Ausra Osi
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Moving time  2 hours 11 minutes

Time  5 hours 58 minutes

Coordinates 2184

Uploaded March 21, 2020

Recorded March 2020

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1,683 ft
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4.84 mi

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near Sharīyah, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)

CHECK MY BLOG POST BY FOLLOWING THE LINK BELLOW (view more)- it has all you need to know info about this hike with many pictures to get you hooked.

Showka dam to Showka pools hike is an easy yet very picturesque hike starting at the newly built staircases behind Showka Dam parking lot. Reach the top of the mountain use the staircase and then go down the hills until you reach the beautiful valley and Showka wadi, finishing with Shawka pools. Climbing staircases is a good immediate leg workout with breathtaking views of a moon-like landscape. Later on hike becomes an easy walk through many clear mountain paths. We did a little detour and didnt follow any paths while descending the first mountain on scree slope (yet there was some sort of a donkey path to find an easy way down). Then again following mountain trails towards Showka Wadi. There is a meeting spot (some sort of a building) just before the right turn into another wadi that leads you to the pools. Shawka pools offers a cold 2meters dip. On the way back you can either choose exactly the same path, or follow the wadi (four wheel cars are using that too as there is a wide road) and later on get back on the smaller trails that curve around the mountains. Choosing lower trail that goes around the highest peak of the hike will take you back to the middle part of the staircases from the left side of the mountain.

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Start of the hike at Showka Dam

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Newly built staircases to the top of the mountain

Start by going up the staircases- good leg workout, amazing views, few stops along the way to just take a break and blend with this magical panoma.
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The top of the mountain

This is the highest point of the hike, enjoy the views
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From this spot head down through scree slope heading towards a path in thr horizon

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Valley down the hill

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Following the path to the wadi

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Shaded area

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Beautiful valley

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Telecommunication tower

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Toward the pools

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Pools

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Sunset on the way back

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Tyrn back towards original path

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Continue up the hill towards the left

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Fin8sh of the hike with the thunder

6 comments

  • Photo of Rimaz Sally

    Rimaz Sally Jul 10, 2020

    Hi Ausra Osi ,

    Thanks for the route and the blog post, was very useful.

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    Ausra Osi Jul 11, 2020

    Thank you Rimaz, I am glad to hear it was useful and I hope you enjoyed your hike, and didn't fry during this summer heat :)))

  • carladucati Jul 17, 2020

    Thanks for this!

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    Ausra Osi Jul 17, 2020

    You are very welcome Carla :)

  • carladucati Jul 17, 2020

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Loved this hike! Very easy to follow

  • nevinalex Aug 2, 2020

    I have followed this trail  verified  View more

    Thanks for the write up . We enjoyed the trek and big thanks for all the info and photos you've put up.

    We followed the mud track on the way back, didnt turn at the flag you've mentioned and so ended up at the dam😅 that was a big mistake. Other than that trek was awesome.

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