The petroglyphs near Taween, a village in the magnificent Fujairah’s Wadi Ghub, include one of such presentations in the local mountain range. They paint an ancient picture of prehistoric civilization and agricultural practices. They believe that they originated as early as the Iron Age, if not in the prehistoric past, giving insight into early societies and their environment. Access to one such example, named Hagar al Khayl – which depicts carvings on a horse’s rider and its rider – requires an hour-long hike in the foothills of Wadi Ghub. The petroglyphs near Taween, a village in the magnificent Fujairah’s Wadi Ghub, include one of such presentations in the local mountain range.
They paint an ancient picture of prehistoric civilization and agricultural practices. They believe that they originated as early as the Iron Age, if not in the prehistoric past, giving insight into early societies and their environment. Access to one such example, named Hagar al Khayl – which depicts carvings on a horse’s rider and its rider – requires an hour-long hike in the foothills of Wadi Ghub.
The towns and villages in the area provide amenities that include shops and restaurants.
Hiking in the mountain wilderness and observing communication routes from the ancient civilization.
Do not try any mountain hikes if you do not understand the mountain terrains, dangers from wildlife, first aid, water and snacks, your own fitness, remote activity preparations, communication tools, mountain geography, topography, risk factors, hse requirements, hiking alone, not having a group with similar fitness. Study all the above matters well before following any trails that you find online. Please do not overestimate yourself. Better be safe than put yourself / group in danger and regret later. 2020 has seen a lot of unwanted Hiking Incidents that could have been avoided with better preparation. Wish you All the best. This hike was organized by the Adventure Extreme group.
Wadi Taween Hike Fujairah
You can expect a lot of Bouldering, Polished Rocks, and various places along this route. It was fun, from a very high point of travel, we saw 4 Emirates in the same View,, Sharjah, Ajman, UAQ, and Ras Al Khaimah obviously. You will come near the city of Khat and Mount Yibir.
If you don’t like the full tour of Wadi Taween this is a short but interesting one of the best. Accessed by 2wd, parked by the tree on the left side of the track at the beginning of the wadi. Follow the track until you reach a rocky outcrop and take the road to your left (shown for point). There is a goat trail on the side of the valley that makes the first half easier to walk but as the stream begins to climb a certain rock jumps up and you will need less acceleration.
For geologists, there are some interesting stones along the way. Eventually, you’ll reach the ridgeline – don’t forget to look back at your route from time to time for a better view. Behind the ridgeline are just a short walk to the farm and the nearby Jebel Yibir highway. Here you have a choice, either follow the road (left) towards Al Tawain with your car or if you feel knowledgeable (and right!), Cross the road and hit the bottom of the river running along the road and follow it back towards Al Tawian. Typical recommendations for adequate water, light energy diets, and sun protection.
Hike near Jebel Yibir
It is certain that this will be the last season of the teams as the heat begins to warm up outside. The past few weeks have been surprisingly modest, however, you have recently noticed that temperatures are rising. In my opinion, walking at temperatures higher than ~ 33 C is very hot. you must decide to convert it again and return to the Jebel Yibir region. The last few times we went to Jebel Yibir you had to drive near a gorge that looked very promising. Given the fact that time is running out due to rising temperatures, making the pre-rise of this canyon was not possible at this time.
As a result, you need to be prepared for any challenges we may encounter and make decisions during the hike. You will find this happened last weekend when we had to turn around and go with Plan B due to a major fall. But that is part of the fun! Although, the only part of the trip that I am worried about is the distance of +300 m which we have to build a side gorge to reach the summit. If this canyon looks dangerous, we will continue to cross the main gorge to the top – I don’t think we will find any major obstacles along this route. Up in the big gorge to the top – I don’t think ‘I’ll find any major obstacles on this route.
Access to the site via Taween, approximately 26 kilometers southwest of Dibba and 80 kilometers northwest of the city of Fujairah. Access to Wadi Ghub and petroglyphs is possible through a licensed operator, Fujairah Adventures. Wadi Ghub and petroglyphs are available year-round.
What to take: Proper outdoor clothing and footwear. Taking water and food is recommended later in the day. Required mountaineering equipment.
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Inquiries about Wadi Ghub and Taween Petroglyphs can be made by contacting Fujairah Adventures on 971 9 222 2252, between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m., Saturday through Thursday. Email contact can be made at [email protected].