Ras Al Khaimah is set to host the Gulf’s first ever Highlander Hiking experience this November.

Ras Al Khaimah is already known as the UAE’s capital for adventure tourism. Now, looking to add to this reputation, the adventure tourism offering is set to welcome the Highlander Hikes, which is the only certified international hiking association in the world.

Ras Al Khaimah is one of just 20 adventures taking place annually in 15 countries across the world. Ras Al Khaimah will join the ranks of iconic locations including Austria, Bosnia, Croatia, Egypt, Greece, Russia and Portugal.

Set to run from Wadi Ghalilah to Shimal, the inaugural Highlander Hiking experience will lead international visitors and local guests along routes that have been clearly flagged, with more than half of the route set off-trail. The adventurers will have two options to take part in – Highlander 55 (55km hike over three days) and HighlanderExperience (30km hike over two days).

Raki Phillips, CEO of Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, said: “Ras Al Khaimah is a firm favourite amongst the hiking community in the UAE and within that spirit, our partnership with internationally-recognised Highlander will only elevate our stunning mountain terrain to a global audience.