The wild wonders of Hatta, the hidden heart of Dubai
One of the reliable constants in Dubai is the pace of change.
Half a century of transformation from humble backwater to global city has seen new islands dredged from the ocean, new towers drive the skyline higher, and a new population of international visitors arrive.
But one distant corner of the Emirate is prized for its quiet continuity.
The Hatta Mountain Conservation Reserve is found in the Hajar Mountains that stretch from the east coast of Oman into the northern UAE.
The Reserve falls within a tiny exclave of Dubai that is surrounded by the neighboring emirates of Ras al-Khaimah and Ajman, and Oman to the Sou...