Hiking: Jebel Jais

Jebel Jais / Jabal Jais – a mountain in North-Western Hajar Mountains, in Ras al Khaimah emirate, the highest point in the UAE (around 1892-1910 m). The top of the mountain (1934 m) is located in Musandam Governorate in Oman. Therefore the highest peak of UAE is nearby Jebal Al Mebrah / Jabal Ybir (1527 m).

The temperature at Jebel Jais is lower than in lower parts of the UAE. During winter months, not every year howerever, there is snow on Jebel Jais.

At Jebel Jais slope on UAE side there is Jais Adventure Peak with:

  • Jebel Jais Flight – the world’s longest zipline (2832 m), it will take you 2-3 minutes to go down from 1680 m with the speed up to 150 km/h, opened in February 2018;
  • Jais Sky Tour;
  • Jais Sky Maze.

On the way to the top there are many view points and few observation decks – and next to the last one – at 1484 m – there is the highest located restaurant in UAE: “1484 by Puro”.


In the area of Jebel Jais there are 6 hiking trails (5 in lower part, 1 in upper part). You can dowlaoad the trail maps here.

In the photos below views from the upper part hiking trail via “Sunset Summit” (with UAE flag).

(click on the map to open a larger map – a pdf file – in a new window)







At Jebel Jais – Ras al Khaimah, UAE

June 18, 2020


Ξ Jais Adventure Peak webpage

Ξ 1484 by Puro restaurant webpage

∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Ras al Khaimah


See also:

Jebel Jais | Jebel Jais sunset | Full Moon at Jebel Jais | Cats


UAE on 40thousandkm.com | RAK on 40thousandkm.com

6 thoughts on “Hiking: Jebel Jais

  1. Lovely! The viewpoints look absolutely stunning. Do you have an estimate of how long the trails are and how long they take for the hike? Thanks for sharing hiking opportunities, especially in the UAE!

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    1. Yes, the views are amazing! 🙂 There are few trails in the area: one in upper part (round trip: 8 km, 3-4 hrs) and few in lower part (most of them quite short: 1-2 km, the longest one: 6 km). There is also Via Ferrata – still on my to do list 🙂 Those trails are well prepared and offer wonderful views. Hiking off the trails is quite difficult.

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