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Dhow Cruise in the Waters of Musandam in Oman


We went to Musandam for a day trip during my vacation leave. We wanted to take a break and head out of town, preferably somewhere we could swim. Instead of going to Abu Dhabi and check out Yas Island Theme Park, we decided to head to Oman and be with nature instead. Musandam Oman March [...]

Dubai, UAE: Quick Stop at the Hatta Mountains


We got into the car after swimming in a natural pool in Wadi Al Qahfi (Wadi Khaffi). We were on our way to the Hatta Mountains which is what the tour is named after. According to Shahzad (our guide), Hatta is still part of Dubai; but we still have to pass through Oman borders as [...]

Dubai, UAE: Hatta Mountain Safari Tour Highlights


One of the surprising adventures I've experienced in Dubai is the Hatta Mountain Safari tour. We kept postponing this trip due to the (un)availability of our schedules. I was still new at the office and given that I only have one day off, it's a challenge to find a perfect day to pursue this trip. [...]

Dubai, UAE: Driving a Desert Buggy in Lahbab, Sharjah


Call time was 8:30am and I felt sleepy as I was in the closing shift the previous day. We went to our meeting point near Al Fahidi Metro Station so we could begin our Hatta Mountain Safari tour. The first activity was seeing the desert sand dunes of Lahbab, Sharjah City. I was informed that [...]

Dubai, UAE: Swimming in Wadi Al Qahfi


After driving a desert buggy at the sand dunes of Sharjah, we got back inside the vehicle to proceed to Hatta. We were to get wet in a natural swimming pool in Wadi Al Qahfi (Khaffi). I didn't expect much of the place as all I knew about the Middle East was it being a desert, [...]

Dubai, UAE: Hatta Heritage Walking Tour


We finished the Hatta Mountain Tour and we were planning to head back to the city when our guide asked us if we wanted to visit the Hatta Heritage Village. I'm not a history geek and I wasn't really feeling the walking tour, but we decided to check it out for 15 minutes. Hatta Heritage [...]