Hatta Fort Hotel

Hotel in Hatta

The only lodging option in town, Hatta Fort Hotel is popular with expats at weekends and exudes a 1960s country-club feel thanks to its manicured lawns and expansive grounds. The 48 spacious and classy chalets brim with Arabic design flourishes amid stone walls and wood-beamed ceilings. All have a private patio or balcony with dreamy mountain views.

Overlooking one of the resort's two pools, Café Gazebo (mains Dhs25 to Dhs60) does breakfast, lunch and snacks until 8pm, while fine-dining restaurant Jeema (mains Dhs60 to Dhs130) opens for dinner and sometimes has live entertainment.