Wadi Wurayah is the UAE’s first officially protected mountain area. It’s home to 20 species of mammals (including what is believed to be the last Arabian leopard in the UAE), 17 species of reptiles and amphibians (five of which are unique to the area) and 19 species of insect never before discovered by entomologists. Or try Wadi Bih: dubbed the ‘Grand Canyon’ of the Middle East, this stunning expanse of the Hajar mountains rises to 1,000 metres, affording stunning views of the area. Five kilometres south of Snoopy Island, Fujairah. Absolute Adventure (050 625 9165, www.adventure.ae). From Dhs350 per person.To see 100 more of our favourite things to do in Dubai, click here.