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Address: Hajar Mountains, Hatta, United Arab Emirates

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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
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

The ride to Hatta its very nice, with the mixture of the dessert and the mountains. Yes, you need your passport or UAE ID to pass some of the border controls (although no stamping its required) to access but only if you take the direct route number 5. You can take the Shwaka road or the Fujairah road and then... More 

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Kassel, Hessen, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We took the entire distance from Abu Dhabi to Hatta, to visit the Hatta pools. We passed through the transit road Al Jizer without problems. We visited the dam. However at the border post between Jeemah and A'Tuwayah the access to the pools and crossing the border was denied, despite of having valid passports and UAE id's, as the border... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Could be a fantastic spot to explore, swim and have a family picnic, but it is completely ruined by the amount of litter which has been left, and grafitti. Why would anyone want to ruin such a beautiful spot? Such a shame. One of the border crossings was closed when we went so had to divert for 2 hours to... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 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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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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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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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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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Address: Hajar Mountains, Hatta, United Arab Emirates
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Hatta

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