Enjoy the region’s most exciting mountain adventure activity. The Middle East’s first commercial Via Ferrata is now open for those seeking an adrenaline filled day on Jebel Jais, the UAE’s highest mountain. Professional instructors will guide you along our spectacular route. Enjoy 3 thrilling zip lines as you traverse more than 1km along the mountain route. With morning and afternoon start times available.
A Via Ferrata (Italian for “iron road”) is a protected climbing route found in the Alps and certain other locations. The essence of a modern Via Ferrata is a steel cable which runs along the route and is periodically (every 1 to 10 metres (3.3 to 32.8 ft) fixed to the rock. Using a Via Ferrata kit, climbers can secure themselves to the cable. The cable can also be used as aid to climbing, and additional climbing aids, such as iron rungs (stemples), pegs, carved steps and even ladders and zip lines are often provided.
The Jebel Jais Via Ferrata involves a combination of walking, scrambling/climbing and zip lining around a purpose-built course. At all times you will be accompanied by qualified guides and protected by a system of steel cables and anchors. Prior to the experience, the guides will ensure you fully understand the operation of safety equipment and are properly fitted with harness and helmet. Participants should be between 12 and 65 years of age, between 50 and 100 kilos of weight, have moderate fitness levels and be comfortable at heights. No prior technical experience is needed; we will ensure that everyone gains the skills to successfully complete the course.
Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your Jebel Jais Via Ferrata`s starting time (i.e. if you are booked for 9am, please arrive at 8:30am) to the Via Ferrata facilities map , Please ensure you are parked and at the meeting point on time as tardiness will have an impact on timing for the experience. If you do not arrive on time, it will be considered a no show and you will forfeit 100% of your payment in line with our terms and conditions.
You’ll be provided with all of the safety equipment, a small backpack with water and extra space for your personal items. You should wear typical athletic clothing. Synthetic materials are best because they don’t absorb sweat and become uncomfortable. Keep in mind that you will be moving over rock which can be sharp. Your clothes should be able to withstand the rough terrain. Footwear is the most important. Please wear sturdy trainers or running shoes with good grip. Casual shoes like Vans or Converse are not acceptable and may result in postponement/cancellation of your experience. Other items you should consider: Sunglasses, Sun Block and Camera. Bear in mind that dropping any items throughout this activity is likely to result in complete destruction. If you bring a camera/sunglass, we recommend it have a solid wrist strap or tether.