With Eid Al Adha coming up, you must be planning a vacation with your friends or family. If you are tired of concrete buildings and glass malls, UAE has no shortage of natural places; the country is blessed with diverse natural landscapes. If you are a nature lover who loves to spend outdoors, you should consider some natural places to visit during the Eid holidays.
UAE has sandy beaches, wetlands, desert dunes, stunning valleys, and plenty more for you to explore. This article lists beautiful spots around the country for you to explore.
Natural Places to Visit during Eid Holidays
This article lists several natural places to visit during the Eid holidays in different emirates. Whether you live in Dubai or Sharjah, we got you covered!
Hatta in Dubai
With a sparkling lake and vast mountain ranges, Hatta is a wonderful location that will leave you in awe. Mountain trekking, kayaking in the lake, biking in mountains, Hatta is a complete package. Apart from these adventurous activities, Hatta also got the historic Hatta Fort for history lovers.
The mountain bike trails in Hatta are the first of their kind in the Middle East. The best thing is, they are free to ride and open all year long offering a unique way for visitors to explore the site. Even if you do not own a bike, you can rent it starting from 65 AED per hour.
As Hatta is continuously adding new activities for the tourists, it is anticipated to become one of the best spots for eco-tourism in Dubai.
Wadi Bih in Ras Al Khaimah
Located near the Oman border, Wadi Bih or Wadi Biya is also known as the Grand Canyon of the UAE. Its unique rock formation and terrain make it a haven for tourists. You can enjoy hiking, running, and mountain biking, all in one place.
The most exotic thing to do at Wadi Bih is bird watching; it is home to more than 140 species including Eurasian Collard Dove, Chukar, Desert Lark, and many more. Apart from birds, you can also spot camels and different breeds of goats.
Masfout in Ajman
The best place if you like to get away from city’s hustle and bustle and breathe in a pollution-free environment; Masfout is known for its clean air and that is the main reason to include this in the list of natural places to visit during eid vacations.
Famous for its rocky countryside and diverse wildlife, it is not a place to ignore especially if you live in Ajman. Apart from the natural landscape, Masfout also offers intriguing and adventurous activities to the visitors like hiking and biking.
Snoopy Island in Fujairah
The next destination on the list is for the people of Fujairah. Snoopy Island is located at the coast of Fujairah and is popular both among people who like water and people who like sand. When we say water, we really mean it. Shore dive, deep-sea coral dive, snorkeling, kayaking, are among some exciting activities to do at Snoopy Island.
Take a dive and explore the marine life, or just lay on the beachside and enjoy the sunset. Your call!
Mangrove National Park in Abu Dhabi
Filled with natural flora and fauna, Mangrove National Park stands at the edge of Abu Dhabi’s glory. Not just in the UAE, but of all the world, Mangrove National Park can be declared, without a doubt, one of the best natural wonders in the world.
Biodiversity, clean air, marine life, striking sites, it has got it all. Encompassing about 19 sq. km, Mangrove National Park is a haven for nature lovers. Apart from nature’s offerings, there are other attractive things for the tourists as well. This includes bird kayaking and paddle-boarding.
Al Hefaiyah Mountain Conservation Centre in Sharjah
Sharjah is a place of culture and heritage. History enthusiasts come to the city to explore its museums and historical sites. But that is not all Sharjah has to offer.
Located at the base of the Hajar Mountains outside of Kalba, Al Hefaiyah Mountain Conservation Centre is abode to more than 25 animal species, including the Arabian leopard. You can enjoy the biodiversity as well as the mountain landscape that is immaculate and pristine.
This concludes the list of the places where you can feel close to nature. Eid is an opportunity to get close to your family members and friends. These places share the same vibes as they allow us to indulge in the same activities together.
If you are a Dubai resident, then your options are endless as apart from these places, there are also many free things to do in Dubai. Let us know in the comments which place has won your heart.