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Camping in Hatta Dubai

Hatta is a town in the UAE located in the foothills of the Hajar Mountains. It is an exclave of Dubai and is located about an hour and a half from the city center. It is separated from the main part of the emirate by Sharjah (which is part of the UAE), and Oman. It is the town Emiratis escape to in respite from the heat in the city during summer. I thought I would never be able to visit Hatta. Every time we plan to go, there's always some hold-up. I'm glad we finally visited and actually camped out there for real. The main reason we are drawn to Hatta is because of this jewel. The Hatta Dam *Please click on the image to enlarge The Hatta Dam is the main source of water and electricity in the area since it was built in the 1990s.  We were there in April this year (2019). From Sharjah where we live, we drove via Road E102 passing Maleha to Shawka to Hatta which is about one hour and a half drive. From what I know as of this writing (20/10/2019), the other

Camping at Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah

We started the camping season in UAE this year on a high note. We went back up to the spectacular Hajar Mountains in Ras Al Khaimah and camped at 1,934 m above sea level, with temperatures 10 degrees colder than the city's heat and a hundred times better than your camping gig (lol) just kidding. I am just messing around with you guys. I know that anywhere you camp out here in the UAE is way cooler than just staying indoors. If you like camping and outdoor adventures, it is time. It was just me and Ferald, no kids. It's our alone time together. Ferald and I always try to make it a point to go out from time to time without the kids. It's a way of refreshing our bond as husband and wife. Plus, isn't it so nice to wake up next to your special someone in weather like this up in the mountains? For those who are not aware, Jebel Jais is a mountain of the North-Western Hajar range in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates, and also in the Musandam Governorate of