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Address: Hajar Mountains, Hatta, United Arab Emirates

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All the boarders from Hatta/Dubaj are closed, if you really want to visit the pools try the proper Al Ain boarder, with an Oman visit visa you should be able to easily get to the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2016
Andrew W
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This would be a lovely plave if it wasn't for the rubbish!! The pools are lovely and a guilty pleasure of jumping of a rock or two was too good to miss. We camped in the open overnight, we had a BBQ and slept under the stars. As mentioned the rubbish around the whole place is a complete eyesore.....visit by... More 

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1 Thank Charlotte C
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Went camping with friends next to the pools in a nice quite location. The next morning we went for an explore and found a natural beauty in the form of the pools and the following wadi. The rock jumping was excellent with jumps ranging from 1-5ish meters into clear cool water. There is sadly a bit of rubbish left from... More 

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8 Thank Tom R
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

We went for the weekend border and, after checking previous reviews, went through the Al Buraimi border at Al Ain. It is a simple border crossing, but you must make sure you have an entry/exit stamp in your passport (expats) before coming back into the UAE. The Pools themselves have plenty of little camping spots surrounding them and we felt... More 

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2 Thank Arobinson2014
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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126 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

When you drive over the 44 there is no access any more from Dubai to cut through a small piece of Oman to got to Hatta. You can drive around direction Kabla to get to Hatta and have lunch there in the Fort Hotel. Hatta is now a very isolated place. Even from Hatta itself access to the pools is... More 

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1 Thank HPDubai
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016 via mobile

All the boarders from Hatta/Dubaj are closed, if you really want to visit the pools try the proper Al Ain boarder, with an Oman visit visa you should be able to easily get to the pools by driving north thru Mahdah towards Ash Shiyah

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10 Thank Andrew W
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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102 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

On the Road Trip from Muscat to Dubai, as you go past the border crossing at Wajajah - Hatta, we were fortunate to see a number of Rock Pools were people had just parked their cars and were wading through the streams. As it had rained a for a few days the wadis we full of water

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1 Thank B R S
Chennai (Madras), India
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640 reviews
580 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

With out having the Omani visa, nobody is allowed to enter Oman where these Hatta Rock Pools are located, please don't waste your time to visit Rock pools.

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9 Thank smbegaraaj
Singapore, Singapore
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37 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Was turned back and not allowed to access the pools. On holiday visa to UAE but told we needed an Omani visa to access.

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5 Thank ReggieLombard
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

We visited again last December 2015, we could cross over the Oman border, but we were not allowed to enter gate towards Hatta rock pool . Expats not allowed to take the E44 strip between Al Madam and Hatta as it goes through Oman. Non-GCC nationals (expatriates) are no longer allowed to take the direct E44 route between Al Madam... More 

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13 Thank sindhugirisan
London, United Kingdom
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13 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

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

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