Desert Experiences

Wadi Adventures

By Arabian Adventures
Hotel or residence pick-up included from anywhere in Dubai
From USD 190

Price varies by vehicle, group sizes and other selections

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    Shared or Private
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    Explore wadis
    and fossil rock
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    Mleiha Archaeological


Discover the beauty of the UAE spanning far beyond the desert. Away from the dunes and the downtown lights, there’s a world of incredible natural wonder that can only be found by those who set out to discover it. Rugged mountains, hidden pools, and a day of breathtaking scenery await on a Wadi Adventure.
Duration: 10 hours
Language: English

Full description

There are so many hidden gems to be found across the UAE, with many discovered when spending a day on a Wadi Adventure. When you head out of the city and into the country, you will find stunning mountainous landscapes that are eye-catching and breathtaking in equal measure. What’s more, there’s an array of historical sites that tell the story of the UAE, from a time long before how it currently looks today.

The Wadi Adventure tour is a memorable adventure that uncovers the natural beauty of the UAE. Starting from your hotel or residence, the tour takes you on a trip across some of the most beautiful, cultural and enriching sights the country offers.

The tour begins in Sharjah, at Fossil Rock. Owing to its name, Fossil Rock is a landmark where fossils millions of years old can be held in your hands. This first stop of the tour sets the tone for the rest of your journey, as there is vast outstanding beauty and incredible heritage to be discovered here.

From here, the tour continues to the Mleiha Archaeological Centre, where the country’s caves, wadis and archaeological sites are showcased across an eye-catching exhibition. There will be plenty of photo opportunities available at Wadi Shawka Pools, before heading across to Buhais Geology Park.

Buhais Geology Park is an education centre assembled next to a series of tombs and other historical landmarks. Here, you will find remnants of the country’s ancient past, and signs of civilisation from many centuries ago. A scenic drive over to Wadi Helo for a leisurely exploration will then follow, on our way to the East Coast of the UAE for a picturesque lunch stop.

The Wadi Adventures tour is for lovers of history, nature, and experiencing the path less travelled. While the bright lights of downtown and the golden sandy beaches are Dubai’s signature appeal, a day away from the mainstream will leave you feeling charmed and enriched.

What's included

  • Transfers to and from your hotel or residence, and a dedicated driver/tour guide throughout your Wadi Adventure
  • A guided tour across some of the many highlights of the UAE’s wadis and natural scenery
  • A trip to Fossil Rock, a landmark rock formation in the heart of Sharjah with fossils that are millions of years old
  • A visit to Mleiha Archaeological Centre, a museum dedicated to telling the story of the country’s caves, wadis and archaeological sites
  • Photo opportunities at Wadi Shawka Pools
  • A discovery session at Buhais Geology Park, a pod-style museum home to a tomb dating to the Bronze Age
  • Exploration of the Sweet Valley at Wadi Helo
  • A picturesque lunch stop on the country’s stunning east coast

Know before you go

  • Pickup from your hotel or residence will be between 8am – 9am. A time will be confirmed with you prior to the activity, and we request for your group to be ready 15 minutes prior to the confirmed pickup time
  • Both shared and private vehicle options are available for the Wadi Adventures tour. Our vehicles accommodate up to 4 people
  • This is a full-day tour, which will involve outdoor activity for most of the day. We advise bringing suncream, sunglasses and a hat
  • During the Wadi Adventures tour, we will be visiting sites with historical and cultural significance. We request that you adhere to the modest dress code requirements
  • Food, beverages, and entrance tickets to any venues are included as part of your experience
  • We do not recommend this activity for guests who are pregnant or have pre-existing medical conditions
  • If you have any special dietary requirements or alternative meal requests, please contact our team via WhatsApp on +971 4 274 8803 or via the form here, and we will work to accommodate your request

Age policy

  • Adults: 12+
  • Children: 6-11
  • A private vehicle must be booked for children aged between 2-5, or under 135cm, and details shared with our team at the time of booking

Cancellation policy

  • We understand that plans can change. If they do, please let us know at least 24 hours prior to your activity. We will not be able to process refunds for bookings cancelled less than 24 hours before your activity starts
  • Full payment for your booking is required at least two days prior to your activity. If payment is not received before the expected date, we reserve the right to cancel your activity
  • In exceptional circumstances, we may have to amend the Wadi Adventures schedule, or cancel the activity entirely. We reserve the right to amend and cancel activities in such circumstances, and will ensure we communicate any changes in advance where possible
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