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Sitting proudly at the border of Oman, Hatta is a gorgeous-looking place famous for many things and a major attraction for people who’re fond of mountain tours. Considering Dubai’s day-by-day urbanizing lifestyle,  Hatta seems to have a magnetic pull towards mountain lovers and people who look for an escape from the overwhelming urban lifestyle.  Hatta mountain tours are becoming more and more popular among the tourists coming to Dubai as it is famous for offering peace of mind and serenity, something that every Emarti craves. 

If you’ve never been to hatta or you’re looking forward to a mountain tour, this guide will give you ample information about a tour to Hatta Wadi.

What Is Hatta?

Hatta mountain is situated at a distance of almost 130 kilometers towards the southeast of the city. This graceful exclave is only a couple of hours away from Dubai. In addition to its superb magnificence, Hatta also boasts a rich history.  Although it is considered a part of the Dubai Emirate, it certainly doesn’t lie within any political boundaries of the city.  Hatta was part of Oman before 1850 until it was given away when Omanis realized that they couldn’t defend this town against Buraimis. Today, after so many years, it has still retained some essence of the Omani lifestyle. Hatta can be an ideal destination for mini-vacations in summer, whereas an excellent amusement spot in winters for people who love activities like biking and hiking. Along with providing several opportunities for fun and adventure, Hatta has a relaxing environment and a calm vibe, which will make you forget all the stress and worries of your otherwise busy life.

How to reach Hatta?

If you’re going to Hatta from Dubai, you can reach within 90 minutes and sometimes even earlier since it is not too far. However, if you’re going from Abu Dhabi, it would not take you less than around 3 hours. The Sharjah-Kalba route is the fastest and most recommended route to reach Hatta from Dubai. If you’re traveling on your own and you’re are inclined to take public transport, you would first have to reach Sabkha Bus Station and hop on to the E16 bus. If you’re want to avoid the hassle of traveling on public transport and want a more comfortable and convenient option, you can travel with a tour operator like Desert Evening Safari. In this way, you will get picked from your hotel and dropped in a 4 by 4 vehicle.

Where should you stay at Hatta?

Since the ambiance of Hatta has a flavor of traditional old Omani culture, You will most probably find really old hotels. Although the hotels are old, this doesn’t mean that they won’t be comfortable. The rooms in these hotels are elegant, cozy, functional, and charming. Separately booking a room can cost you a bit more, so it’s better to opt for a Hatta tour package which includes accommodation.

Other Places To Stay:

Hatta Caravan Park

Hatta is the home to United Arab Emirates’ first-ever caravan park. This caravan park is present inside Hatta Wadi Hub being an ideal recreational spot for families as well as solo tourists. 

You will find a completely fitted kitchen, bedrooms with a faux fireplace, wifi, and much more. You can find BBQ areas and a food truck outside the caravans as well.

Hatta’s Damani Lodges Resort

Damani Lodges are located at the center of a makeshift mountain town and are famous for providing everything you would require to lead a simple life. If you’re staying here, you will also be provided with well-trained housekeeping services, and everything will be taken care of.

To wrap up:

Since Hatta is more than just a picturesque town, you should book a tour the next time you’re planning a vacation. With Desert Evening Safari, make your reservations and explore it on your own!


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