The UAE is best known for its desert and beaches, but the country also has mountain ranges. Hajar Mountain Range is the highest mountain range in the Arabian peninsula. The stunning natural landscape is also an undiscovered gem of the UAE.

The mountains are known for their rugged terrain. These mountains were the location of the 3-day, 55km, Highlander UAE hiking challenge. The mountain peak includes Jabel Jais, the highest mountain peak in the UAE. It’s only a few hour’s drive from Dubai, but a journey you must plan. It is an ideal destination for people looking for a breath of fresh air. 


The Hajar mountains are home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. They are rich in plant life and have several endemic species. Fruit trees such as pomegranates and apricots also grow in the area. A number of birds are found in the mountains including Egyptian and lappet faced vultures. In addition, the endangered Arabian leopard has been found here. These mountains are also grazed by domestic goats, camels, and donkeys. 


For hikers, this place is a heaven. The mountain range is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the UAE. During your trekking experience, you will get to explore rock formations and plenty of historical sites. 


You can go for various adventure activities like hiking, climbing, abseiling, canyoneering, and kayaking. You can go on a single day, overnight, or multiple day trips into mountain terrains. Moreover, you can go in search of adventure, biodiversity, and aesthetic beauty. 


The Hajar Mountain has the longest zipline in the world. Jebel Jais is the longest zipline in the world. The zip line experience also offers a unique bird’s eye view of the rugged mountains. So, experience ziplining through the highest mountain in UAE across the fascinating Jebel Jais. 


The Hajar mountain also offers rock climbing routes for adventure enthusiasts. Rock climbing in this region gives a thrilling perspective on the area’s natural beauty and geographical structures. 


Miracle Garden– Go on a floral extravaganza at this beautiful garden. The garden displays over 150 million flowers. The park offers state of art services to its visitors. However, the park is only open to the public during cooler months.


Hatta Dam- It’s a popular picnic destination in the UAE. The dam has a scenic mountain view and also features a big lake for kayaking. This spot is very popular, especially during the winter months from October to March. It’s just 90 min away from the city of Dubai.


Desert Safari– Go for a desert safari in Dubai. You can choose from morning, evening, and overnight safari tours. You can also try out various activities such as dune bashing, sand boarding, and quad biking. 


Louvre Museum– It’s the first universal museum in the Arab world. It’s a dream destination for art lovers, it displays works of historical, cultural, and social significance. 


Therefore, after the tiring hustle and bustle of the city, you must visit this mountain range. The calm environment and beauty of nature will give you a relaxing experience. If you want to go on a long drive through the mountain range, you can rent a car from Travel Saga. 


In conclusion, if you love being outdoors with plenty of fresh air, then you must visit these mountain ranges. So, you must visit this hidden gem while you are visiting the UAE. Connect with Desert Safari by Travel Saga and book your trip now.