Hatta is a component of the emirate of Dubai but is beyond the main city limits. Instead, it is located high in the Hajar Mountains, 130 kilometres to the southeast of the city. The town, which was formerly a part of Oman, was ceded to Dubai in 1850 after Omanis realised they could no longer protect it against the Buraimi tribes. Due to its milder summer temperatures, it has become a well-liked vacation destination for families living in Dubai. The community still largely maintains its leisurely Omani pace of life.
From Dubai, it takes about 90 minutes to drive to Hatta; the fastest route is normally Sharjah-Kalba. You're looking at a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Abu Dhabi. If you're travelling by public transportation, you must arrive at Dubai's Al Sabkha Bus Station before boarding the E16. A little over two hours are needed for the bus to get to Hatta.
Hatta has a slightly cooler climate than central Dubai because of its mountainous position and greater height. Although it won't seem to make much of a difference in the heat, you will notice a slight reduction in humidity. Don't forget to carry a sweater if you're travelling in winter, because it helps to keep in mind that temperatures can vary, especially if you're staying in a mountainous location where the evenings can get chilly.
If you like to camp in a more untamed environment, the designated campsite in Hatta is an excellent choice. Enjoy the tranquil scenery while relaxing in your own tent or caravan. With easy access to all the activities in and around Hatta Wadi Hub, Hatta Camping Grounds are the ideal place to spend the night. If you'd prefer not to prepare your own food, there are BBQ areas where you can toast marshmallows and close-by food trucks.
We will tour the trails that encircle Hatta there, so proceed to the Hatta Trails. We'll hike the 7 km of trails that circle the lake and ascend into the mountains, which are a wonderful workout and, when done slowly, are an excellent introduction to hiking.
This easy hike will take you around the lake, up the slopes, and back through the historic villages, stopping to see the gazelle cages en route. It will take 2.5 to 3 hours to complete the hike.
You will go on recently constructed routes in Hatta that circle the lake, pass through the Oman border, and include a series of switchbacks through the highlands to reach the first summit. After a leisurely 40 minutes, you'll ascend the first set of switchbacks, get over the ridge, and then descend the same side.
Discover how to climb a mountain by following the pathways and ledges. Enjoy a clear view of the Hatta Mountain Range in Hatta Mountains Dubai tour while strolling along the crest between two foothills. The Hatta mountains are a distinctive feature of the UAE and are unlike any other mountains.
Things required while hiking
1.A trekking backpack with a 3-litre capacity for water and electrolytes.
2.Grippy footwear for hiking (not trainers or walking shoes)
3.Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat are necessary.
4.Personal health emergency pack, including an inhaler, extra insulin, and sugary snacks (diabetics).
At the Wadi Hub, bicycle rentals start at Dhs65 (for two hours). The Wadi Hub serves as the starting point for four different mountain biking levels of terrain. Red paths are challenging, blue trails are moderate, green trails are easy, and black routes are extremely challenging. On the painted rocks that line the trail, routes are colour-coded. Beware, even the simple paths are difficult. The pathways are rough, narrow, and, in places, fairly steep.