Those who believe that the sky is the limit will find paradise in Ras Al Khaimah’s rugged Hajar Mountains. With the newly built 30 km road heading towards the peak, the route offers a challenging and beautiful backdrop for hikers, mountain bikers and those looking for a scenic driving route.
Motorists headed towards Ras Al Khaimah need to be on alert. Reckless motorists that drive erratically will no longer be tolerated as a speed limit of 120km/h has been put into place.
New radar devices have been installed along the road leading to Jebel Jais. Ras Al Khaimah Police made the announcement, calling on all motorists to comply with designated speed limits.
Brigadier General Dr Mohammed Saeed Al Humaidi, Director General of Central Operations at Ras Al Khaimah Police, said:”Visitors come from far and wide as Jebel Jais is a tourist spot and offers many recreational services. Scenic landscapes and natural beauty attracts children, citizens, residents and foreigners alike. Ras Al Khaimah Police will apply the law strictly to all violators and maintain the integrity of lives and property for all visitors to this and other tourist destinations in the emirate.”
About Jebel Jais – Ras Al Khaimah
Home to the tallest mountain in the UAE – Jebel Jais – Ras Al Khaimah offers a mountain experience like no other. The spectacular Hajar Mountains in the eastern part of the emirate were formed over 70 million years ago and stand nearly 2,000 metres above sea level.
The mountain range, offers breath-taking scenery and a welcome respite from the heat of the beach resorts with temperatures around ten degrees cooler than sea level. For those who wish to spend the night under the stars, there are a number of established camping spots.
In the eastern part of Ras Al Khaimah is a spectacular mountain range called the Ru’us Al Jibal. These mountains were formed more than 70 million years ago. Jebel Jais at 1,934m is not only the highest peak in Ras Al Khaimah but in the entire UAE. A key feature of the mountains is the abundance of wadis and hiking and mountain bike trails.