Jebel Hafeet Hot Springs, Al Ain, UAE: This has become my favourite attraction at Jebel Hafeet mountain lately.
The drive to Al Ain from Dubai solely to experience its rejuvenating effects are certainly worth the 1.5 hour trip in my case: I enjoy the journey and the destination.
I have always wondered what draws people to gather along this stream of hot springs. Once I dipped my feet into it I can see – and feel – why it is so popular and why there are smiles all around.
The hot springs that gush from Jebel Hafeet are known for their therapeutic qualities.
I find the effect refreshing and energising, especially within the natural outdoor environment and the soothing contrast between the warmth of the water and coolness in the mountain air.
Top tips to help you enjoy your time at Jebel Hafeet Hot Springs:
• Arrive after sunset if you wish to avoid the sun and take a jumper along for cool winter nights
• Bring a soft cushion to sit on the rocky boundary of the hot springs for added comfort, as well as a towel to dry your feet
• This Jebel Hafeet Hot Springs review is in the travel section under ‘2 Hours Guide’ as this timeframe was sufficient for me to enjoy the hot springs, take photographs, have a quick dinner and walk around the area
• Give yourself extra time to enjoy the indoor thermal baths at Green Mubazzarah that feature water from the hot springs. These are separate for men and women; entrance costs Dhs. 10
• The water is probably too hot to enjoy during summer. At the time of this review in January the hot springs are not at all hot but warm and pleasant
• Jebel Hafeet Hot Springs access is free
Hotels in Al Ain Jebel Hafeet area:
- Enjoy a weekend getaway at Mercure Grand Jebel Hafeet Al Ain Hotel, on top of the mountain (Send Email or call +971 3 704 6888)
- Relax at Ain Al Faida – One to One Hotel & Resort – Superior Room image below (Send Email or call +971 3 701 4444)