Ausra Osi

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Uploaded 2020. április 26.

Recorded április 2020

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376 m
151 m
6,58 km

Megtekintve 14920 alkalommal, letöltve 541 alkalommal

közel Adh Dhayd, Sharjah (United Arab Emirates)

Check a link to my blog post below after the description for more Easy UAE hikes.
A hike to the top of the mount Mleiha towards to the Fossil rock with beautiful backdrops of Al Fayah mountain. The difficulty of the hike can be rated as moderate as it involves a part where you have to climb vertical rock of around 2 to 3 meters high. Climbing can be avoided by taking the route recorded here (pointed out in steps nr8 and 9). It is a fairly short hike and you can make it to the top in an hour (depending on your fitness level and the weather conditions-not advisable during the hot day as there is no shade). Way down took us 50min.

Parking: UPDATE: drive past the Sheikh's portrait, there will be a place to park immediately behind the mountain, from where you can start your hike and save yourself around 1km of walking on the highway.
OLD PARKING: You have to park your car before reaching the mountain, there is a turn to Khatam Exit 1. And then walk around 1km following the highway until you reach the other side of the mountain. There will be a fence that you can cross. Please check the descriptions in each Point of interest to see the comments.

Safety while climbing: watch out for the fossil rocks- their structure is very thin at some places, thus look for the more thick surfaces before stepping on them. Stay away from edges on the top of the mountain, the vertical drop down is like 30 meters high or so.

Weather Note: we did this hike end of April starting 2pm in the afternoon, and to be honest it was not a good idea- the heat is notorious, so leave this hike either for very early morning or late evening if you are fast enough to climb up and return before the darkness.

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Starting point behind the fence

UPDATE: drive past the Sheikh's portrait, there will be a place to park immediately behind the mountain, from where you can start your hike and save yourself around 1km of walking on the highway. This is where actual hike starts, you have to cross the fence first and head towards the right-hand side where you will reach a small steep hill. It looks scary but it is actually easy to descend from the very right side. See the picture where I marked the spot. Be careful of loose rocks when descending. Scroll through pictures illustrating notes bellow: Getting to the starting point: Park you car at Khatam Exit 1 just before the jebel Mleiha. And then walk towards the mountain following thw side of thw higjway for around 1km, hike startsbehind this mountain. You havr to cross the fence as mention before.

Point 1 -head toward the valley

Head straight towards the valley

Point 2- just follow the clear trail into the valley


Point 4-continue into the valley, it is still a clear path you can follow


Point 5- approaching the tough part

Pace your self after this point we will start proper hike, crossing the rocky path which is not clearly marked, but it is a straight way toward the mountain

Point 6

Here you are already climbing up the hill, watch out for the unstable rocks under your feel, try to follow small paths to make it easier

Point 7

You will start noticing cairns left by other hikers, try to spot them as they are a good indicator which side to keep. I have added a photo where I marked the spot you should be aiming to- it look like a wall that is quite high but it is only a couple of meters high and quite easily claimable if you are have a little bit of climbing experience (no need to be pro mountain climber just have normal strength, the grip of the rock is good).

Point 8- skip this and aim for point 9 instead

We took a wrong turn- we went towards the left and when we climbed higher, it appeared to be another mountain, not the one we are aiming to reach. See the photos from that spot- if you are there means you have to come back down (we took a scree slop down back into the narrow split of two mountains)

Point 9 -back on track

From here you will have to find the way up that you feel comfortable with. Mountain looks steep but climb up is not difficult.

Point 10- reaching the top

This is where you are aiming to climbing the steepest part of the trail. It is not hard, just be careful and go at your own pace.

Point 11- first picture stop

You will further walk on the plain top of the mountain, be careful and stay away from the edges as they might not be stable.

Point 12- end of the mountain

Here you will reach end of the Jebel Mleiha with marvelous views with Fossil rock and Faya mountains. You can either turn back and return same way or, as other hikers do, descent down the mountain (we skipped that as it looked quite dangerous).

Point 13- vertical climb down

We took same route back. Please note descending is always more challenging and you have to be careful. It will look high but it is totally doable. I marked the point which we were supposed to take on the our way to the mountain which is this vertical climb rock- it is not very high but you have to have some minimal climbing skills and be brave, watch where you put your foot and always have a grip at to the wall. Better to turn around when descending. This is the trickiest part of the hike.

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  • Fénykép raghda

    raghda 2020.05.05.

    Did you get any issues with police for hiking?

  • Fénykép Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 2020.05.05.

    It was just two of us hiking that day. Since Ramadan already started and it was extremely hot, there was no one around on the trail. Didn't have any issues.

  • Fénykép raghda

    raghda 2020.05.05.

    Good to know. Did you park on the main road?

  • Fénykép Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 2020.05.05.

    I parked next to highway, just before Maleiha mountain, there is a sign that says Khatam, you have to turn right there, park your car, and then walk towards the start. But walk itself feels like 1km, at leats it did that day in the heat :) Please check my comments for the starting point :)

  • Fénykép raghda

    raghda 2020.05.05.

    Great. Thanks for the information 😊

  • Fénykép Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 2020.05.05.

    You are most welcome :)

  • Fénykép Irfad Aboobacker

    Irfad Aboobacker 2020.10.16.

    Great Experience, Thanks for the trail :)

  • Fénykép Irfad Aboobacker

    Irfad Aboobacker 2020.10.16.

    I have followed this trail  ellenőrzött  View more

    Great Experience, Thanks for the trail :)

  • Fénykép Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 2020.10.16.

    @Irfad glad you liked it, hope it wasn't too hot

  • Andre Vargas Broz 2020.10.19.

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Very useful and detailed info, thanks

  • Fénykép Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 2020.10.19.

    @Andre you are most welcome :)

  • Fénykép NIKHIL K N

    NIKHIL K N 2020.10.29.

    Wow... A good hike... Thanks Ausra for the information!!

  • Fénykép Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 2020.10.29.

    Nikhil, glad you enjoyed it. Please check my blog at for more trails in the use you might also like:)

  • Amy.c 2020.11.06.

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Update : you can now park your car in front of the gate where the trail begins, after the exit, continue straight, pass the sheik portrait and you'll find the parking right after the mountain.
    Trail is difficult to follow, no marks/signs at all, lots of rocks and 1 section with sand. There's also 2 segments that required to be climbed and are quite steep.
    Very little shade on this hike, we started it at 10h30 and came back at 15h45 to the car. Temperature was much better from 14h30, consider going early morning or mid afternoon. Count at least 2L of water/person.
    The view from the top is UNREAL!! Our efforts paid off 👌👌👌

  • Fénykép Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 2020.11.07.

    Hi Emilie,

    thanks for the update, I'll put a note that it's possible to park closer. Yes, the trail has no markings, but it is quite straightforward to climb up (except the steeper part which we actually hiked around on our way up). And there is nowhere to get lost. I can't remember the sandy section though, it's all rocks or scree slope, unless you wander out to the desert...
    And yes no shade at all, and also very hot during the day, so morning or evening is always a better option.

  • Fénykép rohanjoshiuk

    rohanjoshiuk 2020.12.02.

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Thanks Ausra we did this yesterday , first time users of this app. Really enjoyed it.

  • Fénykép Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 2020.12.02.

    Hey Rohan, glad you enjoyed the trail!

  • ozymandyas 2020.12.10.

    Thank you for amazing logs.
    I’ll try this route tomorrow morning. Fingers crossed

  • ozymandyas 2020.12.11.

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Ausra explained the entire trail in the best way it could be. I’ve completed this trail by folllowing pics and instructions.
    Definitely worths to see
    Thanks a lot Ausra!

  • Fénykép Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 2020.12.12.

    Hey Ozy, I am really glad my notes were helpful :)

  • Kapil Kurian 2021.01.06.

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Hi...we completed this trail yesterday...was a bit challenging going up the 1st peak as there were loose stones and coming down the incline was tricky but took our own time and was good...thanks for the directions.

  • Fénykép Samad Asharaf

    Samad Asharaf 2021.01.09.

    I have followed this trail  ellenőrzött  View more

    Thank you Ausra for the trail.
    Parking - can park in front of the fence.
    Shoes - Would suggest shoes with good grip or else our steps would be faltering in the scree on the slop.
    Wikiloc - on the top my app abruptly shut off and all my tries went futile to restart it.
    Over all - worth it 👍🏻

    Your trails are well informed and easy to follow

  • Fénykép Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 2021.01.09.

    Hi Samad, glad you enjoyed your the trail. Yes wikiloc has surprises sometimes...

  • Madalina Madalina 2021.01.19.

    Are dogs allowed here?!
    Please let me know asap as I would like to do this trail tomorrow😍

  • Fénykép Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 2021.01.19.

    Hi Madalina, there is no sign saying dogs aren't allowed. As long as dogs can climb it...

  • Fénykép Gabbar_AG

    Gabbar_AG 2021.01.23.

    Hey !! I'm not seeing your blog link for this hike. How can I get it??

  • Fénykép Ausra Osi

    Ausra Osi 2021.01.24.

    Hi Ashvin,

    I haven't posted about this hike on my blog yet. Will do soon with more exciting things to do in Maleha :)

  • Fénykép mheeaad

    mheeaad 2021.01.28.

    I have followed this trail  View more

    Great half day hike with amazing views from the top

  • natasha bajaj 2021.01.29.

    Anyone going for a hike to this place this weekend ? Like Tom 🙈

  • Mehnaz Anshah 2021.02.20.

    Thanks for your pointers. We deviated quite a bit from the peak but manages to get back using your route. Return hike was quite challenging literally abseiling off some rock walls. Home safe and sound now so feeling good !

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