Jebel Jais: the highest point in the UAE

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.

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.

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”.


On the way to the top.


Wonderful views.


And some more views.

Jun 9, 2017


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 sunset | Full Moon at Jebel Jais | Cats


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Jebel Jais sunset

Sunset at Jebel Jais, a mountain in North-Western Hajar Mountains, in Ras al Khaimah emirate, UAE).




Jun 9, 2017


See also:

Jebel Jais | Full Moon at Jebel Jais | Cats


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Two

Two goats and twilight – at the slopes of Jebel Jais, a mountain in North-Western Hajar Mountains, in Ras al Khaimah emirate, UAE.

One Word Sunday Challenge: Two – by Debbie from Travel With Intent.


At Jebel Jais: view to Shaam and Arabian Gulf – Ras al Khaimah, UAE

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Ghaf trees

Ghaf treeprosopis cineraria – is a flowering evergreen (despite desert environment) tree in the Fabaceae family, native to parts of Western Asia and the Indian Subcontinent.

Ghaf tree is the national tree of the United Arab Emirates (since 2008), the state tree (known as Khejri) of Rajasthan and as Jammi in Telangana in India. In Bahrain a 400-year-old “Tree of Life” is growing in the middle of a desert.

In UAE ghaf trees are playing an important role: to counteract desertification, in   improving soil fertility, as fuel source, shelter (bird nests, shelter for insect, wood as construction material), medicine and food (seeds, leaves, seedpods, honey) for humans and animals.

Death will not visit a man, even at the time of a famine, if he has a Ghaf, a goat and a camel, since the three together will sustain a man even under the most trying conditions. ∼ Unknown

In the photos: ghaf trees in Ras al Khaimah in United Arab Emirates. After the rainfall (or at the farms with irrigation system) the ghaf forest area turns incredibly green.





August 2020


Ξ Ghaf tree at Connect With Nature UAE webpage

∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Ras al Khaimah


See also:

Tree of Life


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Camels

Camels in Ras al Khaimah in United Arab Emirates.


August 2020


∇ Location: view on Google Maps

⛭ Weather in Ras al Khaimah


See also:

Camels


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