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Address: Hajar Mountains, Hatta, United Arab Emirates
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$96*
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Private 4x4 Hatta Day Trip to Heritage Village...

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Nice place

The Hatta Pools are an amazing natural phenomenon. However, the whole area is littered with trash. Nobody takes care.

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
AlamirDubai
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

The Hatta Pools are an amazing natural phenomenon. However, the whole area is littered with trash. Nobody takes care.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

With some friends we came to al Fay to cross the border close to Hatta village to go to Hatta pools. The soldiers forbiden the crossing. So, fortunatly close to the around about with the castle, there is a pic nic area, we saw the dam : the water reservoir. We try to cross an another border for Hadf, but... More 

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Don't go unless you like algae ridden littered puddles. Litter everywhere, green water and a long drive. There is nothing there.

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mims florida
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262 attraction reviews
524 helpful votes 524 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Twice in last 8 years we have visited these pools but not required a passport until 2 years ago, now even that in insufficient. They are in Oman, not UAE.

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I've been to Hatta this year and at Easter time in 2014. The trip in 2014 was significantly better as the winter had been wetter so the pools were full and it was possible to swim and jump off the rocks into the deep water. There wasn't much rubbish and only some grafitti. However, this year the experience was somewhat... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Myself and 3 friends booked a trip to visit Hatta mountains in Dubai with Basra Tourism or Bright basra Tourism as they are also known. Where do I start? The pickup was over an hour late, the driver had no idea where he was going, despite the fact that WE EMAILED OUR PICKUP LOCATIONS AND CALLED THE DAY BEFORE TO... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Booked a trip here to be told they were closed, we were taken to a dam instead, a decent view but not worth the £60 fee charged by the bookdubaitrip.com.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Went on a trip to Hatta Pools today, was very disappointed as the road to the Pools was closed to Emirati's, until further notice. I rated poor because there was other option.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We went the long round, turned right after the Shell gas station, drove through Ash Shiyah in the mountains then, got to the boarder on the Hatta side to find it only open for GCC nationals... There is no petrol station so make sure you have enough petrol to drive to the pools and back the long way.(Approximately 120km from... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Quite difficult to find, but worthwhile. Walk further down from the parking as the rock pools stretch for a big and get better further on. But what a shame with all the rubbish. That is what pull down the rating. Someone ought to do something, otherwise it will not be worth to go. What a shame.

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