Stunningly situated over several small hills with the spectacular Hajar Mountains surrounding it, Hatta, is a popular UAE weekend getaway. The drive from Dubai is pleasant in parts, featuringpicture postcard vistas of camels, peach colored sand dunes and the occasional lush oasis, all set against a backdrop of rugged mountains. Tiny Hatta was once an important source of tobacco, as well as a vital staging post on the trade route between Dubai and Oman. Nowadays, a 20km stretch of the 105km drive from Dubai takes you through Oman. Main attraction is its cool, humidity-free climate.