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Hatta Valley and Desert Safari From Dubai

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Key Highlights

  • 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
  • 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

  • Overview & Itinerary


    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 (will not take place during Ramadan) 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.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • 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
  • Please note & Additional info

    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.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given to customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    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.

  • reviews
    • Very beautiful ... I suggest to every ......

      CATIA DA SILVA JERONIMO, Switzerland, 11/Apr/2016
    • Fantastic Day!

      We had a brilliant morning sight seeing in and around the beautiful Hatta town area followed by a great lunch in a 4* hotel in Hatta. After this we headed back towards Dubai for...

      Barry Ainsworth, Saudi Arabia, 17/Feb/2016
    • 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...

      MARVIN SCIBERRAS, Malta, 07/Jan/2015
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