So far this hike in wadi Jabal Jais was my most difficult in the UAE ‘coz we did most of climbing in rocks. Total elevation was 900 metres, there was rock scrambling and rugged terrain. We didn’t did the round trip because we ended too late and so in the end at the road we walked and did hitched hike for few minutes.

Related post here: Mountains and wadis for hiking in the UAE

Below are some of my posts in instagram about our hiked/climbed at Jebel Jais Wadi:


Our Hike Details:

– This was a free event (always in UAE Mountain Climbing/Camping group)
– Total elevation is 900 metres
– Started approx. at 8:00 am
– Duration about 7-8 hours (depending on speed or stop/breaks)
– Technical level is Moderate
– Endurance level is  Moderate to hard
– No 4×4 is required to reach the hiking start point

Recommended hiking gear:

– Minimum of 3-4 litres of water (depending on the person)
– A must to wear Proper hiking shoes/boots
– Sun screen, cap and sunglasses
– Back-pack with good waist straps
– Lunch, snacks and energy bars
– Hydration drinks
– Gloves was recommended due to some rock scrambling

All details are the requirements from the group events ‘UAE Mountain Climbing and Camping group.

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