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Wadi Monay Morning Intermediate Hike

This hike is just off the Sharjah/Kalba Highway, 1.5 hours from Dubai. Easy to find, no need for an off road car either. The hike is 3 hours over varied terrain, up a boulderey wadi, down a plateau where you will see ancient settlements (the remnants of them) and then your challenge: up to reach the pass over a ridge. Its a steep incline, but the rocks are solid and non scree like, making you feel confident as you make your way up, then over the ridge and back down the gentle descent. Kids are also welcome to participate as they will enjoy this hike as well, especially if we are going slowly. Please keep in mind that anyone that this is classified as a beginner hike for people that are participating in fitness activites on a regular basis. However, provided that you run, swim, bike, or do fitness classes regularly, you will enjoy this great beginner hike, suitable for all ages, for a morning getaway.

The hike will take you on a flat section through the wadi, and over the ridge for an amazing view of the Hajjar mountains. Though its still hot in the afternoons, this is a short hike not more than 4 hours. However, you still will need to take 3 liters of water with you! Hiking shoes strongly recommended.


Meet on the village of Monay at 8:00 am (1.5 hours from Dubai, 2.5 from Abu Dhabi)
Start hike: 900 am.
Finish Hike: 1:00 PM
Off road car is NOT required, we park on the road and walk.

What’s included:

1 or 2 Wilderness First Aid Certified Trek Leaders to keep the groups on track
Gear Loans upon request (trekking shoes, backpack or camelback)
Coordination by carpools.  SAT phones, so we don’t have to rely on a mobile network connection.

Earlier Event: February 23
Fit Beginner Showka Over the Ridge