- Posted August 6, 2013 by
Hatta Mountain Retreat
The desert sun blazed down upon us and I was tempted to go for an afternoon swim. Above me, I saw a few guests dining Al fresco in the outdoor terrace of Cafe Gazebo which overlooked the pool.
Later in the afternoon, just before dusk, I spotted a very large crane flying over the palm trees by the poolside. Hatta Fort Hotel plays host to a wonderful bird life. The Red-wattled Lapwing, Egyptian vulture, Bonelli's Eagle, Graceful Warbler, Blue-cheeked Bee-eater, Gray Heron, Purple Sunbird, Sand Partridge and the Desert Lark are just some of the birds likely to be found here.
An hour's drive from Dubai, Hatta Fort Hotel is a secluded mountain retreat, nestled in the foothills of the rugged Hajar Mountains . It's the ultimate desert oasis spread over 80 acres of landscaped property with lovely trees and lush gardens. It features Swiss chalet-style rooms and elegant suites, each with a private sit-out patio, gourmet dining, swimming pools, golf driving range and practice green, floodlit tennis courts, clubhouse, conference site, library, gymnasium, field and target archery range, shooting lodge, mountain biking routes and an aviary.
Hatta Fort has preserved the sense of open space to retain its natural character, and is just a few minutes from the historic and charming village of Hatta.
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