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Great day trip

Great days outing from Dubai with the family. Will definitely go again after the rainy season... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Nice place for outing

Very nice location for family outing. Park with children play area available. Parking available... read more

Reviewed 8 April 2018
United Arab Emirates
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Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
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Reviewed 10 October 2018

Great days outing from Dubai with the family. Will definitely go again after the rainy season. Beauty with a difference.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 September 2018 via mobile

Visit it in the rainy season and you’ll fine water flowing out of it and there is fish around ...lovely stay ...if it rains usually later afternoon around 3-4 around October and so on ...the dam easily over flows

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Rashedlahha
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Very nice location for family outing. Park with children play area available. Parking available. Sunshades for resting, place for barbeque. Can climb top for good areal view. Some times allowed go to other side of dam. Can plan for half day visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank vnjosey
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

If you are the fan of hiking and miss mountain,don't miss your time.You need to drive one hour and 10minutes from Dubai to go to Wadi Shawka.There is some public places with facilities that you can use.We prefere to go to some pure area to...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank 52saharb
Reviewed 12 February 2018

Perhaps one of the easiest stretches of wild country to quickly access in the eastern Emirates - a pretty and dramatic landscape for 4x4 or picnicker or hiker or camper. Sadly it can be spoiled by rowdy and careless groups who make a lot of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
2  Thank shaggyd0g1
Reviewed 6 February 2018

With a location just an hour away from Dubai, it is perfect for a weekend nature escape. It is accessible by normal cars, just don't ride it too far in, keep this trip a walking one (unless you have a 4x4 beast, then have fun...More

Date of experience: September 2017
4  Thank Kristina K
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This place is just about an hour drive from Dubai. Located in the middle of a hilly area. Accessible by small cars. The lake/dam is full of water during the months of Jan/Feb.

Date of experience: October 2017
2  Thank indrajit_sarkar
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful scenery, not a very challenging hike. Mostly clean except where one group of campers left a pile of trash. Would highly recommend

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank generallarry
Reviewed 18 September 2017

I recently came from a hike to Wadi Shawka in mid September 2017. The hike could be a beginner's hike, but the high temperature easily made this an intermediate, at least for the return hike. Just keep a pace, watch the time, and turn back...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank joelarias
Reviewed 8 August 2017

Went with my entire family and was just the right time of about an hour before sunset. You will not feel like leaving the place. The wadi was converted into a lake with ducks playing around and the surrounding mountains make it picture perfect

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank haseeb2017
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11 January 2018|
Response from Adil N |
Yes surly you can till hills cant go on hills with that for sure