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One day trip to the mountains of Jebel Hafeet, UAE

By Buvaneshwari Gopinath - August 9, 2020
Jebel Hafeet

Jebel Hafeet Mountain is one of the trending attractions in the United Arab Emirates. This mountain lies in the Al-Ain region and is part of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Jebel Hafeet Mountain (1249 metres) also straddles the international border of UAE and Oman. It’s often wrongly perceived as the highest natural feature in the country. Factually, Jebel Jais (1910 metres) is the country’s tallest natural feature. Want to know more about Jebel Hafeet? Read on. . .

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Jebel Hafeet Mountain
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What is the weather like at Jebel Hafeet?

The typical weather in UAE is mostly very hot compared to other places around the globe. In the mountains of Jebel Hafeet, the weather is quite cooler even in the summer. While most parts of Dubai experience scorching summer heat with the temperature going up to 40 degrees, it is completely different in Jebel Hafeet. The temperature here does not go above 30 degrees making it a soothing place to enjoy a weekend during the summer.

Though summers are a good time to visit Jebel Hafeet, you should definitely visit the mountains during winter. With slight haze covering the atmosphere and cold breeze brushing over your shoulder, it surely feels like heaven.

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Location

The mountains of Jebel Hafeet is not far from different cities of the UAE. It is roughly about two hours from Dubai and 2 hours 30 minutes from Abu Dhabi. If you are planning to spend your weekend here, we suggest you start your drive early in the day. During the later part of the day, you can see a bunch of tourists flocking the area.

Attractions near Jebel Hafeet

Green Mubazzarah

Want to see how the colour green shine in the land of sand? Head to Green Mubazzarah, the greenest place you will ever see in the UAE. Located close to Jebel Ali is the Al Ain Oasis, home to this beautiful piece of land.

Green Mubazzarah
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A little further into this land, you will find a hot spring running across the green land. Unlike other hot springs, the one situated here is always hot. If you are lucky, you can see the steam coming off the gushing hot water.

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Al-Ain Zoo

Located roughly about 10 kilometres away from the green land, is the Al Ain Zoo. Remembered as one of the oldest zoos in UAE, it was founded by Sheik Zayed. The then ruler showed a high interest in wildlife protection area and took part in several projects to preserve them. The Al-Ain Zoo is spread over 500 hectares of land. It is home to over 4500 different animals from around 100 species. The zoo underwent a complete remodelling to set the habitat conditions for these animals. The yesteryear rulers and the present operating team put the comfort of these animals first which are not the native of the desert.

Some of the artificially created habitats in the zoo are:

  • Big Cat Oasis
  • Hippo and Crocodile Exhibits
  • African Habitat
  • Bird House
  • Asian Habitat

If you are travelling with your family or kids, be sure to spend your weekend here. We are sure kids will have a lovely time seeing the animals.

Al-Ain Oasis

The first-ever UNESCO Heritage site in all of the UAE is the Al Ain Oasis. The oasis is not a fancy construction. It was built to replete the waters that flow below the land. A soothing spot that has got numerous palm trees and the well-designed garden which is a must-see place in Jebel Hafeet.

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Roads of Jebel Hafeet
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Jebel Hafeet is a perfect spot for weekend travel from Dubai. Travel to Dubai with Pickyourtrail. Check out the various tour packages to Dubai and make your dream Dubai vacation come true. Don’t like picking a packaged vacation, customise your own trip. Need more help? Drop us a Whatsapp message and a member of our team will get back to you. Happy Travelling with Pickyourtrail.

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