Finally, after months of baking in an oven in Dubai, we can get outside and enjoy the fresh air. I love the thought of being out of the A/C and taking long trail walks soaking up the scenery, but where do you do this in the UAE? Unfortunately, trails are not well groomed and marked here like they are in other countries so it is a bit overwhelming for me to know where to begin. I was happy to come across UAE Trekkers who helped solve this problem by offering a range of organized hikes around the region.
Nicole and I happily signed up for the "Tuesday Ladies Hike" in Ras al-Khaimah. It was only an hour drive from Dubai to our meeting point in RaAK and then a bit of an off-road journey to the trailhead. We spent the next 3 glorious hours, outside, climbing over rocks, chatting, and taking in the spectacular scenery in the UAE's rocky mountains. What a great break from the city life of Dubai. We will definitely be going back!
A little added bonus was finding a few beautiful doors along the way. Can you imagine if your garden gate looked like this? Gorgeous.