Hatta – Dam

Hatta Dam

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Hatta is a gateway… it really is.

Hatta is around an hour to an hour and a half of travel from Dubai.  It is a known place for people who wants to have off road adventures.

Wiki says:

Hatta is a town (which includes a reconstructed heritage village by the same name) in the Hatta mountains in the north of the emirate of Dubai, UAE.

Hatta is about 115 km (71 mi) east of Dubai City. Because of its altitude, Hatta has a milder climate than the city of Dubai, making Hatta a popular vacation place for Dubai residents.

The old village of Hatta includes two prominent military towers from the 18th century and the Juma mosque (built in 1780), the oldest building in Hatta, as well as about 30 loamè houses. The reconstructed heritage village displays scenes from everyday life in the past. The traditional water supply (Falaj system) has also been repaired.

This picture shows the other side of the dam, as you can see it was already dry…

Taken using Canon Rebel XSi (450D) + Sigma 10-20mm | Tonemapped from 3 exposures

Here are some more pictures:

This is another angle of the Hatta Dam:

Hatta Dam -- different angle

Some mountains behind Jason’s car (which is slightly distorted because of the UWA lens):


This is the bridge in the middle of the Dam:


When we reached Hatta, it was raining heavily… and if you don’t know Dubai (or UAE), it barely rains here.   Anyway, I enjoyed this trip a lot.  Quite nice to see something different other than Dubai sky scrapers.

Thanks for viewing and see you on my next post.

Bye for now.

Taken using Canon Rebel XSi (450D) + Sigma 10-20mm | Tonemapped using 3 exposures

Gear used:

Canon Rebel XSi (450D)
Sigma 10-20mm
Manfrotto 055XProB Tripod + 468MGRC2 Ball head
Crumpler 6 MDH bag

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