Dubai is one of the most plush, sophisticated and populous cities in the United Arab Emirates. To delve in to the unique history of Dubai, there is no better place than the Hatta Village which is also known as the Dubai Heritage Village. The village dates back to about 400 years to the 16th century and is recognised as one of the oldest in Dubai.
The Dubai Heritage Village is centred on an ancient settlement with a traditional mountain village positioned in an oasis. It is a great place to explore the Barasti also known as the palm leaves and traditional mud houses. Overlooking the village is an outsized tower and central fort. Another unique highlight of the Dubai Heritage Village is the falaj which is a vegetated seating area that offers visitors the perfect opportunity to sit back and relax.
Arabic and English signs are visible for visitors to find their way through the village and discover its many ancient wonders. For instance, the 200 year old mosque is a site that should not be left unseen. Al Husen Majlis which is also an interesting place to explore was used by the governor of the village in order to receive guests. It consists of a conference room, lodgings and an intriguing weapons room.
Dubai Heritage Village features a couple of seating areas and meeting places which are identified as Al Hadeera or Al Barza. At these places, visitors will get the chance to enjoy a cup of coffee along with mouth-watering dates.
This exceptional ancient village offers travellers the opportunity to discover the maritime past of Dubai, its architecture and traditions of pearl diving. This Heritage Village can be further discovered by staying at a Dubai hotel.
For those who wish to experience typical Dubai hospitality, comfort and world class facilities can choose to stay at a modern luxury hotel in Dubai. For instance, Raffles Dubai is a perfect place to enjoy a perfect blend of peace, comfort and luxury.