Dubai’s twin sister, Hatta, is an enclave of the emirate right on the border with Oman. This makes it the perfect tourist attraction. It enjoys some beautiful scenery, landforms, and a more peaceful lifestyle compared to other cities of the UAE. Here, you will find the information about the trip to Hatta in Dubai:
Where is Hatta?
As for its location, Hatta is a part of the Dubai emirate. However, it is not exactly located inside of the city. Instead, it is in the Hajar mountain ranges, around 130 km southeast of Dubai. Formerly, Hatta was a part of Oman. But, it was later given to the UAE when the Omanis were unable to defend themselves from the local tribes. This is probably why the city still retains the Omani, laid-back pace of life, Also, it is exactly why towners escape Dubai in summers to enjoy the atmosphere.
When is the Best Time to Visit?
As recommended by the Hatta travel guide, the best time to visit this region is between September and October. During this time, the temperature in the area varies around 20-25. This makes it ideal for all sorts of activities and recreational sports that the city is famous for. However, if you’re planning your visit in any of the alternate months, you need to know that all the sports and activities are shut down due to extreme cold or hot weather conditions. So, if you’re someone whose aim is to have some fun whilst enjoying the serenity, your visit must be planned somewhere around the spring season.
How To Get There?
There are a number of ways through which you can reach the rocky plains of Hatta. If you’re coming from Dubai by car, it's going to take you roughly 90 minutes through the Sharjah – Kalba route which is typically the fastest one. If you're coming from Abu Dhabi, you’re looking at a 2 hours 30 minutes long road trip. Apart from that, if you’re using public transport, you will have to go to the Al Sabkha bus station in Dubai. From there, you’ll be transported by the E16 bus. This will also take you around 2 hours.
Where to Stay in Hatta?
JA Hatta Fort Hotel
The JA fort hotel is one of the oldest hotels in Hatta. It is a 4-star resort perfect for a weekend getaway with family or friends. The rooms are quite spacious and quaint, with temperature-controlled outdoor pools and senses spas to keep you relaxed all holiday long. There are plenty of other activities including a mini-golf course, archery, air gun shooting, zip line, so you can have fun both indoors and outdoors.
Hatta Caravan Park
Relaunched in 2021, Hatta resorts extended their options with the Hatta caravan park. It is billed as the first luxury caravan park in the country. It is home to 11 bespoke caravans that are equipped with a range of amenities including a kitchenette and free wifi. In each caravan, there is enough room for 2 adults and 2-3 children with prices starting from Dh1,350 per night.
Sedr Trailers Resort
if you’re looking to get away from the city, into the lap of the nestled high mountains, this is the pick for you. Sedr trailers staff will take you in their vehicles high up in the mountains. They will also help you set up trailers. The trailers can easily sleep two adults and a child, They come with a bathroom, dining area, and a small kitchen. There's an outdoor terrace as well so you can enjoy the view of the bright blue Hatta dam.
Damani Lodges Resort
This resort is designed with huts located in the middle of the mountains, They are not only cozy but also very simple and reasonably priced. A standard room has space for 2 adults while the standard plus can cater to a child as well. If you go for a suite, it can easily fit a family of four. The best thing about staying there is that you are surrounded by nature all the time. Furthermore, you are also being provided all the services you expect from a standard hotel.
With that said, we have now covered all the essential things you need to know before planning your Hatta Dubai tour. Hope this guide helps and makes your trip all the more fun and memorable.