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Heritage Village

Dubai, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
02 681 4455
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Ranked #29 of 74 Attractions in Abu Dhabi
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Type: Historic Sites
Description: A living exhibition of the lifestyle and traditions of Bedouin and other cultures.
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Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Its sad to see that this place could be amazing and show the visitors how life used to be in abu dhabi, but it looks like abandoned and dirty. I do not recommend for sure. Lost time...

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Twickenham
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We pooped in to the Heritage Village on our way back from the Marina Mall. It was free to get in and it was a nice place to spend half an hour away from the glitz of the hotels and shops. It had a nice feel to it with lots of trees, flowers and water features. There were lots of... More

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Guimaraes, Portugal
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58 attraction reviews
590 helpful votes 590 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

From the very rich Abu Dhabi to this poor place its almost like a time travel. I felt it was a waste of my time to visit this place. The place gives a perspective of the Bedouins life in the old days. The museum wasn't open and only some of the handicrafts ateliers were possible to visit. The shops were... More

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Don't expect too much. There is no really good museum or heritage village in the country. This is the best of legitimately old thing you can find in Abu Dhabi. It will show you how ancestors of today's sheikhs were living. All the other places tends to "colour" the way people were living in the UAE 100 years ago. If... More

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Ploiesti
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20 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I went there as part of a Abu Dhabi day tour. The place provides a nice insight in the life of the bedouins. You get to see how they manufactured different tools, how they cooked and how they lived. The beach next to the village was amazing and offered a view of Abu Dhabi skyline. There were a few shops... More

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Cairns, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Shops were open but the two museums closed...although signs outside clearly advised it should be open, I asked a few of the staff but they did not really give any explanation. I went into the Mosque and found a chap sleeping which is fine; he informed me I was not allowed in, although nil signs confirming this, a staff member... More

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west yorkshire
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I visited one morning an hour after it had opened. I was shocked at how poor it actually was. The museum wasn't open nor were the shops. There were a few workers around trying to better the grounds and a couple of fastened up animals. Don't waste your time.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Placed near Marina Mall. You can explore some informations about Abu Dhabi: its tradition, nature life, and also the kingdom. But looks like it's not maintain well enough.

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Visited as a part of a day tour. It did show some of the heritage of the area in the museum which was interesting but there was not much else to see. We wandered around and looked at all there was to see and filled in time till our tour left. Have seen much better.

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Good to get an opportunity to see some for he traditional skills and history of Abu Dhabi. A couple,of hours and you get to meet a camel and see glass blowing in action plus lots lots more

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