Wadi Ghub, Rainbow Hike
Duration: 4-5 hours
Distance: 11 KM (6.8 miles) (total distance in and out the same way, can be shortened, or prolonged into a loop)
Ascent: 800 M
Level: Beginner (first part)+ to Moderate (full loop)
Rainbow valley hike in Fujairah Emirate is one of the must-do UAE trails. Also called Spectrum hike, it features unique multicolored terrain and small seasonal pools. Located 1.5 hours drive from downtown Dubai. Rainbow Valley hiking trail quickly gained its popularity due to the unusual scenery. As the name suggests, there is some color game going on. Layered rocks are “painted” in gradients and hues of reds, greens, whites, browns, oranges and burgundies, resembling rainbow patterns. It is a true piece of artwork created by nature and delightful sight. No wonder why Rainbow Valley is arguably the most “instagramable” hike in the UAE.
The wadi offers beautiful terrain views and within a walk of 20-30 mins, you will be right in front of the famed "spectrum" or layered, colourful rock formations. Given its unique look and feel, it is a "must visit" site, if you are into hiking in the UAE. The trail is straight forward and all you need to do is to follow the ravine bed. You will experience substantial boulder climbing, and scrambling over smoothened rocks. Being in a group, helped us to navigate the boulders or while descending them.
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