Jebel Hafeet – A Hike Into Another World

Jebel Hafeet – A Hike Into Another World

In the forgotten interior of the United Arab Emirates, at the edge of the Empty Quarter, lies the desert oasis of Al Ain. There, at the foot of Jebel Hafeet, a giant monolith of rock shooting up from a desolate plain, I’m alone at an unmarked trailhead about to do...
Hiking in Kazbegi, Georgia

Hiking in Kazbegi, Georgia

A Spiritual Experience Between the Black and Caspian Sea, high up in the Greater Caucasus Mountains stands the Georgian Military Highway. There, on the side of the road with my thumb stuck out, I’m hoping to hitch a ride to the hiker’s paradise of Kazbegi,...
Treading Lightly – Hiking Without a Trace

Treading Lightly – Hiking Without a Trace

Whether it’s to stay fit and active, to escape the noise and distractions of your daily life or even just for the fresh air, it’s clear that hiking is a sport that offers benefits to everyone with little need for expensive equipment or technical know-how. When we...
Get Ready to Rock all Summer Long

Get Ready to Rock all Summer Long

Bouldering and climbing scene is on the brink of a revolution in the Middle East – and it is happening this May! Rock Republic Dubai, the first and biggest indoor bouldering gym in the region, is scheduled to open bigger and better than ever this May –and it was about...