Desert Drive & Wadi Shawka Pool Visit

4.6 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: Orient Tours LLC

Desert Drive & Wadi Shawka Pool Visit

Activity provider: Orient Tours LLC

From US$ 125.26 per person

Enjoy a nature adventure and head to the Wadi Shawka pools for some canyoning, swimming, and picnic time.

About this activity

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Your centrally located Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman hotels or Dubai Port Rashid ( cruise terminal) Pick up from your Hotel lobby
Small group
Limited to 5 participants


  • Try sand boarding and dune bashing
  • Visit Camel Rock and Fossil Rock
  • Take a dip into the Visit Shawka Pools
Full description
Explore the best-kept treasures of Arabia on this mountain safari experience. Get a glimpse of desert life and agricultural life with rock formations deep in the desert such as fossil and camel rocks. Continue your adventure with sandboarding and an exciting dune bashing experience. Enjoy an exhilarating adventure to the deep trenches and waters of Wadi, the region’s natural water pools. Wadi Shawka in Ras Al Khaimah is neighbored by the Hajar Mountains and the valley consists of rocky terrain, farmland, water pools, wildlife, and plenty of parking and camping spots. Wadi Shawka is a perfect place for family picnics and get-togethers in nature. Swim back through it or turn back a little bit and climb a small hill to bypass it.
  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel
  • Dune drive
  • Light refreshment (coffee, water, soft drink)
  • Picnic lunch box
  • Sandboarding experience
  • Swim in the natural water pools
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Toiletries
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Children aged 5 years old and under are not allowed to join the tour
  • Vegetarian options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • The local tour operator reserves the right to cancel any part of the scheduled programs because of government decisions, public holidays, weather conditions, or other similar circumstances
  • Guests visiting the UAE during the summer months (June – September) are advised that peak daytime temperatures sometimes reach 42 – 45 degrees Celsius and humidity levels can also exceed 90 percent during this period, it is recommended to take adequate precautions
  • The duration of the actual tour takes 4-5 hours, but the driving time from Dubai and the return may take another 60 - 90 minutes, depending on traffic conditions and time of day
  • The water availability at Wadi Shawaka will be subject to weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

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An amazing day! Our driver/guide Haroos was so knowledgeable with many years of experience. We had a brilliant time dune bashing and we even tried sand surfing!! #tickedoffbucketlist . The highlight was the wadi Shadwa… amazing place and fabulous to swim in!! This trip is a definite winner!! Thank you! PS the picnic was delicious too

August 29, 2022

Excellent trip Guide was professional and trip was very nice

March 30, 2022

Fantastic trip into the desert with a very helpful guide

March 23, 2022

Product ID: 390595