Jebel Hafeet is a mountain belonging to the Al Hajar mountain range. Jebel Hafeet is located on the border between the Sultanate of Oman and the UAE, where the eastern and southwestern two-thirds of Oman belong to, while the northern part belongs to the UAE.
Jebel Hafeet rises 1,240 meters above sea level and is located just south of Al Ain , drawing the border between the Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman.
From below, the mountain appears to the viewer as a “whale on the beach” as described by Wilfrid Thesiger in his book Arabian Sands.
The summit of Jebel Hafeet rises 1240 meters above sea level to occupy the first place in terms of altitude in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the fifth in the United Arab Emirates after Jebel Jais, Jebel Mabrah, Jebel Al Rahba and Jebel Al Ahqab, respectively.
Important antiquities were discovered in its vicinity, representing an essential part of solving the mystery of the ancient history of this city. More than 500 archaeological burials were discovered at the foot of Jebel Hafeet, dating back more than 5,000 years.
The mountain is made of sedimentary rocks “limestone” and contains many fissures that contain many fossils in its folds. The researcher in this area can find different marine fossils such as coral and crabs.
At the foot of Jebel Hafeet lies the area of hot springs and the “Green Mubazzarah” lake.
To the north-east is the largest valley of the mountain “Wadi al-Turbat”.
Jebel Hafeet Street was built in 1980, and the municipality built parking lots and gardens for visitors to enable them to see the entire city of Al Ain.
Jebel Hafeet enjoys a moderate climate during the day, and very cold in the late hours of the night, the degree may reach 4 degrees Celsius.
Lovers of tourism diversity and visiting different tourist places, Jebel Hafeet takes you from the experience of tourism in the city and shopping to much further than that, where the beautiful landscapes and enjoying the fresh air.
Above the summit there is a well-equipped restaurant that serves a variety of delicious meals. It is great to try a family meal or a meal with friends on top of the mountain to enjoy a meal with a wonderful view of the city of Al Ain from above.
In addition to the four-star Mercure Jebel Hafeet Resort Al Ain, which enjoys a panoramic view of the entire city of Al Ain and its distinctive areas.
This luxury resort hotel is located on top of Jebel Hafeet Al Ain at an altitude of just over 900 metres, and this hotel is very special because it is the only hotel on top of Jebel Hafeet.
This hotel allows you to enjoy the valley view from the heart of the hotel, there are 3 rooftop pools with a great view, if you are thinking of staying in a hotel near Jebel Hafeet, this should be your primary choice.