A hike for February

In keeping with the topic this month, the hike is suitable for children and is in the Al Qudra desert area. It’s super easy to get to from Dubai and mixes fun in the desert and is 20km from the centre of a major world capital city.You’ll be able to run up and down the dunes and maybe see the herds of oryx and many cyclists in the area. If you visit the Dubai Cycle Track you might also be inspired to hire some bikes and visit the fabulous café there after your hike. Download the gps details from our website.

Camping out

Quick checklist route planning

Start point 24°49’42.62″N55°21’54.09″E
Off-road driving required No, although parking may be slightly on the sand.DO NOT PARK ON THE CYCLE TRACK.
Distance and time from Mirdif City Centre to Start 60km 40min
Navigation on hike Very easy. Stay within sight of your vehicle and make your own path.
Time required for hike 1hr depending how many dunes you jump off
Distance 2km
Elevation gain on hike 48m
High point 110m
Grocery / water on hike No, but very close
Possible to encounter a vehicle on trail Possible but unlikely
Suitable for all the family Very if you have off-road driving skills, why not drive a bit further into the desert and start your fun.