Venture into the beautiful UAE desert in East Coast Day Trips and learn about traditional mountain life on this Hatta Dubai 4×4 day trip. Leave Dubai by air-conditioned 4×4 and pass serene desert landscapes, rolling dunes and the craggy Hajar Mountains of the UAE-Oman border on route to Hatta. Visit Hatta Heritage Village, a restored mountain village where mud-and-stone houses and craft displays showcase life here centuries ago. After a packed lunch (own expense), visit the striking rock formations of Camel Rock and Fossil Rock, embedded with aeons-old marine fossils, on your way back to Dubai. Book Now and enjoy East Coast Day Trips with Real Life Egypt.
Hop aboard your comfortable, 4×4 at your central Dubai hotel in the morning. Settle into the air-conditioned interior and with Real Life Egypt driver-guide at the wheel, set off on your journey through the UAE’S stark desert landscapes.
Head toward the UAE-Oman border and Hatta, an old trading settlement with a historical fort and rock pools, nestled high in the craggy Hajar Mountains.
Watch as the terrain shifts from open plains to dunes and rocky mountain slopes, and after roughly two hours on the road, arrive at Hatta Heritage Village.
A recreation of an old mountain hamlet dating back to before the 20th century, the complex comprises dwellings and buildings built from mud, palm leaves, reeds and stone — just as they were in bygone days.
Head inside with your guide to stroll around the simple houses, mosques and watchtowers and see the displays of weaponry, handicrafts and traditional dress that showcase what life was like here until the mid-1900s.
See Hatta Fort as you learn more about the region’s history. Then climb back inside your 4×4 to venture deeper into the desert.
Take a break to enjoy a packed lunch of a burger and soda, and then continue to Jebel Maleihah, otherwise known as Fossil Rock. This large rocky outcrop rears sharply from the sands and gets its nickname from the many ancient marine fossils embedded in its slopes.
Hop out to look for these swirling, aeons-old fossils — imprints of shells and tiny marine creatures that lived on the ocean floor when the Arabian Peninsula was covered by the sea millions of years ago.
Then, make your way to nearby Camel Rock. Take snaps of this unmissable desert rock formation that resembles a camel, and then return to Dubai where your day trip ends at your hotel.
Tour departs from centrally located Dubai hotels
Between 7:00 am and 8:00 am Hotel pickups commence prior to this time. You must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
9 hours (approx.)
Returns to original departure point