September 26, 2017 kyliego 38Comment

As much as I love being the city girl that I am, sometimes the hustle and bustle can also get too overwhelming. For someone who thinks about everything all the time, it is impossible to find a decent time to just breathe and take it all in. So when my cousin invited me to visit Hatta and spend the day away from the city, I said yes, no questions asked.

The plan was to reach there before sunrise so we started our 134KM journey around 4 AM. Hatta lies on the south-east of the main city of Dubai bordering Oman. You can find the Al Hajar Mountains here which is actually the highest mountain range in the eastern Arabian peninsula.

A Day Away From The City | Hatta

Breakfast with a view. That’s one thing I’ve never had for a long time. It’s refreshing to see something like that especially for someone who’s surrounded by man-made World record-breakers. Although I’m physically exhausted, my inner self is jumping with joy. For a moment I was relaxed, able to breathe fresh air again.

After breakfast and some downtime, we decided to try to hike the mountains. You have 4 options on which trail to take— Green for the easy one, Blue for moderate, Red for difficult and Black for severe. Obviously, we took the Green trail (#beginnerlife) although I was so intrigued with Black. Sounds so deadly, doesn’t it? Anyway, a few minutes after taking the Green trail, we found a spot. And this is what happened next:

I am not supposed to even tell you this but after the photo session, nobody was willing to finish the trail. And may I remind you that it is the EASIEST one. No judging! Haha.

Long story short, we went back to the camp and waited a few hours for the Bikers to finish the Red trail. By the time they were done, everyone was so sleepy so we decided to head straight home instead of kayaking in the Dam. Make sure to try it when you do find yourself in Hatta. It is a 15-min drive from the camp and the rate is AED 60 (USD16) per person per ride. Make sure to check their timings here before you plan your visit.

It was a short yet satisfying trip and I would love to do it every weekend if I could!

X, Kylie

  • You look great! I love these photos. It looks like such a fun and exciting adventure. Plus, calming at the same time. <3

    • Kylie Shayne Go

      Thank you so much Heather! Much deserved city break ❤️

  • You look so good! I would also like to spend my weekends like this😍🙄

    • Kylie Shayne Go

      How do you spend yours love? 😊

  • I miss weekends like this! Here it is so difficult to find a quite place with no people around xx

    • Kylie Shayne Go

      Oh no! Where are you from babe?

  • Ivia Hui

    So lucky you! I wanna have a weekend like this! Unfortunately I have to work 🙁

    • Kylie Shayne Go

      Please do find time to do something for yourself babe 😘

  • It is always so ESSENTIAL to have days away from the city! I loved your style of spending it! Amazing photos!!

    • Kylie Shayne Go

      I agree with you! And we need to make time for it. Thanks so much!

  • Ashley @irishred02

    I would love to spend some time outside in a place like that. It looks so peaceful.

    • Kylie Shayne Go

      It is refreshing! Please do!

  • Jen Sky Walker

    This looks like a beautiful place to visit! I love city life, but there is something to be said about a break away in the wilderness!

    • Kylie Shayne Go

      My thoughts exactly!

  • I just love your photos. What a stunning area. Sometimes you just have to get away!

    • Kylie Shayne Go

      That is true!

  • I am from the flat Midwest, so I love visiting mountains. I would love to check out the Al Hajar Mountains sometime. What a great way to get out of the city!

    • Kylie Shayne Go

      That would be so nice! Where are you from? ❤️

  • Annette Yedlin

    I grew up in the country but was whisked away to a city when I married my husband. He loves it but I often miss the country. I take a visit to see my kids in Kentucky at least once a year to enjoy some peace. Although where you are looks absolutely amazing as well. Beautiful pictures.

    • Kylie Shayne Go

      Well I know how it feels! Maybe try to make it twice a year? ❤️

  • Lavanda Michelle

    I love to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I love these photos and an amazing way to get away from the Coty.

    • Kylie Shayne Go

      Thank you so much 😊

  • Your pics are beautiful! I miss the Sierra Nevada mountain range as that is where I grew up and that is where my soul always finds peace!

    • Kylie Shayne Go

      I can only imagine! ❤️ Where are you based now though?

  • Sondra Barker

    Gorgeous photos! I would love to visit there. I love hiking and nature.

    Sondra xx

    • Kylie Shayne Go

      Where are you from babe? ❤️

  • Cinema On The Sofa

    There’s nothing better than waking up way too early and going for a hike. Preferably with a nice hot meal at the end of it!

    • Kylie Shayne Go

      Nothing better 😊

  • Morgan Smith

    Wow, this is so gorgeous! I love taking trips away from the city.

    • Kylie Shayne Go

      Me too ❤️

  • Its always nice to get out of the city and enjoy the quite life, I always make sure to do that at least weekly

    • Kylie Shayne Go

      Then you are on the right track 😊

  • Becca Wilson

    I love getting away from the city life as well. There is just something so relaxing about being out in the open air.

    • Kylie Shayne Go

      I couldn’t agree more!

  • Cristina Leau

    The images looks amazing. I need and escape from the city as well. I’m glad to hear that it made you good to just go in the nature for a bit.

    • Kylie Shayne Go

      Yes and you should too! 😊

  • Emmanuel Damian

    I love going to provinces and peaceful towns. City can be too fast and can be stressful. Sometimes we need serenity and peace of mind.

    • Kylie Shayne Go

      Very well said!