Watch and share the 360-degree virtual reality tour of the Jebel Jais – Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
Home to the tallest mountain in the UAE – Jebel Jais – Ras Al Khaimah offers a mountain experience like no other. The spectacular Hajar Mountains in the eastern part of the emirate were formed over 70 million years ago and stand nearly 2,000 metres above sea level.
In the eastern part of Ras Al Khaimah is a spectacular mountain range called the Ru’us Al Jibal. These mountains were formed more than 70 million years ago. Jebel Jais at 1,934m is not only the highest peak in Ras Al Khaimah but in the entire UAE. A key feature of the mountains is the abundance of wadis and hiking and mountain bike trails.
Ras Al Khaimah’s Jebel Jais, at 1,934 metres tall, usually records temperatures that are 10°C cooler on average than other popular landmarks across the country.
During summer months, temperatures at all the major landmarks across the emirates average between 43 – 45°C, – at the Jebel Jais summit, temperatures reached a moderate 31°C during the day time and 29 °C during the late afternoon.
Ras Al Khaimah consists of sandy deserts, coastal strips, salt flats, mangroves, and mountains. All these areas have different eco-systems which makes it a fascinating place for nature lovers. Apart from cultivated plants, there are three categories of flora – the salt-loving vegetation of the mangroves and mountain and desert plants. The emirate is also home to a number of reptiles, camels, foxes, jerboas or wildcats as well as hundreds of bird species.
Wadi in Arabic means valley. This wadi’s often get filled with rainwater in winter and some of the wadi’s like Wadi Showka fill up during summer as well. After the rains, wadis become more fertile turning green with the local flora giving it a fantastic landscape.