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Address: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: 02 681 4455
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Description: A living exhibition of the lifestyle and traditions of Bedouin and other...
A living exhibition of the lifestyle and traditions of Bedouin and other cultures.
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A brief of UAE's industrial history

This place is near the Marina mall and Marina. Close to the flag area and ok for a short visit. It has some old Bedouin style huts which showcases many old industries of UAE like... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 17, 2015
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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 NEW

This place is near the Marina mall and Marina. Close to the flag area and ok for a short visit. It has some old Bedouin style huts which showcases many old industries of UAE like leather, carpentry, glass, copper etc. Has a cattle and goat bred there. Also a small museum, which displays some collectibles of heritage items. There is... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015 NEW

Interesting to see the man weaving wall art. Lots of trinkets and mementos available. Nice luncheon in an pro pro setting.

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Sterling, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

We went to the heritage village because we thought it'd be nice to learn about the history and local culture. It wasn't too crowded, which is definitely a plus. However, we thought we would spend at least a couple of hours there, but after 2 hours we saw everything....including the biggest flag pole in the UAE, which is easily visible... More 

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Kilchberg, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We took our daughters to this outdoor museum. Even though many reviewers comment rather negatively on the Heritage Village, we had a very nice experience there with the man that makes pottery. He was so good with our girls and let them try out a few things. Our daughters loved it! This gentleman made our trip to the heritage village... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

the village has been set up near the creek , it showcase how people of uae used to like in desert...

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

As part of a Gate 1 Travel trip to the UAE, we spent part of an afternoon at the Heritage Village in Abu Dubai after a visit to the Sheikh Zayed Mosque. The Village is a replica of a Bedouin village. The workshop areas have stalls for everything: pottery, glass, leather, spices and perfumes. We were not approached to buy... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

If you don't have anything else to do (and I mean it!) then go and have a look. Otherwise I would prefer a stay at the pool. If you really want to see souks or a medina go to Marrakech or something like this city, but this Abu dhabi heritage village is not much of a help to get an... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Perhaps my review is colored from my experience at the Dubai heritage village, but the one in Abu Dhabi is infinitely better! I was already here for a drive visiting the Marina anyways. Not expecting much, I figured I would just stop and take a look. I only had 20 minutes and wished I had more time! I wouldn't drive... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Nice place to see how the people lived I. Abu Dhabi some 40 years ago when it was just a fishing village with no,water nor electricity. There are replicas of the houses and demonstrations of glass blowing and weaving, etc. It is especially interesting to children to see how different Abu Dhabi was not too many years ago.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Visited but was a bit disappointed by this venue. Not quite what we expected, perhaps a little run down and maybe even tacky!, was not too impressed with the 'hobbled' camel giving people short rides around the area. Museum was ok and quite interesting but the outside things were not that impressive.

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