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  Al Ain to Hatta through Oman
by sachara

In 2001 we visited the United Arab Emirates.
The roads we took, passed often Omani enclaves.
From Al Ain, a twin town with the Omani Buraimi, to Hatta, we made a longer short cut of more than 100 KM through Oman.
In the Netherlands we got an itinerary with this short cut, without a really good description, but nobody in the UAE or Buraimi could give us more and better information about this route. So we had to find out and try out ourselves.
The sky was blue, no clouds, so no rain to be expected, we hoped, because we had to pass some wadis.
It was a stunning route. From Buraimi we drove to El Mahdah and Al Juwayf. Here the tarred road ended. For the real shortcut we had to take the sideroad to the right to Al Fay.
A normal car, the first one, with local people passed us into that sideroad. So that encouraged us, that we could drive this unpaved mountaineous road too.
And we made it to Hatta, because the weather conditions were good.
But, if you have any doubt about the weather conditions, don't take this road with a normal car.

Mode: TO
Type: Car/Motor Home

Review Helpfulness: 4 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jul 11, 2004
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