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Trip highlights


  A pleasant, family friendly, entry level walk

  UAE wildlife to see along the way with sublime views over the dam and surrounding areas

  One of UAE's walks around a dam with year-round water

A managed trail with some elevation gain in a loop around the Shawka dam with surprisingly diverse scenery. Possibility to shorten route as required.

A nice half day hike suitable for beginners and families. There may be some interesting UAE wildlife and birds to spot along the way.

Lots of open stretches with some shaded rest stops along the way. Sun protection highly recommended, water mandatory.

Activity level

AM Meeting time:
Wadi Shawka at 6.45am for a prompt 7:00am start (no 4x4 required)

PM Meeting time:
Wadi Shawka at 1:00pm for a prompt 1:30pm start (no 4x4 required)

Back to start point:

 Driving time from Dubai:
~1hr 15min


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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

  Legally licensed adventure company in the UAE

  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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