Cool Places to Chill Out in Hot UAE – Dubai Discover the outdoors of the United Arab Emirates, where there is more than the desert, beaches and shopping to do. It is an adventurer’s delight.
As the mercury soars in the UAE (united arab emirates), it is time to discover some cool getaways and relax in the untamed outdoors of the country. The best way to do this is to escape to the Wadis that are tucked away from the hustle bustle of the cities.
Wadis, as they are called in Arabic are dry riverbeds, but some of them contain a copious amount of water all year through, making them natural pools to indulge in the hot summer season. These pools are surrounded by mountains giving a fortress like feeling. Here is a list of some of the best Wadis to chill out, during this time of the year.
Wadi Wurayah, Fujairah
At about a distance of 170km from Dubai is the beautiful Emirate of Fujairah. It is well known for its natural beauty, beaches, and wild life. Here lies the 130 sq. km water body of Wadi Wurayah, nestled in between the protected mountain range of the Hajjar Mountains. One can choose to relax or swim near the waterfall at the beginning of the Wadi or at the various large and quiet pools within the mountain range. Carrying swim gear and wearing trekking shoes is advised. A vehicle with a four wheel drive is a must during this trip, as off-roading is involved. The visitors can also choose from a range of hotels, spas and resorts to stay in during their visit.
Wadis of Hatta
Located at the border between Dubai, UAE and Oman, the Wadis of the Hatta Mountains are stunning and can be easily accessed. There are various water bodies here, which can be ideal picnic or camping spots for the whole family. During summer especially, these pools which are below a waterfall can be easily accessed by foot. To get here is easy by road from Dubai at about 120 km distance. Ample number of road signs and directions can be found on the way.
Wadi Mudbah, Al Ain
The Arabian Tahr, caught on camera at wadi wurayah,
Towards the east of UAE bordering Oman is the Emirate of Al Ain, home to another of nature’s beauty, the Wadi Mudbah. The view from the top of the river bed offers some good shots for the camera. The greenery around this place with its waterfall, streams and pools make it an ideal location for a weekend outing. Camping, barbequing and exploring the place by foot are the must do activities around here.
These are few of the many less explored places in the UAE where the sun can’t spoil the fun. The wadis offer adventure and excitement for friends and families in the outdoors during the summer months.