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Trip highlights


  Overlooking the Indian ocean

  Views of the Secret Beach of Fujairah and Khor Fakkan city & mountains

  Suitable for all ages, family friendly hike

  Historical significance and forts along the way; learn about UAE history

One of the newest and safest trails developed recently is one that fuses history and exercise together.

Al Rabi Tower is a fort that was built in 1915 and was part of the defence network in Khor Fakkan. The Tower overlooks the town and was used to send warnings to other nearby watchtowers. It was first constructed in 1915 during the reign of Sheikh Said bin Hamad Al Qassimi.

The trail starts at the Tower itself and follows a well managed and popular trail that zigzags up the mountain and gifts you lots of photo opportunities over Khor Fakkan and the Indian Ocean. Although family friendly, the trail elevation gain is still quite significant and climbs approximately 250m from the trail start.

Those not accustomed to hiking in the UAE in the heat should be aware that although this is technically not a difficult hike it should not be underestimated. This hike can be attended by families with kids from 8 years and above.

The trek itself will take about 3-4 hours round trip with lots of rest stops to soak in the views.

There are various vantage and rest stops along the way, and the hiking trail is out-and-back, so if you get tired you can always go back the same way you came.

Trekking poles and appropriate hiking footwear with ankle support and strong soles are highly recommended. Please make sure to follow 'what to bring' section for this hike. Should you have any concerns or questions, please get in touch.

Hikers with not appropriate footwear (trainers) will be turned away.

Activity level

 Meeting time:
Meet at Al Rabi Tower carpark at 6.45am for a prompt 7:00am start.

 Expect to start point:

 Driving time from Dubai:
~1hr 25min


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What is included

  Our commitment to global standards of keeping you safe during this activity

  Our dedication to preserving the environment by adhering to Leave No Trace principles

  An experienced guide with international mountain leader training

  Experienced outdoor first aid responders & first aid kits

  Extensive risk assessments for the activity in line with best practice principles

  Insurance coverage for your involvement in this outdoor activity

  Satellite phone & walkie talkies

  Outdoor education specific to your activity location

  A community sharing the inclusive love for the outdoors and wellbeing

  A chance to live wild, learn whole and explore freely

What to bring

Lunch, snacks
3L of water, rehydration tablets
Sun protection
Suitable wicking hiking clothes
Decent hiking shoes
An inclusive spirit, positive attitude and lots of smiles

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