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Distance

4.23 mi

Elevation gain

410 ft

Technical difficulty

Easy

Elevation loss

410 ft

Max elevation

1,306 ft

Trailrank

86 4.8

Min elevation

873 ft

Trail type

Loop

Moving time

2 hours 14 minutes

Time

3 hours 20 minutes

Coordinates

1350

Uploaded

January 31, 2021

Recorded

January 2021
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1,306 ft
873 ft
4.23 mi

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near ‘Abādilah, Fujairah (United Arab Emirates)

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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Keep right
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Orange

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Some oranges
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Wadi with greenery and pools
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Small natural spring
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Farms
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Farms
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Terrain became different
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Take the stairs... Dont get confused..
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Do not go this way (Use the stairs on your left instead)
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Stairs will help you to pass the rocks
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Don not take left. Just go straight which will take you down to the wadi.
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Getting in to the river bed
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Climb!
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keep walking..
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Some trees
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Take right and bypass the pool (if water is more)
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Keep walking..
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Left is the way..
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Rocks are polished with water flow..
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Wadi still continues.. You can move further if you like to.. We came back from this point..

48 comments

  • Photo of Angela Dubai

    Angela Dubai Feb 5, 2021

    Done this one, beautiful! But so many hikers....! Come early we started 9am which was far to late to escape the crowd.

  • Amna Kooli Feb 6, 2021

    I have followed this trail  View more

    We totally missed the stairs on the left and continued straight. It was climbing and going up the mountain steeply. Fun but became a bit dangerous at some point so we came back... don’t miss those stairs!

  • Photo of Muhasin Pallikkal

    Muhasin Pallikkal Feb 7, 2021

    @Angela

    Hi,

    Nice to hear that you did the trail.. Yes.. indeed its crowded nowadays.. especially on Fridays... Even when i did it was on Saturday but still crowded.. As the trail is getting more and more popular its gonna be more!

    Better to do on Weekdays or at least Saturday and try to start as early as possible..

  • Photo of Muhasin Pallikkal

    Muhasin Pallikkal Feb 7, 2021

    @Amna,

    Hello,

    Haha.. yeah.. those stairs are easy to miss.. that is why i specifically mentioned about it.. Nevertheless, glad to know that you did it and you enjoyed it..

    More hikes to come!

  • Photo of Balchin

    Balchin Feb 20, 2021

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    This is a beautiful hike. Easy to follow and can be extended further if you have time. Thank you for sharing

  • Photo of Muhasin Pallikkal

    Muhasin Pallikkal Feb 21, 2021

    Hello Balchin,

    Many thanks for reviewing the trail.. Glad that you enjoyed it well..

  • Photo of Zanfer

    Zanfer Mar 3, 2021

    Hi Muhasin, hope you are doing good. Planning to follow this trail this weekend. Just want to confirm with you whether we would be required to remove shoes/ wade in water during this hike. So that I can accordingly wear clothes and shoes. Please let me know. Thanks.

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    Muhasin Pallikkal Mar 3, 2021

    Hello My friend.. Alhamdulillah doing well..

    Surprised to hear that you haven't been here yet! Nevertheless, back to the point: Water is present only at the first km and as far as i remember removing shoes is not mandatory as you can bypass wadi / wet areas easily unless you really want to make your feet wet ( fish spa :) ?)

    Go for it before the wadi becomes dry!

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    Zanfer Mar 3, 2021

    Great :) Yeah, this trail has been in my bucket list for long and for one reason or another got postponed. Insha Allah would be going this weekend. Thanks for the prompt reply and info... Much appreciated. Ha ha... maybe I would try fish spa :D Would leave a comment once I complete this trail :)

  • Photo of Muhasin Pallikkal

    Muhasin Pallikkal Mar 3, 2021

    Enjoy and have a wonderful hike :)

  • Photo of Zanfer

    Zanfer Mar 13, 2021

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Completed this trail today :)

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    voltabp Mar 13, 2021

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Brilliant hike - loved it! Fantastic family outing: a little bit of everything... plantations, wadi, pools, frogs, fish, dragonfly’s. Thanks for sharing - great pics and instructions 😀

  • Photo of Mateen Gohar

    Mateen Gohar Mar 14, 2021

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Its Easy hike and adventurous for kids, we go with kids, when the green farm end in the valley nearly 1km. take stairs going up to your left. and after stairs go down there is safety rope available. then continue walking through the valley. at some locations showing Red Arrow directions for guidance.

  • Photo of Muhasin Pallikkal

    Muhasin Pallikkal Mar 14, 2021

    Thank Zanfer, voltabp and Mateen Gohar for the reviews.. Happy to hear that you all have enjoyed it :)

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    elida ilinoiu Apr 3, 2021

    Great instructions of the starting point! We extended a bit the hike, the deeper you go in the wadi the narrower becomes the canyon, which gives better views but in the same time becomes more slipery, due to the polished stones. Nice hike overall!

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    elida ilinoiu Apr 3, 2021

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Great instructions of the starting point! We extended a bit the hike, the deeper you go in the wadi the narrower becomes the canyon, which gives better views but in the same time becomes more slipery, due to the polished stones. Nice hike overall!

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    Muhasin Pallikkal Apr 4, 2021

    Hello Elida,

    Many thanks for your review.. Glad to hear that you enjoyed it.. More hikes to come..!

  • Sameer Bawa Oct 14, 2021

    Is this hike good to got with kids 8-9 years?

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    Muhasin Pallikkal Oct 14, 2021

    @Sameer Hi sameer,

    Yes you can take kids.. no issues.. many families are doing it.. just be careful if you dip in pools..

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    eralyilmaz Oct 29, 2021

    Great trail. Easy, apart from a bit of scrambling on the boulders. Will definitely do again.

  • Nicholas Reading Nov 15, 2021

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Thanks for sharing this trail Muhasin. I completed it yesterday (Sunday) and I only passed one other hiker so clearly weekdays are better if you want to avoid the crowds. Stunning walk and even though only just coming out of summer (mid-November) there was still some water in the pools. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Decent foot-ware certainly advisable.

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    Muhasin Pallikkal Nov 15, 2021

    Hi Nicholas,

    Thank you so much for the review.. Glad to hear that you enjoyed it 😊

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    Muhasin Pallikkal Nov 15, 2021

    Hello @eralyilmaz

    Thanks fro the review ✌🏼☺

  • Maraam Mohsin Nov 21, 2021

    Hi! Where do you park your car and is SUV needed?

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    Muhasin Pallikkal Nov 21, 2021

    Hi Mohsin,
    SUV is not necessary and parking point is mentioned in the description

  • Maraam Mohsin Nov 21, 2021

    Thanks a lot for the quick reply

  • iansadowski Nov 23, 2021

    Can i take my dogs?

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    Muhasin Pallikkal Nov 23, 2021

    Hello @iansadowski

    Yes you can..

  • iansadowski Nov 23, 2021

    @muhasin Pallikkal ... thats amazing thanks .. we will go now weather is good for them ... happy days 😀

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    Muhasin Pallikkal Nov 23, 2021

    Enjoy and have a safe hike 🙌🏻

  • abhaywade Dec 19, 2021

    @ Muhasin Pallikkal

    Thanks for sharing this trail. We tried it last Friday.

    We got through fine until the end of the green plantation area until the waypoint where it has stairs going up from the left side. Once we got up, we followed the trail which got us walking back to the starting point facing the direction back to the main road.

    Once you climb the stairs and come to the end of it, I think the trail is not very clear. By default you turn left.

    This waypoint is described as "Don not take left. Just go straight which will take you down to the wadi." By "go straight" do you mean stay right as soon as you complete the stairs?

    I am planning to go again. It was a good hike albeit a short one.

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    Muhasin Pallikkal Dec 19, 2021

    @abhaywade,

    Sad to hear that..

    Yes once you are done the stairs, you have to keep right / straight.. talking left wil redirect you to the main road..

    Once you take rigght, you can also see a rope attached in the side for holding while descending to the wadi (I assume the rope is still there)..

    Hope you will make it next time 😊

  • iansadowski Dec 19, 2021

    We did the same ... going right was a very small ledge, one slip and your down the cliff, my nerves couldnt take it with 2 dogs lol so we just came back on ourselves and finished earlier then expected

  • Rouba Chalabi Feb 16, 2022

    Nice hike, we went late afternoon and walked for 2 hours until sunset.

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    Bara2x Feb 18, 2022

    Thank you! Went to this yesterday with my friends and it was really good for first time hikers.

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    Muhasin Pallikkal Feb 18, 2022

    Thanks all for your reviews/ comments

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    Muhasin Pallikkal Feb 18, 2022

    Glad to hear that u enjoyed.. keep hiking..🙌🏻

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    cscsrk Feb 23, 2022

    Hi Muhasin......How are you? I am new to hiking and was recommended about this place. I just would like to know if I can take my Dog on this trail?

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    Muhasin Pallikkal Feb 23, 2022

    Hi cscsrk,

    I'm fine.. Alhamdulillah, thanks for asking..

    Yes, you can.. I have seen people taking dogs..

    But if some pools are extremely filled with water due to rain, then bypassing them will be tricky..

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    Naga1404 Mar 5, 2022

    Your instructions are clear, I did the trail today and the experience was amazing , thanks for this @muhasin

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    Muhasin Pallikkal Mar 5, 2022

    Hi Naga,

    Glad to hear that..

    Keep hiking 👍🏻🙂

  • Leen Ashur Mar 6, 2022

    What time would you recommend to go?

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    Muhasin Pallikkal Mar 6, 2022

    Hai Leen,
    Morning or evening any time is OK..

  • naomiluckett Mar 8, 2022

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    Excellent hike & thanks for your great instructions! We missed the stairs and carried on through the mountains until it became too dangerous! Then double backed and saw the stairs!!!!!!!! Keep your eyes left everyone! Those stairs are easy to miss! 🤣 we took your instructions to head right and went down into the wadi (rope has been removed!! But rings are still in place and it was an easy climb down!). Thoroughly loved the hike and eternally grateful for your directions!! Where too next????

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    Muhasin Pallikkal Mar 8, 2022

    Hi naomiluckett

    Glad to hear that you found my trail / info useful

    Keep hiking 🙌🏻🙂

  • nitzanilsar Sep 26, 2022

    will i find there water on OCTOBER 25TH?

  • Photo of Hened Choueiry

    Hened Choueiry Nov 23, 2022

    Hello! Can I please have an advice on whether this trek is shaded in the afternoon in November?
    I’m thinking of doing this hike this weekend.
    Thank you in advance for your time🙏🏼

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    Muhasin Pallikkal Nov 23, 2022

    Hi Hened,

    If you do this afternoon around 3.00 will be fine.. but remember by 5.30 you have to get back (sunset) so stop and return accordingly..

    However recently there was rain in that area so expect more water than usual..

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