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Shawka Pools

By |March 5th, 2020|Adventure, Hiking, UAE|

I first visited Shawka Pools back in 2014, when my local friend took us to this beautiful place. We were dune bashing not far away from Shawka when Hassan suggested to take us for a quick dip to clean off the sand. I was scepticale about what I heard, but curious to know about it. So off we went, and to my surprise, it was one of the very [...]

Wadi Shawka Route

By |February 24th, 2020|Adventure, Hiking, Sport, UAE|

I finally managed to hike Wadi Shawka route. For some reason this route was never appealing to me. But recently, I decided with my pregnant wife to explore this route based on its reputation for being easy with beautiful views. And to my surprise, I actually did like Wadi Shawka route. I liked what they (guessing it is Visit Ras Al Khaima) have done to the place, how they [...]

Wadi Ghalilah Hike

By |February 9th, 2020|Adventure, Hiking, trekking, UAE|

Wadi Ghalila is situated in UAE's Northern mountains, in the heart of Jebel Jais, part the infamous outdoor playground Ras Al Khaima. The Wadi Ghalila hike is relatively new path, that links the bottom of the valley to the upper part of Jebel Jais. The Path: I have never finished the hike of Wadi Ghalilah for a reason or another, but the path is straightforward and easy [...]

Wadi Al Nakhr

By |August 30th, 2019|Adventure, Canyoning, Oman, Sport|

Wadi Nakhr in Jabal Shams is known for its breathtaking scenery. If you ever hiked the Jabal Shams summit or the Balcony routes, you probably have noticed the Grand Canyon of Oman and its enormous arch. This Grand Canyon is Wadi Al Nakhr. Nakhr is an old village situated at the bottom of the mountain hidden in a small oasis down the canyon. Its habitants have only recently abandoned [...]

Wadi Shab

By |August 17th, 2019|Adventure, Canyoning, Hiking, Oman, Sport|

Wadi Shab is pretty much the most famous canyon in Oman. It is the go-to, and the must visit canyon of Oman. Whether you are a thrill seeker, casual adventurer or just wana chill in a cool place, this canyon is for you. And the best part of it, it is a great place to spend a day with your kids . Basically, this canyon is the right taste [...]

Wadi Saada

By |July 20th, 2019|Adventure, Canyoning, Oman, Sport|

Wadi Saada is unique to its constant flowing water. It is also part of the infamous Wadi Al Muaiden, known for its dam where picnic goers gather. Don’t let this non-technical canyon deceive you for being an easy one. Wadi Saada should be taken seriously amongst the medium to hard canyons for 2 reasons: For constantly having to climb your way around boulders. You will spend a significant amount [...]

Kayaking at Abu Dhabi’s Mangrove

By |July 3rd, 2019|Adventure, Kayaking, Kayaking in UAE, Sport, UAE|

Kayaking at the heart of Abu Dhabi hidden mangrove is an incredible experience. I love Abu Dhabi, I believe it has this social element to it that attracts me to its city space. And another reason to love Abu Dhabi is its beautiful mangrove plantations. I have kayaked in Abu Dhabi's mangrove twice already, and despite the fact the weather did not favor my plans, I left with a [...]

Kayaking at Hatta Dam

By |June 25th, 2019|Adventure, Kayaking, Kayaking in UAE, UAE|

Kayaking at Hatta dam has always been my short weekend getaway, especially whenever I have visitors over. Hatta dam is not only scenic, and a great place for safe Kayaking, but also a great drive to reach there. This mountainous road is definitely one of the most beautiful drives in the UAE, it is indeed the cherry on top of your kayaking experience. What is kayaking: Skip [...]

Kayaking at UAE’s remote islands

By |June 24th, 2019|Adventure, Kayaking, Kayaking in UAE, UAE|

UPDATE: May 24, 2020 Not the best update, a favorite kayaking and camping spot of mine in the area is transformed into a construction site. There are not many details but these pictures that I have received What used to be a mangrove shore.  What used to be a mangrove shore.  Kayaking in the UAE will be a whole different experience after finishing reading [...]

Dibba, the hidden gem for DWS

By |June 19th, 2019|Adventure, Musandam, Oman, Rock Climbing|

If you think it is too warm to be in the outdoors, then you “know nothing Jon Snow”. The time of the year has come when climbers start organizing (noncommercial, because we are cool) weekend DWS trips to Dibba Musandam DWS Oman. I can easily argue Dibba is one of the top locations for DWS. But I can also argue that there are not many other options ? for [...]

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