Life in Dubai is busy, the hustle and bustle of every day routine can often become too much and leave residents stressed and worn out. However, not every one knows that only an hour and a half drive away from the city is a little piece of heaven known as Hatta. The perfect escape from city life, Hatta provides a place to be in touch with nature, history and relax.
Hatta is well known for its dam. This extraordinary location is approximately one hour and forty minutes from the heart of Dubai, through magnificent desert dunes. The dam is located in the middle of the rocky mountains and its turquoise waters are a sight to behold. The Hatta Dam is the ideal escape for those who love nature and are tired of spending their time in Dubai staring at skyscrapers. At the dam, people can enjoy the calm waters and go kayaking, as well as take incredible pictures of this unlikely location.
Hatta is best known for its magnificent mountains, but one of the main landmarks in this little getaway area is actually a historic one. The Hatta Heritage Village is certainly one of the most important historical sights in the UAE. The small village tells the story of Dubai, dating back around 2,ooo-3,000 years. Visitors are welcome to walk around the village and see what the houses, castles and fort looked like. Here, people will find original items and prototypes of the era. This is a place to remind Dubai residents of a simpler time, making them forget about the busy city life.
Hatta Heritage Village, Hatta
Get on your bike
Hatta is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful places in the UAE. It is the perfect place for those to love history, as well as the great outdoors. Hatta offers visitors a chance to cycle through the Hatta Mountain Bike Trail, an ideal destination to hike, as well as camp. Ultimately, Hatta allows people to escape typical Dubai life, which is filled with cars, air conditioning and not enough opportunities to enjoy nature and simply slow down for a little bit.
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