Hatta is a town in the United Arab Emirates located in the foothills of the Hajar Mountains. It is an exclave of Dubai and is located about an hour from Dubai city. It is separated from the main part of the emirate by territory belonging to Sharjah (which is part of the UAE), and Oman.Heritage village – free entry – walkable from station – interesting recreation of a typical village in the restored Hatta Fort.Dam – small dam built to prevent village from flooding with rainwater from mountains – spectacular views from here. Bit of a walk – might be better with a taxi.Hill Park – literally a hill that’s a park! Very steep , lots of steps, 2 viewing points (with covered seating/barbecue area)on the way to the top. Fantastic views. Good view of the new residential areas.
There is also a large zoo and safari park in Al Ain that is quite popular with visiting tourists. Green Mubazzara is a lovely park next to Jebel Hafeet with hot springs (gender separated bath houses for 5 Dirhams entry fee, as a Lady bring a modest swimsuit and shower cap to cover your hair), you can also have a picnic or BBQ in designated areas or just put your feet in the streams of hot thermal water around the park.At the foot of Jebel Hafeet, nestled amongst the hot springs and natural cave systems of the Green Mubazzarah, you will find WADI ADVENTURE – the Middle East’s first man made whitewater rafting, kayaking and surfing destination.Alcohol is available in the main hotel restaurants. However, it is advised to drink in moderation as in common with the rest of the UAE; it is illegal to be intoxicated in public places.
With a population of just under 1.5 million, Abu Dhabi is the headquarters of numerous oil companies and embassies. With only 420,000 citizens in the entire emirate, each has an average net worth of USD17 million! The city features large gardens and parks, green boulevards lining all the streets and roads, sophisticated high-rise buildings, international luxury hotel chains and opulent shopping malls.The core of Abu Dhabi is a wedge-shaped island connected to the mainland by the Maqta and Musaffah bridges. While walking in Abu Dhabi is not a problem for locals, tourists from the colder countries will suffer from the heat and sun. Temperatures in Abu Dhabi can exceed 50 degrees Celsius, although the weather reports “change” the forecasts so that they say it is cooler than it actually is.