Friday, March 30, 2018
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Join us for the last camping overnight hurrah for the season. We will set up an authentic Bedouin Tent that fits 6 people and a traditional majlis under the stars, with a bonfire and BBQ in the Munai /Showka area. This is a remote area that is not common with campers so there is no litter and other frustrating issues common to popular campsite. Its totally secluded and peaceful.
Wadi Monay has been a very popular hike this season as its beautiful with a lovely trail and accessible.
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 -4 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. If you are really confident, you will have the option to carry on up to the highest point on the mountain as long as you are comfortable in the looser scree- for the way down.
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 6:00 PM (1.5 hours from Dubai, 2.5 from Abu Dhabi)
Start hike: 800 am.
Finish Hike: 12:00 PM
Off road car is NOT required, we park on the road and shuttle to the campsite.
- Bedouin Tent and majlis (6 people per tent)
- Sleeping bags and mattresses
- BBQ dinner and breakfast.
- 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 to Munay by carpools
SAT phones, so we don’t have to rely on a mobile network connection
Price: 750 DH per adult, Kids with a paying adult are 200 dh, with 2 paying adults 150dh.