Here's how you can visit Hatta, also known as the ‘the highlands of Dubai’ with the new Hatta Express Bus for just Dh25. Picture used for illustrative purposes. Image Credit: Visit Hatta

Dubai: If you have always wanted to visit Hatta, there’s some good news. A special ‘Hatta Express Bus’ is now available, and it will take you from Dubai to the Hatta Bus station for only Dh25.

The new bus service was recently launched by Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and has been open to the public since Tuesday, December 20, 2022.

A little over an hour’s drive from Dubai, Hatta, also known as the ‘the highlands of Dubai’, provides a quick natural escape for city residents and tourists. The Supreme Committee to Oversee the Development of Hatta launched the ‘Hatta, The Highlands of Dubai’ campaign in December.


Where can I find the Hatta Express Bus?

You can find the Hatta Express Bus stop at Dubai Mall’s main entrance, in the Tourist Bus parking lot. The bus is easy to spot, because of its distinct green and blue logo and ‘Hatta Express’ printed on it.

The bus route, Hatta Express (H02), will take you from Dubai Mall to the Main Bus Station in Hatta in approximately one hour and 55 minutes.

The express bus departs every two hours from the Dubai Mall station.

What are the Hatta Express Bus timings?

The bus operates daily from 7am to 7pm and departs every two hours from the Dubai Mall station.

How much does it cost?

The trip fare is Dh25. You can only pay the fare with your Nol Card. If you want to recharge your card, there is an RTA nol card recharge machine at Entrance 1 of the Dubai Mall ground level parking lot. You will also be able to find a nol card reharge machine when coming back from Hatta, at the Hatta main bus station.

Does this bus take you all over Hatta?

The Hatta Express Bus only takes passengers from Dubai Mall to Hatta Bus Station.

According to the RTA call centre, 800 9090 – visitors can take the ‘Hop On and Off’ RTA bus service from the main Hatta Bus Station, which will be available at all the popular touristic destinations in Hatta.

The bus fare is Dh2 per trip and the bus departs every 30 minutes.

You can take the same ‘Hatta Express Bus’ back to Dubai, from the Hatta Main Bus Station, back to the Dubai Mall bus station. The last bus departs at 7pm from the Hatta Main Bus Station.