Trip highlights


 

  Hike up Jebel Jais mountain and finish at UAEs highest camping ground located at 1,770m above sea level

  Drive up Jebel Jais mountain (any car can make it - paved road)

  Sunset hike through parts of the Ridge Summit Trail leading towards the Highest Public Point in UAE overlooking the seaside to watch the sunset in an awe-like moment.

  We set-up camp so that you can unwind, relax and enjoy good company under the Hajar mountain skies

  A special early yoga session arranged that is specifically designed for hikers and backpackers, so bring a comfy pair of pants!

  Experience the cool temperatures of the Jebel Jais mountain. Temperatures during the higher parts are expected to be around 25-30C during the day and drops lower during the night so make sure to pack warm winter gear

  Tell warm stories with friends and strangers by the campfire

  Access to private toilets

Activity level

Activity details

 Hike Start:

Meeting at 2.30pm with a 3pm start

 Distance:

 approx. 3km/ day (~2hr)

 

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Trip Details


 

Looking for an exciting hiking adventure with a difference? Want to connect with nature on a two day overnight adventure in Jebel Jais and connect with other curious souls?

Get away from the rat race of the city and drive to the mountains to enjoy cooler weather and splendid views. Hike up Jebel Jais mountain and finish at Camp 1770 - a cool camping ground located at 1,770m above sea level. Enjoy cooler temperatures and breathtaking vistas of the rocky mountains.

The driving route takes you through the wilds of Ras Al Khaimah along flat wadi beds with high canyon walls surrounding you. Whilst climbing steep hills reaching panoramic viewpoints of rolling hills across the UAE’s Hajar mountain range.

Jebel Jais Winding Roads in RAK UAE

Strictly NO SMOKING during activities and NO ALCOHOL during camping activities.

Day 1

We hike along trails with views of the Hajar mountains all around us. We stop at the place of UAE’s highest public point and watch the sunset. Once the sun sets, we put our headlamps on and experience night hiking as we continue up our camping ground where tents will have been set up for you.

While camp and BBQ dinner are being set-up everybody can enjoy fruits, teas and drinks around the campfire until dinner. Once our delicious dinner is served you can relax and chill with friends till late evening.

Jebel Jais Camp Fire at 1700 Altitude in RAK UAE

Eat, talk and laugh until your heart's content.

Temperatures here are much cooler than at sea level, so make sure you bring some warm clothing!

Day 2

Will include a light breakfast followed by sunrise yoga before we relax for a bit as we 'de-camp' and pack away our gear and recall the memories of the night before.

Jebel Jais Camping Tents with a view in RAK UAE

We then make our way down on trail back to our starting point.

A reminder that we abide by the ‘Leave No Trace’ rules where we leave everything the way we saw it. Whatever we take in – we take out! Leaving our trails and campsite pristine!

We always appreciate if you to do your part and join us in bringing a litter bag and leave our environment in a better shape than how we find it.

Your Guide

Nabil Habbouche

Founder

His passion is spending time outdoors away from the rat race by sharing his passion for anything outdoors with others, including his two boys. ​He has a love for adventure travel, a yearning to learn about other cultures, in both knowledge and taste.

Certifications:
- Mountain Guide
- Wilderness First Aid & CPR Certified
- International Mountain Leader Award
- ASA Level 2 Swimming Coach
- PADI Open Water Diver

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What is included


  All participants on our trips are covered by our insurance policy

 Officially approved by the local authorities (RAK TDA)

  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 + assistant guide(s)

  Experienced outdoor first aid responders & first aid kits

  1 trail mix pack for the hike, dinner and breakfast

  Tents, sleeping bag and mat provided
( all the camping gear provided is sanitized before and after use. However, feel free to bring your own should you be more comfortable with it)

  BBQ Dinner

  Morning Yoga

  A community sharing the inclusive love for the outdoors and wellbeing

  A chance to live wild, learn whole and explore freely

All guests on our trips are covered by our insurance policy

What is not included


  Backpack

  Transportation

  We are committed to cut down on single use plastic. Please bring water filled in your water bladder or water canteens - required min. 3L of water for this event

What to bring


NO JEANS & NO SANDALS ON HIKE
Backpack mandatory
(Recommended with good shoulder and waist straps - alternatively a regular school backpack)
Suitable wicking hiking clothes
Decent hiking shoes
(recommended with ankle support or trainers)
Facemask
(preferably reusable, or alternatively head bandana/buff)
Headlamp
(notify us if you do not have and we can provide)
Quick dry/ face towel
(for after the hike)
Extra shirt, flip-flops
(for after the hike)
Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses
(optional)
Reusable water bottle or water bladder - to cut down on singly use plastic
(minimum 3L of water per day per person)
Personal basic Aid kit
(advil, band-aid, antiseptic, hand sanitiser, wet wipes, etc.)
Energy bars, snacks
An inclusive spirit, positive attitude and lots of smiles

About the location


We reserve the right to cancel trip without notice due to sudden change in weather condition that might affect the overall safety of people joining us.