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Hatta Rock Pools

Hajar Mountains, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Ranked #88 of 197 attractions in Dubai
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Al Ain, United Arab Emirates
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20 reviews 20 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Wadi bashing was really fun with a hint of danger. The pools themselves are a must see. Youth jump from the cliffs. The water feels fantastic. Our kids caught frogs (and released). Bring water shoes, mats, whatever you need for a picnic. Where we were was very rustic. There were no amenities. The ride in was mountainous and majestic. It... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

First it is hard to trash if you don't know where to find it, but the border police were nice to guide is directions and landmark and we ended up arriving there. You need a 4x4 as there is a bit of off-road driving but the place is very nice. Unfortunate littering ruins a bit of the charm but it... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

I eventually found this place despite the total lack of sign posting. Do not need believe the garmin GPS either. Yes there is some unfortunate littering but it does not take away from the fact that this is a little oasis in a beautiful part of the world. The road in oman now is finished and absolutely beautiful. The water... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

it was such a surreal experience and the view was amazing. the drive itself was really enjoyable as we drove through the rocky valley of oman. if you enjoy sight-seeing, this is definitely not to be missed.

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Budapest
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We are trekking fans and this sight satisfies, moreover exceeds all our needs. We went on a weekday avoiding all crowds and most of the time we were on our own. Despite the critics here the sight was clean, there was even a large garbage box near the pools. The water is warm enough for bathing and having some jacuzzi... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Made the trip out from Dubai from where its only a 1.5 hour drive. The place is actually quite beautiful but its made quite unpleasant by the behaviour of local Omanis and the Emiratis that cross the border for the day. I witnessed cutting of raw meat, bulding of fires, absurd amounts of pollution and just an overall disregard for... More

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Washington DC
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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

I have to agree with reviewers who were put off by the litter and filth at this beautiful springs in the mountains between Dubai and Oman. All the money in UAE can't buy a litter brigade to keep it clean? If you're traveling between Dubai and Oman anyway, stop by to see it. Otherwise, not worth the trek.

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India
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86 attraction reviews
379 helpful votes 379 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The wadis at Hatta are canyons in the foothills of the Hajar mountains. When it rains ( as it does sometimes!!!), water accumulates and these are the famous "Pools". A good road goes from the Hatta fort area to the wadis; if you want to drive in the river bed pebbly wadis, a 4WD is preferable. If you do not... More

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Earth, Texas
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167 reviews 167 reviews
26 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Not easy to find but with a little bit of research no big deal. Street from Hatta to the pools is now paved so therefore no need to drive by 4x4 if you park your car just before the first passing of the creek and walk the remaining quarter of a mile. We drove almost to the pools by our... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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235 reviews 235 reviews
93 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

It should be a five but I'm giving it a four because the place was full of trash; too bad for such a lovely place. It was quite an experience walking and jumping, climbing around and over the rocks and pools of water, it could be dangerous but totally a fun trip out of Dubaï. Just make sure you wear... More

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