Experience a sense of tranquility and adventure with Adventure XP, as you explore UAE’s rocky terrains, gleaming water bodies, and authentic cultural towns by foot. Hiking is one of the best ways to exercise – if you do it right!
-It promotes physical fitness and stimulates the mind.
-It is a social activity which can be undertaken with friends.
-It is educational, as you get to learn a lot about nature when you’re outdoors.
-It can also be a very meditative experience.
Should have straps around the waist and chest, as well as side zippers for keys/mobiles. (Recommended brands)
• Hiking Shoes -Trail Runners
Are excellent for day treks lasting 1 to 4 hours. Light in weight and low on the ankle. (Recommended brands)
• Hiking Boots
Come halfway up the ankle providing support and protection from rolling your foot on tricky terrain. (Recommended brands)
• Hiking Socks
Wool or synthetic socks play a critical role in keeping your feet comfortable and blister-free throughout your trek. (Recommended brands)
• Polyester, nylon or merino wool clothes
These materials move sweat off skin and dry fast.(Recommended brands)
• Comfortable yet sturdy pants
Trails have twists and turns, so you need to move freely.(Recommended brands)
• Trekking Poles
Enhance stability and provide support on all types of terrain. Recommended for Dune Hiking and Big Mountains, not for most Level 1/2 hikes. (Recommended brands)
• A brimmed hat
Will keep your head dry and protected from the sun. The hat can also help in keeping sun out of your eyes. (Recommended brands)
Quality sunglasses are vital to protect your eyes from potentially damaging radiation. Choose sunglasses that block 100 percent of ultraviolet light (UVA and UVB) and carry at least one pair of spare sunglasses in case someone loses or forgets to bring them. (Recommended brands)
Apply sunscreen generously and thoroughly to all exposed skin and protect it from ultraviolet rays that can cause sunburn, premature skin aging and skin cancer. Select sunscreen that blocks both UVA and UVB rays and offers a sun protection factor (SPF) of at least 15, or SPF 30 for extended outdoor activity. (Recommended brands)
• Do not wear denim jeans or cotton tees
Cotton holds onto water and can keep you feeling sweaty in hot temperatures. (Recommended brands)
• Do not wear flip-flops
Flip-flops do not offer the optimum amount of protection required for your feet during a hike. (Recommended brands)
• Do not consume sugary sodas, caffeinated drinks, or alcoholic beverages
These drinks can be dehydrating, mind-altering, and diuretics.(Recommended brands)