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uae trekkers..the trailblazers of arabia ...

For the last 7 years we have been a leader in providing unique outdoor hiking experiences for locals and expats since 2011. In the UAE, we hike in the mountains and deserts of Liwa, Ras al Khaimah and Abu Dhabi. We partner up with the best professional mountain guides  to bring you the greatest possible experience in each country and the best chance to successfully summit mountains.

We understand the need to cater to your experience and comfort level with the outdoors. That's why we meet you where you're at -- with our range of difficulty-level treks for groups of 10-20 people in the mountains of the UAE and Oman every weekend. For beginners, we offer a great introduction into the world of trekking and mountaineering which eventually leads them to join expeditions in countries with bigger, harder mountains.

Weekend treks can last from single day hikes to full weekend excursions. Though hiking is always at the heart of every itinerary, we offer multisport events such as kayaking/trekking to Kumzar, hiking and canyoning weekends in Oman, and mountaineering courses in Kazhastan. To make these experiences accessible to everyone, we offer gear loans in the form of backpacks, water- reservoirs, and even hiking shoes for the occasional out of towners.

OUR TEAM

 
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AMY SUBAEY | FOUNDER + CEO

Amy has climbed Kilimanjaro 6 times and has been climbing at least 4 high altitude mountains per year for the last 5 years and been hiking in the moutains of the UAE and Oman since 2003. International summits include Labouche Peak (6145 m), Yalla Peak (5780m) Sto Kan Gri in India (6100m), as well as Kilimanjaro and Mt Elbrus. She is also trained in Wilderness First Aid, and as a former lifeguard repeated this training multiple times.


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WHAT MAKES US

DIFFERENT

SAFETY and PREPARATION

We pride ourselves on upholding high safety standards by planning hikes in a responsible and organized way and ensuring the safety of our clients while on the mountain.

  1. Experienced and trained guides
  2. Multiple exhaustive first aid kits
  3. Satellite phones and local phones for the country we visit
  4. Multiple two-way radios that enable groups to communicate throughout the trip
  5. Wilderness First Aid trained guides.

Additionally, all the trips we offer have been vetted by UAE Trekkers staff. We do not offer trips that our guides have not been on before. Thus, our guides know the correct routes and have fail-safes if the group goes off track (radios, GPS, etc).

History

Since its inception, UAE Trekkers has trained and accompanied over 25 teams (between 8 and 15 trekkers) to the Summit of Kilimanjaro and other mountains in the region. The feedback from clients always reflects how essential and valuable the training program is to their overall success and enjoyment of the trek.

We have also taken teams successfully to the other high altitude mountains including:

  1. Turkey, Mt Ararat (5265m)
  2. Iran, Mt Damavand (5895m)
  3. Russia, Mt Elbrus (5675 m)
  4. Nepal, Everest Base Camp and Labouche Peak, Annapurna Base Camp
  5. Uganda and Rwanda, Mt Karasimbi, Gorilla Tracking
  6. Kyrgystan, Lenina's Peak (7119 m).
7. Kazhastan, Mountaineering Course 8. Mt Kenya

DIVERSE STAFF AND CLIENTS

UAE Trekkers prides itself on the diversity of our clients and staff on all adventures. We accomodate trips of people with multiple nationalities, cultural backgrounds and occupations: Most of our treks include trekkers of at least 7 -9 different nationalities. We can manage and satisfy the varying demands required of nationalities and levels of understanding before and while on the adventure. We believe in the power of diversity to bring people together, especially when coupled with the beauty of nature.

LOCAL EMPLOYMENT & SUPPORT STAFF

On our local and international trips we always employ members of the local community. We believe it is a key part of being a responsible traveler and adventurer to not just take from a community, but to give back to them as well. That is why on our trips we employ locals, visit community centers and even sometimes participate in volunteer-tourism to empower locals. We participate in ongoing community development projects on our trips around the world, our clients are an integral part of supporting communities in a sustainable way.

 

ALL FITNESS LEVELS

We offer a broad range of adventures around the world; from mountaineering in the high-altitude mountains of the Himalayas to Dhow cruises on the tip of the Arabian coast. Whether you enjoy a challenging experience or something more relaxing, whatever your fitness level we have the perfect trip for you. Most of our climbers on Kilimanjaro have zero climbing, trekking, or hiking experience, and sometimes no fitness whatsoever. This is not an obstacle. Our regular Kilimanjaro program is marketed as “From Couch to Kilimanjaro in 3 months”. We understand and cater to the demands of people who have never done something like this. Our reputation for being supportive, encouraging, and motivating is unmatched and is backed with personal testimonials and positive reviews.

GROUP PREPARATION & TEAM BUILDING

The guiding concept of UAE Trekkers is to be the exact opposite of a travel agency, where people just sign up and get on the plane, to one where the entire team has thoughtfully considered the seriousness of the journey for months in advance, and therefore put in the appropriate training and preparation together

Beginners and less fit clients can start from zero, without any assumption of previous experience. Our reputation for being supportive, completely nonjudgmental, encouraging and motivating is unmatched and is backed with personal testimonials and positive reviews. We manage and satisfy the varying demands required of nationalities and levels of understanding by crossing cultural boundaries and forming lifelong bonds.

We develop a specific, tailored program for trekking generally and Kilimanjaro specifically that enable you to be both mentally and physically prepared for the journey ahead. We have developed a program that includes activities that builds the right muscles, skills and mental fortitude required for novice and beginning mountaineers to reach the summit.

FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

UAE Trekkers trips can be fun for the entire family. We understand the value in family bonding through hiking through luscious jungles, swimming through caves and Wadis or even climbing mountains! UAE Trekkers wants families to be able to enjoy the wonders of the world together in a stress free environment. Many of our trips are suitable for children as young as 5 years old.

TAILORED TRIPS

We can tailor our trips to your exact needs and desires. We also offer customized trips, just email us and we can create a trip tailored to your exact wishes and adjust factors like price, location, duration and activities. UAE Trekkers offers customized team building excursions for corporations and companies in the UAE. Nothing helps refresh the mind and motivate creative thinking like escaping from the daily routine of the office and city while building camaraderie between coworkers. Although everyone associates the UAE with the desert, the mountains are just as spectacular. Driving out of the city and seeing them on the approach en route to an exhilarating adventure is a stimulating and exciting way to spend a day!

 

Testimonials

"This was the best experience ever. The camel riding was just mind blowing, pinching yourself to make sure it was real. We got to hang out with the local camel leading boys and enjoy some true Omani hospitality. If you want a true desert experience this is it."
- Carolyn Rogers


"Great trip with beautiful scenery everywhere . Well organized from start to end . Would not be able to visit all the places we visited in such a short trip . A true eye opener to the beauty of Oman . Thank you UAE trekkers."
- Rania Awad


"The dhow trip to Kumzar was an incredible experience, not your regular dhow cruise! We kayaked through phosphorescent water, did yoga on pristine beaches, and snorkeled through amazing korals. Such an enjoyable time!"
- Hannah Khalil 


"As a beginner hiker, I was really nervous to start hiking, but UAE Trekkers made me feel safe and ready for the challenge of the Wadi Shah hike. It was tough but the guides were great and ultimately I made it to the top of the farm houses, a great feeling."
- Sophia Grifferty


"I have done this trip twice now and would definitely go back again. These are amazing Wadi’s that need to be seen and experienced. The water is so clear and refreshingly cool. The accommodation is basic but comfortable and adds to the adventure. Definitely would recommend that you do this trip."
- Caroyln Rogers

 

PRESS

We're often called on by local news sources for hiking resources and expert advice. We also write articles about our experiences for Outdoor UAE. Here are the most recent sightings of UAE Trekkers.

Abu Dhabi World (March 2017)

Escape the city and take on a new challenge with these treks

We speak to Amy Subaey, director of UAE Trekking, to find out where to go and how to stay safe.

khaleej Times (September 2016)

Tips for staying safe while hiking the UAE's mountains

"Amy Subaey, director of the popular UAE Trekkers group, noted that many hikers underestimate how much water they need to carry with them, especially if they come from abroad."

The national (april 2016)

What you need to know before taking a walk on the wild side, plus best hiking spots in the UAE

"Guides or a knowledgeable company are recommended – hooking up with UAE Trekkers or UAE Hiking would be a good start."

Khaleej Times (december 2015)

Top five trekking peaks in UAE/Oman