Go ‘glamping’ in vintage trailers, or try a human slingshot at Hatta
Meraas redeveloping area to offer visitors an idea of Emirati culture and rustic landscape
As the weather gets cooler, families, groups, individuals and adrenaline-junkies can enjoy an array of attractions that opened in Hatta yesterday.
Meraas will activate the Hatta Wadi Hub featuring a coaching centre and activities such as mountain biking and Hatta Drop-in — Asia’s first water jump park — and a ‘glamping’ experience at the Hatta Damani Lodges. Visitors will also have the opportunity to stay at the Hatta Sedr trailers.
Glamping is a style of camping that includes resort-style services. “Meraas is redeveloping the area in an effort to offer visitors a glimpse at Hatta’s authentic Emirati culture and rustic landscape, which are a source of pride for the nation,” said Abdullah Al Habbai, group chairman of Meraas.
One of the latest projects includes the Riad Hatta, a boutique hotel, currently in the design stage, which is inspired by traditional riad — houses built around a central courtyard with materials that blend with the nature of Hatta. It is expected to open by end-2019.
Hatta Wadi Hub
It offers activities, both paid and free that range from mountain bike coaching and rentals, to downhill mountain biking, downhill carting, a human slingshot, axe throwing, archery, free fall jumps, Dr Rock station, adventure rope courses, rope bridge, wall climbing, kids and adult’s trampolines, as well as twin and kids zip lines, among others.
Hatta Wadi Hub also debuts Hatta Drop-in, Asia’s first water jump park, with a crazy jump, crazy slide, drop-in donuts and drop-in tracks.
Visitors can also book for a kayaking or a hiking experience at Hatta Wadi Hub.
Meanwhile, Hatta Zorbing, will give riders the chance to roll downhill inside a giant transparent orb.
■ Hatta Sedr offers visitors vintage trailers repurposed as boutique hospitality experiences.