Wadi Helio Hike & Campout

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There are many secluded and remote campsites in this area, our favourite is a little off the beaten track and not easily accessible by car so feels very remote.

This is an ideal place to setup a wild camp to sleep under the stars. We'll make a camp fire to cook over and roast marshmallows.

To wake up watching the sun rise over the top of the nearby mountain range directly from our sleeping bag is always a great way to start the day before a mornings hike back to our cars.  

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Location Details

60 minutes drive from Dubai, on the 102 Meleiha Road towards Kalba. From Dubai take the exit on your right, signposted to Wadi Shawka, park up by the first roundabout. You will see a bathroom block on your right. This is the meeting location.

What's Included


Dinner - DIY Campfire Quesadillas, Marshmallows, Tea / coffee / biscuits

Breakfast - Backcountry porridge, Tea / coffee / biscuits


Camping stove / pan / bowl / spoon*

Sleeping mat*

*Let us know in advance if you don't have your own

How long will it take?

The hike typically takes 2-3 hours to get to the remote camp site.
We will aim to arrive at the campsite about 1hr before sunset so that we can put up our tents and get the campfire going before it gets dark.  Then, once the sun has set we can cook dinner, toast marshmallows and ponder the infinite wonder of the universe.
In the morning we'll break camp no later than 9am and head back to wherever we parked the cars.

What To Bring

A rucksack that can fit everything you need for the Adventure

Walking books sturdy shoes are highly recommended.

Recommended at least 6 litres of water per person (there won't be anywhere to refill once we leave the cars)

Sunscreen and Hat

Waterproof jacket/ Warm clothes depending on the time of year.

A head torch (and spare batteries) for any early morning or late evening trekking

Personal wash kit

Sleeping bag & role mat  

Walking poles (optional)


Price Starting From
1 Night
Wadi Helio
Type of Adventure / Suitable For