Exploring Hatta Hill Park Wasn’t a Walk in the Park

We obviously love Dubai’s skyscrapers, theme parks and shopping malls. But let’s be honest, we also crave some greenery and nature every now and then.

Good thing, Dubai has that covered with Hatta Hill Park. Yes, Hatta is that not-so-popular but must-visit part of Dubai where you get to be surrounded by nature in all its glory.

We may know Dubai as a desert emirate but Hatta shows you otherwise. Hatta Hill Park is an oasis for anyone who loves nature and we explored it, so we can create this guide for you. 

What is Hatta Hill Park?

Hatta Hill Park is a 65,000-square meter park located at the foot of the famous Hajar mountains, one of the highest mountain ranges in the entire Arabian peninsula.

The park is just minutes away from the Hatta Heritage Village, another popular attraction in Hatta, an exclave in the Emirate of Dubai.

Hatta Hill Park was opened in 2004 under the management of the Dubai Municipality to give residents and tourists a place to enjoy nature, go on outdoor adventures and just escape from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Best Time to Go

Hatta enjoys a fairly warmer weather throughout the year as compared to the city. But if you want to make the most of your trip to Hatta Hill Park, it’s best to visit during the winter months.

Here, you can take advantage of all the outdoor activities in the park and its neighboring attractions because of the cooler weather.

Things to Know

Ready to explore Hatta Hill Park? Here are some important things that you need to know first:

  • The entrance fee for the park is FREE. However, you might need to pay for some activities located inside the park.
  • Since the park is so vast, it’s best to plan your activities to make the most of your day.
  • There’s plenty of parking space in Hatta Hill Park, so bringing your car wouldn’t be a problem.
  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear and bring extra clothes, especially if you’ll be doing different activities in the park.

How to Get Around

Trains: There are no direct trains going to Hatta Hill Park.
Buses: If you’re on a budget, you can ride the E16 bus at the Sabkha Bus Station and stop at the Hatta Bus Station, which is 18 minutes away from Hatta Hill Park. The trip lasts for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Taxis: You can hail a cab from the city center to Hatta Hill Park, which will take you around 1 hour and 20 minutes. A one way trip usually costs between AED 230 to AED 290.
Car service: Renting a self-drive car is still the most convenient way to travel to Hatta Hill Park since you’ll have the freedom to go around Hatta’s attractions easily.

Where to Stay Near Hatta Hill Park

JA Hatta Fort Hotel

Address: Hatta Oman Road – Hatta Roundabout 9277 – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Phone: +971 4 809 9333

Pricing: $$$

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JA Hatta Fort Hotel is the only mountain resort in Dubai where you’ll be surrounded by the majestic Hajar mountains during your stay.

Located just a few minutes away from Hatta Hill Park, this luxury hotel doesn’t only provide you with a comfortable place to stay in Hatta but also a wide range of outdoor activities that will surely unleash your adventurous side.

Just imagine waking up to the views of the mountains, enjoying a hearty breakfast in your private terrace and exploring the property right after.

Sedr Trailers at Hatta Resorts 

Address: Hatta – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Phone: +971 4 820 5700

Pricing: $$

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If you ask us, there’s no better way to soak in the natural wonders of Hatta than staying in a camper at Sedr Trailers.

Dreamed of glamping? This is the chance to make it come true! These beautiful trailers give you all the conveniences of a hotel while also you’re as near to nature as possible.

Think living in a beautiful trailer, enjoying barbecue night under the stars – or getting food from the onsite food truck – and sleeping comfortably in a bed. And yes, there’s WiFi here, so don’t worry! 

Just a tip: Sedr Trailers only has 13 trailers, so make sure to book one ahead or miss out on this amazing experience during your trip to Hatta.

Happiness Farm Hatta

Address: Hatta – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Phone: +971 50 185 7000

Pricing: $$

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Looking for a unique accommodation near Hatta Hill Park Dubai? We guarantee you’ll find a lot of happiness at Happiness Farm Hatta.

This beautiful self-service farmhouse has everything you need to fulfill your farmhouse living dreams come true.

The beautiful cottage can accommodate up to 10 guests just in case you’re bringing the entire brood. You also have access to entertainment amenities that will keep everyone busy.

And the best part of it all is being surrounded by nature including some friendly animals to complete your farmhouse experience.

Where to Eat Near Hatta Hill Park

Mountain Burger

Address: Hatta – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Phone: +971 56 722 7221

Pricing: $$


All that hiking, climbing and exploring will surely make you want to crave a burger. Good thing, Mountain Burger is just a few minutes away from Hatta Hill Park Dubai.

But you’re not getting just a typical burger here because this restaurant creates every burger using only the best ingredients. And yes, they have the must-try camel burger!

Janam Cafe and Restaurant 

Address: 1st Floor – Shop 1 Hatta Dubai Emirates Coop – Hatta – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Phone: +971 4 264 4475

Pricing: $$


Janam Cafe and Restaurant is a go-to if you’re craving for delicious Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food while exploring Hatta Hill Park Dubai.

The restaurant’s ambiance – colored tiles, intricate patterns and beautiful furniture – already tell you that you’re in for a great meal.

And when the dishes are served, you’ll surely forget everything while feasting on some of the most delicious foods that you’ll try in your life.

Think grilled meats, butter chicken, shish tawook and manakish. Oh, you’ll surely be so full you’d want to walk around Hatta Hill Park Dubai to burn all those extra calories you just ate.

Al Hajarain Restaurant

Address: Hatta Heritage Village – Hatta – Dubai – United Arab Emirates

Phone: +971 800 425 27246

Pricing: $$$


If you want to enjoy authentic Emirati, Italiana nd Indian dishes while exploring Hatta Hill Park Dubai, make a stop at Al Hajarain Restaurant in Hatta Heritage Village.

From the outside, the restaurant looks exactly like one of those traditional Emirati houses that you see inside the village, and that theme continues inside.

But it’s really the food that made Al Hajarain a favorite spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And why not? Everything is prepared using the best ingredients from the local farmer’s market.

What to Do in Hatta Hill Park

Enjoy a Barbeque Picnic

You can’t visit Hatta Hill Park and not enjoy a barbecue picnic for lunch or dinner. Pick a spot in the dedicated barbecue area, bring your own meat and grill away!

Just imagine setting up a barbecue picnic while being surrounded by the mountains and a lot of greenery. You can even create a bonfire to add to the relaxing ambiance of your picnic.

But if you don’t want to do all that work and head straight to dinner, you can actually request for the staff to set everything up for you, especially if your’e going to a candlelit dinner.

You just have to show up, surprise your loved one and have a great time!

Let the Kids Run Wild at the Play Area

Visiting Hatta Hill Park with the kids? They’ll surely have a grand time at the dedicated kids play area complete with slides, obstacle courses, a swimming pool and a vast space for them to run around.

Just make sure to bring extra clothes and a lot of snacks because the little ones will surely drain all their energy running around this play area.

Enjoy Some Sports

Are you into sports? You’ll have an amazing time playing sports in Hatta Hill Park. The park has its own basketball court and football field that guests can use for free.

It also has different running trucks if you prefer to go on jogs or runs in the morning or night. Plan your sports activities and go to these facilities early to get first access to them.

Climb Up the Mountain 

If you’re up for a good outdoor adventure, you can’t miss climbing all the way to the top of the park where you can see a watchtower that offers the most amazing views of Hatta.

Get started early in the morning when the weather is still cooler and make sure that you wear the most comfortable clothes to enjoy your hike.

It will be a trek, for sure, but once you see the view, you know all that sweat will be worth it.

Explore the Nearby Hatta Heritage Village

While you’re in the area, make sure to stop by Hatta Heritage Village, a 3,000-year old village that gives you a sneak peek of Dubai’s history and culture.

Here, you get to explore different traditional houses, prototypes and exhibits that showcases the emirate’s past and the simple life that locals enjoyed before all the progress came in.

Have a Splash at Hatta Lake

Ready to cool down after all that exploring around Hatta Hill Park? Head to nearby Hatta Lake and get some kayaking or boating on.

But even if you don’t want to take a dip, you’ll still enjoy the majestic views of this lake surrounded by the mountains. 

We doubt, however, that these crystal clear waters won’t entice you to jump in, so bring some swimwear with you!

Winter: From December to March, Hatta enjoys the best weather where the breeze is cool, there’s a higher chance of rain and the nights are chillier than during the summer.

Summer: Although Hatta doesn’t endure very hot weather like Dubai, temperatures are still higher during the summer that runs from June to September.

Transition period: In between the seasons are two transition periods from April to May and October to November.

Visit Hatta: The official tourism app of Hatta where you can find all the useful information that you need to plan your trip

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S’hail: A useful app if you’re commuting in and around Dubai since it contains all the schedules of the buses traveling to Hatta from Dubai and vice versa

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Uber: The best app to use for booking a private car service to take you to and from Hatta Hill Park

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Careem: Dubai’s local alternative to Uber for Bbooking a private car service

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