Just a 90-minute drive east of Dubai, and 10 minutes from the UAE-Oman border – travellers will find another world of adventure and nature – the mountainous landscape known as Hatta. Hatta is Dubai’s outdoorsy travel hub, marked by a wonderfully incongruous Hollywood-esque sign and known for its mountains filled with hiking trails, the scenic Hatta Dam and plenty of natural activities. Perfect for a weekend escape or part of a Dubai or UAE holiday, Hatta has plenty of fantastic hotels and accommodation offerings, from rustic-chic glamping to a leisure resort with tennis, golf and swimming pools. Here are the best Hatta hotels
Hatta hotels to book now
Hatta Dome Park
Hatta Dome Park is one of the latest additions to the UAE glamping scene, offering a more elevated option in Hatta’s impressive portfolio of camping and leisure attractions. The dome park comprises 15 dome-shaped tents perfect for experiencing the rugged Dubai nature reserve in a more premium way, each tent fully equipped with air-conditioning, free wi-fi and hotel amenities like a mini bar, safe and tea and coffee-making facilities. Domes come in an attractive white with soft brown curtains and sharp wooden flooring, complementing the natural mountainous surroundings. Tents accommodate two adults and two children with a double bed and comfortable seating area, plus the option for additional twin beds, and there’s a private outdoor terrace with BBQ and firepit for convivial evenings. But self-catering is merely an option, as there are a variety of dining options on-site like mixed-cuisine food trucks and a coffee shop.
Domes from AED1,375; visithatta.com
JA Hatta Fort Hotel Dubai
For those looking to enjoy Hatta with the creature comfort of a four-star hotel, look no further than JA Hatta Fort Hotel. The lovely retreat hotel has vast expanse of gardens, three-hole driving range, two swimming pools, tennis courts, a spa and is well-located for outdoor adventures like hiking and cycling. Rooms have private terraces with garden and mountain views, and there are two-bedroom deluxe villas for family stays – rooms are contemporary, bright and in neutral colours with views over the landscape and mountain range. A children’s play area keeps little ones entertained, with activities like archery and mini golf, and a games room, and babysitting services are available. Guests are welcome to bring their four-legged friends for a small supplement, with a limit of two pets per room.
Hatta, AED150 per stay plus AED50 per day per pet; maximum two pets per room; book now
Damani Lodges at Hatta
One of three glamping options in Hatta, Dubai’s rugged, nature-focused region popular for glamping in the UAE, the Damani Lodges are the more rustic option – built into the rugged Hajar mountains in Hatta and overlooking the Hatta Wadi Hub. Each lodge has a private bathroom, wi-fi, TV and tea and coffee-making facilities, plus a wooden terrace with views over the breathtaking Hajar mountain range. Guests can choose from standard lodges, perfect for couples, standard plus lodges (for one child) and spacious suites for two adults and two children.
Lodges from AED 945; visithatta.com
Sedr Trailers at Hatta Resorts
Explore Dubai’s mountain destination of Hatta in style from a shiny chrome Airstream trailer on the banks of the serene Hatta Dam. The elegant Airstreams are located in the mountains, and guests leave their cars at reception before being whisked away to their premium accommodation by off-road vehicle. Trailers are designed for two adults and up to two children and have their own bathroom, wi-fi, tea and coffee-making facilities and a private terrace with a protective awning which has daybeds and cosy camp chairs. There are many activities in the Hatta area and on the dam like kayaking and hiking, and food is provided by the on-site Sedr Bites food truck – plus there’s the option to self-cater with a barbecue.
Trailers from AED 940; visithatta.com