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.
Quick checklist route planning
|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
|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
|Elevation gain on hike
|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.