Hatta Rock Pools
Hatta Rock Pools
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abdullah s
Oxford, UK3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
The place is always worth a visit to swim and cool down but the best time is after a day of rain even after a summer rain that happens there often. The only thing to pair in mind that u can't reach it from Hatta except for Emaraties and Omanis not even if u have a viled multi Oman visit visa. Unless u came through Al Ain border crossing but that will give u one hour at least extra drive..
Written August 5, 2018
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Andrew W
Feilding, New Zealand6 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 • Friends
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
Written March 9, 2016
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sindhu girisan
Dubai, United Arab Emirates72 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2015 • Family
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 and Hatta, which enters Omani territory. Expats will now need to take the Sharjah-Kalba road to Hatta in order to avoid being turned back at Al Madam checkpoint after which checkposts are manned by the Omani authorities.

Expat Route to Hatta Turn left at the Al Madam roundabout and get onto the E55 heading to Al Malaiha. Turn into the Sharjah/Kalba road (signpost – Shawka). Turn right towards Hatta onto the E44 after around 25-30 kilometres, thereby avoiding Omani territory and moving on to the Al Wajajah border post.

Time difference The change results in 30 minutes of extra driving which is better when compared to 45 minutes to 2 hours of extra driving when you reach the border and you're asked to turn back and loop around.
Written January 24, 2016
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RAK_Punter
Dubai, United Arab Emirates21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 • Couples
Unfortunately it is not possible to visit this location anymore unless you are on a GCC passport as the borders are permanently closed to expatriates. As much as you try to persuade the security personnel to let you through they will not budge. It appears that this closure will be permanent.
Written November 8, 2017
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BulawayoCJ
Cape Town17 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2016 • Friends
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.
Written October 14, 2016
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ianrog
Hamilton, Canada23 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 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.
Written September 8, 2016
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Yousaf 7
Dubai, United Arab Emirates445 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2016 • Family
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 develop. best for camping and BBQ and a night out in the nature good for family and groups enjoy the swimming and jumping.
Written February 21, 2017
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Wolfgang M
Giza, Egypt12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Friends
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 have valid UAE residence and passports (German). No chance. They told us, Omani only. That was the weekend BEFORE Eid.
We tried to cross at the two small checkpoints at "Al Fayy" (24.766511, 56.166010) and the one right behind the Shell gas station off the transit road from Dubai to Hatta (thru Oman) (24.766511, 56.166010) . If you try the official border on the E44 road, you will not be able to drive south again to the hatta pools. So this is not an option. Maybe it is possible to come from the south thru Al Ain. Let me know!
Written September 26, 2015
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saeed almatrooshi
Dubai, United Arab Emirates1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019
to reach to hatta pools you need to cross oman borders so do not forget your visa now its a great experience i would recommend
Written March 8, 2019
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Aloisius L
Kassel, Germany116 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
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 post claimed access would be allowed for Omani only.
Written June 7, 2015
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