Hatta, United Arab Emirates
Its capital town is also named Hatta, which 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.
- Data Dubai: Hatta’s history at the Wayback Machine (archived August 22, 2007)
- Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, Government of Dubai: Historical Sites — Hatta Village at the Wayback Machine (archived February 16, 2008)
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