Jebel Jais Mountain - 5 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Jebel Jais Mountain
A mountain on UAE-Oman border. The summit of the mountain, at an elevation of 1,934 m (6,345 ft) is located on the Omani side but the mountain is more easily accessible from the UAE side. A high point west of the summit is considered the highest point in the United Arab Emirates, at 1,892 m (6,207 ft). The world's longest zip line is located on the mountain. It is 2,832 m (9,291 ft) long, and users travel at speeds of up to 150 km/h (93 mph).
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Attractions Near Jebel Jais Mountain
10.52km from Jebel Jais Mountain
Dhayah Fort is a fortress built in the 18th century in Al Rams, Ras Al Khaimah. It is the highest hilltop fort in the UAE and also the last bastion of the local fighters against the British expedition in the early years of the 18 century.
National Museum of Ras Al Khaimah
25.78km from Jebel Jais Mountain
It was a former palace of emarite ruling family the Royal Al Qasimi Family until the early 1960s. It exhibits artefacts relating to natural history, pearl diving, farming and fishing, weapons belonging to the ruling family, crafts of previous centuries and other archaeology artefacts.
Al Jazirah Al Hamra
44.61km from Jebel Jais Mountain
Al Jazirah Al Hamra is a town located in the south of the city of Ras Al Khaimah Emirate and It is known for its abandoned houses and buildings and it is widely believed by locals as haunted. The town was ruled by an Arabian tribe called Za’ab or Al Zaabi, which had to move to Abu Dhabi after a dispute with the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah.
Al Bidya Mosque
59.97km from Jebel Jais Mountain
It is a historical mosque located in Al Badiyah village in Fujairah Emirate, near Al-Bidya Fort and 40 km away from Fujairah city. It is the oldest known mosque in the country, dating back to the 16 century. It is still in use.
71.33km from Jebel Jais Mountain
The fort built in the 1800s and was restored in 2012. It is placed in Masafi suburb on the western edge of the Hajar Mountains in the United Arab Emirates near Fujairah border with Ras Al Khaimah, which goes through Masafi village.
91.39km from Jebel Jais Mountain
The museum is on the east side of the central square in Al Bustan area. Ajman Museum is the emirate’s preeminent gallery outlining life as it once was. The 18th-century fort served as the ruler’s house until 1970, then it turned into a museum.
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Ras al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) is the fourth largest emirate in United Arab Emirates and located north of Umm Al Quian Emirate. It is known before as Julfar and it is famous for the pearl trade business. It shares international boundary with the Sultanate of Oman. It has the world longest zipline in Jebel Jais, the highest mountain in the UAE with a speed of up to 120kph to 150kph and 680 metres above sea level.
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What Visitors Say About Jebel Jais Mountain
We woke up at 3.30am to see the sunrise at Jebel Jais. It is a two hour driver from Dubai and the scenery is just breath taking. Visiting the mountain is worth a trip especially if you cannot make it to Musandam (Oman). At 6am there were almost no people on the viewing platform and by 7am everyone was gone. I assume all the people who were there earlier stayed over night. The hiking trail does not open before 8am and you cannot get any food until then either- so pack some breakfast (the food trucks did not open until we left at 9am). We After a short trekking along the assigned paths we could enjoy a truly beautiful view. Next time I want to try to go just before sunset to see what that is like. And good news! If you come by Tesla there is a charger too.