Explore the hajars

Surrounded by the Hajar Mountains, Hatta is covered in undulating peaks and troughs, perfect for hiking. You can trek along the winding wadis at the foothills of the mountains, near the border with Oman. Here you’ll see the varied terrain, from sandy patches to sharp rocks. Hiking offers a sense of peace and adventure for all types and ages, with lots to explore along the way. Discovering Hatta by foot is the best way to truly experience Dubai’s largest national park.


Increasing in popularity year-on-year, Hatta hiking trails currently span a total of 32.6 kilometres, spread across 5 new routes.

The trails are divided into different grades of routes to accommodate every level and experience of hiker.


We want you to get home safely. Hatta Trail Centre strongly encourages all hikers:

  • Inform a friend or family member about where you intend to hike.
  • Carry a trail map.
  • Carry the right equipment.
  • Have your mobile phone fully charged.

Study and match the colour-coded system of Hatta Trails to your physical ability.


  • Always wear the right clothing and safety gear.
  • Always follow the official signage and directions, and look for warning signs.
  • Expect the unexpected.
  • Always be polite and courteous to other hikers.


  • Keep the trails clean and tidy.
  • Use the designated toilet and shower facilities (please be discrete and respectful).
  • Please throw trash in designated areas.
  • Enjoy the rest of your day, unwind back at your accommodation, stay out at Hatta Wadi Hub or explore more of what Hatta has to offer.