The other side of the desert

I’m sure every one of you has heard about this Mountain especially those who are living in the United Arab Emirates.

Jebel Jais Mountain is one of the newest tourist destinations in the UAE lying near to the border with Oman.

It is located in one of the seven Emirates, that of Ras Al Khaimah. It’s a two and a half hour drive from Dubai to get to this place.

We visited this mountain earlier this week right after the EID holiday so it wasn’t busy as we expected.

We left Dubai just before 5 am so we wouldn’t get caught in traffic as it was a normal working day.


Before you get to this place you will see this little Wadi area.

Wadi Area RAK

After a long drive, we finally reached our destination.

We arrived around 7 and it was already hot at about 32 degrees.

Jebel Jais Mountain

Jebel Jais Mountain in one of the tallest Mountains in the UAE.

Isn’t it beautiful?

Jebel Jais Mountain RAK

This place reminds me of a Star Wars Movie scene. I’m sure you’re thinking it right now. =)



Food Track in the Mountain
Food truck in the mountain


When we reached the end point where you leave your car it was already 35 degrees. This was the starting point to walk. I advise bringing your water with you as you need to walk about 5 kilometres to reach the highest peak. (I wasn’t really prepared for this part and it was really hot) But, while you walk the air is much cooler as long as you walk in the shaded part of the road.

The saddest part about visiting this place was seeing lots of garbage around you before we even reached it. If you guys are planning to go here please don’t throw any garbage and just keep it with you.

Jebel Jais Mountain

We are the only people that were walking that day and I was guessing that’s because most of them are already back at work and it’s the beginning of the week. I advise you to leave your place as early as you can.



Jebel Jais Mountain RAK

This Mountain is pretty amazing during the winter season as it gets more snow over the last few years. The snow lasted for the whole month of December to January.


Jebel Jais Mountain


Jebel Jais Mountain

This is the best part, do you know what this place reminds me of? It’s the Grand Canyon!

“A rock formation is an isolated, scenic, or spectacular surface rock outcrop. Rock formations are usually the result of weathering and erosion sculpting the existing rock.” According to Wikipedia.


Jebel Jais Moutain RAK

I was enjoying this moment despite suffering from the 36-degree heat.

I hope I gave you enough details especially during this hot season.

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