Due to the impact of Covid-19 pandemic with almost all borders closed, domestic travel became the only way to unwind and have a beautiful change.
Hatta, an ideal spot for mountain bikers, adventurers and nature lovers. It is a very convenient destination as it is only one hour away from center of Dubai. It is simply a heaven to be immersed in nature, taming the rough terrain on a mountain bike, enjoying a kayak ride, or simply walking and exploring the cultural town. Actually, there is even much more things to do in Hatta.
I took this picture for Hatta Dam just after stepping out from the car following a 2 months lockdown where we couldn’t even travel domestically, wow, can you see how beautiful is this!?
To explore Hatta mountains, you can do with your own bike making sure you have all your safety equipment or you can rent a bike as well with a reasonable price. 3-4 hours adventure of riding the bike through those mountains makes you clear your mind, refresh your body and soul.
If you are traveling from Dubai, my advice is to leave at 5 am and reach Hatta around 6-6:30 am, take a bike ride for 3 hours, enjoy the fresh air and quite moment then head to Hatta lake and grab a kayak, ride around the dam, feel fresh water from lake and the great view of surrounding mountains.
After kayaking, you can drive to the center of town and visit Hatta Heritage Village – This restored museum is about the Emirati life in ancient time, It includes buildings, houses and life style of the emirate through the history. You learn more about Dubai Arabian heritage from Food to folklore and guess what, this is free of charge!
So what else you will wait? Covid may not end soon, stay safe, but don’t lock yourself when you have the chance to experience such nature!
Just take your car and enjoy your next weekend in the beauty of Hatta!