As Sab W6 Balcony hike

As Sab W6 Balcony hike

As Sab W6 balcony hike (also know as Oman Balcony hike) is yet one of the most scenic and famous hikes of Oman. It is for all levels and kids friendly (with adult companions). I recommend doing Jabel Shams Summit hike if you want a longer and more challenging version of this hike. The Path: The […]

Jabel Shams Summit hike

jabel shams hike

Jabel Shams is the highest mountain in Oman with an altitude of 3,028 m. This hike is also known as W4 route and Rim walk to the summit. The hike is relatively moderate, includes some serious jaw-dropping scenery, strong winds and occasionally subzero temperature with snow. Though the real summit is where the military base […]

Stairway to Heaven hike with a twist

Panorama taken on the other side of Stairway to Heaven hike

Having hiked Stairway to Heaven UAE-Oman couple of times, I wanted to add a twist to make it more challenging. So I decided to carry my mountain bike all the way up the hike and mountain bike the descent from the other side. So I did. On the 11th of December, 2015, I carried my bike (weights approx. […]

Stairway to Heaven Hike, the abc’s

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In January 2012, Stairway to Heaven hike was the first hike I did in the UAE after living in the country for nearly 4 years. All I knew of the hike at this point, was the scary stories that circulated around camp fires. ‪The plan was to ascend via the famous staircase route, that starts […]

Jabal Kawr – A Touching Adventure

It all started in November 2012 when a group of 4 hikers (including myself) met an old man, with very dark and dry skin wearing an old long jacket, high up in one of Oman’s tallest mountains Jabal Kawr. Jabal Kawr sits at 2,700 m and was the home to this mysterious man. Although this man lived all […]