Experience the extraordinary variety of landscape in UAE when you explore the arid desert and the lush valley of Wadi Hatta. Admire the rustic beauty of old Hatta village with the picturesque Hajar Mountains in the background, and the rolling red Hatta dunes in the foreground.
Immerse yourself in Arabian culture during a halt at a local market before reaching the rural retreat of Hatta Heritage Village.
Plunge into enticing natural pools in the Wadi before a delicious lunch at Hatta Fort Hotel.
After lunch, experience a thrilling four-wheel drive across golden dunes. As evening approaches, you will see the picturesque desert landscape bathed in the glow of the sunset. A barbecue dinner at a Bedouin campsite – along with hubble bubble pipes, belly dancing and other fun activities – completes the adventure.
We have a range of special rates for this tour. Advance bookings (more than 67 days) will receive a discount of 12% while bookings received for summer 2015 dates will benefit from 8% discount. (Please note these savings cannot be combined)
For your exciting Hatta Valley and Desert Safari, you will be picked up in a 4WD vehicle from your hotel in Dubai and taken on a tour of the two contrasting landscapes – the lush valley of Wadi Hatta and the UAE desert. Wadi Hatta is about 120 kilometers from the city of Dubai. An English-speaking guide will accompany you on this tour.
This full day tour takes you to the old village of Hatta, the only mountain resort in the Emirates, and treats you to a thrilling drive through the desert wilderness.
The route briefly takes us along Hatta highway that leads to Oman. A short stop at a local market allows a refreshing break before reaching Hatta Heritage Village. Constructed around an old settlement, this is a re-creation of a traditional mountain village set in an oasis.
Pleasant greenery, sharp turns, dry mountainous paths and dramatic rock formations impart an authentic sense of adventure. We pass by exciting 'wadis' in the Hatta region. Open waters and deep trenches provide an opportunity to swim.
Lunch is at Hatta Fort Hotel, set in 80 acres of manicured gardens, surrounded by the majestic Hajar Mountain range and wild nature.
Lunch Menu Hatta Fort Hotel Appetizers Deep Fried Calamari Rings with garlic mayonnaise Or Soup of the Day freshly made from the finest ingredients Or Greek Farmers Salad:lettuce, tomato, cucumber, olives, peppers, onions and fetta cheese, tossed in Oregano dressing.
Main Course Traditional Fish and Chips golden fried fish with crispy fries. Or Pan-Fried Breast of Chicken marinated with Cajun spices with pappadew compôte accompanied by a fruity wild rice. Or Mountain View Burger: beef burger topped with dill pickle tomato relish and cheese. Or Shroom Chicken Burger: chicken patty seasoned with paprika and herbs topped with creamed mushrooms Or Bio Burger : double vegetable burger loaded with melting cheese.
In the afternoon, you will be taken into the desert to experience the thrill of a lifetime as the driver takes your 4WD vehicle over the seemingly endless dunes. Like a roller coaster ride, you will go up and down, leaving behind a trail on the satiny sands. Dip low in the deep trenches and rise high on the pinnacle of the dunes. Drive up to the highest dune and take a break to view the spectacular sunset over the horizon.
Proceed towards the Bedouin campsite located in the heart of the desert. Here you can relish a delicious three-course barbeque buffet dinner get yourself adorned with beautiful henna tattoos, dress in Arab costumes and enjoy a belly dance performance. You also have an option to take a camel ride and try out different flavors in a shisha or hubbly bubbly (traditional water pipe).
BBQ Dinner Menu:
Chicken Shawarma / Vegetable Pelafel
Selection of salads: Assorted green salad, Hammous ( made of chickpeas), Moutabel, Arabic Pickle, Greek Salad, Coleslaw (Cabbage and Carrots with mayonaise), Arabic Bread
• Main Course - BBQ Non Vegetarian:
BBQ Chicken Drumstick
BBQ Sheesh Kebab
BBQ Shish Tawoo (chicken breast marinated)
Butter Chicken or Chicken Tikka Masala
Hammour Grilled Fish
• Main Course - Vegetarian Menu:
Red Kidney Beans (Rajmma)
Mixed Vegetable Masala
After a memorable day of desert exploration, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Dubai.
It was a good trip overall that took us to some hard to find locations in the UAE and across the border to Oman. The lunch at Hatta fort Hotel (surrounded by lovely mountainous...MARVIN SCIBERRAS
Great tour, well organised. Dune driving was awesome, and nice to see a different part of the country. Hatta and mountains quite a contrast to Dubai surroundings....Jan Ford
The above trip was great, we had a bit of trouble re confirming the tour once in Dubai but eventually we did it, it was a very long day and on this I wouldn't recommend it to...Mrs B M Clark
Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
Approx 11 hours
Start time: Pick up starts at 0900h (9:00am) and tour starts at 0930h (9:30am)
Duration: Approx 11 hours
Your hotel in Dubai city center
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details).
You will be dropped back at your hotel
Carry swim suits and towels if you would like to swim. It is also a good idea to bring sun-screen and a hat. Don't forget the camera but we strongly advise you not to take photos of Arab women without permission. Photography of government and military installations is prohibited
Please call the activity operator at least 48 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm the pick-up details
The maximum waiting time for the hotel pick-up is 10 minutes. The driver has to leave after this time has elapsed. Cancellation or refund is not allowed if you miss your pick-up time
There should be minimum 4 passengers for guaranteed departure. Should this number not be met for your chosen date you will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.
Facilities at the hotel are payable, charges are subject to change but will be approximately swimming pool (approx 10 USD per person), mini-golf (approx 5 USD per person), archery (approx 7 USD per person)
The tour is not recommended for heart patients and clients with neck and back problems
The Hatta Valley and Desert Safari tour is a combination of the Hatta Valley Tour (morning) and Desert Safari (Afternoon) customers will return to Dubai in between.
We have 2 special rates available for this tour
Summer Special:Discount of 8% when you travel between 01 May 2015 to 30 Sep 2015 (Not combinable with Early Bird).
Early Bird:Discount of 12% when you book 67 days in advance. Valid for all travel dates not covered by the summer special.
During Ramadan (18th June to 17th July) you will not be able to purchase alcohol and some elements of entertainment (eg. Belly Dancing) will be withdrawn.
See the Cancellation policy for this product