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Wadi Litibah

Stairways to Heaven Hike (Full Loop)

The most spectactular hike in UAE! A series of hidden steps, climb the left bank of wadi Litibah to the top of the vertical cliff that borders with Oman (Musandam) to then descend down on easier trail from the right bank.

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Stairways to Heaven Hike (Full Loop)
Stairways to Heaven Hike (Full Loop)

Time & Location

23 Dec 2023, 05:00 – 17:00 GMT+4

Wadi Litibah, Wadi Ghalilah - Ras al Khaimah - United Arab Emirates

About the Event

This hike is rightly known as the most famous and spettacular hike of UAE. 

It takes you all the way up the impressive cliff face of Jebel Jais. An ancient beduin way taken by farmers to reach the top of these mountains, otherwise reachable only by a long detour through Khassab.

This hike is the full loop that take us through the mighty "Stairways". A seememgly impossible to hike wall which unveils some stone walls stairs once you get close to it.

We will start from the left bank of the canyon, Wadi Lithbah. From here onwards, it is a long walk through a wadi river bed. Then we reach the face of the wall, where the stairs are, and with a circa 800m hike, exposed in section, we will reach the summit plateu at 1800m with spectacular views over the Ras Al Khaimah city and sea. 

We then descend down on a easy and well marked trail from the right bank completing a full loop trail.

For more info and pictures of this location, visit our page here: Stairways to Heaven (


We will start early morning before sunrise to then complete towards the afternoon.

Duration: 10-12 hours Distance: 21 Km Climb: 1500 M Level: Advanced


Any car can reach the entrance of Wadi, then you need a 4x4 to the start point of the hike

Carpool sheet will be discussed for confirmed participants

  1. Backpack
  2. 5 liters of water, minimum
  3. Headlight
  4. Snacks (oranges, apple, dates, protein bar), electrolytes, sandwiches, nuts
  5. Lunch
  6. Hiking boots or trainer with good grip sole
  7. Hiking pants, tights, dry fit t-shirt
  8. Sunscreen lotion
  9. Hat and sunglass

Nice to have

  1. Personal basic Aid kit
  2. Hiking poles


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



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  • Stairways to Heaven

    Hike the most famous and spectacular route of UAE!

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