Who doesn’t like a good ole’ road trip with friends and some good music? One of the best ways to bond and unwind, road trips are fast gaining popularity among today’s generation. Considered to be one of the best mountains in UAE, the Jebel Jais road provides a fantastic opportunity for road trip enthusiasts who will surely love gliding along its neat curves, treating themselves to breath-taking views.
Jebel Jais Tour- A Memorable Vacation
Standing tall at 1,910 metres, Jebel Al Jais is the tallest mountain in the United Arab Emirates, and lies between the border of Oman and United Arab Emirates. The most thrilling way to reach this mighty mountain is to embark upon a road trip, off on Emirates Road towards Ras Al Khaimah (RAK). According to the estimates derived, the road has cost the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah, a whopping Dh300 million! Now that just makes Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah a must visit during your fun filled UAE trip! That said, the excellent road conditions and amiable Jebel Jais weather make this road trip rather enticing.
It is no surprise that even though it has only been a while that the road has been opened, it has already become quite popular among long-boarders, sightseers and enthusiastic drivers. And if you decide to go on a Jebel Jais camping excursion, there are a good number of viewing points along the way that are worth pausing for- do make it a point to stop by and click some interesting pictures!
Once at the top, the views are simply breath-taking! The backdrop, the orange rays of the setting Sun (if you reach there at dusk, that is!) and the shimmering lights of RAK, together conjure a sight that would surely mesmerize you!
The best time to visit Jebel Jais is during the winters, as summers can get scorching. Recommended months are from January to April. Beware that since temperatures in the mountains can fall down to as low as -3 degrees Celsius in winters, visitors are recommended to be adequately stocked. Plans of building a hotel, a cable car, a golf course, a paragliding launch ramp, and a ski slope are still under construction. These are just some of the things to do in Jebel Jais in the future! For now, remember that there are no restaurants, gas stations, and toilets for miles altogether, and absolutely nothing at all when you reach the top. So, it is best that you tank up in Ras Al Khaimah, and, if you wish to undertake an adventure on the Jebel Jais hiking trail, carry sufficient water and snacks.
Also, make sure that you carry some sort of mattress or something similar, and be tolerant of hordes of picnickers and shutterbugs who are as enthusiastic as you! Weekends tend to get a little cramped up and parking can become a pain, so yes, plan well!
Rest assured, the trip is well worth the effort.
There are also quite a few places you can see while you take this trip to Jebel Jais, such as, Ras Al Khaimah’s National Museum, Tower Links Golf Club, the Khatt Springs, and more!
Distance between Jabal Jais and Dubai: 176.7 km. (2h 27 mins)
Distance between Jabal Jais and Abu Dhabi: 316 km. (4 h 8 mins)
Hotels near Jebel Jais RAK: Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAK TDA), Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort & Spa.