Moving time  2 hours 55 minutes

Time  6 hours 20 minutes

Coordinates 1584

Uploaded December 27, 2020

Recorded December 2020

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near Şidaqah, Fujairah (United Arab Emirates)

A hidden gem- beautiful easy to lightly moderate hike with colorfulful rocks and cairn sculptures.
Easy to follow from the start to the end-well laid path.
It is less popular than other easy trails around the UAE because the access is not the most convenient. Sedan cars can reach the starting point with careful driving (you can park as close as 50meters before the hike, we parked 150 meter before starting point).
The road towards Jebel Jibir is broken with only one lane left at parts. Should be fixed.. Its such a beautiful road. Just be careful driving-its winding. You will drive around 3km on turmac road (quite steep and winding during the first kilometer) until the start of the hike. Follow google maps by typing Ain Alsheria, it will lead you to the start of the hike.
Check my blog for other hikes in the UAE at https://www.theroadreel.com/5-easy-hiking-trails-in-the-uae/

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20 comments

  • Photo of khalid aburahima

    khalid aburahima Jan 3, 2021

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    The trail was amazing

  • Photo of Edeedman

    Edeedman Jan 3, 2021

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    Access is very sketchy at the moment with the rain fall having damaged the tarmac road that leads to jebel Ybir and the dirt road that leads down the valley. Sedan cars can venture at their own risk but on my visit this morning the access road was washed off super badly. You will probably bottom out and give your suspension a sweat. The trail start is fairly straight forward but please don't be the person that drops their masks on the trail, litters and leave their stuff behind.

    On the trail front you'll start nice and easy following a Wadi but as you progress you'll have to get up quite steep climbs. All well worth the climb however. Word of notice however - it can get very windy up at the top which can be treacherous when climbing so check the weather.

    The views alone should convince you to do it.

  • Photo of Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi Jan 4, 2021

    Edeedman, I have done this trail end of December and it was okay to drive the sedan to the starting point. Had to drive slowly but it was totally fine. Which part of the road was washed very badly and is it still accessible by sedan? I wasn't aware there were rains recently in that area?

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    Edeedman Jan 4, 2021

    25°36'26.3"N 56°08'11.9"E
    that spot the road has dangerously crumbled in 3 different spots

  • Photo of Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi Jan 4, 2021

    Thats sad to hear, is it still passable by sedan or not anymore?

  • Sameer Bawa Jan 15, 2021

    Is it doable with kids ? Is the road still blocked?

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    Ausra Osi Jan 15, 2021

    Hi Sameer, it is doable with kids (depends on what age they are?).
    I am not sure about the road being blocked if that is true or not. I went there in December and it was okay with sedan, it is not a perfect road but if the sedan could pass, 4x4 definitely will pass.
    Also, there were no rains, so I doubt it is blocked.
    Also, other people on wikiloc are commenting that they went there in the last couple of weeks, nobody mentioned anything about the road being not passable. Also, they said they went with the kids.
    I would suggest to give it a go, especially if you have 4x4.
    Also, a person in this chat dropped a pin where he said the road was crumbled, 25°36'26.3"N 56°08'11.9"E.

  • Sameer Bawa Jan 15, 2021

    Thanks Ausura

  • 1993xelizabeth Jan 28, 2021

    Can dogs do this hike?

  • Photo of Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi Jan 29, 2021

    Yes, dogs can do it :)

  • 1993xelizabeth Jan 29, 2021

    Thank you

  • Sameer Bawa Jan 29, 2021

    We did the last hike week, road was in good condition. We saw a sedan too in parking. It’s beautiful and kids enjoyed the most

  • Photo of Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi Jan 29, 2021

    Thank Sameer for clarifying, glad to know road is in a good condition, and glad you enjoyed your hike with kids!

  • Photo of elida ilinoiu

    elida ilinoiu Jan 29, 2021

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    We did this hike today, by far the most beautiful and colourful hike we have done in entire UAE!!!! I think it should be considered UNESCO patrimony!! We read all these comments and we adventured ourselves in 2 sedan cars, we managed to park with 1km before the trailhead, but honestly we would not do it again, we had adrenaline pumping needed for the entire hiking season due to the steepness of the off-road section!

  • Photo of Patrick Vijay Dsilva

    Patrick Vijay Dsilva Feb 9, 2021

    Hi Ausra,
    In your trail, do we get to see the Petroglyphs ?

  • Photo of Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi Feb 9, 2021

    Hi Patrick, yes, it is around halfway of the hike :)

  • Photo of Patrick Vijay Dsilva

    Patrick Vijay Dsilva Feb 16, 2021

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    I have followed your Trail and completed the Hike.
    The Trail is really Scenic with Rock formations / Mountains coats of various designs and colours.
    I plan to hike again at Leisure to explore the place and learn more.
    Thank you for the Trail.

  • Photo of SS hiking journey

    SS hiking journey Feb 28, 2021

    Descriptive and detailed trail , thanks ausra osi

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    SS hiking journey Feb 28, 2021

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    👍🏻 good one

  • Photo of LT kalninėtojai

    LT kalninėtojai Mar 15, 2021

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    Fantastic trail! You can reach it and park the car right at the beginning (or end). The road is washed out but it's ok, we saw two girls with small sedan car made it too although I would recommend a car with a higher clearance. We did it in 3 hours with a few snack and lunch stops. But recommend it to take slowly and enjoy the views. It's a real nice loop.

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