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.
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:
Getting out of city life, enjoying the beautiful weather, staying physically active and meeting great people, I can't recommend joining Adventure Quest enough, there's really no better way to experience nature in the Middle East.Keith
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
|3L of water, rehydration tablets|
|Suitable wicking hiking clothes|
|Decent hiking shoes|
|An inclusive spirit, positive attitude and lots of smiles|
About the location
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.