The Hatta Village or Dubai Heritage Village is constructed around an old settlement and is a recreation of a traditional style mountain village set in an oasis. The Dubai Heritage Village helps you discover the old world charm of barasti or palm leaves and mud houses. There’s a large central fort and tower which overlooks the Dubai Heritage Village. Other added attractions of Heritage Village are falaj, an oasis and vegetated seating areas where you can cool your heels.
Signs in Arabic and English will guide visitors to various sections of the Heritage Village which includes an old mosque dating back 200 years and the Al Husen Majlis, where the governor of the Heritage Village received guests and visitors. Al Husen contains the conference room, the governor’s living quarters and weapons room.
There are several outdoor meeting places and resting areas in Heritage Village known as Al Hadeera also known as Al Barza in local language of Heritage Village Where visitors will be served coffee and dates.
Heritage Village of Dubai is mainly Focusing on the Emirate’s past maritime, pearl diving traditions and architecture, the village guide offers you storybook that display some past picture of heritage of Dubai including a tented Bedouin village, ancient armory, wooden chests and cooking utensils
History of Heritage Village: –
We look 20 and 30 centuries back of Dubai. Hatta village or Dubai heritage village is considered one of the most ancient village locations in the Emirate of Dubai. The Heritage Village or Hatta Village of Dubai is distinguished by its fortified buildings and has about 30 houses which have been fully restored to their old Village style. This Traditional Heritage Village was located near the mouth of the Creek, has been created by potters and weavers. Here the visitor can look back in time and experience some of Dubai’s heritage.
In the Dubai Heritage Village there are all traditional houses in the Hatta style, showing a majlis, store, kitchen master bedroom and children’s room. Hatta Village or Dubai Heritage Village is overlooked by two round towers, the Southern and Northern Towers of the Heritage Village are protect the city from external attacks. These towers of the Village were built in the 1880s, When Shaikh Hasher bin Maktoum bin Butti was the Ruler of the Dubai.
Visiting Places in Dubai Heritage Village: –
Visitors of Dubai heritage village will get a glimpse of traditional and social life of village. In the house of Heritage Village there are three rooms inside one house, one of them showing private room used to entertain family and guests, the second room of Heritage Village having scenes of social life of villagers and the third the impact of outdoor life of the Village.
The Palm Tree products house in Dubai Heritage Village contains two rooms, one displaying palm tree products of the Village such as items made a large compound leaf of a palm and the other room of that house shows dates and how to make honey from dates.
Traditional handicrafts house in the Heritage Village of Dubai shows various types of traditional and regular occupation such as blacksmith, farmer, etc. A photo studio in Dubai Heritage Village gives opportunities to the peoples and visitors that they can take pictures of the local person’s of heritage village for remembrance.
Livelihood of the peoples of Dubai Heritage Village:-
The people of Dubai Heritage Village is earn money from the visitors and there traditional works they are still dye the cloths by the colors of vegetables, do farming, some of them are blacksmith, and earn money by the renting system, those visitors want to stay in the rooms of Dubai Heritage Village that will pay money to there local house owner. A pearl diving ship of Heritage Village carried 10-60 people on board for a tour. The team comprises a captain, some divers, seeb, and other staff of the ship.
The diver often risked his life to collect pearl from the sea bed. He used to dive deep for more than two minutes to collect a handful of oysters. The season lasted only for six months starting from April because the Gulf waters during this season were warm and safe. The Emirate of Dubai was most active in this adventurous occupation and owned about 335 pearl fishing dhows at a time.
Visiting Hours of Dubai Heritage Village:
Saturday to Thursday: 08:00-22:00 daily
Friday: 08:00-11:00 and 16:00-22:00
Activities timing: 21:00-24:00
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