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Hatta Valley and Desert Safari From Dubai

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"Awesome Experience" marvin sciberras
Hatta Valley and Desert Safari From Dubai
Hatta Valley and Desert Safari From Dubai
Hatta Valley and Desert Safari From Dubai
Hatta Valley and Desert Safari From Dubai
Hatta Valley and Desert Safari From Dubai


  • Stunning picture postcard scenery and magnificent photo-opportunities
  • Visit Hatta, the only mountain resort in Emirates
  • See the desert landscape glowing at sunset
  • A thrilling 4WD desert adventure
  • Includes lunch at Hatta Fort Hotel and BBQ dinner in the desert


Experience the extraordinary variety of landscape in UAE when you explore the arid desert and the lush valley of Wadi Hatta. Visit the attractive the Hatta Dam, heritage village of Hatta and admire the romantic old Fort. Watch the traditional way of watering dates before lunch. Enjoy a tasty set menu at the 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.


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.

Discover the true essence of Arabia, when your four-wheel drive leaves the bustling city of Dubai, heading towards Hatta. The silhouette of the rugged mountain range invites drivers to an off-road adventure through the steep passes. The journey takes you through a wild landscape of dramatic canyons, deep gorges filled with natural spring water and rocky valleys. The first stop is at Hatta Dam for 15 minutes.

The drive ends in the village of Hatta where we visit the Heritage Village to visit the restored fort converted to a museum which provides fascinating historical information about the area. We then have lunch at the beautiful Hatta Fort Hotel, still overwhelmed and impressed by the incomparable landscape.

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.

After a challenging ride across the desert, you reach our traditional Arabic camp, where a BBQ dinner is served in a torch-lit ambience giving for the bewitching belly dancer, who performs to rhythm of the captivating Arabic music under a galaxy of stars. As you relax on comfortable cushions in “Bedu” tents and quench your thirst, you have your hands painted with intricate henna designs.

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
Biryani Rice

Main Course - Vegetarian Menu:

Red Kidney Beans (Rajmma)
Mixed Vegetable Masala
Paneer Mukhani
Jeera Rice

Um Ali
Fresh Fruits

After a memorable evening of desert exploration, you will be dropped back to your hotel in Dubai.

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  • Awesome Experience

    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...

  • great day out of the city

    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
  • Hatta valley & desert safari

    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
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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Monday, Wednesday & Saturday


Approx 11 hours

Start time

Pick up starts at 9:00am and tour starts at 9:30am.

Meeting point

Your hotel in Dubai, Sharjah and Ajman.
(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).

Ending point

You will be dropped back at your hotel

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  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Transportation in a 4X4 vehicle
  • Lunch at Hatta Fort Hotel
  • BBQ Dinner in the desert
  • Soft drinks and mineral water


  • Beverages


Carry 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.

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Please note

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.

Please carry your passport.

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.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Littering in the desert is a punishable offence and offenders may face penalties.
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Cancellation policy

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