Arabian Adventures, one of the United Arab Emirates’ leading destination management, tour and safari operators, is relaunching an expanded version of the Jeep Adventure Safari due to popular demand.
The award-winning operator’s innovative itineraries include additional stops for residents and visitors to enjoy the country’s surrounding desert landscapes and attractions in one day.
Created to highlight the ‘hidden gems’ of the United Arab Emirates, Arabian Adventures itineraries cover 6 key locations you can experience from the comfort of your Jeep, with the option to see more Includes a hike for An expert safari guide provides transportation and local knowledge during a tour that incorporates the wonders of Buhais Geology Park, Camel Rock, Al Fayah Mountain’s ‘Valley of the Caves’, Mulayha Archaeological Centre, Shawka Pool and Wadi Al Hero To do.
Ravi Dhakan, Safari Guide for Arabian Adventures, commented: Bhais Geopark is an ideal starting point, taking visitors on a journey back to their Arabian origins.Picturesque hikes in Wadi Shawka and Wadi Al Hero, and into the magnificent desert dune drive.Mt Al Faya is a personal highlight. The itinerary can be fully customized to guest preferences. ”
- Arabian Adventures ‘Jeep Adventure Safari’ Itinerary 2023
1. Buhais Geopark
At the base of Jebel Buhais is a dramatic new interpretation of a site of geological importance to the UAE. Located on the ancient sea floor of the Sharjah Desert, the Buhais Geopark consists of a series of interactive exhibits inside a visitor center designed by London-based Hopkins and his architects, and features the fossilized sea urchins found abundantly in the region. is reflected. Experience fossils and rocks more than 93 million years old on outdoor trails, along with ancient burial grounds from the Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Iron Age, or directly inside the center.
2. Camel Rock
To discover a different side of the enchanting UAE desert, head to the Ruins of Mulayha. Here towering in the distance are fossil rocks made up of fossils millions of years old, clearly visible from more than 25km away. Take an off-road trip on a ‘Dune Drive’ across red dunes to find the iconic Camel Rock. The rock formations rising from the sand dunes are shaped like a camel resting. With the dramatic Alfaya Mountains in the background, it’s a favorite scenic spot for photographers.
3. ‘Valley of Caves’ on Mount Al Fayah
Explore the vast Alphaya Mountains at the Muleyha ruins. Shaped like the back of a dragon, Jebel Al Fayah is an impressive mountain that stretches along the Al Fayah desert. At its northeast point, Arabian Adventures guides take visitors to the ‘valley of caves’. Here you can marvel at the striking limestone mountain landscape or hike through Neolithic caves for a glimpse into prehistoric times.
4. Mureiha Archaeological Center
Experience the Mleiha Archaeological Center to learn more about the site you just witnessed, and more about this monument and an ecotourism project of national importance. Interactive exhibits and ancient artifacts showcase evidence of life in the Sharjah Desert hundreds of thousands of years ago. Some of the oldest evidence of early human presence in the country.
5. Wadi Shawka
Popular with off-roaders and hikers and surrounded by the Hajar Mountains of Ras Al Khaimah, Wadi Shawka consists of Shawka Pool and Shawka Dam. A true hidden gem in the United Arab Emirates, Arabian Adventures is a short (15 minute) hike that allows his team to get out of his 4×4 and follow a picturesque path to Shawkapur. Here, spot local wildlife, including the striking blue-headed agama, on your way to a secluded and peaceful oasis at the foot of a rugged mountain.
6. Wadi Al Hero
Known for its abundant groundwater that first drew settlers to the region, Wadi Al Hero (or ‘Sweet Valley’) is home to important archaeological sites in Sharjah and the UAE. Another off the beaten track, Arabian Adventures invites travelers to explore evidence of a restored Islamic watchtower and his 19th-century homestead, and lead on popular hiking trails. An optional walk to the top of the hill offers panoramic views of the Hajar Mountains from the old fort. From here, find endangered birds, reptiles and other animals to settle in this reserve.
Arabian Adventures’ 2023 enhanced Jeep Adventure Safari itineraries are now available to book. For more information on Arabian Adventures desert safaris, private tours and other experiences, please visit www.arabian-adventures.com.
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