Middle East Adventure Holidays

Sean has over 12 years experience of living and working in the Middle East. He knows every inch of the Arabian Peninsula. He initially came to train the local military and has also worked in local universities, with Outward Bound groups, trekking groups and schools and as an advisor to both the UAE and Omani Ministries of Tourism.

The winter months from November to April are absolutely perfect for outdoor activities with the season maybe extending a little for the higher regions of Oman where it reaches over 3000m.

Make the Middle East your destination for a week long activity holiday and choose from a number of itineraries:

  • Trekking
  • Rock climbing
  • Mountain Biking
  • Road Biking
  • Trail Running
  • Multi activity
  • Jeep Safari
  • Motorcycle Safari

Short Adventures

If you are a resident, only visiting for a weekend or a couple of days or simply want a guide to show you the hidden wonders why not look at these options:

  1. Stairway to Heaven. Probably our most popular hike in the UAE, Sean has guided this amazing route many times. This hike has incredible exposure and is close to 10 hours. However it is very achievable and if you are considering it, Sean will make sure you are fully prepared. A comprehensive equipment list is provided as well as training advice prior to departure.
  2. Jebel Hafeet. A number of beautiful hikes are possible on this stunning mountain that looks out over the sandy plains and also the green vegetation of Al Ain.
  3. Jebel Jais. The new road has made hiking in this area very accessible and it’s possible to get high on the plateau very quickly. We trek through a number of secret wadis and villages and there are always new routes to explore plus a few hidden staircases.
  4. Jebel Yibir. More remote than the other areas this is a truly amazing area at an elevation close to 2000m. Views of the Musandam Peninsula and the ocean are incredible.
  5.  Musandam Peninsula. These hikes are over a weekend and accommodation is either camping or in the stunning hotels. There is such a variety of hikes to choose from each day you will wonder why you have never been before.
    Price on request

Rock Climbing
We run a number of courses aimed at beginners through to advanced both indoors and outdoors. Climbing sessions outdoors are half or full days whereas indoor sessions are shorter. Climbing can be booked as individual days or a complete series of progressive classes.

  1. Indoors
    Introduction to climbing
    How to progress and improve your climbing skills, technique and safety
  2. Outdoors
    Introduction to climbing
    Single pitch climbing
    Multi-pitch climbing

Road biking / Mountain Biking / Sand Biking
The UAE and Oman has some of the best biking around. Natural wadis, single track and high plateaus are perfect for mountain bikes. The perfectly smooth roads in the mountains also provide a unique experience and fat biking is something everyone should try. Sean knows every corner of the UAE and Oman so get in touch for a guided tour of the best trails in the regions. Bike rental available.

Abseiling and canyoning is a popular and safe sport. The UAE has some spectacular steep wadis and canyons that go we fully prepared for. Oman and the popular Snake Canyon is a longer trip but something everybody should do once in their life.

Sean knows every corner of the region so join him for an adventure in Oman, Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Iran, Lebanon, Cyprus or Turkey.

Please contact Sean about your next adventure.



Notes about our holidays.
All of our holidays are fully supported with local staff and vehicles with necessary and our leaders always carry both GSM and Satellite phones.
Full risk assessments are carried out on a rolling basis.
Group sizes are never more than 4 people to maximise our experience and minimise our impact.
Abilities and interests for groups can vary but that adds to the experience and we always make sure you go home satisfied.
For bespoke objectives such as The French Pillar on Jebel Mischt or cycle training camps we will always match abilities so that you get the most from your trip.
Don’t be surprised if you get home and start looking at jobs in the region. Or at least booking your next holiday with us.
Oman and the United Arab Emirates are the safest destinations in the world. There are no more restrictions on clothing or behavior than you would expect in a western country.  Locals are engaging, helpful and welcoming. Theft and personal crime is virtually unheard.