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Address: Hajar Mountains, Hatta, United Arab Emirates

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All the boarders from Hatta/Dubaj are closed, if you really want to visit the pools try the proper Al Ain boarder, with an Oman visit visa you should be able to easily get to the... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 March 2016
Andrew W
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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41 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were advised by Hatta Fort Hotel staff that foreigners can longer visit the pools due to security restrictions

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2 Thank Kellyae
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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128 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

I tried to access the pools, having been there many times in the past. I asked at two border check points. I was not permitted access into Oman, even as a long-term expat resident of the UAE. This is really frustrating given the beauty of the pools. Until the situation changes, you will not be permitted access to the pools... More 

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15 Thank CR_ARNESTAD
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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1,095 reviews
479 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 389 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This place is super natural.. The rocks are forming a natural pools which make it a nice choice for swimming, picnic and camping.. We had our lunch here while the weather is getting better.. You will take really beautiful photos and will spend a nice time in nature

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6 Thank Hassan H
Cape Town
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We got to the border and were turned away when they found out our destination was Hatta Pools. Both the Hatta Hotel on the UAE side and the border officials confirmed this. So don't waste your time coming here unless you are a UAE local.

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15 Thank BulawayoCJ
Dubai
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27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

As of September, 2016 it is still closed from the UAE side. As the pools are technically in Oman, you cannot pass without a visa. They used to let people through, but not anymore.

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23 Thank ianrog
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

This would be a lovely plave if it wasn't for the rubbish!! The pools are lovely and a guilty pleasure of jumping of a rock or two was too good to miss. We camped in the open overnight, we had a BBQ and slept under the stars. As mentioned the rubbish around the whole place is a complete eyesore.....visit by... More 

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1 Thank Charlotte C
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Went camping with friends next to the pools in a nice quite location. The next morning we went for an explore and found a natural beauty in the form of the pools and the following wadi. The rock jumping was excellent with jumps ranging from 1-5ish meters into clear cool water. There is sadly a bit of rubbish left from... More 

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9 Thank Tom R
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016

We went for the weekend border and, after checking previous reviews, went through the Al Buraimi border at Al Ain. It is a simple border crossing, but you must make sure you have an entry/exit stamp in your passport (expats) before coming back into the UAE. The Pools themselves have plenty of little camping spots surrounding them and we felt... More 

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2 Thank Arobinson2014
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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131 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

When you drive over the 44 there is no access any more from Dubai to cut through a small piece of Oman to got to Hatta. You can drive around direction Kabla to get to Hatta and have lunch there in the Fort Hotel. Hatta is now a very isolated place. Even from Hatta itself access to the pools is... More 

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2 Thank HPDubai
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

All the boarders from Hatta/Dubaj are closed, if you really want to visit the pools try the proper Al Ain boarder, with an Oman visit visa you should be able to easily get to the pools by driving north thru Mahdah towards Ash Shiyah

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14 Thank Andrew W

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