• Zdjęcie Cave-tastic
  • Zdjęcie Cave-tastic
  • Zdjęcie Cave-tastic
  • Zdjęcie Cave-tastic
  • Zdjęcie Cave-tastic
  • Zdjęcie Cave-tastic

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Uploaded 29 stycznia 2016

Recorded stycznia 2016

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632 m
374 m
8,68 km

Obejrzane 4117 razy, pobrane 161 razy

w pobliżu Wa‘bayn, Al Fujayrah (United Arab Emirates)

A nice wadi hike of about 10km with plenty of boulder hopping and a little scrambling. The start point is near the base of the Jebel Yibir hill climb, which can be accessed by 2wd via the village of Al Tawian.
As you approach the base of Jebel Yibir turn left onto a track leading to the farms and park near the electricity pylon. The start of the wadi is behind the farms about 1km from the parking spot. Just follow the track down from the parking spot towards the farms. The start of the wadi is behind the furthest farm. As you make your way up the wadi look out for the numerous caves in the wadi walls. If you are lucky you may see bats or swallows in them. Take the left option (straight on) at the first fork in the wadi and at the second fork take the right option (note - there is a large cave to your left at this point). More boulder hopping over dry waterfalls and scoured rock brings you to another cave area. If hiking here after rain many of the scoured rock pools will be filled with water.
Eventually, after about 5km you will intersect a track. Look out for some interesting rocks with fossilised shells just before the track.
Here you have a choice. Return the way you came or take the track to your right to climb out of the wadi for some great views over the surrounding area. If taking this option just follow the track and it will take you back to the farms and your vehicle. Usual precautions for hiking in the hills, plenty of fluids and snacks, and sun protection.

9 Opinie

  • xpsixx 2016-02-09

    I have followed this trail  View more

    A very good hike. Recommend!

  • Zdjęcie merlin81260

    merlin81260 2016-10-03

    3rd October - UPDATE.
    I intended to do Cave-tastic yesterday but was met by two members of the UAE army at the end of the black top approach road at the base of Jebel Yibir. After requesting our IDs and a search of our vehicles they advised that we could not hike in that direction (Cave-tastic) or ascend the mountain road to the top of Jebel Yibir for the farm hikes. Our only allowable option was to head towards 'Knee-popper' and do some hiking there.
    This did not appear to be a permanent checkpoint but if heading in this direction it may be advisable to have a back up plan.

  • Zdjęcie David M-Smith

    David M-Smith 2016-11-30

    Just had the same experience. At the makeshift checkpoint he pointed to the knee popper area and said ''OK.'' He said it's military training.

    I did the knee popper, went higher and came down the other side next morning only to be accosted by 2 military guys who seemed genuinely shocked at the sight of a westerner hiking the wadis. They searched my bags, took me to my car, and searched that too! Not the norm for the UAE is it, as a country which actively promotes its natural landscape as a tourist destination?

    Took me back to my Saudi days, when getting caught with a rucksack, binocs, and a GPS invariably meant a visit to the local police station and a thorough ID check. WTF?

  • Zdjęcie merlin81260

    merlin81260 2016-12-02

    Yes, it is disappointing, bit by bit the great hiking areas are getting closed down :(

  • Zdjęcie merlin81260

    merlin81260 2016-12-02

    If in that area again try the Wadi Khabb Half Hike. To make it interesting, when you reach the high point and descend past the little farm and join the black top road, crossover the road, work your way around and down into the wadi to make your way out.

  • Zdjęcie DxB13

    DxB13 2016-12-29

    Nice! https://www.wikiloc.com/hiking-trails/cave-tastic-12098873/photo-7415429

  • Zdjęcie Ebrahim Alnuaimi

    Ebrahim Alnuaimi 2017-01-18

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Its easy path and if there is water it will be great the path has many caves but Sheri Village trail has bat caves allot.

  • antleo85 2018-01-06

    No longer able to access the area, the Army is stopping you and sending you the other side...

  • Zdjęcie Piero Che

    Piero Che 2018-02-25

    I went there and I have been stopped by the UAE Army, I spoke with them using my poor Arabic and they nicely explained to me that this area is restricted......

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