Explore Hatta
Explore Hatta: Six Places You Must Visit
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Swan Lake is a tranquil and serene spot in the heart of Hatta. With its large bathing pool, it provides a safe and enjoyable haven for local birds to swim and feed. Visitors can relax and take in the stunning views of the mountains in the background while watching the birds. It is the perfect place for families and picnics, offering a peaceful and scenic atmosphere.

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Dating back to 1880 the Hatta 360 Observatory was built as a military tower in the village to fend of any attackers. The Observatory gives visitors the chance to take in the breathtaking views of the Hajar Mountains, the green oasis, and the meandering Hatta Wadi. With its 360 degree views, the Observatory is the perfect spot to take in the beauty of Hatta and its surrounding areas. So, if you’re looking for a unique experience, the Hatta 360 Observatory is the place to go.

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Hatta Heritage Village is one of the most popular and unique landmarks near Dubai, especially for those who want to get to know the Arab culture. This mountain village, presumed to be over 3000 years old.

Backdropped by the majestic Hajar Mountain range, date trees, and vast expanses of barren land, visiting this place is like stepping back in time. There are over 30 small and large structures in this complex that have been brought back to their original appearance.

Timings: Saturday-Thursday: 7:30 am till 8:30 pm & Fridays: 2:30 pm till 8:30 pm

Price: Free Entry


Hatta Mountain is an iconic symbol sitting at the highest peak of the mountains visible to all who enter Hatta. The trail is a moderate difficulty and is suitable for all ages and fitness levels. The view from the top is breathtaking and a must see for anyone visiting the area Standing at 60 meters in height and lighting up the night sky this is a great landmark to trek towards and capture that memorable photo. The Hatta sign can only be reached by foot and takes around 30 mins to hike from Hatta Wadi Hub.

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Take a tour of the area and discover the ancient irrigation system that has been used for centuries to provide water to the village. Learn about the traditional methods of water management and the importance of the Falaj system in the local culture. This water system dates back to the 1800’s. Enjoy the stunning views of  the lush green date farms. Experience the unique culture of the Hatta people and their connection to the land.

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The Hatta Rock Pools are a hidden gem in Hatta. 

Whether you’re looking for a place to cool off in the summer or a place to explore nature, the Rock Pools are the perfect spot. With its stunning views, clear waters, and plenty of activities, the Rock Pools are sure to provide an unforgettable experience.

A brief plunge at the Rock Pool is not to be missed among other Hatta tourist attractions due to the Hajar Mountains serving as the backdrop and the clear blue waters flowing through the small valleys.

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Learn more about Hatta on its official website.

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