WANDIARIES: WWIM13 HATTA, DUBAI
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We are so honored to host this year's Instagram #LifeOnEarth in celebration of Earth Day. The event happened last April 22-24 2016 all around the world, connecting people together through one media. Along with 24 Instagrammers, we decided to visit the beautiful place of Hatta, United Arab Emirates specifically Hatta Dam, Hatta Heritage Village, and JA Hatta Hotel Fort. The event will not be possible without our main sponsors: Dubai Culture, Bounce Middle East, Fiji Water ME, and Mcdonalds UAE.
I arrived at Deira around 5:30 AM to meet up with the guys to head all together to our first stop - Mcdonalds! Everyone was served with Egg McMuffin even our drivers. It was a good way to handle a 2-hour drive to our destination.
We reached Hatta Dam around 8:30 AM and boyyyy the view was magical. I mean, really? This is in Dubai? Wow. Everyone went crazy and took their spot to capture perfect instagrammable photos. We also did the infamous group shot for everybody to see.
After almost 45 minutes, we headed to Hatta Heritage Village. It is normally closed during Friday mornings but since we got an approval from Dubai Culture, they exclusively opened it for the instameet. The village showcased how beautiful old buildings were and the remains of the stone-shaped houses.
Last stop - JA Hatta Fort Hotel who hosted our lunch. I am very picky when it comes to hotel food, but I must say, they have the best kind of dishes. The food & their staff service were amazing and the place itself was glorious. There were so many stuff to do like a shooting range, sports court, and we got to try Archery Arena.
It was a great experience overall. For me, the main purpose of instameet is to meet new people with the same passion and I'm pretty sure we achieved that part and obviously,tiring too. Hopefully, the next year would be bigger!