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
Deep Fried Calamari Rings with garlic mayonnaise
Soup of the Day freshly made from the finest ingredients
Greek Farmers Salad:lettuce, tomato, cucumber, olives, peppers, onions and fetta cheese, tossed in Oregano dressing.
Traditional Fish and Chips golden fried fish with crispy fries.
Pan-Fried Breast of Chicken marinated with Cajun spices with pappadew compôte accompanied by a fruity wild rice.
Mountain View Burger: beef burger topped with dill pickle tomato relish and cheese.
Shroom Chicken Burger: chicken patty seasoned with paprika and herbs topped with creamed mushrooms
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.