Ras Al Khaimah (Emirate)

Departure to Jebel Yanas

View of Wadi Naqab

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Departure to Jebel Yanas
Inserted: 17.03.2023
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Jebel Yanas is one of two mountains in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah that you can drive up. Unlike the higher and better-known Jebel Jais, where there is a good asphalt road, the road to Jebel Yanas is unpaved and it is better to go there by a car with 4-wheel drive. A number of bends and viewpoints await you on the way up. The top of the mountain is basically an elongated ridge with several beautiful viewpoints. It is possible to undertake several hikes, mainly in connection with the Wadi Naqab valley

The first view of the Wadi Naqab valley

The start of the Yanas mountain road is only about 20 kilometers from the city of Ras Al Khaimah. You will come to an intersection. One of the paths leads further into the Wadi Naqab valley, the other up the hill. There is a barrier by the road to the hill and a soldier is guarding it, but everyone is allowed to continue (no entrance fee or any documents are required). Right from the third bend in the road is the first nice view of the valley.

The first view of the Wadi Naqab valley
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Yanas mountain massif

Mount Yanas absolutely meets the definition of a desert mountain. Perpendicular, lifeless, jagged rocks rise above the valley.

Yanas mountain massif
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Road to Mount Yanas

The road to Yanas Mountain is not paved. There are not many big holes, but in the steeper sections, where there is a lot of loose material, it causes quite a problem for cars that do not have four-wheel drive.

Road to Mount Yanas
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Moon Landscape

To the west is a desolate lunar landscape. You can see all the way to the sea through the typical haze.

Moon Landscape
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The beginning of the ridge

After several turns, the beginning of the summit ridge is finally approached

The beginning of the ridge
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View from the ridge

The view from the ridge down into the wadi is very nice

View from the ridge
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View to Oman

The whole area is borderland. Beyond the mountains is Oman

View to Oman
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Ridge path along the Yanas massif

The road continues along the ridge for several kilometers with the possibility of several hiking trails.

Ridge path along the Yanas massif
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