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Dubai: Hike on the new 10km trail this Winter

Find out about the hiking trail and how you can get fit this Winter in Dubai

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Now that the weather is getting somewhat cooler in Dubai, it’s the perfect time to test out the new 10km hiking range in Dubai Mushrif National Park.

About the trail

Dubai Municipality has built a hiking trail of 9.7km located in Mushrif National Park which is the first of its kind. Those who will challenge themselves to begin and finish the walk will see that it features multiple tracks to suit everyone depending on their hiking skills. There is a yellow recreational track that and a 1.4km orange sports track specially created for hikers and those who love the outdoors to experience it in a safe and proper way.

Opened on June 20th 2023, Ahmed Al Zarooni, the Director of Public Park and Recreational Facilities Department in Dubai Municipality commented on the trail. He said “The mountain track in the Mushrif National Park’s forests offers a distinctive opportunity for individuals who are fond of walking, climbing, and adventure to explore and enjoy various unique facilities.

“In a continual effort to improve Dubai’s appeal, aesthetics, quality of life, and wellbeing for all inhabitants and visitors, we are developing recreational facilities and parks as well as equipping them with all the leisure amenities and components. In line with this, the Municipality has made an effort to incorporate all amenities and services in the park, including public restrooms, safety instructions, and warning signage boards with directions.”

He added: “The trail will be open and free to use all year round for visitors and hikers. It further consists of various sculptures, wooden stairways and bridges, slopes and rest areas, which provide a comprehensive view of the landscape and wildlife in Mushrif Park. To assist hikers and guarantee their safety, administrative and supervisory employees are also stationed at the track locations.”

There will be guidelines for people to follow when hiking which include emergency communication. If you’re going on the hike alone or with friends, ensure you have enough water and wear proper clothing and footwear. Even if you don’t want to go for a hike, you can enjoy being outdoors and carry out your own fitness workout routines. Mushrif National Park is open to everyone of all ages and is a wonderful place to explore.

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