Walk along the ridge line of Fossil Rock on the Haja mountain range for an unforgettable experience at dusk. Scramble over boulders and rock formations to ascend this beautiful plateau. Feel the awesome sense of freedom at the top where we will watch the sun go down with friends.
An ideal place to make a camp fire and roast marshmallows before making a final decent down a gully to return to the bus.
Fossil rock is not only iconic in appearance, it is also a special place for many geologists in the making. The formation reveals rare information about the planet and early species, with marine fossils dotting the crevices and best of all, it's right on our doorstep!
Fossil Rock, Maliha, Sharjah
60 minutes drive from Dubai, on the 102 Meleiha Road towards Kalba. From Dubai your parking/meeting location is on the right hand side as you drive through the rock formations as you approach.
It's a 7 km loop (this walk can be shortened depending on fitness levels).
The walk normally takes between 2.5-3 hrs depending on your fitness levels.
We tend to spend around 45mins at the top on the plateau to make a fire, chill out, take photos and have some well deserved snacks.
Walking boots or sturdy shoes are highly recommended on this trek.
Backpack with a minimum of 4 litres of water, sun screen, and a hat.
Snacks to toast on the fire.
A head torch (and spare batteries) for this late evening trek.