Adventure junkies, add United Arab Emirates (UAE) to your bucket list as the country will soon be home to an off-road and adventure park in Mleiha. Take a look! By Bayar Jain
Starting February 5, UAE’s Mleiha will be home to the all-new XQuarry Off-Road & Adventure Park, states a media release. Spread across approximately one million square metres in Al Faya Mountain, this park will reportedly feature 15 kilometres of off-roading trails, and 20 off-road obstacles to conquer by car. A dedicated obstacle running course, mountain bike trails, a remote-control car area as well as hiking trails are expected to find space here as well. Reportedly, XQuarry Off-Road & Adventure Park has been created in close cooperation and strategic partnership with Mleiha and Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (SHUROOQ). Notably, this will be the first-of-its-kind park in the Emirates.
With this, the park hopes to provide guests with thrilling and challenging activities, while simultaneously providing outdoor training and education to learn and master skills. Take the off-roading experience, for instance. The tracks will reportedly be made of gravel, rocks, and a mud pit with variations to suit different skillsets. Guests will be able to explore the 15-kilometre long track in a rented 4*4 vehicle, which will be available in the second phase of the park’s reopening, states the release.
There are many other adventures in the pipeline here, too. While the upcoming two-kilometre obstacle running—complete with climbing, jumping, crawling, swinging, and balancing obstacles—at XQuarry is expected to be the most challenging of its kind in the country, the mountain biking trails will be extendable to up to 10 kilometres. Think small hills, steep curves, and bumpy rides scalable via the park’s rented cars. The park will also be home to short family-friendly hiking loops for beginners and rocky hurdles to a mountaintop for daredevils.
Notably, remote-control cars are expected to be another highlight of the park. The 500-metre-long custom-built tracks will come with shaded areas for operators and spectators to overlook, along with curves and jumps for the lap.