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Hatta Heritage Village and UAE Desert Tour by 4x4 from Dubai

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  • Location: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
  • Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 2168DXB009
Combine dramatic desert scenery with 16th-century history on a day trip by 4x4 jeep! After leaving Dubai, travel east to Hajar Heritage Village in the scenic mountains of Al-Hajar near Oman. Explore the well-preserved village that dates to the 16th century, seeing mud-walled mosques and houses, and then travel through the arid and open desert plains of the United Arab Emirates. Stop for a packed lunch on route, and visit the rock formations of Jebel Maleihah (fossil rock) and Camel Rock, before returning to Dubai.
Start your day with a pickup by 4x4 jeep from your Dubai hotel, and then travel east through the UAE’S sultry desert landscape. Heading toward the Omani border, your destination of the day is Hatta, a sheikdom and ancient trading enclave high up in the Al-Hajar mountains. Relax as you watch the terrain change from the pristine streets of Dubai to the soft-red dunes of the desert and rocky mountain passes of Al-Hajar.

After roughly two hours, arrive in Hajar and stop to explore its 16th-century highlight: Hajar Heritage Village. With your guide, walk around the village’s mosques, watchtowers and houses while hearing how such buildings were made from materials such as mud, reed and stone. See Hatta Fort, and learn about daily village life for the Hatta people many centuries ago.

Having enjoyed 1.5 hours walking around the village, stroll back to your 4X4 jeep to travel deeper into the desert. Stop for a packed lunch of a burger and soda along the way, and then continue traveling to Jebel Maleihah, a site known locally as ‘fossil rock.’ Look for marine fossils — imprints of ocean life millions of years ago when water covered Arabia — on a stroll around the rocky desert outcrop, and then continue to nearby Camel Rock in Fujairah. The otherworldly rock formation makes for a dramatic photo set against the backdrop of undulating dunes and sandstone buttes.

Continue your journey back to Dubai, taking in more sweeping expanses of desert, and then finish your day trip with a drop-off at your hotel in the early evening.

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Your centrally located Dubai hotel
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Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

7 hours (approx.)
Return Details:
Returns to original departure point at approximately 3:30pm

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Hatta Heritage Village and UAE Desert Tour by 4x4 from Dubai

4x4 Hatta Safari - Mountain Springs

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Professional guide
  • Packed lunch
  • Transport by 4x4 jeep
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid copy of your passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Gillian D, November 2015

Really enjoyed the tour. The guide was very knowledgeable and very helpful.
Not sure lunch was that great or required - could have just had cool drinks and got back to Dubai earlier and not paid for a lunch, but maybe some people like the lunch option...!

Reviewed by: Amy T, November 2015

I was luckily, the only one on my tour! It felt nice having a private guide for the day. We went to see Hatta Heritage Village which is a bit cheesy and touristy but it's free and you can see some cool stuff. Then afterwards, we went to the dam and got some nice mountain pictures and then you go see camel rock with soft dune bashing. Since it was just me, we tailored everything to what I wanted. We couldn't go see the lakes since that's in Oman and there's passport/security issues now. Lunch is very simple - a burger with just meat, apple, and small side of potato salad. It was tasty anyway. My guide was awesome and spoke English and we had a blast getting to know each other.

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Tour code: 2168DXB009