Wadi Shah is located in an incredible area of Ras Al Khaimah and the ridge hike takes you through some amazing terrain – the scenery is simply breathtaking! The trek includes lots of bouldering, hiking through deep canyons, traversing steep mountain slopes and visiting an ancient village, via a donkey trail.
Accommodation will be at the City Hotel and all meals are provided. This trip is family friendly and suitable for children aged 10 and above.
Moderate: Up steep hills and down exposed ledges, with bouldering and some climbing.
Duration: 5 hours
Length: 19 km
Elevation: Starting at 300 m elevating to 1000 m
Drive up the highest mountain road in UAE, Jabal Jais, to reach the start of the hike. The beginning of the trail is bouldering-heavy, using your whole body to climb over and up huge rocks. Afterward, ascend up a steep donkey trail to reach old farmhouses and terraced villages deep in the mountains of RAK.
Carry on over a precipice ridge and walk down a dramatic cliffside, back down into the ancient riverbed. The descent is exposed on a narrow ledge, so you’ll need to be comfortable at heights and have good balance.