Went to Hatta for a weekend, the old mountain city in the Emirates of Dubai, high up in the Hajar mountains. Worth a visit for sure!
Took a 2 day trip to Hatta into the Hajar mountains about 1h outside of Dubai. One of the houses you can find on the way...
While less so in the early Winter, Hatta is green and full of water in the Spring time. Have to come back for sure.
Hatta Green Lake
I've heard of the Hatta Dam before, but there's also the aptly named Green Lake which is arguably more beautiful.
The aforementioned Hatta Dam - with appropriately low water levels given that summer just ended.
The mountain scenery is truly spectacular. I'd imagine Mars in a similar way, minus the water (or not).
Looking at the rocks around, it may be that this island is under water when the dam is filled.
The different shares of red and brown are a great contrast with the white houses and greenery.
Taken from one of Hatta's old towers from the 18th century.
The tower mentioned earlier.
Inside the Tower
Looking upwards from the inside of the tower.
Hatta From Above
The view towards the Hajar mountains from the small tower.
The building on the left is the city's hospital.
November 3rd was UAE Flag Day and the Hatta Fort Hotel didn't miss to celebrate.
Or not so high.
The small hill adjacent to the Hatta Fort Hotel.
Peacock in the Lights
Doesn't it look like he's growing some kind of plant out of his head?
Hatta Lake Trails
My first ever try at star trails up at Hatta Green Lake - turned out nicely I'd say and what a breeze to do with the Olympus Live Composite mode. The straight lines are planes.
The rebuilt original village houses of Hatta, dating back almost 3000 years.
I'm not certain, but this looks like a cemetery?
More of the beautiful colour contrasts in the city.
Originally built in 1780 (yes, there's history in Dubai).
Can't get enough of these - on the way back from Hatta going into Sharjah.