Jebel Jais named best hiking destination in the UAE in new global list

The Ras Al Khaimah attraction topped the list of 20 trails in the Emirates

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The UAE's highest peak has been named the best destination for hikers in the UAE. Part of the Hajar mountain range, Jebel Jais in Ras Al Khaimah was picked as the top choice from among 20 hiking routes in the country, in a new list compiled by UK retailer SportsShoes.com.

"With an elevation of 1,934 metres, Jebel Jais takes around five to 10 hours round trip to climb the 30 kilometre round route. The famous Stairway to Heaven route is commonly done with the assistance of a guide, due to it being a particularly tricky route," the report said.

Scroll through the gallery below for pictures of Highlander55, a multi-day trek across Jebel Jais, and other Ras Al Khaimah mountain adventures: