What Jebel Jais Can Teach Us?
A trip to Jebel Jais Mountain in the United Arab Emirates was one of the most unique and life-changing things I’ve ever done. The seven independent Emirates make up the United Arab Emirates (UAE), ruling as one country.
People often think that the United Arab Emirates is all desert, which is invalid. Before my first trip there, I didn’t know much about Dubai (how naive I was, I wonder now). Even though there was no Metro and nothing like the Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, or Atlantis, I had a wonderful time there.
As a first-timer, my time at the Mall of the Emirates was unforgettable, as it was the first and only mall in the world to have an indoor ski slope. In the same way, the Desert Safari Tour was the most exciting and magical part of my trip.
I had never seen the desert sands, the wild area around the main camp, or the main camp itself. The thrill and fear of the SUV ride up and down the high dunes will stay with me forever. I finally feel so lucky to call this beautiful country my home.
I’ve seen firsthand how fast the country and Dubai have grown, and life in these parts is never boring. The city has excellent roads, public transportation, parks, and seasonal flowers that bloom in the neighborhoods to brighten the hot summer days. The many clean beaches and big, well-kept parks are great places for picnics at Jebel Jais, barbecues, and other social gatherings in the fall and winter.
Using The Route That Goes Through Jebel Hafeet
This country is home to beautiful beaches and vast stretches of desert sand. And it has some of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the world. Going up Jebel Jais in a car was the best mountain ride ever. In December 2021, my plan to work through the winter months paid off.
Even though the trail has yet to be ready for visitors, getting there is worth the work. If you want to go on a long trip and spend time in nature, you might like this path as much as I did. Even though the only trees that grow here are Ghaf trees, which are available in deserts, mountain goats graze on some of the highest peaks in the area.
Even though I wore several layers, like a sweatshirt and pants, it was still cold at night’s top of the mountain. The heater in our SUV came through for us. Caution: December evenings above the Jais Mountains can get cold, so if you want to go there, pack warm clothes.
I had been to other mountainous places, like Kalba and Fujairah, so I was excited to see what Jebel Jais offered. The line between Oman and Yemen by the Hajar Mountains, which include Jais Mountain. The highest peak in the Hajar Mountains is in Oman. Still, the second-highest peak, Jais Mountain, is in the United Arab Emirates.
At Jebel Jais’s Highest Point
As we got closer to the top of Jebel Jais, there were many pullouts where people could stop and take in the view. From above, the way the road wound through the mountains was beautiful. Seeing so much beautiful scenery made me value what I already had in life even more. Still, I like the idea that each person is essential and has a place in the world. The beautiful scenery, strong wind, and bright sun were all perfect for taking photos.
We saw groups of people sitting around fire pits, cooking on grills, setting up tents, and talking in the back of trucks that turned into temporary cafes. There were cookies, crackers, other snacks, hot Karak chai (tea), and coffee. From napkins to plastic cups, there was everything you would need for a picnic. Someone in the cafeteria seemed to have everything, including food, that the picnickers could want.
You could see the ocean with your own eyes, but it looks less critical in the picture. I’ll be sure to bring the shoes I left at home the next time I’m in town. We didn’t plan this vacation, after all. People who like to hike would buy a good pair of sturdy boots since a wrong step after getting out of a car on the path to any of the nearby mountain peaks would likely lead to a terrible fall.
Unfortunately, I was too lazy to take off my flip-flops and climb to one of the more accessible peaks, Jebel Jais, with the other tourists to take in the view. We started going down the mountain while drinking hot Karak chai, coffee, and cookies from the café and watching the beautiful sunset.
Ras Al Khaimah’s rough Hajar Mountains are perfect for people who think “the sky is the limit.” A clean and easy 30-kilometer path leads to the top of the mountain. Hikers, cyclists, and drivers looking for a scenic route may all benefit from stopping to take in the area’s natural beauty.
Taxis: Taxis are easy to get in Ras Al Khaimah and the rest of the UAE. You should call for taxis with official license plates and cream color. Each cab has its climate control and a meter.
The Ras Al Khaimah, Tourism Development Authority, has made the Jebel Jais Mountains easier to get to (RAKTDA) with a new shuttle bus service. Shuttle service is a quick and easy way to get from Dubai to Ras Al Khaimah.
On the weekends, people living in Jebel Jais and people from other places go to the rocky peak. This is one of a long list of outdoor activities that thrill-seekers and people who want a calmer outdoor experience can both enjoy.