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  1. Hello your webpage is very informative. is there a group that I can join in with my friend? I want to join the hiking trail this coming UAE national holiday..

    1. Hi Mico, thank you for your kind words. I am glad you find some useful tips here. I always go hiking with my partner, never with the groups. Therefore, I am not sure if there is any for this particular hike. There used to be an app called MeetUp where random people can post an event, agree on a day and time and then head out for an outdoor activity together. Never tried it, but I’ve heard it can be a nice experience.
      Al Rabi trail is very well marked, you can be confident of doing it on your own, you won’t get lost. Also, you can expect a lot of other hikers doing this trail during the national day.

  2. A very detailed blog and hence very useful. Thank you for that. Is it advisable to go on this trail at wee hour of the morning (in dark) to see the sunrise? Is the path well lit?

    1. Hi Sridhar,

      Thank you for your comment. It is perfect to go in the morning to avoid the crowds but go just before sunrise. The path is not lit so you would have to carry a torch light. Have a nice hike!

    1. Hi, thank you for your comment. Yes Al Rabi trail is absolutely okay to do solo. It is close to the city (as you may see from the images in the blog) and the trail is very clear and well laid. I came from Dubai by car (regular sedan car). This is probably the easiest and fastest way to get there. I am not sure about public transport options though. But there might be buses going to Khor Fakkan town from Dubai too.

  3. Your post is so useful! Thanks for sharing.
    May I know where is the best spot to see sunrise? Is it at the summit or somewhere in the middle?

    1. Hi Ling, the best spot would be at the summit somewhere or alone the way where you already get the sea view as the sunrise is from the seaside 🙂

  4. Your website is very nice and has terrific advise and tips for the users. After seeing the write up here on the Al Rabi Trail we decided to go for it. Thanks for all this.

    1. Hi Mjay, thank you for asking, never thought to include this information as all the hikes I know in the UAE are free, including Al Rabi Trail. Unless, you go on a guided tour, of course.

  5. Hi Ausra, do you have a saved trail on Wikiloc for Al Rabi. We used your Al Shawka dam to pool trail on the app and it was a big help.

    1. Hi Menino,

      I haven’t recorded Al Rabi trail yet. But not to worry, you do not need wikiloc for this trail, the path is very clear and there is nowhere to get lost 🙂

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