Shawka is a popular area for hikers, cyclists and campers. As such, while there is great natural beauty, there unfortunately is a fair amount of rubbish too!
We will be walking through the wadi bed towards a camel farm, cleaning as we go. We will continue until 11:00/11:30 (depending how far we have made it) when we will break for lunch/snacks in the shade and then turn back.
Gulf for Good will provide biodegradable bags and gloves.
Hike difficulty: Easy
Elevation gain: 100m
Distance: approx. 7km
Meeting Time: We will meet at Wadi Shawka at 8:15am for a prompt 8:30am start.
Carpooling is available at 6:30am from Emirates NBD/EPPCO on Al Ain Road https://maps.google.com/?q=25.058420,56.013672. Expect to be back in Dubai by 2:45pm. (Distance from Dubai is 1hr 15min.)
Please let us know where you will be meeting us! As we don’t want to delay this event, we won’t be waiting for late comers.
Booking a place: Simply email your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive an email with hike details and payment link - please note payment is required to secure your place, we will confirm by email.
Spots are limited and will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.
Cost: AED50 + VAT
FREE for registered challengers and soulFIT members.
All of our Gulf for Good activities are to support children in need around the world. Follow this link to see how taking part in this activity helps http://www.gulf4good.org/en/section/charities.
What's included? The satisfaction of supporting a local charity, cleaning up our beloved and beautiful environment, carpool organisation, an experienced guide, certified first aiders, and a guaranteed day of fun!
What do I need to bring? Lunch, snacks, at least 3L of water, sun protection, trekking trousers or shorts and decent walking shoes (trainers are okay for this hike).
Kids are welcome on this walk. However, there are uneven paths and the children should be old enough to take part in pitching in to clean up too. You are responsible for your children. Gulf for Good doesn’t take responsibility for accidents that may occur and it is important that you bring enough water and snacks for your family as well as any medicines that they may need.
Image Credit: Gulf For Good
26 January, 08:30–13:30.
Fee: 50 AED
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