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Hatta Safari Tours

Explore rugged mountains, cool pools, and a beautiful desert on a Hatta Safari from Dubai! Your Hatta Safari whisks you away to U.A.E.’s only mountain resort town! And, with the tour, you’ll explore local villages, bathe in the Hatta Pools, and discover the Hatta Fortress! Enjoy lunch at the 4-star Hatta Fort Hotel! Then, your 4WD adventure will take you to the powerful Hatta Dam, Hatta Heritage Village, and a traditional dessert barbeque dinner! After all that racing around the desert, it’s time to recline as entertaining belly dancers move to traditional Arabian music. Then, have your hand-painted with henna inside Bedouin tents. It’s a nomadic experience you won’t soon forget! If you are looking for an authentic Arabian experience, then a Hatta Safari is one of the best things to do in Dubai!

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Our tips for Hatta Safari

  • Come prepared: Keep in mind that cell phone signals can be spotty in the Al-Hajar Mountains. Make sure you have a first aid kit on hand and try packing a GPS. Plummeting temperature after sunset: Hatta can actually get a little chilly during the winter nights. Consider bringing a light jacket along with you during your trip Water,
  • Water everywhere: Although Hatta is home to one of the few examples of surface water in the U.A.E., we wouldn’t recommend drinking it. Bring plenty of your own. Looking forward to your Dubai Hatta Safari? Just keep in mind that there is limited room in the 4X4s needed to climb the Al-Hajar Mountains; so, consider booking your tour before your flight to the U.A.E.

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Best time to visit

The best months to visit are November till February and August and September. Avoid visiting in the summer months as the heat is unbearable. The best time of the day to visit is early mornings or evenings as the scenic beauty is at its best at that time.

Getting there

Mostly transfers are included in Hatta safari packages. But even if are not, there are many options to choose from. Taking a bus from Dubai will take roughly 4 hours. The closest bus stops are Abu Hail, Satwa, Sabkha, and Gold Souq. You could also take a cab or take the metro line M2 that runs every 3-5 minutes. The closest metro stations are Al Ghubaiba and Al Ras.

Money saving tips

Looking to save money? Keep your eyes peeled for great offers and discounts. Plan in advance and book your package accordingly. Last-minute booking always comes with a steeper price tag.

Did you know?

Fun Facts – Feel like a smarty-pants during your Dubai tour by reciting this trivia!


  • Old Hatta is home to the Juma Mosque, which was built in 1780 and stands as the oldest surviving building in the area.
  • The popular Heritage Village is actually owned by the government and is run by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.
  • Often referred to as Hatta Dam by tourists, the structure’s true name is Al Hattavi Dam.
  • The Mountain Conservation Reserve is the only such refuge in Dubai, designed to protect a multitude of indigenous, endangered species.

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