An inland exclave of the Dubai emirate, Hatta is located to the east of Dubai city and gives you the chance to escape the hustle-bustle of crowds and have a wonderful time amidst an untamed environment, rocky mountain peaks, and crisp air. This area has become one of the sought-after destinations for many adventurous tourists visiting the Emirati city. It was previously called ‘Hajarain’ and was known by the name until the early 20th century. Many of the city-based families came to this region for a stay during the summer season to escape the extreme heat and humidity. Today, it has become a favourite place of adventure seekers.
If you’re looking forward to indulging in some exciting adventures during your Dubai holidays, Hatta would be an ideal place to visit. Mountain biking is one of such adventurous activities, which allows you to go biking through the mesmerising hills, farmlands, and valleys of this area. The trails range from those suitable for beginners to the ones meant for riders of advanced levels. You’ll be guided with clear markers as you enjoy your ride on these pathways. Don’t forget to carry all the essential supplies and plenty of water with you before embarking on your mountain-biking expedition to Hatta.
The winding valleys or ‘wadis’ along the foothills of the mountains and other rugged features of Hatta makes it a perfect destination for hiking. One of the popular spots is the famous Hatta Dam, which is among the largest bodies of water in this area. You can find a rough rock behind the dam, which allows you to enjoy excellent views from the vantage points. The Hatta Wadi Hub offers bookings of the hiking expeditions for enthusiastic hikers. You can also have a memorable experience staying in one of the lodges or caravans during your tour of Hatta.
You can also embark on a sightseeing trip to Hatta while enjoying your cheap holidays to Dubai. The landscapes of this area are characterised by beautiful natural surroundings. Some of the wonderful sights you’ll get to witness during your time spent in this part of the Dubai Emirate are the desert areas, the Hatta Dam and its calm turquoise waters. In the central part of the town is Hatta Heritage Village, which is a restored museum and gives you a glimpse of the Emirati life with the help of reconstructed huts, houses, and buildings.
Hatta also has some thrilling experiences awaiting you on its lake. While on your visit to this area in the Dubai Emirate, you can go kayaking on the Hatta Lake by renting a kayak or a paddleboat. A memorable ride across the turquoise waters would give you the chance to watch the fish and birds in action. The curved passageways located behind the mountains allow you to venture into the areas less travelled. If you’re in Dubai during the winter season, you can try a wide range of activities, such as wall climbing, archery, and zip-lining during your trip to the Hatta Wadi Hub.