Hit the high road for Dubai’s Hajar Mountain range, literally translated as rocky mountains. Red grey rock outcrops contrast against blue gleaming bodies of water in an ethereal landscape. Hatta was once known only for its fort and small desert farms, but now attracts a wide range of adventure sports enthusiasts, in particular mountain bike riders for whom a purpose built track has just opened. Do Hatta lite staying at the green oasis of the Hatta Fort Hotel and visiting the Hatta Dam and the local heritage centre. For the fit and the fearless, pack your camping gear for a bike ride or trek through unforgettable dreamlike landscapes.

Find out how to get to Hatta, where to stay, what to pack and what to do.