Three Terrific Reasons Why you Should go to a Mountain Resort


When you think of going on a vacation, you usually picture sleek shopping streets, splashing waves, or skiing down snow-covered mountains.

However, there’s more than just chic cities, tropical havens, or chilly Alps as vacation destinations.

Expand your World

Break out from the usual holiday spots and train your sights on a completely unique getaway. When you need to take a breather, why don’t you go book yourself a splendid stay at a mountain retreat resort?

Reward yourself with magnificent views of the Al Hajar Mountains as you check into Dubai’s hidden gem – the JA Hatta Fort Hotel. Set amidst a bewitching backdrop of undulating sand dunes and grand peaks, this luxurious mountain resort offers you a home away from home.

Surrounded with lush foliage, manicured lawns, and providing glimpses into natural wildlife, JA Hatta Fort Hotel offers both serenity and adventure in one place. Located just an hour away from dynamic Dubai, you can easily ferry back and forth, depending on what you crave to do.

If rest and relaxation is foremost in your mind, here are three terrific reasons why staying at a mountain resort is the best way to do so:

1. Amazing Accommodations

Oozing with the contemporary charm of Arabic design, the 52 suites and villas in JA Hatta Fort Hotel are serene individual sanctuaries. Lay your head down in plush linen, lounge in your private garden, or soak in your own Jacuzzi while drinking in the sights of the rugged terrain outdoors.

Choose from a Deluxe Mountain View Room, Deluxe Mountain View Family Room, or the ultra spacious Three-Bedroom Deluxe Villa. Whatever your choice of living space is, you are assured of top-tier amenities and appliances, including complimentary Wi-Fi.

2. Delightful Dining Places

When you’re looking for truly tantalizing treats, head for the restaurants in JA Hatta Fort Hotel. Offering spectacular hotel dining in Dubai, the hotel has a selection of bars and restaurants to satiate any appetite.

Start your day with a buffet breakfast spread at Café Gazebo, an all-day dining restaurant that provides panoramic views of the mountains. You can also get light snacks and signature drinks while lazing away at the outdoor terrace overlooking two temperature-controlled swimming pools.

Being close to the coastal Emirate of Fujairah, fresh seafood features heavily on Jeema’s menu. Offering epicurean delights, this gourmet restaurant is a perfect setting for a leisurely evening. Cap it off with a drink from their wide selection of beverages and toast to a wonderful night.

Quench your thirst over good food and equally good conversations at the Pool Bar, the Sunset Lounge, or at Roumoul Cocktail Bar. Best enjoyed with friends, loved ones, or associates, these hangouts are perfect for winding down.

3. Leisurely Pursuits

There is something for everyone at JA Hatta Fort Hotel. When you are looking for a place to unwind, this mountain resort is the perfect solution.

Kids can frolic in the children’s pool or outdoor play area. There is also a mini zoo and a mini golf course for a spot of fun. More activities await at the recreation centre where you can enjoy gaming on a PlayStation or show your prowess at billiards, foosball, table tennis and board games.

Embark on exciting interests by trying out archery or the target driving range. You can also go biking or air gun shooting.

If you prefer a slower pace and total relaxation, treat you mind and body to a tranquil session at Senses. Massage away your worries with head-to-toe pampering ranging from refreshing facial treatments to rejuvenating bath soaks. Manicure and pedicure, shampoo and blow-dry, and waxing services are also available.

Grand Getaway

When you decide to embark on an escapade, whether to calm your mind or re-energize your senses, JA Hatta Fort Hotel is an ideal venue for losing all your cares.

Hike up to the mountains and let its grandeur overwhelm you with its resplendent beauty. Let the awe-inspiring natural splendour take your breath away so you can breathe in a new sense of vigour into your life.

Thomas Grundner is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing for JA Resorts & Hotels. He has more than 20 years of expertise in the hospitality and leisure industry – across international markets including Germany, Egypt and Spain. Grundner oversees all sales, marketing and revenue efforts as the company continues to build on its key growth and development strategies and further cultivates its unique blend of “Heartfelt Hospitality” and “Casual Luxury.”