Located in the outskirts of Dubai, Hatta Heritage Village dates back to 2,000-3,000 years ago. The village was renovated and opened for visiting in 2001, allowing tourists to get an immersive experience as to what life was like in the mountainous area of Hatta and what an ancient village in the area looked like. Visitors have the opportunity to walk among original buildings, as well as two castles and a fort – as well as check out original prototypes, models and even weapons.
Hatta Heritage Village, Hatta, +9714 852 1374
In order to catch a glimpse of Dubai’s historic neighborhood, tourists should head for Al Bastakiya. The area dates back to the 1890s and is a fantastic way to better understand life in Dubai before the city boomed. With traditional buildings that remind people of a time before skyscrapers, Al Bastakiya allows tourists to walk around the neighborhood and spend a day in the Dubai of yesterday. Here, visitors can also find The Majlis Gallery, the perfect place to admire art while immersing themselves in culture.
Al Bastakiya, Al Hamriya, Bur Dubai, +971 4 515 5000