may 28

Wadi Shawka trail running

Try trail running on one of the most popular trails in the UAE
Egor Mishutin
Trail running
May 28
Trail running!

Experience nature and amazing views by doing trail running in Wadi Shawka! This is one of the most popular trails in the UAE and a perfect place to start your trail running journey. We will start the adventure before sunrise and immerse ourself in the beauty of nature. Get ready for an unforgettable trail running experience in Wadi Shawka!

Learn trail running technique
Our expert coaches will provide instruction and recommendations on efficient uphill and downhill running, proper foot placement on varied terrain, navigating obstacles, and maintaining balance and stability.
Be safe
Our experienced coach will provide comprehensive safety measures, including guiding the group, carrying essential first aid and emergency supplies.
Join the community
Become part of a supportive community, where you can connect with fellow runners, share experiences, and be inspired to achieve your goals together.


Shawka Dam
Egor Mishutin
Long run


  • Where do we meet?

    The trail starts at Shawka Dam Park. There is a spacious parking. You will easily find us there

  • What time should I arrive?

    The workout starts at 5:20am. It's better to arrive a bit earlier.

  • What equipment shoud I bring?

    The Shawka Trail is relatively easy and it doesn't require special equipment however there is a list of things that are recommended to take with you. Our coach will provide you with this list.

  • How hard is the route?

    The trail isn't hard but it's not for complete beginners in running. The length of the track is 10 kilometers and we will gain about 400 meters altitude. Since it's running and not hiking we will run some part of the trail (about 30%), where it's flat and easy to run. The workout will be no longer than 2.5 hours.

  • What shoes are required

    Trail running shoes with good traction, stability, and protection are highly recommended for running in mountainous terrain. If you don't have them, for the first time, you can use regular running shoes.

Shawka Dam
Discover the beauty and excitement of Shawka Dam Park, where you can explore stunning nature, encounter fascinating wildlife, and enjoy thrilling activities in a peaceful and serene environment
Wadi Shawka trail running
Try trail running on one of the most popular trails in the UAE