Hatta in Dubai

Wednesday, 4 December 2019 - 11:00 am (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
Category/Kategorie: Dubai, Environment, General

Hatta Fort Hotel © Alexandermcnabb/cc-by-sa-3.0

Hatta Fort Hotel © Alexandermcnabb/cc-by-sa-3.0

Hatta is the inland exclave of the emirate of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. It lies to the south-east of Dubai’s main territory and is about 134 km (83 mi) east of Dubai. It is located relatively high in the Hajar Mountains. It borders Oman to the east and the south, the Ajmani exclave of Masfout to the west, and Ras al-Khaimah to the north.

Since it is located in the mountains, traditionally it was the summer habitation of Dubai-based families escaping the heat and humidity of the coast. Since the early 1980s, Hatta has been a popular destination for adventuring expatriates and local families alike ‘wadi bashing’ through the tracks between Hatta, Mahdah and Al Ain.

Hatta Dam © Godthisisannoying/cc-by-sa-4.0 Hatta Fort Hotel © Alexandermcnabb/cc-by-sa-3.0 Hatta Fort © Bjoertvedt/cc-by-sa-3.0 Hatta Heritage Village © CultureArts/cc-by-sa-3.0 Hatta Village © JSPhotography2016/cc-by-sa-4.0 Hatta © Nepenthes/cc-by-sa-3.0
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Hatta Heritage Village © CultureArts/cc-by-sa-3.0
Hatta’s main economic factor is tourism and water. Historically the area was able to grow date palms, the fruits were used as a food source, while the tree was used for building material. It has a popular heritage village, including a collection of reconstructed traditional mountain dwellings and is popular for weekend getaways with both people camping in the winter months or staying at the Hatta Fort Hotel, which is located only 2.7 km (1.7 mi) from away from Hatta Dam.

Hatta Dam was built in 1990’s to supply the area with electricity and water. Hatta Kayak is a popular tourist destination and a favourite spot for kayaking in UAE. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) plans a 250 MW pumped-storage hydroelectricity at Hatta using 880 million gallons of water 300 metres (980 ft) above a lower dam.

Read more on VisitDubai.com – Explore Hatta and Wikipedia Hatta (Smart Traveler App by U.S. Department of State). Photos by Wikimedia Commons. If you have a suggestion, critique, review or comment to this blog entry, we are looking forward to receive your e-mail at comment@wingsch.net. Please name the headline of the blog post to which your e-mail refers to in the subject line.




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