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Revealed: Top things to do and places to visit in Hatta

Revealed: Top things to do and places to visit in Hatta

An inland exclave of Dubai, Hatta has positioned itself as a national park and eco-tourism destination

Mountain Biking Hatta

The small town of Hatta, bordering Oman, is home to rich natural scenery and a laid back lifestyle, that attracts tourists and residents to the locality during winter months for its various outdoor recreational activities. It also serves residents that are – given travel restrictions – are in search of local destinations to keep themselves actively entertained.

For history buffs – it is also home to monuments, which are culturally and historically significant to Dubai, and date back to the 19th century.

 

1. Hatta Wadi Hub
Home to an extensive range of activities and attractions, the hub has constantly grown in popularity since it’s opening in 2018.

This is where you want to be if you enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and kayaking.

Their adventure segment hosts a mixture of paid and free-to-play activities: archery, axe throwing, downhill carting, zorbing, a drop in slide, and more.

Their latest activities include wall climbing and cannon, which is a catapult that is designed to slingshot guests at speeds of nearly 100 kilometres per hour before dropping them.

Mountain Biking
As part of Dubai’s largest national park, over 50 kilometres of bike trails have been developed for riders of varying levels of experience.

Color-coded to help differentiate the levels of difficulty, green marks the beginner trails while black signifies the more challenging trails.

The trails are free to ride and bike rentals are provided on-site for those new to the trails.

Tel: +971 4 8521002

Hiking
Surrounded by the Hajar Mountains, Hatta’s mixture of terrain makes it ideal for a relaxing hike with beautiful views.

Similar to the mountain biking schematic, the hub’s 32.6 kilometres of hiking trails are color-graded to cater to every hiker’s abilities.

The trail is currently the longest signposted hiking trail in the UAE, free for all visitors to explore, and can be great way to start the day.

Kayaking
Among one of the most popular water sports in Dubai, kayaking has made its mark in Hatta.

Visitors can rent a kayak, pedalo, or donut boat as they venture onto the Hatta Dam to experience the relaxing waters and scenic mountain range surrounding the dam.

Single Kayaks – Dhs60
Double Kayaks – Dhs150

Tel: +971 56 6162111

Horseback Riding
Venture out on horseback for a unique perspective of Hatta’s landscape through a trail unique to horses.

Tel: +971 52 4460322

 

glamping

2. Sedr Trailers Resort

Visitors can now relax in the region’s first trailer hotel, located on the banks of the Hatta Dam with breathtaking views.

Sedr Trailers Resort is home to 13 Airstream trailers, which have been decked out for a luxurious camping experience.

They are a total of 18 square metres in space and can comfortably accommodate two adults and two children under the age of two.

This unique experience includes a viewing deck, TV, standard hotel amenities, TV, as well as a private BBQ and bonfire for guests to use at their own expense.

Visitors staying at the site have access to the exclusive onsite Sedr Bites food truck and water sporting activities.

Tel: +971 4 8522200

Hatta Doner Race Sandwich

3. Food trucks

Alberi Café
Located along the Hatta wildlife lake, Hatta’s local coffee connoisseur has a variety of mixed brews and flavors for visitors to enjoy.

Hatta Lakeside, opposite Wadi Hatta Park
Tel: +971 50 762674

Damani Bites
Known as the ultimate food truck, this foodie powerhouse is packed with goodies ranging from common snacks to pastries to burgers and even fresh meat to be barbecued.

Hatta Wadi Hub picnic area

Tel: 800 637227

Adrina
Serving up Italian delights from pizzas and pastas to mouthwatering risottos and Italian sandwiches, this is one truck you can’t miss.

Hatta Wadi Hub picnic area

Tel: +971502696850

Doner Race Sandwich
Taking all appetites into account, they serve up deliciously filling Doner sandwiches while keeping fresh salads and saj for the light eaters.

Hatta Heritage Village

4. Heritage Village
Open since 2001, the village is one of the most popular landmarks in Dubai as it is rich in Arab culture and heritage.

Dubai’s government has carefully preserved and reconstructed the 30 or so buildings located within the village with the same materials from the construction of the original structures.

The most iconic structures include a restored 200 year old mosque and a fort built by Sheikh Maktoum bin Hasher Al Maktoum in 1896.

Hatta Honey

5. Hatta Honeybee Garden and Discovery Center

Home to tours, workshops, and hands-on projects, they are dedicated to educating their visitors about the behavior and lifecycles of honeybees.

Experience the world of bees through the eyes of a beekeeper when throwing on a bee suit and protective gear to interact and learn with a hive filled with thousands of bees.

To top off the experience, visitors can purchase fresh honey and/or honey-inspired beauty products.

Al Fay Road, Hatta
Dubai, UAE

Tel: +971 4 2965474

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