Fossil Rock

Apr 6, 2017 | Hiking-2, Route

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Route Details

Author: Sean James
Distance: 3.1km
Average time to complete: 2hrs
Route grade: Intermediate
Suitable for families or kids: Yes but avoid the exposed areas
4×4 required to reach start point: No


It is best to pick a day that is clearer as the views of the sunset over Dubai are spectacular. The route starts just off the E102, Sharjah Kalba highway and is an introduction to Fossil Rock. The route stays on the rocky part and simply follows the ridgeline for a short distance until dropping back down to the edge of the desert. (This section is exposed, so you can also just return the same way you came up) It is possible to do a traverse of the first part on the sand for a longer outing