Hatta, United Arab Emirates

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Hatta is located in United Arab Emirates
Coordinates: 24°49′21″N 56°06′15″E / 24.82250°N 56.10417°E / 24.82250; 56.10417Coordinates: 24°49′21″N 56°06′15″E / 24.82250°N 56.10417°E / 24.82250; 56.10417
Country United Arab Emirates
Emirate Dubai
Elevation 387 m (1,269 ft)
Hatta with the Hatta mountains in the background
Hatta Dam

Hatta is a sheikhdom in the Hajjar mountains. It is an exclave of the Emirate of Dubai, UAE, to the south-east of its main territory.

Its capital town, also named Hatta, includes a reconstructed heritage village by the same name.

Hatta is about 115 km (71 mi) east of Dubai City. Because of its altitude, Hatta has a milder climate than the city of Dubai, making Hatta a popular vacation place for Dubai residents.

The old village of Hatta includes two prominent military towers from the 18th century and the Juma mosque (built in 1780), the oldest building in Hatta, as well as about 30 loam houses. The reconstructed heritage village displays scenes from everyday life in the past. The traditional water supply (falaj system) has also been repaired.

Hatta's status as an exclave of Dubai arose in the late 19th century, when the village of Hajarain or Hijrain in Wadi Hatta was given to Sheikh Rashid I Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, by Turki bin Said, Sultan of Muscat and Oman.[1]


  1. ^ Al-Ulama, Hesam (June 1994). The Federal Boundaries of the United Arab Emirates (Ph.D). Durham University. 

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