WHAT’S INCLUDED IN YOUR PACKAGE

Dates: February 01 – 05, 2019


What’s included:

5 days, 4 nights of adventure in the UAE desert

8 weeks of physical fitness training with certified desert guides

4 nights stay in an authentic Bedouin campsite

14 meals

Social events in the lead up to the walk

Support of WHW team of 8 organizers

A full team of crew members for campsite management

Daily ambulatory and 4x4 follow cars support to ensure walker safety

Event t-shirt

Walker photobook

Ending celebration

Lifetime membership in a unique and supportive group of sand sisters and a life changing journey

Package price: AED6000

A glimpse of what one day of our desert journey looks like


4.30 am                    Wake Up Call

5 am                          Breakfast & pack bags

                                   All Walkers have their own packs for desert walk + camel bag filled with water
5:20 am                    
Call to prayer

5:30 am                    Walk starts 

                                   Teams form into organized groups

                                   4 x 4s depart with walkers 

Breaks of 10 min   Every 60-80 min 

11.30am                   Lunch Break  – Rest  & Stretch

2 pm                         Resume walking

Breaks of 10 min   Every 60-80 min 

5-6pm                       Arriving at the camp (private time in tents)

6.30pm                     Dinner at base camp & Entertainment (Cultural & Heritage events)

8.30pm                     Debrief of the day and next day briefing

9 pm                         Camp downtime (Bed / Rest)

WHW Dune Training Schedule and Programs

 November 13th, 2018-  Training Program Kickoff

  • Fridays and Tuesdays 
  • Rotate between Al Wathba and Al Hudayriat Island
  • Wathba Cycle track is 40 min outside Abu Dhabi
  • Same start times, varying finish times
  • We will coordinate rides together, meeting points and pickups/drop-offs
  • Great way to test gear, shoes, poles, clothes, snacks

Weeks 1-3 Training Goals

  • Experience why sand is different
  • Learn why gear is important
  • Prove why training in the sand is helpful
  • Convenient timings meant to boost participation

Weeks 4,5,6

  • All Dunes, increasing distance
  • Experience to test gear
  • Cold, heat, and variation
  • Endurance!
  • Adjustments to your daily fitness routine

WHW Dune Training Schedule and Programs

The 2019 training schedule and programme is soon to be announced, in the meantime kindly check our 2018 training below.

 

 January 9, 2018-  Training Program Kickoff

  • Saturdays 7 AM and Tuesdays 9 AM
  • Rotate between Wathba and Saadiyat Beach
  • Wathba Cycle track is 40 min outside Abu Dhabi
  • Same start times, varying finish times
  • We will coordinate rides together, meeting points and pickups/drop-offs
  • Great way to test gear, shoes, poles, clothes, snacks

Weeks 1-3 Training Goals

  • Experience why sand is different
  • Learn why gear is important
  • Prove why training in the sand is helpful
  • Convenient timings meant to boost participation
  • Saadiyat Beach (Sunset)
  • Wathba (sunrise)

Weeks 4,5,6

  • All Dunes, increasing distance
  • Experience to test gear
  • Cold, heat, and variation
  • Endurance!
  • Adjustments to your daily fitness routine

TESTIMONIALS

“This experience surprised me and created a battle within myself between pushing on and giving up. The best thing about it has been meeting the most wonderful people, as challenges such as this show people as they truly are. I experienced so much care, inspiration, and friendship from this group of incredible women.” 2018 Fatima Omar

UAE National

“I am so honored to have walked such a historical journey. Although time erased the ancestors’ footprints in the sand, we are following the footprints engraved in the hearts of this incredible nation. Thank you to the Emiratis who welcomed me into such a personal part of their history and heritage, and thank you to the Women’s Heritage Walk team for this amazing experience. Never to be forgotten!” 2018 Celeste Strydom Evans

South African Citizen

“What an incredible and unique experience to trek in the desert. I am so happy to have participated in this grand adventure, which was a personal challenge, but a group one too. I always kept a smile on my face and the will to persevere! The 2018 sand sisters were so united, joyful and concerned about each other which was the best support. I want to say a huge thank you to the entire Women’s Heritage Walk team for their amazing organization. This experience will always be something I treasure in my heart and for my soul.” 2018 Isabelle Bouly

French Citizen

Nima Abdallah
2016 Somali Citizen

Nima Abdallah
2016 Somali Citizen

Nima Abdallah
2016 Somali Citizen

“I met and walked alongside women from different nationalities, cultural and religious backgrounds which gave me a unique opportunity to learn and expand my knowledge.” 2017 Sara Ali

UAE National

I consider it to be a privilege to be an expat and to be able to immerse myself in unique experiences most people only hear about. Each experience I had lets me discover a part of myself I didn’t know existed and creates an opportunity to add to my individual story.2017 Christine Bates

Canadian Citizen

“Walking through our beautiful deserts and reconnecting with our past was life-changing, although it was physically and mentally challenging. The experience gave me the chance to meet many women from different backgrounds and walks of life, and I enjoyed the cultural exchange that took place. I loved every step of the journey” 2017 Waheeda Al Hadhrami

UAE National

“Although the Women’s Heritage Walk has undoubtedly impacted each and everyone of us in a different manner, personally it gave me a unique opportunity to open up and reach out to the Emirati women in a way which otherwise would have been unimaginable in modern day Abu Dhabi.” 2017 Marta Rodriguez

Spanish/British

FAQs

When is the WHW 2019?
February 01 – 05, 2019
How many participants are there?

50 participants from all walks of life.

How many kilometers do we walk during this journey?
125 kilometers in total over 5 days. Each day the ladies will begin walking before sunrise and complete 25 kms before sunset.
What is the minimum age for participation?
18.
Are there men at the campsite?
This is a female only adventure, but we do require the support of male drivers and support team members. These men stay at a separate campsite at night and do not walk alongside the women during their trek.
What is included in my package if I register for the walk.
  • 5 days, 4 nights of adventure in the UAE desert
  • 8 weeks of physical fitness training with certified desert guides
  • 4 nights stay in an authentic Bedouin campsite
  • 14 meals
  • Social events in the lead up to the walk
  • Support of WHW team of 8 organizers
  • A full team of crew members for campsite management
  • Daily ambulatory and 4×4 follow cars support to ensure walker safety
  • Event t-shirt
  • Walker photobook
  • Ending celebration
  • Lifetime membership in a unique and supportive group of sand sisters and a life changing journey
Can we get group discounts?
Please contact operation@womensheritagewalk.com to discuss group rates.

Pictures from our journeys

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