If you are big fan of a spooky stories stay with me as you will hear one right now. I don’t know if you believe in ghosts or not but we all must agree on one thing; there is something powerful almost magical around this places.
Abandoned a few decades back, the village now lies half buried in sand, and nobody precisely knows why. The locals say that village was last inhabited by the people of Al Kutbi tribe. The houses that you see here, date back to the 80’s.
Legends have it that there could be a nasty “djinn” ( a supernatural creature that Muslim community believes in) responsible for driving the residents away. It is also, more likely that the unwelcoming desert was the main reason for driving people away.
Google Map locates the ‘Buried Village’ quite accurately, but you will need a 4WD to cover the final stretch of the route that leads to the village. Our adventure almost finished terrible as we got stuck in the sand but the local guy who was with us help us to get back on track and we managed to get on a solid ground.
Once you enter the village, which constitutes two rows of identical houses and a mosque in the far corner, the silence would immediately give you a feel that there is something unusual about this place. Ok, maybe I’m just too dramatic but this is still unknown place for big crowds and that why is so charming.
However if you find yourself in Dubai, make sure to arrange somehow visit to this unique place . It’s only 70 km away from Dubai in a place Al Madam. This spooky oasis is located on E44, the old Dubai-Hatta Road.
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For everyone who stayed till the end I have a small reward; a booking discount (25 €) that you can use on your next booking. Happy exploring ! 🙂