View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Climbing the Emirates

I’m not writing about stair climbing such towers as the Burj Dubai but climbing the mountains of the Emirates.

Hisham Youssef is an architect who splits his time between Dubai and New York.

He blogs about his travels, especially to remote locations around the world.

Hisham has written an article about some trips to the UAE desert and one occasion when he took up the suggestion of an Austrian friend to climb the ‘stairway to heaven’.

Read his account of climbing this famous mountain in the Emirates. It is only 1,250 metres (4,100 feet) but it is a challenge.

Heed Hisham’s advice: “NEVER, NEVER attempt this climb without someone who has done it before a few times.”

Hisham Youssef, Stairway to Heaven, Travel. Live, 23 August 2009.

On Related Sites
Fujairah Corniche Coming Alive in Ramadan, Fujairah in Focus, 1 September 2009.

Take a Look at the America’s Cup Venue at RAK, America’s Cup in the UAE, 31 August 2009.

Dr Geoff Pound

Geoff can be contacted by email at geoffpound(at) on Facebook and Twitter.

Ask him for details about advertizing and links on his sites.

Image: Some glimpses of Hisham and a group climbing the ‘stairway to heaven’.