Jabal Al Jais, UAE, Ras Al Khaimah (RAK)

A fantastic location to spend a day out in the UAE and enjoy spectacular views from the tallest mountain in the UAE.

Jabal al jais UAE
Jabal Al Jais, Tallest Mountain UAE

Great site to go if you want to go for an adventurous, drive and escape from the searing heat, as generally temperatures are lower with less humidity. We drove up using our hire car from Thrifty (Dubai), mostly barren desert but roads are smooth and safe. Must admit though, that at times the car’s climate control struggled to keep us cool on the long, hot, sunny drive. We took a packed lunch from our hotel as there are few (if any), family friendly service stations en route and always carry loads of bottled water (just in case) – remember that most of RAK and UAE is actually hot desert!

Jabal Al Jais is a lovely mountain place, fresh air and amazing views with great photo shots everywhere, (if you can find a back drop where there is no tourist litter from BBQs.)


Perfect site to relax and unwind and take in the real UAE, away from the typical tourist shopping malls and Dubai bling.


Recommend visiting Jabal Al Jais during Sunday to Thursday as its very busy on Fridays and weekends, best time is late afternoon so that you experience the beautiful sunset and cool night drive back.

2 Comments Add yours

  1. melissaze says:

    Sounds cool and looks great, any hostels at base camp for backpackers and hikers ?


    1. Thanks, not yet, however refreshments/BBQ’s available at base, enjoy!


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