Jabal Al Jais Tours
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When you think of the United Arab Emirates, it’s usually about sand dunes, towering skyscrapers, or the sparkling Arabian Sea. In the mountains of Ras al Khaimah, however, travelers can venture up the rugged slopes of rocky Jebal al Jais, which at 6,207 feet is the UAE’s tallest peak. Leave the rush of the city behind as you snake your way up the mountain, where the surrounding cliffs and rock-strewn plains make it seem like the surface of the moon. The view of the city from the top is spectacular—particularly at sunrise and sunset—and sleeping beneath the desert stars is a popular visitor activity. So, too, is renting a sports car and hugging the mountainous curves, or booking an afternoon picnic lunch enjoyed right on the mountainous slopes. The last section of the road to the summit has lately been closed for construction, but plans are to not just improve the road, but also create the world’s longest zipline that runs for 1.4 miles. There has also been talk of putting a resort and golf course up on the mountain, but for the time being it’s a desert escape that’s peaceful and undeveloped.
The summit of Jebal al Jais is about 19 miles and one hour of driving from central Ras Al Khaimah. Be sure to bring jackets because the weather is often much cooler than back in town, and can even approach freezing if you choose to camp or spend the night in winter. There are minimal facilities once you leave town, and nowhere to buy food or drinks, so be sure to load up on everything you’ll need before you leave Ras Al Khaimah.
Did You Know? In 2009 there was measurable snow that fell on Jebel al Jais.
Address: Jebel al Jais, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, United Arab Emirates
2 Tours and Activities to Experience Jabal Al Jais
A short drive outside Ras Al Khaimah lies Jebel Jais, the tallest peak in the United Arab Emirates measuring 6,345 feet (1,934 meters). Enjoy the drive to the outskirts of the city and up the mountain while learning about the area from your private guide. Explore and take photos, then enjoy a picnic with scenic views in the background. The meal features traditional Arabic seating, foods, and champagne for adults. Vegetarian options are available and hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
Jebel Jais Zipline Tour features seven zip lines flying over the cliffs and canyons of Jebel Jais mountain, connected by nine platforms. Get ready to experience the world's longest zip-line certified by Guinness world record. Cross over the sky and beautiful scenery of the Jebel Jais mountain at speeds over 120 km per hour while experiencing the freedom of flying. On the day 30 reach Ras Al Khaima Jebel Jais mountain bottom and then 30 km snaking drive to the top & reach the adventure center. Then you will receive a general briefing before finalizing with the registration process and once it is done, you will be kitted up to start the adventure and After a short drive, you will arrive to our incredible transparent-flooring launching platform, where certified professionals will provide a safety briefing before hooking you in the World’s Longest Zipline. Then you will experience the closest sensation to fly at speeds over 120 km per hour for almost 3 kms.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Jabal Al Jais?
The best ways to experience Jabal Al Jais are:
- Mountain Picnic - Jebel Jais From Ras Al Khaimah
- Ras Al Khaima's Jebel Jais Zipline (World's Longest) Tour - With Transfers
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