These new glamping experiences were launched by Dubai Holding in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to expand the hospitality and leisure offering across Hatta.
Hatta is also home to the first glamping trailers and mountain lodges in the UAE, with two distinctive accommodations, Hatta Sedr TrailersResort and Hatta Damani Lodges Resort, designed to provide a picture-perfect nature escape.
Visitors also have the option to enjoy camping under the stars at the main activity centre, Hatta Wadi Hub, where they can choose between 18 camping areas to pitch their own tents and 10 spots to setup their own caravans. These camping experiences can be availed at AED 129 midweek and AED 199 weekend for visitor tents, and AED 299 midweek and AED 399 weekend for bring-your-own (BYO) caravans.
Hatta Wadi Hub offers a wide range of activities and adventures. Holidaymakers and visitors can enjoy the eye-popping scenery and idyllic nature surroundings in Hatta through various exciting activities while simultaneously indulging in authentic Emirati culture, exploring the heritage of Hatta and discovering some of the oldest archaeological areas in the UAE including Hatta Falaj and tombs.
Hatta Wadi Hub offers a wide set of activities that caters to different interests. This season, Hatta’s Inflatable Obstacle Course, a new thrilling activity will be introduced to the Hub. The region’s largest inflatable obstacle course will span over a distance of 500m. The new attraction is set to welcome not only leisure and fitness enthusiasts, but also families and children who can equally enjoy the unique challenge and thrills. Hatta Wadi Hub also introduces a new form of thrilling mobility with Rovers, the new 4-wheel off-road electric scooters, allowing guests to hit the rocky terrains and explore the mountains in style and comfort. These Rovers provide a sense of ease and excitement for those who are not typically interested in mountain biking experiences. Another addition to this season is introducing E-bikes by Hatta Wadi Hub Mountain Biking shop for those looking to hit the rugged trails. The bikes power automatic forward drive and reduce pedal pushing. This opens the activity to a wider demographic.
Some of the most popular activities launched last season were: Twin Zipline with dual lines to race 350 metres from the top of the mountain straight to the activity Wadi; Hatta Drop In, a first-of-its-kind experience that combines sliding into the water with donuts, skis and body boards; Cannon, a human slingshot designed to achieve speeds of nearly 100 km/hour for thrill-seekers looking for more than bungee jumping; and Tube Sliding by gliding down the hillside on a tube guaranteeing an adrenaline rush.
Hatta Hiking Trails, a 32.6-kilometre ability-graded set of hiking routes, is one of the other must-try adventures at Hatta. It offers visitors the unique opportunity to experience the beauty and serenity of the mountains from up close. The trails, which start from the Hatta Wadi Hub, comprise four colour-coded routes of various difficulty levels, for beginners through to experienced hikers and off-road runners. The routes are Green, Blue, Red and Black, ranging from easiest to hardest. Together, the Hatta Hiking Trails form the longest sign-posted hiking routes in the UAE.
Situated in the largest national park in Dubai and surrounded by the scenic Hajar Mountains, Hatta has developed over the years to become one of the most sought-after eco-friendly adventure destinations in the region. For the next phase of its journey, Dubai Holding is actively participating in the development of Hatta’s entrepreneurial ecosystem and supporting the local culture and creative community through a strategic partnership with Dubai Culture. Dubai Holding will also continue to contribute to the Hatta Development Plan, which is part of the leadership’s vision and forms a key constituent of the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan.
Hatta Resorts and Hatta Wadi Hub have welcomed more than 1.1 million visitors from more than 120 nationalities to date since they first opened to the public in 2018. The third season witnessed an increase of 105% in footfall compared to the previous season and an increase of 5% in resorts’ occupancy, with a strong overall occupancy of 98%.
Following the success of the previous season, further safety and precautionary measures in line with official COVID-19 guidelines have been put in place across the area, with fully equipped facilities and trained staff to support visitors with any request
For more information about Hatta, to book a stay or book a spot for your own tent or caravan during the upcoming season, please visit http://visithatta.com/en/.
About Dubai Holding
Dubai Holding is a diversified global investment company with operations in 13 countries and employing over 20,000 people. Established in 2004, Dubai Holding touches the lives of millions of Dubai residents and visitors through its extensive portfolio of over AED 130 billion worth of assets that support the diversification and sustainable growth of Dubai’s economy across 10 key sectors: Real Estate, Hospitality, Leisure & Entertainment, Media, ICT, Design, Education, Retail, Manufacturing & Logistics and Science.
Our portfolio is comprised of four leading companies: Dubai Holding Real Estate, one of the largest landowners and integrated master developers in Dubai; Dubai Holding Asset Management, which offers a world-class portfolio of 10 business districts, 20 retail destinations and 15 residential communities that collectively enable business and tourism activity as well as an enriched living experience for residents; Dubai Holding Hospitality, which manages leading hospitality assets and a diverse collection of unique F&B concepts as well as top-notch hotel brands including Jumeirah, Dubai Holding’s flagship hospitality brand and global luxury hotel company; and Dubai Holding Entertainment, which comprises Dubai’s leading leisure attractions, media and entertainment venues such as Ain Dubai, Global Village, Dubai Parks and Resorts, ARN, and Roxy Cinemas, amongst others.
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