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Khatt is located in United Arab Emirates
location of Khatt
Coordinates: 25°37′27″N 56°01′0″E / 25.62417°N 56.01667°E / 25.62417; 56.01667Coordinates: 25°37′27″N 56°01′0″E / 25.62417°N 56.01667°E / 25.62417; 56.01667
Country United Arab Emirates
Emirate Ras al-Khaimah
Elevation 629 m (2,066 ft)

Khatt is a mountainous village south-east of the city of Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates.

Following the 1819 English burning of the town of Ras Al Khaimah, Khatt was the capital of the Qasimi state, faming itself in the General Maritime Treaty of 1820, in which the Qasimi ruler styled himself the "Sheikh of Hatt".

It is known for its long history of tribal wars between the rulers of Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah. It is also famous for its springs of sulphur water. Located adjacent to the Hajar Mountains, it looks like a castle offering therapeutic hot springs, precious stone treatments, hot stone treatment, and Ayurvedic medicine. This is the right place when travelers can seek some relaxation. Located just 20minutes drive from RAK City, through the lush green agricultural land is the oasis town of Khatt, which lies at the foot of the mountains. The resort offers three natural springs of hot mineralized water, wherein visitors can relax in the therapeutic pools, and enjoy other amenities. The development of natural hot water springs in the famous tourist and agricultural area of Khatt to include private pools with attached treatment rooms, and a café, is open to visitors. The healing properties of the springs attract several Gulf residents and have become a tradition and popular family picnic location.

The waters of Khatt Springs attain a depth of 90 feet under ground level with temperatures nearing 40 °C. Due to its mineral content and heat, the water is said to have medicinal benefits soothing skin ailments and rheumatic diseases and muscular problems. The area is now quite popular and is visited by tourists across the world for treatment of dermatitis and rheumatic ailments.


Khatt is home to part of the following tribes: