At The Top of Jebel Jais Mountain in Ras Al Khaima

Where are you guys headed this Sunday?

It's Hijri New Year so we are getting another long weekend. (Yippee!)

We're still figuring out where to go. I feel like going on another road trip somewhere.

Our last road trip was on the first day of Eid Al Adha at the top of Jebel Jais mountain in Ras Al Khaimah with our friends and family.

We left Dubai at three in the morning to catch the sunrise!

It was our first time going to Jebel Jais. Clueless about how to get there, we used the Waze-GPS Navigation app to find our way plus some help from our friends for directions.

The travel time from our meeting place in Muhaisah to Jebel Jais mountain was about 1 hour to 50 minutes to 2 hours reaching the top by 5 am-ish.

The road leading to the mountain top is one of the best in the world if not the best. Just be careful because it has a lot of sharp turns and there is no lamp post yet. There are also animals crossing like goats and wild foxes like the one we saw.

The weather was lovely, it was 10 degrees colder up there that day. It's snowed there last year during the winter months and that's what we want to see next time.

Camping is also possible as there are designated stops and campsites with a roof. Just remember to bring inflatable beds and thick blankets/comforters to place under the bed if you are planning to sleep, the rocks are sharp and it might damage your camping gear. Regular mats are fine, however, seating won't be as comfortable. Folding chairs are a better option. Toilets are also available at every stop unfortunately, the water supply could be insufficient.

If you are planning to go to Jebel Jais this holiday, please don't have second thoughts. Just go! You will never regret it. Bring the family, and take the kids with you! They'll definitely enjoy it. Just watch and keep them close to avoid any mishaps.

No, you need more company? Then bring the whole gang!

It's one for the books! I promise!

Want to see more of Jebel Jais's story? Check out my friend Arence's story here and Abigail's story here!

My Yellow Bells

Carla is a lifestyle blogger based in Dubai who's thankful to call this ever-evolving city her second home. The pages of this blog are filled with stories about her expat life in the sandpit. It features dining and travel adventures in and around the city and beyond. It also features food recipes, parenting tips, and fashion style.

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