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Heritage Village

Nr Marina Mall, Breakwater - Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
02 681 4455
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Ranked #27 of 68 attractions in Abu Dhabi
Type: Historic Sites
Description: A living exhibition of the lifestyle and traditions of Bedouin and other cultures.
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Birmingham
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215 reviews 215 reviews
40 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

As a cultural attraction this is a big let down. It is of course a replica rather than the real thing and has the usual assortment of small shops selling tourist tat. The small museum is fine although many exhibits have no labels so it is difficult to know what you are looking at. There is a cafe that doesn't... More

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Brasov, Romania
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Plunging in the Emirates culture in a small place. The desert reproduction is excellent. A lot of gift shops inside.

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Washington, DC
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

The Emirati art history is not deep. There are not many handicrafts or traditional arts here simply because the shore area was used for pearl diving seasonally and not a continuous living area until oil was discovered. Life was concentrated nearer the interior city of Al Ain where the oasis is. Abu Dhabi was only a winter place to live... More

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chennai
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74 reviews 74 reviews
45 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

This was part of the city tour, so very touristy with nothing much . The live work of the craftsman is good to watch but beyond that nothjing. The village opens to the marina and that is the place worth spending the time . There is a restaurnat and a few shops selling touristy stuff. Visited thisw only because it... More

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Abu Dhabi
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

Nothing authentic, too crowded, taxis charge you an exorbitant amount of money for a trip there (now i am a local and I drive everywhere). This is a replica of what's not a reality. Not worth going. Typical touristic place. No one there is even Emirati! Very disappointing. I live here and I don't take my guests there. Period!

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

The Heritage Village is a permanent attraction on the Breakwater (near Marina Mall) designed to give visitors a flavour of Emirati heritage. There are a few different styles of tents, most of which have litter or rubble in a corner , a camel and a donkey in a cage, a pile of random boats behind a scruffy and dirty looking... More

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Saudi Arabia
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136 reviews 136 reviews
77 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

This is a great place to visit when the weather permits. Very educational about the history of the Emirates. My kids enjoyed riding the camel, watching the craftsmen doing things, and learnign about the history of Abu Dhabi

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

With the construction boom that quickly followed the oil $$$ boom in the UAE, it is hard to find anything in Abu Dhabi that looks older than yesterday and that is not architecturally designed for the space-age. The Heritage Village is a refreshing change. Just a 15 minute walk from Marina Mall, one of the best malls in Abu Dhabi,... More

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Jordan
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41 reviews 41 reviews
25 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Its a stop for all sightening buses near emarates palace ... Most of visitors are forgeins .. Well organized place ..tells almost everything about bedoin life .. Intersting spot to visit in abudabi ...

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Seoul, South Korea
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Not exciting, but you have to visit to know who they are.

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