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Vogue Reviews: JA Hatta Fort Hotel

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Where: JA Hatta Fort Hotel

The Lowdown: Whether it’s a serene getaway for a long-awaited rendezvous with nature, or a trip to fulfill any whim of an adventurous soul, JA Hatta Fort Hotel is there for you just 90 minutes away from the city buzz and glitz of Dubai. This recently renovated hidden gem is cozily enclaved by the majestic Hajjar Mountains in Hatta. The chalet-style rooms, dramatic scenery, and movie nights by the pool with a slight nostalgic summer-camp feel, will deliver you the warmest, most charming ambiance a mountain resort can offer. For active leisure, there is an extensive list of outdoor activities ranging from mini-golf and archery to trail hiking and biking.

Photo: Courtesy of JA Hatta Fort Hotel

Stylish Eats: A truly gourmet dining experience away from the city is offered at Jeema, with its à la carte menu and a mix of cuisines to satisfy your tastes, from beef tataki to jhinga malai masala. For a traditional cozy buffet breakfast, head to Gazebo to delight in a perfect morning coffee with a view to kick off the day. A day full of active bustle requires some time to unwind or have a small pre-dinner aperitif, which is gladly offered at the Roumoul Cocktail Bar and Sunset Terrace. Throughout the day as you leisure by one of the temperature-controlled pools and crave a light snack or a cocktail, the Pool Bar is just steps away.

Suite Talk: A variety of 55 spacious and newly-renovated chalet-style rooms and villas will warmly accommodate both couples and families. The light and grey interiors with a Scandinavian touch of minimalism and the snug terraces with stone walls and alluring scenery accentuate the mountain resort vibe.

Photo: Courtesy of JA Hatta Fort Hotel

Insider’s Tip: Hatta provides a long list of outdoor activities to fill your time, all of which the hotel will happily arrange for you. From trail hiking, to mountain biking, to mini-golf, you certainly can’t be bored. That being said, if what you really need is to disengage from your busy life, JA Hatta Fort Hotel gives you a chance to get even closer to nature and discover its fauna. As you’re wandering outside breathing in some fresh air, you may come across deers, bunnies, and even tortoises.

Vogue Verdict: A cozy getaway from the city to reconnect with yourself and nature.

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