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Address: Hajar Mountains, Hatta, United Arab Emirates
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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
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were told that the Hatta Rock Pools were not accessible due to the changes to the visa ruls. Check before you go.

Thank Rowan E
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

We tried to reach the wadi and rock pools but now there is Omani military checkpoint and it's impossible unless you have a gulf passport or Omani visa

6 Thank julie b
Giza, Egypt
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12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Hi, we were coming from Dubai on the E44. The small transit piece thru Oman before you reach hatta is not a problem. have Passports or residence car with you. When we tried to go there on 19th September 2015 and were not able to get to the Hatta Pools though. Both checkpoints did not leave us in. We all... More 

10 Thank Wolfgang M
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Travelled today .. No entry towards the place at the border Access limited to emiratis and omanis only.. Came back dissappointed after a long drive

5 Thank Aragon2907
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We traveled all the way from Dubai. However, we were told at the border to go back as access for the pools are only for emarati and omani nationalities. Having your emirates ID and your passport won't help.

5 Thank Hakam M
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Enjoy a lotttt children take a look & me &my wife swim really good & drive was lovely with focal point tourism is do nice job...

1 Thank Shahnaz 5
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 614 helpful votes
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 

8 Thank RMartinSDXB
Kassel, Hessen, Germany
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

13 Thank Aloisius L
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank Bradie B
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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23 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 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.

4 Thank AlamirDubai

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