We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Hajar Mountains, Hatta, United Arab Emirates
Book ahead on Viator
Top Rated
$96*
and up
Private 4x4 Hatta Day Trip to Heritage Village and Desert Rocks

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 108 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Most recent review
Border closed

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Andrew W
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Paris-Rome
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We visited Hatta Rock Pools as part of a day trip from Dubai.The journey to go there is very scenic as you travel through different landscapes (desert, mountains,.... ) but when you arrive at Hatta Rock Pools you are just speechless for .. the horrible view! It could be a nice spot but the place is very dirty: trash everywhere... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 via mobile

very nice walk along the rock pools and canyons. People write here about so much graffiti and trash but it is very easy to get away from the popular places by walking a bit down or upstream and loose the crowd and occassional rubbish.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Melbourne
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
37 attraction reviews
133 helpful votes 133 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 10

Travelers who viewed Hatta Rock Pools also viewed

Dubai, Emirate of Dubai
 
Hatta, Emirate of Dubai
 

Been to Hatta Rock Pools? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Hatta Rock Pools and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Hatta Rock Pools staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?