Family Activities in The UAE and Oman - Absolute Adventure
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Family Activities in the UAE and Oman


Absolute Adventure offers a variety of family friendly adventures in the UAE and Oman.  From trekking or rock climbing to family adventure weekends in our Kalba Mountain Camp, we have options for families of most ages and abilities.  Check out some of the family friendly options below or, get in touch and we'll be happy to guide you to the right activity.

All Along The Watchtowers

From AED 430.50 Wadi Helo or ‘Sweet Wadi’ has been nominated for inclusion in the list of Unesco World Heritage sites. With a history going back thousands of years wadi Helo is one of the oldest continuously habited areas in the region. The wadi has been the site of many archeological digs over the past few decades, guests can still see where researchers have marked out their grids for exploration. We believe this trek to be one of the most scenic in UAE.   Our trek starts near the entrance to the wadi. We begin with an uphill trek to view the first of the small watchtowers that guarded the verdant wadi below. Our path continues down into the wadi bed where we find numerous terraced fields with their stone retaining walls. Further on we reach the most impressive ruins at the centre of the ancient village. A pre-Islamic tomb, watchtower, graveyards, mosque, wells and many small houses can be found on either side of the natural water course. The most impressive of all is the house of Eissa Al Thabbahi, built around 1900, it contains many rooms and a staircase that led up to a tower. Remnants of intricate plasterwork can still be seen on the walls of this important site.   We continue our trek up to our next watchtower to the west of the wadi. Once at the top you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and farms and down to the old village below. A second small watchtower can be reached by following a ridgeline before the descent back to the wadi below.

Secret Beach Trek

From AED 315 Description Our Secret Beach trek takes place just south of Al Luluyyah, overlooking the towns of Khorfakkan and Al Luluyyah. The hike starts and finishes at the Sweifa Beach Mountain Park. From the park we follow a path up into the mountain. Once we reach the summit, there is time for a short break before we follow the ridgeline with spectacular views and descend down onto the Secret Beach. We will stop here for a while for people to dip their toes, or more into the water if they desire before following our tracks back to the start point. Duration 2-3 hours depending on the individual fitness levels of the group. Participants can reasonably expect their adventure completed and back to the hotel with 3 hours. Following the hike there is the option to visit the Al Bidya Mosque, one of the oldest mosques in the UAE, built from mud and stone. Expectations This is a moderately taxing trek; the terrain is smooth but steep in places, along a single-track pathway. Our trained guides will be on hand throughout to help you along the route, point out sites of interest and to educate on the local flora, fauna and local area. Our guides all hold a minimum of Level 3 Outdoor First aid Certificate, and will have full communication with our base camp should any additional assistance be required. The minimum age for this adventure is 8, but all participants should be able to hike confidently over steep and sometimes rough terrain unaided for at least 3 hours.