Wadi Abadilah is one of the trail that became very popular recently. Mainly due to its beautiful nature and the difficulty level is somewhat easy to moderate.
The trail is located in Abadilah, Fujairah emirate nearby Masafi. On the way to Dibba from Masafi you have to take the exit to a muddy road (25.43829074015991, 56.19656353977591). You can also search in maps “Wadi abadilah entry point”. Once you took the exit, take left again as the road is divided into to two. After driving about 250 meters you will reach the starting point where you can also park your cars (25.440730169054376, 56.19691414399228). Sedan cars are enough to reach the starting point.
There are steps at the starting point which will take you down to the wadi. Once you are down, take right and walk next to the fencing. It’s an agricultural farm which plants orange, banana etc. And then you will slowly get down in to the wadi. The first 1 km is very greenish eye soothing walk where you can see all these trees, small rock pools, water flows, some natural springs etc. After about 1 km, the terrain is different and become dry area. Don’t get confused (like me ) when you see a stair on your left, narrow way between rocks in your middle and another way on your right. Just take the stairs on your left which is actually made to pass the rocks. One you are on top of the mountain (stairs are finished) don’t take left, just continue walking straight which will take you down to the dry river bed.
You can walk through the wadi as long as you want (as you will be coming back to through the same way). Its relatively an easy walk, but need to be careful when you bypass some pools / boulders where you may have to do bit of scrambling (according to your skill). We returned after hiking about 3.5km to make it about a 7km long hike.
I have seen many families with small kids doing the hike and they are enjoying it very well. In case you are walking through the pools just be careful as the rocks are slippery. The trail has a lot of water pools but again it depends upon the season / rain. Just also keep in mind that mobile network is not available when you pass about 1km.
Location : Wadi Abadilah (Masafi – Dibba road)
Starting : 25.440730169054376, 56.19691414399228 (sedan car is accessible)
Difficulty : Easy to Moderate
Highlight : Lush greenery with agricultural farms, natural rock pools, natural spring etc.
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