We decided to get out of Dubai for the day and head to Hatta. Then on to the Hatta Rock Pools, with its blue pools and waterfalls. We squeezed through narrow rock crevices, and we felt like we were in a real desert oasis. We felt a world away from any luxury hotel Dubai offers, and that was OK from the point of view of the respite from the sophisticated city of Dubai. Hatta Village is built around an old settlement and meant to evoke a kind of life style traditionally practiced at a desert oasis. There always seems to be a fort built in these sort of medieval villages. Two towers stretch above the settlement called the Northern Tower and the other the Southern Tower and were built in the late nineteenth century. Back in the day the original village settle at the creek where pottery and weaving were created, and visiting here is a step back in time.
We bought some vegetable dyed cloth and a few pearls that are dived for by locals from the nearby seabed. W also had some interesting food, as we were able to get pizza with lamb sausage sand feta cheese and sun dried tomatoes. the crust was thin, very thin, like a flat bread, well it was much like a flat bread since that is what they make here, so pizza seems like a good use of that traditional skill. The pizza was delicious after our foray around the town as we sat in a tiny restaurant. Despite its traditional charm, even modern advances could be found here. If you looked carefully, satellite dishes can be seen, and the blue light of the television screen makes its presence known. Still, we were grateful to allowed to go back in time and visit a bygone era.