37 Things to do in Hatta - Most useful guide with free things to do

2019 October updated


Things to do in Hatta is not only about Biking, Hiking & Kayaking, our destination experts put together complete list of things to do with full details, plan your Hatta trip now



Free things to do in Hatta

1. Visit Hatta Dam

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Hatta Dam

Hatta Dam is considered one of the most beautiful nature spot where the earth meets the sky. Your eyes would have a treat to see this scenic 360 view which is known to be the best in UAE where you can find the mountains & lakes. The sunset view, the pictures taken here and the silence of the Hatta Dam will be lifetime in your memory lane.

2. Hatta Pool

No Longer Available For Visitors From UAE

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Hatta pool was one of the most visited nature spot before 2015. So far official confirmation about the access and many try to visit during their Hatta trip and get disappointed. The boarder is closed and manned by Omani police. Local residents of UAE & International tourists been refused to access the pool now it belong to Oman.

3. Take a Hike

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Hatta Main City Area

Take a Hike through the Hajar Mountains, the Wadis and explore the uniqueness over the rocky rocks. Hiking is a not to be missed activity in Hatta as it is free and Hatta is known for Hiking with the signs made throughout the city. For Mountain Trekking it is advisable to book a guide or a tour.

4. Visit Hatta Date Farms

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Hatta is one of the region which considers Date farming as their essential activity. This is the place where you can find the ancient Date Farms. On your way trekking, do not forget to enter these date farms.

5. Visit Hatta Heritage Village

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Visit Hatta Heritage Village to feel the real ancient rural living which were centuries ago. This is very much different than the Dubai or Abu Dhabi Heritage Villages as this is the traditional village set-up preserved with prototypes, sculptures and many ancient documents to see.

6. Hatta Hill Park

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Hatta Hill Park is a favourite location for families and get together. It is filled with greenery, a walking and jogging track, a swimming pool, benches for BBQ and a children’s playground. If you are fed up with the city playground, then now feel the difference being in Hatta Hill Park.

7. Hatta Fort & Jumma Mosque

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Hatta Fort and Jumma Mosque are the historical resembled towers and the oldest buildings. It includes the traditional water system used from the past. These are the iconic buildings in Hatta which portrays the UAE’s past to visitors.

8. See the Sights

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Feeling enough sightseeing in Dubai and Abu Dhabi with all sky-scrappers and innovative designs? Then visit Hatta to see the sights of real nature, mountains, relaxing sunset and a busy less environment while you can leisurely take photos with you and your family. Moments are created in Hatta for Free.

Things to do at Wadi Hub

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Wondering Hatta has less things to do than Dubai or Abu Dhabi, then Wadi Hub would be the answer. This is a perfect escape and an arena for all types of experiences and activities as per designed for both kids and adults, also available for free and chargeable options.

Closed during summer between May – September. Opens to Public from October

Here is the guide with more information about where to stay in Wadi Hub, the paid activities, the free activities

Where to Stay in Wadi Hub?


There are 03 main resorts for you to stay at Wadi Hub which is considered as comfort at all times with a different experience on your stay.

Damani Lodges Resort


SEDR Trailers Resort


Caravan Park


Price - The prices range from AED 500 (USD 136) above to AED 2000 (USD 545) per person depending on the rooms category and dates you may choose.

Free Activities in Wadi Hub


9. Small Plunge

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10. Big Plunge

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11. Net Walkway

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12. Log Swings

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13. Rope Bridge

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14. Pump Track

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Paid Activities in Wadi Hub


15. Archery

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16. Axe Throwing

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17. Palm Course

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18. Mountain Biking

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19. Mountain Bike Training

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20. Free Fall

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21. Bag Jump

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22. Mountain Carts

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23. Gravity

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24. Cannon

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25. Wall Climbing

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26. Twin Zipline

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27. Drop In

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Rides at Wadi Hub – AED 25 Only


28. Camel Ride

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29. Donkey Ride

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30. Horse Ride

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31. Pony Ride

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32. Horse Chariot

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a. Small Ride – AED 40 per person
b. Long Ride – AED 80 per person
c. Below 04 years – AED 10 per child

Also you can book the passes that has amazing activities packed

Unlimited Thrill Day Pass for Adults – AED 500

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Included

  • Mountain Biking (03 hours)
  • Drop in
  • Palm Course
  • Twin Zipline
  • Cannon
  • Archery
  • Axe Throwing
  • Wall Climbing
  • Bag Jump
  • Freefall

Adventure Day Pass for Adults – AED 250 (01 attempt each)

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Included

  • Mountain Biking (03 hours)
  • Drop in
  • Palm Course
  • Twin Zipline
  • Cannon
  • Archery
  • Axe Throwing
  • Wall Climbing
  • Bag Jump
  • Freefall

Day Pass for Kids – AED 150 (01 attempt each)

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Included

  • Mountain Biking Kids (01 hour)
  • Drop in
  • Palm Course
  • Kiddy Zipline
  • Wall Climbing
  • Bag Jump
  • Freefall

Things to do nearby Hatta Dam – Paid Hatta Tours

There are many things to do near-by Hatta Dam which is the main point of attraction to cover all in Hatta.

33. Hatta Kayaking at Hatta Dam

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You can cover these within a timeframe of 06 hours. You may start from the Hatta Dam or Lake with the beautiful scenic view and atmosphere of mountains. Then begin your Hatta Kayaking. This is a must do activity near the Hatta Dam and 01 hour of Kayak. Then relax by visiting the Heritage Village to see the ancient Hatta and this Heritage Village is considered the oldest village in UAE.

34. Full Day tour with Kayaking & Lunch at JA Hatta Fort Hotel

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If you are planning a full day to Hatta in a relaxing feel this would be the best itinerary. You can spend some time visiting the JA Hatta Fort Hotel and have lunch here and then proceed to the Hatta Dam. After some relaxation of nature then it would be time for some adventure. Hope up to some evening kayaking where you can witness a different atmosphere of Hatta in water. This would be more of a picnic tour for you and your family. End your day at Heritage Village to share more information when you are back home.

35. Hatta Kayaking, Mountain Hiking & biking

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These are the activities well known near-by Hatta Dam, travelers come all the way to experience this adventure of Kayaking, Mountain Hiking and Biking togather on this tours starts from Hatta Dam Kayaking facility.. Get ready to sweat with your safety gears and begin the adventurous side of Hatta. Start you adventure with Kayaking for around 02 hours then begin your adventurous mountain hiking where we recommend a guide to be with you. This is the best moment to view the mountain escape and the beautiful Hajjar Mountains. End your 6 KM hiking at Hatta Valley and then begin your Biking from here for the final 6 KM.

36. Honey Factory, Tombs, Camel Farm, Hatta 360 & Kayaking

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We recommend this for explorers who want to spend more time and know more and if possible all about Hatta. This is best if you can be accompanied by a local Emirati guide or local guide who can pass you with the authentic experience and the correct information. You have more to do near the Hatta Dam than only the 360 scenery and the view via Kayaking. You can start with the heritage Village followed by some places which you have never heard in Hatta. The paces to explore would be ancient archaeological tombs, camels /local farms and Honey factory / Park. These are only for explorers has many do not even know that these exist in Hatta.

37. Hatta & Dubai - Do all in one day tour

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See the best of hatta & Dubai in one day & specially planned for those who in a stopover in Dubai Airport or port who wish to experience hatta .

  • Head Directly to Hatta Dam for the views and photos.
  • Head on to Kayaking for one or two hours
  • Time for lunch at JA hatta Fort Hotel.
  • Drive down to Sharjah to see the Fossil Rock which is the best natural beauty which many miss to see
  • Begin the Famous desert Safari tour in Dubai with Sand Dunes and a good dinner.
  • Time to catch your flight

Things to Do with Kids in Hatta

Parents travelling with kids has got biggest concern of what my kids can do as they can’t go Kayaking and Hiking.

Picnic

Picnic-Things to Do with Kids in Hatta

Have you ever tried a relaxing picnic on your car driving with your family and kids? Have you ever communicated in a silence atmosphere? If no then Hatta is the place for you and your kids. Spend Time with your kids here at Hatta being with them sharing love & visit Hatta dam, Wadi Hub and Heritage village with kids

Photography

Photography-Things to Do with Kids in Hatta

You can spend more time with your kids in Hatta take pictures with the background of mountain. Experience the beautiful scenic view

Hill Park

Hill Park - Things to Do with Kids in Hatta

Visit the Hill Park for a BBQ and some playing around for your kids

Heritage Village

Heritage Village - Things to Do with Kids in Hatta

Heritage Village is a place where your kids can get knowledge

Wadi Hub

Wadi Hub - Things to Do with Kids in Hatta

Many activities designed for kids at Wadi Hub & many free activities available at Wadi Hub too and there are reasonably priced activities too. Activities for kids and parents where they can do together. You can share a bond with your kids in Wadi Hub. If you feel your kid wants to spend more time at Wadi Hub then do not forget the Day pass for kids which is only 150 AED. Visit our Wadi Up story to know all about timings rates and activities.

Hatta Events Calendar 2019/2020 - Updates Coming Soon

    November 2019
    Wadi Bih Run

    Wadi Bih Run

    NOV 15
    EVENT LOCATION CONTACT INFO Hatta Fort Hotel Tel: +97124088999
    December 2019
    Liwa Sport Festival 2019

    Hatta Honey Festival

    Every year December, January or February (2019/2020 Date to be announced soon)

    EVENT LOCATION CONTACT INFO Hatta Hall Tel: +97150666899
2019 Hatta Events Guide
    November 2019
    Grit + Tonic Triathlon

    Grit + Tonic Triathlon

    Nov 01
    EVENT LOCATION CONTACT INFO Hatta Hall Tel: +971 5 066 6899
    March 2020
    Hatta Hills Run 2020

    Hatta Hills Run 2020

    MAR 06
    EVENT LOCATION CONTACT INFO Hatta Hall Tel: +971 5 066 6899
    January 2020
    Arabian Epic Series XCM

    Arabian Epic Series XCM

    Every year January or February (2020 Date to be announced soon)

    EVENT LOCATION CONTACT INFO JA Hatta Fort Hotel Tel: +971 5 066 6899

Festivals and Events in Hatta

1. Wadi Bih Run

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JA Hatta Fort Hotel

Do you want to challenge yourself and face the toughest? Then Wadi Bih Run is the event for you to participate. This is the famous running event in Hatta and in UAE too.

Many participants across UAE and the world especially expats join hands and participate in this event as to be a part of the proud accomplishments.

Not only for adults, but also children can participate in this event. Very well known in Oman and usually sponsored by Reebok.
You too can be a part of this prestigious event. Train now to Run soon.

2. Hatta Honey Festival

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Hatta Hall

Hatta Honey Festival is the first honey festival in UAE which was first held in 2017. This was organized by the UAE government to bring together beekeepers and honey producers in Hatta, all around the UAE and across the globe.

This is a treat for the general public to see live demonstrations and also to know about the various type of honeys available in the world.

They also portray on how to find and identify different types of honey by their colour, small taste and texture.

3. Hatta Hills Run 2020

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Hatta Hall

Be a part of this 2020 Hatta Hills Run event which offers the best scenery which includes half Marathon and running. Everyone can participate includes children and there are events where your whole family can participate together.

Categories range from 21.1km, 10km, 5km, 2.5 km
Sweat in a different environment.

4. Grit + Tonic Triathlon

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Hatta Hall

This is the only challenging Triathlon in the UAE. So book you dates in November to be in Hatta.

Swim in the Hatta Dam, Bike on the rocky roads and Run the inclines which you have never seen before.

Not for the tired nor for the fainters. This event is only for The Challengers who dare to challenge.

5. Arabian Epic Series XCM

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JA Hatta Fort Hotel

This event is for all cyclers and bikers out there. Get your mountain bike in and be a part of this major phenomenon of Cross-Country marathon (XCM).

World known cycling event now in Hatta. Many participants from all over the word for this terrific challenge.

Places to visit in Hatta by bus

There is bus service from Sabkha Bus Station in Dubai Deira to Hatta Bus Station. Daily the bus service available & make sure you checkout the time table or call Dubai RTA call center toll free number 800900. Remember you must have a NOL Card, will cost you only 10 AED per way from Dubai to Hatta & its about 2 hours 45 minutes journey


Here are the distance from bus station (Hatta Bus Station) to Hatta attractions with the texi rates.

  • To Hatta Dam - 3 km & Approx 7 minutes ride (Will be costing approx 15-17 AED)
  • Hatta Heritage Village - 1.7 km & Approx 3 minutes ride (Will be costing approx 14 AED)
  • Hatta Hill Park - 1.1 km & Approx 3 minutes ride (Will be costing approx 12 AED)
  • Hatta Fort & Jumma Mosque - 1.7 km & Approx Approx 3 minutes ride (Will be costing approx 14 AED)
  • To Wadi Hub - 5.4 km & Approx 7 minutes ride (Will be costing approx 15-17 AED)
  • To JA fort Hotel - 2.7 km & Approx 5 minutes ride (Will be costing approx 15 AED)

Transportation facilities in Hatta

Normal texis

Texis are available Rates : Flag-fall - 6 am to 10 pm AED 5, from 10 pm to 6 am 5.5 AED running at AED 1.91 for every km, Also 10-12 AED Charged for the booking Call RAT Dubai Taxi dispatch system (+97142080808 or +97142080792).

4X4 Texi in Hatta

Dubai RTA has introduced the 4X4 Texi services available in Hatta to explore the mountain landscape of Hatta, checkout more details here & Usual Dubai taxi fares will applicable