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Umm al Quwain Mangrove Forest

Umm al Quwain Mangrove Forest is one for if you are like me and enjoy walking on a natural surface surrounded by nature, or if you enjoy bird-watching.

You can walk, ...

Al Zorah, Ajman

Al Zorah is home to the Oberoi, camp sites, golf club, a marina, a battle park, watersports centre, kids' water fun, boat rides, walk way and a million square foot mangrove f...

Khor Fakkan

Khor Fakkan has always been a favourite place for a nice little getaway but if you haven’t been for a while, you might be surprised at what’s new and also at parts you ju...

Dibba al Hisn

Dibba al Hisn is a small enclave of Sharjah nestled between Dibba Fujairah and Dibba Oman on the north eastern coast. It has a very small population and has two main roads, o...

Kalba

Kalba has a lot to offer for the nature lover with very diverse habitats for its size - mountains, plains with acacia forests, mangroves, beaches, lakes, marshes and palm grove...

Walks away from the city and outdoor exercise areas in the cities

If you're looking for walks away from the city, the number of places to walk and exercise outdoors is increasing all the time. There are many with great views too. This is no...

Corniche al Qawasim, Ras al Khaimah

Part of Ras al Khaimah city sits between the mangroves.The views from Corniche al Qawasim are both beautiful and tranquil. There’s a jogging track as well as a normal walkway and you can rent scoot...

Fujairah Adventure Park

At Fujairah Adventure Park, there’s lots going on! From mountain bike trails, hiking trails, dirt jumps, skateboarding, archery or just drinking coffee and enjoying the view.
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Rafisa Dam

Rafisa Dam is a great family location with play areas, affordable kayaking, doughnut and paddle boats, a lovely walk on the other side of the dam, seating areas and a restaurant, there's plenty to do....

Al Qasba

Al Qasba can go from a peaceful spot to wander and sit and enjoy the view in the daytime to a hive of activity in the evening. Either side of the canal are identical buildings using beautiful Islam...

Wasit Wetlands

Wasit Wetlands are located on the Sharjah-Ajman border and are home to over 200 species of birds as well as gazelles. Whilst the outdoor area is currently closed to the public, you can visit the centr...

Al Marsa, Ajman

Al Marsa comes alive in the late afternoon and evening as people visit restaurants and coffee shops, walk or jog around the corniche and children play on go-karts and bikes which you can rent there. T...

Bithna Fort, Nature Trail and Hiking

Bithna Fort

Bithn...

Places to visit in Al Ain

Al Ain is known as the Garden City, come and find out why by visiting the best places to visit in Al Ain. Although it had been many years since I last visited,  I found on this trip that it hasn...

Masfoot

Masfoot is one of those places I go back to again and again Lying on plains between rugged mountains, it has beautiful views, lots of fresh, clean air and a relaxed pace of lif...