Arrive back at the hotel for an afternoon of relaxation by the pool
3pm: Checkout of the hotel
6pm: Arrive back in Dubai
Meet at Times Square Mall at 08.45am on Friday
Google pin: https://goo.gl/maps/m9Fk4hAi6uaVbThY9
Expect to be back in Dubai by 18:00pm Saturday
Driving time from Dubai is approx. 2hrs.
*Driving time from Dubai and border crossing through Al Ain are approximates and subject to delays. Please plan accordingly.
Once registered online through our website you will receive an email with full details - 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.
- The satisfaction of supporting a local charity
- Hotel accommodation
- BBQ dinner & buffet breakfast
- Carpool organisation
- An experienced guide with international Mountain Leader training
- Experienced Outdoor First Aid Certified G4G staff
- An inclusive, welcoming community spirit
- A guaranteed weekend of fun & fitness!
WHAT TO BRING:
- Trekking shoes (ankle support and strong soles are highly recommended, trainers are not suitable)
- Trekking pole/(s) recommended
- Wicking fabric clothing
- Minimum of 3L of water per day & rehydration tablets
- Lunch, snacks for 2 days (nuts, fruits, energy bars)
- Sun protection
- Swimwear if you want to swim in the wadis & hotel pool