Private 4x4 Hatta Safari To Fossil Rock & Honey Garden Visit With Breakfast - Dubai

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    6:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    • Your centrally located Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman hotels or Dubai Port Rashid ( cruise terminal)
    • For guest staying in any Private Residence or Villas in Dubai , pic.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original point of departure.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Visit Hatta Heritage Village and the beguiling desert rock formations of Jebel Maleihah (fossil rock) and Camel Rock with a private guide! With transport by 4x4 jeep, the day trip from Dubai takes in some of the United Arab Emirates finest scenery, from desert dunes to craggy mountain passes of Al-Hajar. Learn about life in 16th-century Hatta on a tour of its heritage village, stop for apicnic breakfastin the desert, and pose for photos by impressive rock formations. Watch a Falconer demonstrate the hunting skills of the Emiratis favorite bird and share in his knowledge about why the magnificentFalconsare so special to the Nation.
The itinerary on this private tour is flexible and can be tailored to your interests.

Know More about this tour

Start your day with a pickup by 4x4 jeep from your Dubai hotel, and then travel east through the UAES sultry desert landscape. As you travel, chat with your private guide about the UAE and the sights that you want to see. The itinerary, as described below, is flexible and can be tailored to your preferences.

Traveling in the direction of the Omani border, your first 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 villages 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 apicnic breakfastand 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. Also watch a Falconer demonstrate the hunting skills of the Emiratis favorite bird and share in his knowledge about why the magnificentFalconsare so special to the Nation.

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.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Private driver cum guide

Transport by 4x4 jeep

Picnic Breakfast

Falcon Show

Exclusions

Gratuities

Food and drink, unless specified

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

The duration of tour is approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions

A current valid copy of your passport is required on the day of travel

Guests visiting the UAE during the Summer months (June September) are advised that peak daytime temperatures sometimes reach 42 45 degrees Celsius. Humidity levels can also exceed 90 percent during this period. We recommend all our guests to take adequate precaution, especially during off-road tours"

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 20-Apr-2016

    We did not get what we expected - the Hatta pools displayed on the image could not be visited due to visa requirements for Oman. Although the guides were really nice, we did not like that the organizer did not inform us in advance. I'd not recommend that trip but book something alternaively like a desert safari instead.

  • 02-Mar-2016

    Nice trip, but we felt a bit rushed. We were told we had half an hour at Hatta Heritage Village, where we would have liked to spend more time, while in the end we were back home after 6 hours, instead of the 8 hours promised in the programme. We had a nice driver, who told us various stories and who was very accommodating to personal wishes with respect to the desert driving. The back office was poorly organised. The person on the phone did not know when we would be picked up, or how long the trip would last. He kept on asking which hotel was near our pick-up point, while we were to be picked up 4.5 km away from any hotel at our own residence. All in all, it was nice to have the car to our own with the private trip, but it was not value for money.

  • 05-Feb-2015

    We are currently on the trip but expressed a clear disappointment to the tour operator who in return invited me to ‎fill you in on the situation. 
    As we saw on 's website we shall have seen some natural pools as they are also featured in pictures on your site.
    The company has stopped to go there for 8 years now due to border issue‎ and this is not something they offer.
    This was the highlight of our trip and we couldn't do it. Clear disappointment from our whole party.

  • 31-Aug-2014

    A good trip that was worth the full day if you have it to spare.
    It would be quite tedious if the car was full so I recommend doing this as a 'private' drive
    The trip to the desert dunes was the highlight and quite an experience. The driver gives you a choice of excitement from 'Weeee!' to death defying. We stuck with the Weee but still held our breath a few times.
    Even though it is a car ride, wear closed shoes as the desert sands are damn hot where we picnic for lunch in the desert. Not a feast by any means, just a snack.
    Have to use your imagination for the 'Camel' Rock visit, but the ride there was fun.
    The heritage village was quite interesting. As it was off season (hot!) we had the place to ourselves which made it easy to stroll and explore. It would probably be less pleasant in peak times as the exhibits are inside small rooms with even smaller doors.
    The water in the tour picture is not an exotic oasis destination. The reality is an almost empty dam roughly cut into the hillside, not noteworthy.
    Although you pass through Oman immigration (for 22km each way) there appeared to be an understanding that visas were not required for the Hatta visit (we had Australian passports)
    Expect the obligatory stop at the toilet break (right outside a 'hard sell' gift shop) on the way.
    Overall; an interesting day with some fun experiences but not a 'must do' while in Dubai

  • 07-Apr-2014

    This was supposed to be a private tour. While we did have our own car and driver, we traveled in a caravan for almost the entire trip with two other cars/groups. We toured Hatta in a group, the dam/reservoir as a group and all ate lunch in a group. Had we been alone, we would not have stayed as long at some places as we ended up having to stay. Disappointing not to be able to control the pace of a "private" tour. Lunch was a bit uninspiring. We still give the day trip three stars for the scenery, informative guide (Mustafa), camel close-ups and a little bit of dune bashing.

  • 11-Dec-2013

    Interesting excursion into desert beyond Dubai. Little visible wildlife. For those interested in birds, stop off at wetlands on outskirts of Dubai, where flamingoes flock. This was a highlight.