In the heart of Dubai, a new adventure awaits outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. The 10km hiking trail, inaugurated on June 20, in Mushrif National Park, beckons the city’s residents and tourists to immerse themselves in a unique trekking experience.
This trail, the first of its kind in Dubai, is not merely a path but a journey through the lush and vibrant environment of one of the city’s largest parks, offering a refreshing escape from the urban hustle.
The trail is meticulously designed, featuring an 8.3 km yellow recreational track for beginners and a 1.4 km orange sports track for seasoned athletes, ensuring that hikers of all levels can explore the natural beauty of Mushrif Park, as reported by What’s On.
The trail is adorned with sculptures, wooden stairways, and bridges, providing picturesque views of the park’s landscape and wildlife, and is equipped with slopes and rest areas, ensuring a safe and enjoyable hiking experience for all.
Safety and adherence to guidelines are paramount in ensuring a secure hiking experience. The Dubai Municipality has established clear guidelines for hikers, emphasizing the importance of carrying sufficient drinking water, wearing appropriate clothing and footwear, and equipping themselves with necessary safety tools for hiking.
These guidelines are not mere suggestions but essential practices to ensure that every hiker’s journey through the trail is safe and enjoyable.
Prohibited activities on the trail include starting a fire, cooking, smoking, and camping, ensuring the preservation of the park’s natural beauty and the safety of its visitors.
Children aged 12 to 15 are permitted to use the tracks, provided they are accompanied by an adult, ensuring that families can enjoy the trail together, exploring the natural wonders of Mushrif Park while adhering to the established guidelines.
Mushrif Park, established in 1974, is not merely a backdrop to the new hiking trail but a star in its own right. Spanning more than 5.25 square kilometers and hosting over 70,000 trees, including a 35,000 square meter Ghaf tree forest, the park is a sprawling oasis in the heart of Dubai.
The park’s vastness and diverse offerings provide a multitude of recreational options for visitors, making it a must-visit destination in the city.
The park also hosts the Aventura Nature Adventure Park, offering a high ropes adventure course that includes zip-lining and rope course challenges. With over 85 challenges across different age and difficulty levels, and circuits spread across five different levels, it provides an adrenaline-pumping adventure amidst the tranquility of the Ghaf tree forest.
The park also features the longest series of tree-top zip lines in the region, offering a thrilling experience for adventure seekers.
In 2021, Mushrif Park introduced cycling tracks totaling 50km in length, catering to both professional cyclists and hobbyists. Divided into easy, moderate, and difficult courses, these tracks offer a varied and exciting cycling experience through the park’s scenic landscapes.
The tracks also include pump tracks and skills areas, providing spaces for cyclists to practice tricks and prepare for more challenging rides, ensuring a comprehensive cycling experience for all.
Mushrif Park also features a World Village, comprising 13 models of traditional houses from around the world, providing a cultural exploration amidst the natural exploration offered by the park.
From a traditional German Hausbarn to an ornate Thai house, the World Village offers a global journey in the heart of Dubai, making Mushrif Park a convergence of natural, adventurous, and cultural explorations.
The introduction of the 10km hiking trail is not merely an addition to Mushrif Park but a celebration of nature, adventure, and culture in Dubai.
The trail, with its varied tracks, scenic views, and adherence to safety and guidelines, provides a comprehensive and unique hiking experience in the city. It invites hikers to not merely traverse a path but to embark on a journey through the natural and cultural wonders of Mushrif Park.