Wadi AshShus /Naqab
Sunday 29th October 06:00-11:00am Beginner+ Hike 3Km Each Way Return Route 3-Hours 100m Elevation
- 200 UAE dirhamsAED 200
- Wadi Naqab
**"Wadi Naqab's Thrilling Balcony Trail: A Beginner's Delight"** **Introduction:** For those seeking an adventure that balances thrills and accessibility, Wadi Naqab's Balcony Trail offers a perfect blend. This part of the trail is a welcoming playground for beginners with good fitness levels and an adventurous spirit. It invites you to walk along a narrow balcony hugging the mountain face, providing an exhilarating taste of heights. Along the way, you'll encounter boulders of various sizes, including some massive ones. Fear not, for all are conquerable without the need for specialized equipment. **Trail Highlights:** - **Boulder-Hopping Adventure:** The trail begins with a playful challenge—boulders of all sizes scattered along the path. These natural obstacles add a fun element to your hike. - **Whitish Rock and Seasonal Pools:** As you ascend, the terrain transforms into a smooth, whitish rock with intriguing holes that double as seasonal pools during winter. The narrowing gorge adds to the mysterious ambiance. - **A Patriotic Pause:** Keep an eye out for the UAE flag hanging proudly on a rock—a popular spot for hikers to snap memorable pictures and celebrate their journey. - **The Right Turn Challenge:** The trail takes a turn, leading you to a slightly challenging section with a formidable white boulder wall. Don't be deterred; it's easier than it looks and less intimidating than the narrow ledge earlier on. - **Narrowing Wadi Beauty:** Continue your trek for another 1.5km, and you'll find the gorge narrowing further. Here, you'll pause at a small pool that remains filled with water year-round, though its cleanliness may leave something to be desired. **Conclusion:** Wadi Naqab's Balcony Trail is an enticing invitation for beginners to dip their toes into the world of mountain adventure. It offers the thrill of heights and boulder-hopping without overwhelming challenges. The path rewards with picturesque views and memorable moments. As you venture deeper into the wadi, the scenery only gets better, promising an unforgettable hike filled with natural wonders and the satisfaction of conquering the trail.
**Booking, Cancellation, and Attendance Policy** 1. **Course Duration and Timings:** - Single-day activities vary in duration: approx. 3 hours (introductory), approx. 4-5 hours (intermediate), approx. 5-7 hours (advanced). - Workshops span 2 days,. - Certified courses are 4 days (usually 2 weekends) with 4 online sessions in the evenings from 6 pm to 8 pm. - All activities commence at 7 am. 2. **Booking Advance Notice:** - All participants are required to book at least 24 hours in advance before the scheduled activity or course start time. 3. **Instructor-Client Ratio:** - Each session will have 1 fully certified instructor for every 10-15 clients. This will depend on the activity and the location taking place. 2 instructors may sometimes be required for certain activities. 4. **Booking Window:** - Participants can book as soon as the activity or course becomes available. 5. **Payment Method and Timing:** - Only online payments are accepted, and each participant must book and pay 24 hours before the activity or course. 6. **Cancellation and Rescheduling:** - Participants must provide a minimum of 48 hours notice to cancel an activity or course. - No refunds are issued; instead, rescheduling to the next available date for that same activity or course is allowed. - Failure to attend the rescheduled activity date renders the booking place unavailable to the participant. Any and all refunds will not be permitted. 7. **Minimum Participation Requirements:** - Single-day activities require a minimum of 4 participants. - Certified RAKTDA courses require a minimum of 3 participants. - Skills workshops require a minimum of 1 participant. 8. **Cancellation Reasons and Evidence:** - Any nonattendance must be supported by evidence. - Medical reasons require an official, stamped, and authorized medical note from a registered UAE doctor. - Lateness, social engagements, or non-medical reasons are not considered valid for rescheduling without 48 hours notice. 9. **Medical Questionnaire and Health Considerations:** - All participants must complete a medical questionnaire. - Participants must have sufficient fitness and health to attend their chosen activity. - If fitness or health is in question, an official medical note is required to confirm eligibility. 10. **Attendance Tracking:** - Attendance is based on the number of participants present at the scheduled start time. - Participants arriving late are issued a warning and allowed no more than 10 minutes maximum. - Exceeding the 10-minute limit without providing 48 hours' notice is considered a no-show with no rescheduling or refund. Please read and understand this policy carefully before booking. We are committed to ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for all participants. Your cooperation with these guidelines is greatly appreciated.