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Copy of Big Bedouin Tent Camping and Sunrise Hike in the Hatta Mountains


Enjoy the night sky in the mountains and wake up early in the morning for a refreshing hike!

Friday leave late afternoon and meet at 5:30. The traffic on this road is horrendous so don't race out of town too soon to get stuck on the road.

Enjoy a bonfire and smores around the majlis and then you can sleep inside or outside the Big Bedouin Tent or your own private tent.

We wil wake up prior to sunrise and start our hike to be arrive at the trailhead at 5:30 am and start hiking at 6:00 am, with the coolest time of the day and sunlight in front of us. Our hike will be in 2 groups: either a beginner group which will hike for 3.0 hours, or a more challenging hike which will last 3.5 hours and include a steep ascent and scree filled descent.


The start of the hike is less than 2 hours from Dubai or Abu Dhabi and we will help you coordinate transportation. This hike is just off the Sharjah/Kalba Highway, 1.5 hours from Dubai and 2 hours from Abu Dhabi. Easy to find, no need for an off road car either. The hike is 3 hours over varied terrain, up a bouldery wadi, down a plateau where you will see ancient settlements (the remnants of them). If the weather permits and remains cool, we will extend the hike for up to one hour. (total of 3 hours hiking) but we will absolutely be finished by 10:30 am


Kids are also welcome to participate as they will enjoy this hike as well, especially if we are going slowly. Please keep in mind that anyone that this is classified as a beginner hike for people that are participating in fitness activities on a regular basis. However, provided that you run, swim, bike, or do fitness classes regularly, you will enjoy this great beginner hike, suitable for all ages, for a morning getaway.


The hike will take you on a flat section through the wadi, and over the ridge for an amazing view of the Hajjar mountains.


Trekking shoes are always required as the risk of ankle turning and foot pain is high for those that are not used to hiking.

You can easily rent a TREK SET: Trekking shoes, backpack and camelback with required water for 150 dh


Other than that, nothing!

ITINERARY:

Leave town: 300 PM On Friday

Meeting time: 530 at the Rak Bank Monay.

Dinner and Bonfire

Breakfast, (fruits, croissants, coffee and tea and fresh juice)

Finish Hike: 11:00 am

Cost: 499 DH (early bird: price will go up!)

Includes:

2 Trek leaders

Sleeping bags and Big Bedouin Tent (individual tent additional)

BBQ snacks

1 Wilderness First Aid Certified Trek Leaders to keep the groups on track

SAT phones, so we don’t have to rely on a mobile network connection

This hike is just off the Sharjah/Kalba Highway, 1.5 hours from Dubai and 2 hours from Abu Dhabi. Easy to find, no need for an off road car either. The hike is 3 hours over varied terrain, up a boulderey wadi, down a plateau where you will see ancient settlements (the remnants of them). If the weather permits and remains cool, we will extend the hike for up to one hour. (total of 3 hours hiking) but we will absolutely be finished by 8:30 am. either way.

Kids are also welcome to participate as they will enjoy this hike as well, especially if we are going slowly. Please keep in mind that anyone that this is classified as a beginner hike for people that are participating in fitness activites on a regular basis. However, provided that you run, swim, bike, or do fitness classes regularly, you will enjoy this great beginner hike, suitable for all ages, for a morning getaway.

Earlier Event: January 19
Morning Hike in Leopard Canyon (RAK)(Beg)
Later Event: January 25
SUNSET Beginner Hike in Hatta