Based in Dubai. Traveling everywhere. All photographs by Catalin Marin.

Hatta PoolsNovember 28th, 2008

Probably one of the most well-known tourist attractions close to Dubai, Hatta Pools is about 1 hour away from Dubai and provides a great place for a swim even during the summer months when the water remains fairly cool.


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  • Fadi

    That’s a beautiful shot. The reflection of the sunlight off the river bed in green and yellow hues is just amazing. How did you find this location?

  • http://www.momentaryawe.com Catalin

    Fadi, the location is quite easy to find. The Hatta Pools are well known in the UAE and once you get there, you just need to walk up a bit on the river bed.

  • http://www.viaggiomondo.blogspot.com Fernanda Costa

    Wow, what a wonderful shot!! I’ve been in Hatta but unfortunatelly I couldn’t find the pools. Now I have a good reason to come back! ;)

  • http://www.momentaryawe.com Catalin

    Fernanda, thanks! The pools are not too difficult to find as long as you get a guide with you. I had problems getting there the first time, but then it got easier :)

  • Isobel Gorega

    You can get a pretty extensive off-road map to the Hatta Pools from the Hatta Hotel – located just off the main roundabout in Hatta.

  • Candy

    u meant the colours are not enhanced? and the green reflection really looks like that???

  • http://www.momentaryawe.com Catalin

    Candy, yes the colours are enhanced, but the reflection was quite strong because of the angle the sun rays were hitting the water.


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