|5 minutes drive from Hatta Water Dam
|wonder if its a replica?
|I must admit I was captivated
|doorway to Hatta's past
|with modern signages
|restored mountain village
|that showcases life as it was before the country’s oil boom
|but with modern floodlights?
|making our way up the small hill
The village was opened to the public in February 2001 after extensive renovation, and is currently owned and managed by the Dubai Culture & Arts Authority.
|a restored or reconstructed fort?
|quite a trek to get up there
|but well worth the view it offered
|reconstructed houses of what was once a working village
|illustrates different aspects of traditional life
|showcasing customs and crafts to agriculture
|a popular and unique landmark
|last remaining symbols of Hatta's erstwhile splendour
|making our way out
|a glimpse of the old and new
|the typical Middle Eastern 'majlis' beckons us
|warm and welcoming
|a great place to sit and chit chat