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Hatta Rock Pools

Address: Hajar Mountains, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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$96*
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Private 4x4 Hatta Day Trip to Heritage Village...
54%
Ranked #65 of 152 Attractions in Dubai
Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Type: Waterfalls, Nature & Parks
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Melbourne
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

As part of a Safari tour out of Dubai, we visited a number of attractions, the Hatta Heritage Village, the Hatta Dam (Only dam in UAE) and the last spot was the Hatta Rock Pools and after a very hot day in the 4WD, we were really looking forward to a refreshing dip in the pools. When the 4WD pulled... More 

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Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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11 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Well, Pretty much litter , diapers, plastic bags, if you can ignore all these and take it in a positive sense and want to enjoy your time, then this is for you. The drive up to the pools is scenic, lot of sharp turns. However, lot of rules have changed, initially passport was not asked if you were entering from... More 

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

we did hatta mountain safari in october 2014. It was amazing , beautiful sentries, different unbelievable landscapes, wadis, swimming in the pools, visiting vegitable farms, heritage village, only dam in UAE and lunch at hatta fort hotel. highly recommended

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
37 attraction reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We were on a day trip from Dubai. This place was terrible, trash everywhere, filthy baby diapers beside the water, "I love Pakistan" grafitti sprayed onto the rocks....no shade, nowhere to sit. What about elderly people visiting with their families...where are they supposed to rest? Oman has some beautiful wadis, best to avoid this place.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

A site that must not be missed to capture the full view of UAE. While it is a bit of a drive it is well worth it for the different lanscapes. Travelling through the two different desertscapes you will want to stop to capture the artistic scenery. Of course the camels will be there to see you passing. Then the... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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38 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Amidst the litter and the "I luv Pakistan" graffitis sprayed along the rocks, this destination has its charms. Please ensure that you visit after the rains, allowing for the above-mentioned to either (1) wash away, or (2) be hidden by high waters

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Oslo
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The pool very pretty full with clear water. Shame oabout all the litter :/ If you come from outside Europe/USA, make sure you got a visa to Oman. The indian family in our company did not enter Oman as they lacked the visa.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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59 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We came here as part of a tour to this area and took the chance to swim in the wadi pools. It was fun swimming up the deep gorge and the water was frequently to deep to touch the bottom. After about 40m of swimming up the wadi gorge you came to a small waterfall where a snake basking inn... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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73 reviews 73 reviews
15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Years ago this place was nice to swim but nowadays its dirty and litter everywhere....i went there with my new offroad 4x4 and its nice to pass the half full river beds...a bit of offroad experience...but the place itself is not worth to go anymore

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Don't go unless you are local and are bored! Go after recent rainfall as the water quality deteriorates within a few days......dead dragon flies, dead birds, litter and general rubbish quickly builds up, all of which floats on the surface. But it gets flushed out each time there is a cloud burst overhead. Oh, and the dirt track that was... More 

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