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Jabal Shams

Jebel Shams Summit & Wadi Damm pools

Fancy reaching the summit of Jebel Shams, the highest mountain in Oman at 3009 meters and enjoy the stunning views down Oman's "Grand Canyon"?!

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Jebel Shams Summit & Wadi Damm pools
Jebel Shams Summit & Wadi Damm pools

Time & Location

22 Oct 2022, 05:30 GMT+4 – 23 Oct 2022, 16:40 GMT+4

Jabal Shams, Jebel Shams, Jabal Shams, Oman

About the Event

We trek through some of the oldest rock formations in Arabia, some as old as 600 million years. It is a mountain that drops the jaw in awe! 

The “Mountain of the Sun” shows you its finest beauty and breathtaking sunrise and sunsets.

Wadi Damm is one of the most beautiful wadis in Oman. Featuring clear blue waters, the place is also gifted with an awesome landscape, and a few very old historical landmarks.


Fri Oct 21

  • Meet at 1 pm to drive to Oman border (Al Ain)
  • Dinner on the way, half of the trip in a local restaurant near Nizwa
  • Reach Jebel Shams camp between 9-10 pm.

Sat Oct 22

  • Breakfast at camping spot, and start the hike at 6:00 am. Hike 6-7 hours to the summit (with breaks). Packed lunch and dinner for the hike. 
  • We will set up a camp on the top of the arab world for a night with the most amazing view of the region!

Sun Oct 23

  • Breakfast at the camp
  • Head down towards the cars. Will take 4-5 hours
  • If time allows, head towards wadi Damm and relax at the water pools for half a day. Many options to splash, jump, chill next to the pools.
  • Back in Dubai at evening


Two Certified hiking guides leading the way, showing and explaining the natural features and history of the area.


This is a challenging but rewarding experience for those looking to reach the peak of this impressive mountain. 20 km hike start to end with a sheer drop of 3000+ meters.

Total Ascent 1500 m

Distance 24 Km

No climbing involved

Time: 6-7 hours to the summit (with breaks). 3-4 hours for descent back.


Any car can reach the start point of the hike (no need 4x4)

Carpool sheet will be discussed for confirmed participants)

  1. Oman visa. Can be applied online - or at the border
  2. Backpack
  3. 6 liters of water, minimum
  4. Camping: Sleeping back, mattress, tent
  5. Snacks (oranges, apple, dates, protein bar), electrolytes, sandwiches, nuts
  6. Hiking boots or trainer with good grip sole
  7. Hiking pants, tights, dry fit t-shirt, small towel
  8. Wipes, sunscreen lotion and sanitizer
  9. Hat and sunglass
  10. Hiking poles (optional)
  11. Headlight
  12. Personal basic Aid kit (Advil, band-aid, antiseptic, etc)
  13. Extra - shirt, pants, flip-flops (for after the hike)
  14. Camping - Tent, mattress, pillow, sleeping bag, camping chair
  15. Food for the whole trip (there are small shops on the way in case of shortage of supplies)



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  • 21 Sep 22 - Jebel Shams Summit

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