Road Trip and Short Trek to UAE's Highest Elevation, Jebel Jais

18-February-2017 Saturday in Ral Al Khaimah Emirate, United Arab Emirates

This was just a short day trip just to see the glimpse of Ras Al Khaimah and without a concrete itinerary, just go where my gut feeling wanted that day. Since my initial plan was to scout for possible trekking routes in Hajar Mountains on cheapest way, I decided to negotiate a cab and go straight up to Jebel Jais highest elevation.

Ras Al Khaimah is one of the seven emirates that make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The emirate is in the northern part of the UAE, bordering Oman's exclave of Musandam. Ras al-Khaimah has the most fertile soil in the country, due to a larger share in rainfall and underground water streams from Omani mountains. Jabal Jais, is a mountain on the border between Oman and United Arab Emirates, with an elevation of 1,911 masl. The highest point of this mount is located on the Omani side, but a secondary hill (in the same mountain) west of this peak is considered the highest point of the United Arab Emirates, at 1,892 masl.

JEBEL JAIS BUDGET SOLO DAY TRIP ITINERARY:

0630H ETD Abu Dhabi Bus Terminal 30 AED
0900H ETA Sharjah Al Jubail Bus Terminal
0930H ETD Sharjah Al Jubail Bus Terminal 25 AED
1030H ETA Ras Al Khaimah Bus Terminal
1100H ETD Ras Al Khaimah Bus Terminal 5 AED
1115H ETA Ras Al Khaimah Nakheel
walk to Manar Mall; lunch 30 AED
1230H ETD Nakheel; negotiated round trip taxi to Jebel Jais 140 AED
taxi all the way up to highest elevation; summit not accessible yet due to road construction
1500H ETD Jebel Jais
1550H ETA Ras al Khaimah Bus Terminal
1600H ETD Ras Al Khaimah Bus Terminal 25 AED
1730H ETA Sharjah Al Jubail Bus Terminal
1800H ETD Al Jubail Bus Terminal 30AED
2030H ETA Abu Dhabi Bus Terminal
TOTAL EXPENSES: 255 AED
 
Road Trip and Short Trek to UAE's Highest Elevation, Jebel Jais

Short Visit to Sharjah

10-February-2017 Friday in Sharjah Emirate, United Arab Emirates

This was just a short day trip just to see the glimpse of Sharjah and without a concrete itinerary, just go where my gut feeling wanted that day. Visited first the Central Souq, Flag Island, Corniche, Al Noor Mosque then the Al Noor Island. Photography and video taking is allowed inside.

Sharjah (capital of the Sharjah Emirate) is the third largest and third most populous city in the United Arab Emirates, forming part of the Dubai-Sharjah-Ajman metropolitan area.

SHARJAH CITY BUDGET SOLO DAY TRIP ITINERARY:

1020H ETD Abu Dhabi Bus Terminal 30AED
1230H ETA Al Jubail Bus Terminal; Lunch 20AED
Flag Island, corniche, Central Souq
Al Noor Island Entrance 50AED; KFC snacks 18 AED
1730H ETD Al Jubail Bus Terminal 30AED
2000H ETA Abu Dhabi Bus Terminal


TOTAL EXPENSES: 148 AED

Short Visit to Sharjah (Corniche)

Walking to the Winding Road of Jebel Hafeet (1,249masl)

04-February 2017 Saturday in Green Mubazzarah, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi Emirate of United Arab Emirates

Jebel Hafeet (1,249masl) is the highest mountain in Abu Dhabi Emirate and the 2nd in United Arab Emirates (following Jebel Jais at 1,934masl). From the base, walking to the top or the highest viewing deck is 11km, which took me more than 3 hours including photo taking break. Bring plenty of water, though there are 2 cafeteria located above (1st one is around 10km and the 2nd one is at the last). Once you reach the top, you'll be rewarded with magnificent views over Al Ain. This walk is ideal for relaxing and very easy training of uphill walking.

How to Go to Jebel Hafeet;
From Abu Dhabi Bus Terminal, there are every 30minutes daily departure to Al Ain Bus Terminal (2.5 hours travel time at 25 AED). Then, walk going to main road and wait for bus #970 (every 30 minutes departure at 2 AED for 45mins travel time going to Green Mubazzarah). Start walking to the sign Jebel Hafeet, free admission.

DAY TOUR ITINERARY TO JEBEL HAFEET

0900H ETD Abu Dhabi Bus Terminal 25 AED
1130H ETA Al Ain Bus Terminal
1215H ETD Al Ain City Center; bus #970 2 AED
1300H ETA Green Mubazzarah picnic area bus stop; lunch at KFC 25 AED
1345H start walking from Green Mubazzrah picnic area going up
made few stops for photo-ops and short rest
1730H ETA Jebel Hafeet highest viewing deck; sunset photo-ops
1800H ETD Jebel Hafeet; start descending or walking back
1900H random stranger kind offer hitchhiking going back to picnic area
1920H ETA Green Mubazzarah picnic area; dinner at Hardees 20 AED
1955H ETD Green Mubazzarah 2 AED
2055H ETA Al Ain City Center; walk fast to Al Ain Bus Terminal
2105H ETD Al Ain Bus Terminal 25 AED
2325H ETA Abu Dhabi Bus Terminal
TOTAL BUDGET: 99 AED
 
Walking to the Winding Road of Jebel Hafeet (1,249masl)

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Revisited

3-February-2017 Friday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

First Visit to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (Apr 2012)

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is the biggest mosque in United Arab Emirates. Famous for its world's largest hand knotted carpet and world largest chandelier inside the Men's Prayer room (10 meters in diameter, 15 meters in height and weighing twelve tones). An architectural work with 82 domes, over a 1,000 columns, 24 carat gold gilded chandeliers. 

How to Go to Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque;
Ride any of this bus #'s 32, 44, 54, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 110, 111, 115, 120, 130, A1, 155, 160, 161, 162, 163, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404 405, 406. Admission is FREE with visiting hours from 0900H to 2200H (except Friday morning). There is also free walk-in tour schedule every 1000H, 1100H and 1700H.

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Revisited

Dubai Parks and Resorts last part; Motiongate Dubai

28-January 2017 in Jebel Ali of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
This is where amazing meets amazing 

"Three theme parks for the price of one". Limited time offer! Book now for Only AED 295! Offer valid for visits between 18-December-2016 to 11-February-2017

How to Go to MOTIONGATE DUBAI;
This park is inside the Dubai Parks and Resorts. There is no cheap direct public transportation. The cheapest way to take a taxi is from UAE Exchange station of Dubai Metro. Taxi travel is around 15mins for a fare of 35 to 40 AED. MOTIONGATE DUBAI opens everyday from 1200H to 2100H. Entrance fee is 250AED. Tour can be finish for around 3-4 hours without long queuing.

The Middle East's largest Hollywood inspired theme park. MOTIONGATE PARK DUBAI is composed of Dreamworks (Kung-Fu Panda, Madagascar, Shrek), Columbia Pictures (Smurf, Ghostbusters, Hotel Transylvania, Underworld) and Lionsgate (Hunger Games).


Dubai Parks and Resorts last part; Motiongate Dubai
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