Dubai Day Trips - Dubai to Hatta

Dubai to Hatta Day Trip Guide 2022 | Getting There, Things to Do, Restaurants & More

Once part of Oman, the exclave of Hatta in the emirate of Dubai is a major tourist destination in the UAE. Located high in the imposing Hajar Mountain, Hatta lies 134 km from Dubai and is home to adventure activities and stunning resorts. The relatively cooler climate and thriving tourism make this region a must-visit. Read on to know everything about making a fun-filled getaway from Dubai to Hatta.

Why take a Day Trip from Dubai to Hatta

Dubai to Hatta- Why take a Day Trip from Dubai to Hatta
  • Hatta is a premier tourist destination well connected to Dubai.
  • Hatta offers various adventure activities like mountain biking, hiking, kayaking, paragliding, and horse-riding.
  • Hatta is a perfect tourist destination to escape the noise of the city.
  • Hatta desert is ideal for camping and caravan stays.
  • The Hatta climate is cooler than Dubai; ideal for a quick getaway.

Dubai to Hatta: At a Glance

Dubai to Hatta- Hatta at a glance

Distance from Dubai: 134 KM or 83 miles

Travel Time: 1 hour 24 minutes

Best Time to visit: October and May

Modes of transportation: Car, bus

Approx. Budget: AED 34 (Bus), AED 244 (Taxi Cab), AED 26 (Car)

Things to do: Hiking, mountain biking, kayak, paragliding, restaurants, camping, caravan stays.

Getting to Hatta from Dubai

Dubai to Hatta- Getting to Hatta from Dubai

By Bus

Travel Time: 2.5 hours

Bus Stations: Sabkha, Bus Station 1

Timings: Buses are available every one hour. The last stop is Hatta Bus Station. 

Price: Single Journey: AED 34

Dubai to Hatta- Getting to Hatta from Dubai

By Car/Taxi

Travel Time: 1 hour 24 minutes

Taxi Fare: AED 34 (own car), AED 244 (taxi)

Hatta is easily accessible in a car. You can hail authorized cabs via RTA Dubai website, or drive to Hatta on route E102.

Top Things to Do On a Dubai to Hatta Day Trip

Dubai to Hatta- Try Kayaking in Hatta Dam

1. Try Kayaking in Hatta Dam

Adventure

Hatta dam near Hatta wadi hub is a refreshing experience. The large lake with turquoise water is a popular destination among families and adventure lovers. You can hike the scenic Hajar mountain range, click pictures, and watch ducks swimming in the serene lake. However, the best way to enjoy the Hatta dam is to kayak in the blue water. There are also options to do paddle-boating, canoeing, etc.

Nearby: Hatta Wadi Hub, Hatta Hill Park

Price: Kayak is available for rent from AED 60

Dubai to Hatta- Mountain biking trail

2. Break a Sweat, Take on a Mountain biking trail

Adventure

Hatta MTB center is a prime attraction in Hatta Wadi Hub. The cross-country cycle route here is stretched to over 50 kilometers and caters to beginners as well as experts. If you bring your bike, the ride is free. Hatta mountain biking trail is open all year, and entry is between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Anyone above age 10 (120 cm height) can take part in this adventure activity.

Nearby: Hatta Dam, Hatta Hill Park

Price: Entry free, bikes for rent AED 65 - AED 85 (one hour)

Dubai to Hatta- Hatta Heritage Village

3. Hatta Heritage Village

Leisure | Sight-seeing

Hatta Heritage Village is a unique symbol of Arab culture. The mountain village in the Hajar ranges is now restored and accessible for tourists and history lovers alike. The village surrounded by date palms, long stretches of barren desert, is a moment frozen in time. Visit ancient watchtowers, furnishings, weapons, etc. Also, pay a visit to the Al-Sharia palm tree farm near the village to see the Falaj desert irrigation system.

Nearby: Hatta Mountainbiking trail, Hatta Dam, Hatta Hill Park

Entry: Free

Dubai to Hatta- Hatta 360 Observatory

4. Hatta 360 Observatory

Leisure | sight-seeing

Ascend the Hajar mountains to see the Hatta 360 Observatory, a military tower at the top of Hatta. It was constructed in 1880. Used for the safety and surveillance of neighboring emirates and countries, this observatory gives unmatched views of the surrounding areas. You can catch a glimpse of the vast barren land, scattered buildings, and date palms. The observatory is open 24x7.

Nearby: Hatta Wadi Hub, Hatta Hill Park

Entry: Free

Dubai to Hatta- Watch birds at Hatta Swan Lake

5. Watch birds at Hatta Swan Lake

Leisure | sight-seeing

Hatta Swan Lake is home to local birds and white swans. This large pool near Hatta heritage village offers picturesque views of the Hajar mountains. Swan lake in Hatta is ideal for camping, picnic, and other family-friendly fun activities. You can also enjoy riding a swan-shaped pedal boat and feeding birds.

Nearby: Hatta Wadi Hub, Hatta Hill Park

Entry: Free

Dubai to Hatta- Adventure at the Hatta Wadi Hub

Things to See Near Hatta

Dubai to Hatta- Hatta Paragliding

Hatta Paragliding

Adventure

Fly 500 meters in the sky, like a bird to see Hatta and the breath-taking Hajar mountain ranges. 

Distance: 5.1 KM or 5 minutes

Dubai to Hatta- Hatta Hiking

Hatta Hiking

Adventure

Explore the largest national park in Dubai on foot. Trek along the steep but gorgeous trails in the Hajar mountains to enjoy the ultimate hiking adventure.

Distance: 3.1 KM or 7 minutes

Dubai to Hatta- Hatta Horse-riding

Hatta Horse-riding

Adventure | Sport

Learn to ride an Arabian horse. Conquer Hajar's lakes and mountains on a horse. Stop for a pleasant barbecue experience.

Distance: 4.8 KM or 6 minutes

Dubai to Hatta- Rent a caravan in Hatta

Rent a caravan in Hatta

Luxury | Leisure

Stay in a luxury caravan in Hatta National Park. Stargaze at night while enjoying a mouth-watering barbecue.

Distance: 5 KM or 8 minutes

Best Places to Eat in Hatta

Dubai to Hatta- Best Places to Eat in Hatta

Al Hajarain

Middle Eastern

Al Hajarain offers traditional Emirati cuisine. The restaurant serves a Hatta variety of local cuisine. Find Biryanis, BBQs, Lam dishes, as well as Pizza and mocktails.

Price for two: AED 100

Address: Hatta heritage village

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Dubai to Hatta- Best Places to Eat in Hatta

Al Yamm Cafe

Italian, International

Al Yamm cafe offers a fusion of popular Italian dishes and international cuisine. Al Yamm is known for breakfast dishes like Shakshuka and classic omelet, and other egg dishes.

Price for two: AED 100

Address: Hatta Wadi Park

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Dubai to Hatta- Best Places to Eat in Hatta

Tanoor

Middle Eastern

Tanoor serves authentic Emirati meals. You can order chicken, lamb, and camel dishes. Enjoy a variety of grilled meat and soups. Order a full sheep meal if you're in a large group.

Price for two: AED 100

Address: Dubai Hatta Road, next to EPPCO Station

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Dubai to Hatta- Best Places to Eat in Hatta

Alberi Cafe

Cafe

Alberi cafe is for the coffee addicts. The cafe is near Hatta wildlife lake, housed in a pop-up truck, which serves mixed brews of hot and cold coffee. Visit in the evening for the best experience.

Price for two: AED 60

Address: Hatta Lakeside, opposite Wadi Hatta Park.

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Best Places to Stay in Hatta

Dubai to Hatta- Best Places to Stay in Hatta

Budget Hotels

If you're on a tight budget trip, this is an excellent place to stay that will save you money while still providing excellent service!

Hatta Guest House: Hatta Guest House is a five-star facility property Located on E44 road, 200 meters after the Hatta City roundabout. It has 32 rooms and two family suites. The hotel has 46 shops and three restaurants.

Price for 2/night: AED 489

Dubai to Hatta- Best Places to Stay in Hatta

Mid-Range Hotels

Ja Hatta Fort Hotel: Ja Hatta Fort Hotel is a four-star property that offers Chalet-style rooms. It is located near the Hatta Oman roundabout in a 90-acre sprawling area. The property has a pool and bar.

Price for 2/night: AED 978

Dubai to Hatta- Best Places to Stay in Hatta

Luxury Hotels

If you're looking to splurge on your Hatta expedition, this is the right hotel for you!


Sedr Trailers Resort:
Located near Hatta Dam, Sedr Trailers Resort by Dubai Holding is a modern, casual resort. It is constructed in a trailer-inspired style. You can enjoy a fire pit and BBQ.

Price for 2/night: AED 1,223

More Things to do on a Day Trip from Dubai to Hatta

  • Visit Ja Hatta Fort Hotel for adventure activities, mini-golfing, and riding a zipline.
  • Pay a visit to the Hatta Honeycomb Garden. You can learn from the experts the magic of beekeeping.
  • Explore the vast Wadi Hatta Park, and organize a family picnic.
  • Buy vintage music CDs at Jabal Hatta Hypermarket.
  • Hike to click a photo with the Hollywood-style HATTA sign in the Hajar mountains.

Travel Tips

  • Hatta Wadi Hub opens at 9 AM and closes at 7 PM; adventure activities can only be booked on-site.
  • Hatta Wadi Hub allows camping and caravan parking.
  • Hatta has chilly temperatures during winter nights; pack your clothes accordingly.
  • If you are into outdoor adventure activities, make sure you have the proper gear, equipment, and supplies.
  • Network coverage can be patchy in certain regions.

Frequently Asked Questions About Your Dubai to Hatta Day Trip

How do I get from Dubai to Hatta?

Dubai to Hatta is easily accessible via road. It will take under 1.5 hours to reach Hatta in a car on route E102.

What are the top things to do on a Dubai to Hatta day trip?

Hatta Wadi Hub is a major tourist destination for adventure sports. You can kayak, paraglide, enjoy adventure rides, go hiking, and mountain bike.

How much time do I need for a Dubai to Hatta day trip?

The distance from Dubai to Hatta is 134 KM, and you can reach Hatta from Dubai in approximately  1 hour 30 minutes.

What are the best places to eat during a Dubai to Hatta day trip?

Some of the best restaurants to eat in Hatta are Al Hajarain, Al Yamm Cafe, Tanoor, and Alberi Cafe.

What are the best places to stay in Hatta?

Hatta has several high-profile resorts. The best places to stay in Hatta are Hatta Guest House, Ja Hatta Fort Hotel, and Sedr Trailers Resort by Dubai Holding.

What is the best way to reach Hatta from Dubai?

Hatta is located in the Hajar mountains. It's known for its scenic beauty, adventure activities, and luxurious vacation stays.

Is Hatta worth visiting?

Hatta is located in the Hajar mountains. It's known for its scenic beauty, adventure activities, and luxurious vacation stays.

What are the best things to see near Hatta?

If you are in Hatta don't miss Hatta Heritage Village, Hatta Swan Lake, Hatta Wadi Hub.

Is drinking alcohol allowed in Hatta?

Yes, some Hatta resorts serve Alcohol.

Is Hatta safe to visit?

Yes, Hatta is a very popular tourist destination in Dubai. It's absolutely safe to visit.

Does Hatta have an airport?

No. The nearest airport is Dubai International Airport, 127 KM (1 hour 21 minutes) away.

What is the best time to visit Hatta?

The best time to visit Hatta is between September to March.