Hatta, United Arab Emirates
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|Country||United Arab Emirates|
|Elevation||387 m (1,269 ft)|
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.
- Al-Ulama, Hesam (June 1994). The Federal Boundaries of the United Arab Emirates (Ph.D). Durham University.
- 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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