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Beginner Hike to Wadi Showka (under 5 hours)

  • February 3 · 6:00 AM

Though its still hot in the afternoons, this is a short hike not more than 5 hours. However, you still will need to take 3 liters of water with you! 

It will be hot so we need to start early!

This is a great  beginner hike. If you can complete the Showka hike, you can qualify for Jabal Qatar hike  on Feb 23.

The charges include 2  experienced and wilderness first aid certified guide. Group communication and access to a Sat Phone if necessary, as well as first aid kids. 

We don't offer any free hikes, but normally our hikes do include buses and food and additional guides. This is only for beginners to get a chance to  try trekking, and will be limited to 15 trekkers.  This hike, however, is designed to be more accessible for people to join and get a taste of trekking so we are not offering any bus or lunch service as normal, only our guides so that we can discount the rate from our normal hikes. 

The hike will take you on a flat section through the wadi, and over the ridge for an amazing view of the Hajjar mountains. 

===== What to bring =====

All you need is hiking shoes and a backpack.  No exceptions for the hiking shoes requirement though. Its a great chance to see if you have the stamina to last through a 5 hour hike  before you commit to bigger and longer hikes. 

No food or drinks provided. Please bring at least 4.5l of water and sufficient food.

No passports required. 

===== How to get there =====

Low Logistics Hike: No bus, we organise transport through answering the RSVP questions, and then sharing them with you so that you can get in touch with each other.  Please answer these questions immediately after you RSVP and pay. 

 This will make it easier to coordinate before the hike.

===== Payment =====

Payment will be made on paypal ([masked])  Bank transfer not available for this trek, but you can do a bank deposit.  Please send a message if you would like the cash deposit option. 

PLAN FOR THE DAY

We will check in on whats app in the morning. Any oversleepers? sorry, no refunds.  The lead car will start at Spinneys and head towards Maliha. If you want to follow, meet at these points and these times; 

6 am: 

Abu Dhabi Meeting Point: Spinneys, Khalidiya at 6 am if you would like to follow the Lead car to the meeting point. 

6:30 am 

meeting point:  Al Reef Villas, and the end of the Yas highway.  

Dubai Meeting points:  TBA: 6:30 am 

There will be one meeting point for the convoy from Dubai. But you are not obliged to be in the convoy, just make your way to the meeting point.  Allow 1.5 hours from Dubai and 2 hours from Abu Dhabi. 

Showka Meeting Points:  830 am 

We will converge at this meeting point announced in the Get Ready Email. 

If we need to we will do a shuttle of people who arrived in normal saloon cars for the last 2 km. 

The hike is around 5 hours. Nice and easy through the wadi, there will be lots of water in there, so be prepared to take your shoes off and wade through it! 


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  • Amy S.

    Saturday, same time, same plan. Lets hope for better weather, and lower wind speeds! I'll take the temps though, NICE

    February 3

    • Amy S.

      It will be next Friday now so yes you can still join

      February 3

    • Fahad

      Hi Amy, can you change the event details and all to reflect this?

      February 3

  • Amy S.

    We're gonna go SaturdayWe will not cancel yet ! Please be prepared for tomorrow final held will be in the am at 530 am

    February 3

  • Aylin

    Hi, good morning!
    I wanted to check if hike is comfirmed ? I am not in any whatsapp group or didnt get any comfirmation mail-just wanted to check if it is canceled or not.

    February 3

    • Tadashi

      Hi Aylin, it's postponed to tomorrow.

      1 · February 3

  • Andrea

    Is it way too late to join this hike? I've just found this group. Please let me know, if there is space available and if so, where the rendezvous point is for Al Ain residents. I can pay by PayPal

    February 2

  • Aylin

    Hi
    This will be my first hike with uae trekkers. - i have just made the payment after rsvp. Hope i have a spot. Also am i late to get into carpool from dubai?

    February 2

  • Pamela H.

    Hi Amy, I'm a late addition to the group - I only noticed the hike last night! I will try to deposit via an ATM this afternoon (am having problems getting into my paypal account), I'm hoping there will be space in someone's car for me by the time I'm done. But in the meantime - is there anywhere I can hire hiking boots??? Thanks :)

    February 2

  • Fadi M.

    Hi I tried to open the link that shows the mirdiff meeting location on the map in the email you sent yesterday and it was showing showka location.. can you please fix it ?

    And do we have to meet in these stations or can we go directly to showka?

    Thanks

    February 2

  • Patty

    Hi Amy Is it too late to get into the car pool from AD?

    February 1

  • Amy S.

    GREAT job on those questions! we have 12 answered and seems we have only 1 that needs a ride from Dubai and another 1 from Abu Dhabi. Easy! Please post message when you have your ride sorted.

    February 2

  • Lina Safi J.

    can you provide the bank account to make a deposit ? I don't have Pay Pal

    February 1

    • Amy S.

      Option 1: Bank Deposit
      UAE Trekkers FZE: [masked]
      Go to any RAK Bank ATM machine and touch the screen. It will give you at this point deposit options. Simply type in the account number and deposit the correct amount. Save your receipt, and send an email message with the hike you are paying for. You don’t need your ATM car and you don’t need any personal information.

      February 2

  • Amy S.

    February 1

  • Isha

    Hello Amy, this is my first time with UAE Trekkers and Meetup as well (!) So I'm a little confused about the signup and payment process. Please could you help me out with this? Also, I would like to join in from Dubai ... any options available for that?

    February 1

    • Amy S.

      Here are steps; 1 - rsvp 2 - pay via paypal 3 answer rsvp questions 4 - find a ride from the whats app that you will be joined in once you pay and answer RSVP questions. GO hike!

      February 1

    • Amy S.

      Ah, and make sure to ready your Get Ready Email!

      February 1

  • Amy S.

    Get Ready Email has been sent through Meetup. Check your junk filters if you don't get it. Coordinates and meeting points are in the email along with other important information. PLease read it!

    February 1

  • Amy S.

    HEY EVERYONE. CAR POOLING SPREADSHEETS DON'T WORK. We put you in a whats app group, and you find a ride if you need one that way in like 2 seconds. No form filling. But you have to have answered the RSVP questions AND paid in order to get in the group.

    February 1

  • Rohit S.

    Is this trek suitable for children? Say an energetic 11 year old boy.

    January 31

    • Amy S.

      I think so yes. That is ok.

      January 31

  • Amy S.

    https://goo.gl/forms/uqjLyoLogcM0ZU1F2

    Link to your RSVP questions. Please complete after you have paid!

    January 31

  • Tadashi

    Hi Amy, can normal sedan access? Or needs 4x4?

    January 31

    • Amy S.

      You can reach almost to the site with normal car, and then we can, if necessary, do a few shuttles with the 4x4s

      1 · January 31

  • Rohit S.

    Hi, I am not able to access the spreadsheet and update my car details

    January 30

    • Amy S.

      NO, did not announce this yet. YOu must pay and complete the RSVP questions, and then we will organize the rides

      January 31

  • Alan U.

    Hello is this the same trek as in Oct last year ?? i think that was the date ?

    January 31

  • Divia

    I saw a beginner trek for the 10th... has this been changed?

    January 30

    • Amy S.

      Sorry i changed it like 2 minutes after i posted it! mistake, meant to put it for the 3rd

      January 31

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