Fri, 05 Mar | Stairway to Heaven Start

GTA 3.12- Day Hike Stairway To Heaven

The one you've all been waiting for! Stairway to Heaven is the most well known and revered hike in the UAE. The trail we're taking is not technical but getting to the summit requires superior fitness so the group will be divided accordingly. Make sure you read the hike description below.
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GTA 3.12- Day Hike Stairway To Heaven

Time & Location

05 Mar, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Stairway to Heaven Start, X5M8+MX Wadi Shaam - Ras al Khaimah - United Arab Emirates

About the Event

In line with the current Covid-19 global pandemic, please note that special measures will be enforced during all Grasp The Adventure events. Refer to our Covid-19 Policy for more information

Note: You will be divided into Group A and Group B depending on your hiking experience with Grasp The Adventure and your fitness levels. Group A will hike to the summit while Group B will hike to the pool (around mid-point). We will inform you of your group when you sign up.

Hike Overall Difficulty:

Group A: 7/10

Group B: 4/10

Fitness Difficulty:

Group A: High

Group B: Moderate

Technical Difficulty: Low (Group A and B)

Hike Duration: 6-7 hours

Hike Distance/Elevation Gain:

Group A: 14 km/ 1200 m

Group B: 9 km/ 650 m

About the Hike:

There is a reason Stairway to Heaven is the most talked-about hike in the UAE; it takes a good amount of fitness to make it to the summit and back but the views are extremely worth it. The total elevation gain from starting point to the summit is around 1200m that is roughly the same as Mount Kilimanjaro's summit night push!

To ensure that everyone has an enjoyable and safe day of hiking, our Grasp The Adventure team will divide you into two groups depending on your hiking experience with us and your overall fitness levels. Group A will hike to the summit, a constant pace and limited breaks will be maintained in order to complete the hike safely. Group B will hike to the Pool around mid-point, this location was chosen because it is possibly the most scenic part of the hike and offers amazing panoramic views of the canyon and surrounding mountains.

The trail we are taking is not technical and is suitable for beginner hikers with good fitness. If this is your first time joining us, you will be allocated to Group B to ensure that you enjoy the hike safely.


4 Wheel Drives are recommended to get to the meeting point. If you do not have a 4 wheel drive, let us know and we'll help arrange a carpool for you.

Health & Safety:

1. You have to pack at least 3 liters of water for the hike, we cannot stress on this point enough

2. Light snacks are recommended to keep you fueled

3. Hiking boots are strongly recommended for your safety and comfort, contact us for recommendations and discount codes

4. Smoking is strictly NOT allowed during the hike

5. All Covid-19 protocols and practices must be followed during the hike, refer to Covid-19 Policy for more details

6. The Grasp the Adventure team will conduct a safety briefing before the hike

Grasp The Breakfast

Start your day with a delicious acai bowl and speciality coffee to fuel the hike. Head over to our Breakfast Menu to place your order and it'll be delivered to you before we begin the hike.

Post Adventure Barbecue (Optional):

No adventure is complete without an awesome barbecue to end the day with. If you would like to stay for the barbecue please feel free to bring your own dinner OR head over to our Grasp The Steak online orders page for our steaks and burgers. In light of the current Covid-19 situation, please note that there will be some restrictions on the barbecue, contact us to learn more.

Hike in Style:

Wanna look awesome while you hike? Head over to our merchandise store for some Grasp The Adventure gear!


Please note that photography is included in this hike. You will receive a link to download all the photos. If you do not wish to appear in the pictures, please make sure to inform one of our team members before the start of the adventure.

Hike Packing List:

Sport Tshirt OR refer to section 'Hike in Style'

Hiking pants or shorts (No jeans)


Water 3l


Hiking boots or sneakers with good grip (No sandals or flipflops)



Towel & change of clothes for after the adventure

BBQ Packing List (Optional):


Dinner OR refer to section 'Post Adventure Barbecue'

Extra snacks (marshmellows, biscuits, crisps, etc.)

Camp Packing List (Optional):


Sleeping bag

Sleeping pad, inflatable mattress or yoga mat


Toothbrush & toothpaste

Refund Policy:

Cancellations will be accepted with full refund minus 5% processing fees until 3 days from the adventure date

No refunds will be processed for cancellations within 3 days of the adventure

As we try to run Grasp the Adventure with a family spirit, specific cases can be considered

Waiver Form:

By completing the booking of this trip, you acknowledge full responsibility of understanding and agreeing to the waiver as described in the following link:

Grasp The Adventure Waiver, Terms & Conditions

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