Free kayaking and bus rides to Hatta Dam this weekend

Buses will depart from Dubai to Hatta Dam tomorrow

Fancy kayaking across the still waters of Hatta Dam this weekend?

Well now you can get there – and kayak - for free.

As part of International Happiness Week, the RTA are putting on free buses from Dubai to Hatta Dam tomorrow (Friday March 23).

And there’s nothing like a bit of physical activity in the great outdoors (and a freebie) to get the happy vibes going.

The buses depart from Mall of the Emirates at 8am, Al Rashidiyah Station at 9am and Dubai Mall Metro Station at 10am and will return at 3pm, 4pm and 5pm retrospectively.

The Hatta Dam is situated on the Omani border and takes around two hours to drive to from Dubai Marina.

The spectacle of natural beauty is surrounded by lofty Hajar mountain peaks for those who fancy a post-kayaking hike, or you can venture further into Hatta, for a dip in the Hatta rock pools if the fancy takes you.

Mattar Al Tayer, RTA director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors, emphasised the keenness of the UAE leadership to bring happiness, stability, and decent living to citizens and residents of the state."

He told Khaleej Times, “The RTA has set People Happiness as part of its strategic goals in line with Dubai Strategic Plan 2021, and in so doing, it has become the first government entity in Dubai to launch the Happiness Strategy."
Free. Fr Mar 23, departing 8am (Mall of The Emirates), 9am (Al Rashidiyah Station), 10am (Dubai Mall Metro Station), www.rta.ae.

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