Hatta: a wonderful surprise for nature lovers!

Dubai offers more nature than many people expect, even though the city is located in the middle of the desert. Dubai is located on the coast of the Persian Gulf which Dubai remarkably green, although some of the parks and even complete islands haven artificially created. But the biggest surprise of the emirate Dubai can be found outside the city. Hatta, which is about an hour and a half away by car, offers beautiful nature and is a great daytour from Dubai. You will yourself in a completely different world.

Hiking and mountain biking in Hatta

Hatta is located in the Hajar mountain area, which means “Rocky Mountains” and like the Rocky Mountains in the United States, this area lives up to its name. Hatta has impressive rugged mountains and rocks, interspersed with lots of green and serene lakes with beautiful clear water. Hatta is very popular among hikers, because they can do challenging tours here and enjoy beautiful views. But beware that hiking in Hatta is nog for beginners, because there are some tough challenges. And recently a fantastic mountain bike trail was opened in Hatta that offers a lot of challenges, even to advanced mountain bikers. You can cycle to a very special place in Hatta, where various ancient relics have been found. Recently a new ‘heritage village’ was discovered, which can only be reached by mountain bike. You can view relics from past times, which are absolutely worth it. You get a good idea of what life looked like in ancient times. The fort has largely been preserved and many old houses have been restored.

Go camping in Hatta

Are you adventurous and do you have good camping equipment? There are several camping spots in Hatta where you can put your tent and enjoy a beautiful starry sky at night. If you don’t like to go for camping you can visit one of the beautiful hotels and chalets in Hatta. There are also good restaurants and shops, so also for the less active tourist, it is great to stay here.

Prepare your visit to Hatta

There are several activities in Hatta that you can perform as a beginner (under supervision), But many places in Hatta don’t offer luxury that tourists expect. This is great for those who want to enjoy peace and nature, but you have to be well prepared. Make sure your phone is charged and that you wear the right clothes. Hatta is located higher than Dubai city and especially at night it can get well cold. A GPS trackers is absolutely required to ensure you won’t get lost. Most tourists will join one of the organized tours from Dubai.

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