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Address: Hajar Mountains, Hatta, United Arab Emirates

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Not possible to visit any longer

We were advised by Hatta Fort Hotel staff that foreigners can longer visit the pools due to security restrictions

Reviewed February 13, 2017
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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Makkah Province, Saudi Arabia
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163 reviews
117 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2017

Very good natural pool among the rocks of Hijar near to Hatta city main road from Dubai to Hatta is now stops for Expats but a use the another road Sharja to Kalba road and then from Munai turn to Hawilat road to Hatta this is also a good road from the mountains. A very good location but need to... More 

8 Thank yousaf s
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

We were advised by Hatta Fort Hotel staff that foreigners can longer visit the pools due to security restrictions

7 Thank Kellyae
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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137 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed December 11, 2016

I tried to access the pools, having been there many times in the past. I asked at two border check points. I was not permitted access into Oman, even as a long-term expat resident of the UAE. This is really frustrating given the beauty of the pools. Until the situation changes, you will not be permitted access to the pools... More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1,111 reviews
480 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2016 via mobile

This place is super natural.. The rocks are forming a natural pools which make it a nice choice for swimming, picnic and camping.. We had our lunch here while the weather is getting better.. You will take really beautiful photos and will spend a nice time in nature

6 Thank Hassan H
Cape Town
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

We got to the border and were turned away when they found out our destination was Hatta Pools. Both the Hatta Hotel on the UAE side and the border officials confirmed this. So don't waste your time coming here unless you are a UAE local.

22 Thank BulawayoCJ
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2016

As of September, 2016 it is still closed from the UAE side. As the pools are technically in Oman, you cannot pass without a visa. They used to let people through, but not anymore.

25 Thank ianrog
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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 

2 Thank Charlotte C
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

9 Thank Tom R
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Arobinson2014
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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132 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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 

4 Thank HPDubai

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