Dubai has a culture so versatile, it might take an average person a lifetime to discover all of its secrets. Famous as the city of the future, the city has a treasured past as well. One of these treasures is the Hatta town, located between the Hajjar Mountains, about 115kms to the east of Dubai. This destination is a major getaway spot for residents in Dubai because of its milder climate – as compared to the city – and the adventure opportunities it provides.
There are a range of activities you can enjoy at Hatta. The most popular among tourists is the Hatta Trek, which can be enjoyed either by private vehicles or camel rides. The location stands out from Dubai’s desert landscape once you pass the Dubai-Oman highway.
The Hajjar Mountains are another spectacular tourist spot, which you can witness yourself once you’re trekking through the area. Traverse through ancient, dried up riverbeds and you’ll reach the cool rock pools which will beat any pool experience you’ve had in your life. You’ll also get to explore the Hatta town, built by potters and weavers. The mud houses – which have been restored to their past glory – portray the aura of ancient Dubai. The most popular landmarks are the Hatta Fort and Juma Mosque of the 16th century, built in 1780.