Many of you might be interested in knowing the abandoned places on this planet. So we are sharing about one of the place which is located 60 km from Dubai and is also a popular tourist attraction in Dubai.
In the desert area south of the city of Al Madam in the UAE, you can find a small and abandoned complex of houses and a mosque, which locals call the Old City of Al Madam and the Ghost Town. It is located about 60 km from Dubai city and 50 km from Sharjah. The inhabitants left this place, leaving it at the mercy of the desert. Located a few kilometers southwest of the small town of Al Madam, on the old road from Dubai to Hatta, there is an abandoned settlement in the middle of the desert. This place was once home to the people of the Al Qutbi tribe, one of the indigenous peoples in the vicinity of Al Madam.
For some reason, residents left their homes about ten years ago. According to legends, people were supposedly forced to leave by the evil spirits of the genies. In Arab and Muslim culture, the genie is a supernatural creature from the other world. However, they are not always evil. Hope you remember the genie of Aladdin.
Many people continue to believe that something supernatural happened in Al-Madam. But in reality, the reason is the inhospitable sand of the desert. The architects of the village did not take into account that it is located directly on the path of the migrating dune. No matter how hard the new settlers tried to resist the sand, their houses were steadily falling asleep. There was sand everywhere, so it was impossible to live in the village.
The village consisted of two houses of the same type and a mosque on the outskirts. According to historians, the dwellings were erected in the late 1970s and 1980s as part of a project to provide housing for the indigenous population. There are two rows of identical houses and a mosque in the village. Tourists can not only explore the surroundings but also go to houses where local personal belongings have been preserved.
The quality of construction was extremely high, so the houses have been preserved in excellent condition to this day. But what made the residents leave was the problem of the sand. Because room by room, house by house, the sand filled the houses from floor to ceiling. And it was the sand, not the evil spirits, that made the residents leave, turning Al-Madam into a ghost town.