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yakınında: Baqal, Raʼs al Khaymah (United Arab Emirates)
This hikes takes you through spectacular Wadi Naqab to a massive wall-like formation. You can also extend your hike further as shown on this map (well worth it).
Read all you need to know about this hike in my blog post by following "View more" link at the end of this description.
Please ignore straight lines on the map (wikiloc was acting up). Therefore, max elevation 538 meters (not 846).
This hike can be anything between 7km to 16 km depending if you arrive in 4x4 or a sedan and if you choose to go only until Red Wall or beyond. Luckily now you can park your sedan a little closer than it used to be, still it adds up 4km of walking as opposed when you drive in with 4x4.
This hike is the most enjoyable during the cooler months. We have done it in June and it was quite extreme. We stayed overnight to avoid hiking during the day. Aimed to reach some abandoned village on top of the mountain but ran out of time and had to sleep in the wadi. The rock was flat but hot, with some crazy bats screaming in the distance at night- quite an experience.
Please don't go in summer if you can't handle UAE heat if you do carry a bare minimum of 6 liters of water per person (should be more actually) if you can't just don't go in summer.
In good weather this hike rates somewhere in between easy to moderate as its still quite a long walk on rocky terrain and some bouldering involved.
Daha fazlasını göster
This is the closest spot non four-wheel car can reach. 4x4 can continue further for another 2km.
4x4 can come up to this point and park on the left. Path on the right leads to the wadi Naqab.
This is the spot where the road and easy walk finishes, and a proper hike starts from.
Many large boulders and massive piles of rocks along the way
There are some red spray indicators to help you find the way in between those massive boulders.
This is the Red Wall which seems to be impossible to pass. I was looking for a way to pass it but some boulders were just too big to cross without any special equipment. If you want to continue beyond the red wall, you will have to come 300 meters back and look for a path that will take you across the face of the mountain.
Look for the giant rock with red arabic grafitti. At this point there are indocations showing to go up the mountain where you will reach a balcony/platform. Follow it to pass the Red Wall.
The mountain path will take you down to a nice large valley behind the red wall.
that's pretty much where we had to stop for the night
We aimed to camp in a village on top of the mountain. But we ran out of time, sun set, and we had to stay in the middle of the wadi- next time:)