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About Hatta Kayak
Hatta Kayak is a unique tourist destination in Dubai and UAE. The vast lake formed by Hatta Dam and its surrounding mountains is becoming so popular among those who seeks relaxation in a natural place and looks for a new experience of practicing kayak sport in UAE.
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The Vegetarian Couple- TVC wrote a review Sep 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates920 contributions45 helpful votes
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Kayaking is amongst one of the most popular water-sports activities, so we decided to visit Hatta Kayak. Hatta is one of the most popular road trip destinations so if you are planning to go to Hatta for kayaking, get ready for a long drive. It is one of the most in-demand destinations which offering the sport. 90 minutes’ drive from Dubai through dessert and Hajjar Mountains. The Hatta Kayak offers the opportunity to kayak around the vast lake formed by Hatta Dam and the water was very calm and a nice green colour. It is surrounded by mountains which makes the experience very cool and wonderful. The dam is beautiful - definitely worth a visit. There are two places you can park at. you can either park at the top of hill or at the bottom of the hill in the car park. After you park, from there you need to walk up down to the kayak center. It is pretty easy getting there as there is signage everywhere and the clear pathway leads right up to the entrance. There are a limited number of facilities available here like lockers, changing room, but there’s no showers or washroom facilities at this place that’s the only drawback. In terms of the equipment, they have over 100 kayaks available for rent, along with other boats, so it’s highly unlikely that you will have to wait long to get a kayak. You can choose single or double kayak as per your preference. Kayaking is not the only activity you can do there. There are plenty of other types of boat rentals you can take. Which includes Pedal Boats, Water Bikes and Electric Boats such as the Donut Boat. The price is 60AEd for one person with unlimited time. Single Kayaks: AED 60 & Double Kayaks: AED 150 The staff at the boat facilities are very helpful. We really enjoyed and look forward to visit again in future. Very good value for money. We enjoyed a lot❤️ Follow us on Instagram to know more about us @thevegetariancouple
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Date of experience: September 2021
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Julia osipova wrote a review Jun 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates32 contributions23 helpful votes
We went there on Wednesday. It was empty, i guess coz the weather is hot and it was a week day. No queue, no rush, water is refreshing and clean. Recommend to come early morning on the weekend to have more people around you
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Date of experience: June 2021
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BellsDubai wrote a review Feb 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates177 contributions134 helpful votes
This is very well organised. Easy to park, and no need to pre-book. We took an electric boat out and it was fun! The dam is stunning and worth seeing the mountains from the water.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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NICHOLAS T wrote a review Feb 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates4528 contributions648 helpful votes
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There are loads of boat options to choose from at the picturesque Hatta Kayak, from single kayaks to pedal boats to VIP boat cruises. We were in a group of four, with a dog, and opted for a donut boat, which was powered by a small engine. The top speed was pretty slow but it was a lovely way to soak up the tranquility of the water and views of the mountains surrounding it. The whole guest experience was very efficient and included life jackets for all of the humans and even for the dog. A lovely way to pass an hour or two.
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Date of experience: February 2021
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ranjitakrao wrote a review Jan 2021
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions4 helpful votes
This was my third visit to hatta dam (the last time I visited, was around 2 years ago). It was a family road trip from Dubai and we were all looking forward to kayak in the middle of the mountains and enjoy the peace this place offers. Upon arriving to this place, we could only sense chaos! Some of the things that definitely ruined the experience for my family; 1. from the place you park your vehicle, expect a long inclined walk. If you’re someone that enjoys steps, that’s great ! But for people with strollers/older parents, it’s a nightmare and these factors have not been taken into consideration at all. Upon requesting the security personnel (a lot!) I was allowed to drive my car up the mountain to drop off my parents. 2. Hatta dam offer a wide range of water activities such as donut boat, kayays etc so while kayaking, there’s so much going on around you, trying to find a spot to enjoy the view can be challenging. 3. The washrooms are not near by and there is no waiting area for someone who isn’t doing any activity. 4. Lastly, The area felt highly unorganised and the staff can be quite rude even. Hatta dam is an exceptional place - the view, drive, mountains all very beautiful BUT, I would recommend going on a weekday and not weekend (if weekend, try reaching earlier in the morning to avoid the rush). Be prepared to walk a lot !
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Date of experience: January 2021
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