Climb higher than you have ever climbed in the UAE to reach the country’s highest peak. At 1,934 meters, Jebel Jais’ summit can be reached the easy way – by car – but you can always opt to fulfil your inner desire to conquer this towering mountain on foot. Enjoy the aerial thrill of surveying the mountain route from the world’s longest zipline; climb the mountain and pride yourself on reaching the peak; and enjoy the natural landscape littered with purple lilies, wild irises and white daisies.
Trips to Jebel Jais don’t stop in the summer; in fact, this is the perfect time to visit as the temperatures in the mountains are quite moderate, unlike the scorching heat near sea level elsewhere in the UAE.
Opening hours: 24 hours.
Location: https://goo.gl/maps/8UtmrBywU3z Wheelchair access: TBD.
Safety precautions: Be careful if driving and look out for falling rocks. Bring an expert with you if you are a beginner hiker.
What to bring: Reusable water bottle, suitable shoes, sun hat.
Activities: camping, hiking, mountain biking.