The weather in the UAE normally keeps you confined within your comfortably air conditioned existence. However, when the summer heat dies down (which happens by November), it’s always great to head out and explore! There are several areas around the UAE which have beautiful scenery and amazing landscapes.
One weekend we drove down to Ras Al Khaimah (one of the seven Emirates) and climbed some small hills in a Wadi (valley). This picture was taken at Wadi Ghalilah in Ras Al Khaimah. The barren landscape is really interesting because you can see sedimentation layers from millions of years of geological processes along the mountain sides.
If you want to get here, just take the E11 (Emirates road.. unless the name changed now :P) towards and beyond Ras Al Khaimah, you’ll come to a turn off and dirt road at Ghalilah. Take that and you’ll end up amongst these awesome mountains!