Unplug from your busy daily life and refresh the mind and body through our retreat in the highest point of the UAE. Adventurati Outdoor and Avidyā Retreats thrill to collaborate and offer a 1-night mindfulness retreat to escape the heat and enjoy the outdoors. Yes, in September in the UAE! The weather will be perfect up in the mountains. You will experience a great combination of a hike, meditation, and yoga, while paying attention to sustainability.
If you don’t want to join all the activities, you can also relax at Camp 1770 and enjoy the weather.
Ideal for those in need of a short weekend vacation with lasting benefits, this retreat delivers instant stress release and a calmer mind.
The 60-minute sunrise yoga session is suitable for all levels. We will focus on easing the tension and mindfully moving our bodies. During the sunset meditation, we will aim to quiet the mind and be fully present. We will get extra support from Mother Nature.
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• Drive up the mountain (any car can make it - paved road)
• Sunset hike to a beautiful viewpoint looking over the Omani and RAK mountain ranges
• Enjoy an authentic Emirati dinner back at camp. Ready to leave the mountain at 10:00 if not staying overnight.
• Enjoy a night of chilling at the campfire and good fun.
• Access to private toilets.
• If joining the camp, set up, unwind, relax and enjoy good company under a starry night sky.
• Temperature at the higher parts is expected to be below 22C at night time so make sure to pack a light jacket, at Camp 1770 it is still UAE winter feels.
• Difficulty level of these mountains is 4 out of 10
• Distance: Hiking distance on Friday approx. 3km, depending on which hike you choose to take part in, the difficulty will change.
• Endurance level: Beginner +
• Hiking at an elevation of 1770m up to 1890m, or from 1484m to 1770m if choosing the longer hike option.
• No rope skills or technical gear is required, it is a visible and fun route.
• However, a good amount of fitness level is required.
• Hike duration: approx 1.5 hours depending on breaks and group pace for the gentle hike
Strictly NO SMOKING during activities and NO ALCOHOL during camping activities.
❍ Friday :
• Meeting point at 4.00 pm at the Viewing Deck Park in Jebel Jais
(those moving from Dubai have to move no later than 2.00 pm)
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• 4.20 pm (or earlier if everyone is on time) move towards the mountains
• We drive together in one convoy towards the top of the mountain and park the cars.
• Driving arrangements made to Camp 1770 for those not hiking, along with everyone's bags and gear.
• Hike to camp on a visible and fun route, passing by the highest public point in Jebel Jais. At Camp, stretch and safety briefing then start our sunset hike (option to relax at Camp until dinner)
• Duration of the hike: approx. 1.5 hours, depending on group pace
• Sunset meditation with Judit Linda Illes @avidya_retreats
• Reach back to Camp around 7.30 pm
• Relax and chat at camp, enjoy dinner at approx. 8.00 pm
• Ready to leave camp at around 10.00 pm if not staying overnight
• Option to skip the hike and relax at camp while others hike
• Option to spend the night camping at Camp 1770 (camping gear + dinner + breakfast included)
• Early wake up for morning yoga session (optional) with Judit Linda Illes @avidya_retreats
• Morning coffee, time to embrace nature, and then breakfast around 7.30 am
• Dismantle camp and ready to move around 9.00 am and head back to our cars
For Adults (aged 13 years and above):
Hike + Guided Sunset Meditation + Dinner + Campfire Evening: AED340 per person
Hike + Guided Sunset Meditation + Dinner + Camp + Sunrise Yoga Session + Breakfast:
• Per Person at AED520
• Combo Booking for Two people at AED950 (special offer AED475 per person)
Important Note: Time Intervals can vary due to external factors.
• 1 trail mix pack for the hike, dinner and breakfast.
• Experienced and certified mountain Guide.
• Assistant Guide/s.
• First Aid.
• Sleeping bags.
• Sleeping mat.
*All the camping gear provided is sanitized before and after use. However, feel free to bring your own should you be more comfortable with it.
*Note: If you are a vegetarian kindly notify us 2 days in advance.
(For any other diet specifications or food allergies, feel free to bring your own)
❍ DOES NOT INCLUDE:
• Backpack (if you do not have one, we can provide a shoulder sling bag)
• Transportation (Carpooling will be arranged).
• Minimum 2L water for hiking
All guests joining our excursions are covered by insurance.
❍ HIKING GEAR LIST
• Face Mask (preferably reusable, or alternatively head bandana/buff)
• A Must: Backpack (Recommended with good shoulder and waist straps) or regular school backpack
• Warm jacket and trousers for camp
• Option to bring your own camping gear if you want, a pillow and blanket make the night much more comfortable
• Headlights (notify us if you do not have and we can provide them)
• Hiking boots (recommended with ankle support) or trainers
• Hiking poles (if you have knee problems)
• Sunscreen, hat and sunglasses (optional)
• Energy bars
• Face towel for the hike
• Water canteen or water bladder (to cut down on singly use plastic)
• Personal basic Aid kit (Advil, band-aid, antiseptic, hand sanitiser, wet wipes, etc)
• Extra shirt, towel, flip-flops (for after the hike)
• NO JEANS & NO SANDALS ON HIKE
❍ DIFFICULTY ELABORATION
Due to the current situation, we advise you to drive your own vehicle to the location.
Note: Accessible to all cars/ No 4x4 Required.
❍ PLEDGE OF COMMITMENT
After completing the booking, you will need to sign the Pledge of commitment to stay safe. It will be shared by email.
❍ WAIVER FORM
By completing the booking of this trip, you acknowledge full responsibility of understanding and agreeing to waiver as described in the link herewith:
❍ SAFETY OPERATION PROTOCOL
Below is the full safety operation protocol that has been approved by authorities for the safety of our guides and our guests:
❍ TERMS & CONDITIONS
Strictly, No Refund for Cancelation
❍ WEATHER CONDITIONS
Adventurati Outdoor has the right to cancel the trip without notice due to a sudden change in weather conditions that might affect the overall safety of everyone joining. If the cancellation has been made by the operator side, all participants will be refunded.