A quick drive from Hatta Fort Hotel and popular outdoor activity centre Hatta Wadi Hub, Hatta Dam provides a calm respite from the buzzing city of Dubai. Surrounded by mountains and filled with stunning turquoise water, it’s a stark contrast to the desert sands you’ll pass en route to Hatta. Kayak on the waters, drive your car along the dam, hike between photo stops and spend some time soaking up the natural beauty of the mountainous area.
Taste nature's "amber nectar" and learn about bees
Surrounded by the craggy mountains of Hatta and an abundance of native flora and fauna, Hatta Honeybee Garden and Discovery Center is a unique attraction that highlights the importance of bees to our environment. Donned in a bee suit and protective gear, visitors can get close to one of 300 hives filled with thousands of honey bees, or simply learn more about these fascinating creatures at the Bee Museum.
Enjoy a traditional Emirati meal during your trip to Hatta
After a long day of sightseeing, hiking or mountain biking in Hatta, reward yourself with a hearty and traditional Emirati meal at Tanor Lahm restaurant. Tuck in to the casual dine-in restaurant’s menu of savoury specialties from chicken, lamb or even camel. Of course, you can’t miss out on the roast lamb that Tanor Lahm is so famous for – slow cooked for hours in a traditional underground oven.
Relax, eat and stay at JA Hatta Fort Hotel while visiting the mountainous area of Hatta. The resort is complete with 52 unique chalet-style accommodations. Amid the surrounding nature, it's a perfect spot to spend a quiet weekend with family or friends. Make use of one of the resort’s two swimming pools and meander through the gardens, or spend time soaking up the amazing views from your own private balcony. If you’re simply popping in to Hatta for the day, stop by for a bite at one of the hotel’s signature restaurants – you can enjoy panoramas of the gorgeous Hajar Mountain ranges while you dine.