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Beginner Hike to Wadi Showka (under 5 hours)

  • February 10 · 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; 

Showka Meeting Point:  830 am 

All coordinates are sent in the Get Ready Email. 

New joiners (from the postponed hike last week) will need to complete the RSVp questions and make payment before receiving the Get Ready Email.

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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  • WC L.

    yep.. it was nice experience for the life.

    February 12

  • Fadi M.

    Hi all

    So the plan remains the same? Last meeting point is Showka at 8:30 am?

    February 9

  • Andrea

    I am coming from al Ain have a regular car. Is there room for me in somebody's SUV or should I just drive to the rendezvous point?

    February 9

    • Rebecca L.

      Hi Rijo, thanks for that info, maybe I can also meet the team there too at 7.30am and follow? I'm not in a whatsapp group, is there one?

      February 9

    • Rijo Mathew V.

      Hi Rebecca. I'm not sure about the location for the Khawaneej petrol pump. So i join the team 8:15am ADNOC Service Station Malaiha.

      February 9

  • Amy S.

    Please post your mobile to be added to chat

    February 9

  • Vanessa B.

    Amy, I have been moved to the waiting list. I was waiting to see if I could get a lift before paying and I have. Is there still room for me if I pay tonight?

    February 7

  • Melony M.

    Hi Amy! Do I need to complete one more RSVP questions for my +1?

    February 7

  • Patty

    Can i bring my water in my personal bladder bag? Email said to bring bottles.

    February 9

    • Amy S.

      Camelback is much better, but there were a few people that asked to buy one from me and I won't be able to do that. SO bottles are fine.

      February 9

  • Michael C.

    If there are any spots that come available could someone let me know. id like to join if I can.

    February 8

  • Miao Y.

    Hi, did anyone receive the email about the details of our hike? I didn't. If there was an email sent, can someone forward to me? Thank you!

    February 8

  • Yolande

    Hi, is it too late to join this event?

    February 8

  • Amy S.

    GEAR IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LOAN THIS FRIDAY! YOU WILL NEED YOUR OWN BACKPACKS AND CAMELBACKS (You can use water bottles this time)

    February 8

  • Amy S.

    PayPal is easy they send me a message your in

    February 7

  • Miao Y.

    Payment made by PayPal. Please confirm, Amy.

    February 7

  • Rijo Mathew V.

    Hi Amy, made the payment through paypal. Awaiting your confirmation. Thanks

    February 7

  • Pawan T.

    Hi Amy, I have just made the payment for 2 of us through paypal. Could you please confirm the same.

    February 7

  • Amy S.

    Paypal only for any new RSVPs. No cash deposits. I don't have time to find your deposit. Paypal is very easy, I get an email that you paid and it also shows up on meetup.

    February 7

    • Rebecca L.

      Hi Amy, I think you already have my rsvp and payment so I don't need to fill anything more?

      February 7

  • WC L.

    Good morning. already paid by cash deposit in last night.

    February 7

  • Melony M.

    Good evening! Just paid by cash deposit for two.

    February 6

    • Amy S.

      Ok you are back to GOING.

      1 · February 7

  • Amy S.

    unpaid RSVP's moved off the list today, as there is a waiting list.

    February 7

  • Amy S.

    Once you have been moved to GOING, make your payment right away! I will move you to NOT GOING tomorrow if you have not paid so that someone else gets a chance.

    February 7

    • Amy S.

      If you have paid, and I moved you by mistakes, please let me know I will move you back to GOING.

      February 7

  • Amy S.

    https://goo.gl/forms/cAljyR87wjw2WxkC2

    PLEASE COMPLETE THE RSVP QUESTIONS IF YOU ARE A NEW JOINER (NOT FROM LAST WEEK)

    February 7

  • faruk

    if anybody needs transportation from Dubai, let me know. I'll depart from the greens

    February 5

    • faruk

      Vanessa and Miao. Your seats are reserved:) I'll coordinate with you the pick up location.

      February 6

    • Vanessa B.

      That's brilliant! It's still ok for my friend too, she's staying with me in the Marina :-)

      February 6

  • Rijo Mathew V.

    Hi Amy, do you have plan to increase the team size. I'm very much interested to join the team and i'm currently in the waiting list. Willing to make payment.

    1 · February 6

  • Jovana

    I'd really like to join so if there is anyone who has RSVP'd and is no longer going, please let me know

    February 6

  • Pawan T.

    Hi, i am on the waitlist, waiting to be confirmed to be able to go ahead with payment. thanks

    February 6

  • Fahad

    Hi.

    I paid for the previous one that didn't take place. I believe this is the rescheduled one. Can I RSVP to this one? It's asking me to pay again.

    February 4

    • Amy S.

      NO you don't have to pay again

      1 · February 6

  • Andrea

    Hello, I've paid via PayPal and answered the rsvp questions but have not received an email. I'm also in need of transportation information.

    February 5

    • Amy S.

      The email will be sent on Tuesday

      February 6

  • Adriana

    Hi, I am waitlisted. Do I proceed and pay or wait to be moved to going list first?

    February 6

  • Melony M.

    Hi! I and one invite RSVP to this. Please give me details to make a cash deposit.

    February 5

    • Abrahim W.

      Looking to make a cash deposit as well
      Please let us know..

      February 5

    • Melony M.

      Found from previous conversation, please confirm?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 5

  • Vanessa B.

    I will pay this evening by Paypal hopefully. Would anyone have space in their car for me and my +1?

    February 5

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