Experience the contrasting beauty of UAE on this nature tour as you explore the arid desert and the lush valley of Wadi Hatta. Admire the refreshing environs of the old Hatta village with the picturesque Hajar Mountains in the backdrop, and the rolling red Hatta dunes in the foreground.
Take an adventure filled sunset safari in the immense UAE desert and explore its finer nuances in the faint orangish light of the setting sun. Feel like a sheikh as you watch the entrancing dance of belly dancers while smoking a flavoured shisha and relishing a delicious barbeque. Get beautiful henna designs on your hands or try out traditional Arabic dresses.
From an adrenaline pumping safari in the dunes to a refreshing exploration of the lush environs of Hatta Valley, this nature tour in UAE will be a mix of leisure, entertainment and adventure!
You will be picked up in a 4WD vehicle from your hotel in Ras Al Khaimah or Umm Al Quwain and taken on a tour of the two contrasting landscapes – the lush valley of Wadi Hatta and the UAE desert. An English-speaking driver-cum-guide will accompany you on this tour.
The lush Wadi Hatta, situated at the foothills of the Hajar Mountains, offers spectacular views of the desert. A favourite with the Dubai people during the summer as the climate is milder, enjoy the canvas of the red Hatta dunes, whilst relaxing in the lush environs of the valley. Visit the old Hatta village nestled amidst the Hajar Mountains. You can also take a refreshing dip in one of the Hatta pools before driving to the 16th century Hatta Fort, now a hotel, for lunch. It is Dubai’s only mountain resort.
Further on, continue into the UAE desert and experience the thrill of a life time as take 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 of the dune. 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. You can get yourself henna tattoos and dress in Arab costumes. Enjoy these activities while sipping on soft drinks, tea or coffee (as per your choice). You also have an option to take a camel ride and try out different flavours of shisha or hubbly bubbly (a traditional tobacco pipe). To make the evening even more enchanting, watch the belly dancers perform on the rhythmic Arabic tunes, while relishing a delicious buffet dinner.
After a memorable day of desert exploration, you will be dropped back to the starting point of the tour.
Start time: 1000h (10:00am). Hotel pick-up starts at 1000h (10:00am), depending on hotel location
Duration: 12 hours
Your hotel in Ras Al Khaimah Hotels or Umm Al Quwain.
(Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Your hotel in Ras Al Khaimah Hotels or Umm Al Quwain
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour to confirm all departure details.
A fax confirming the pick-up time will be sent 24 hours in advance.
Additional 150AED per person with shuttle transfer from Banyan Tree Al Wadi.
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.
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