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Address: Deira Al-Ras District, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: (04)393-7139

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Nice idea of the former times

Interesting museum. Worth a visit. You can combine the visit with the Al Ahmadiya school which is right in the corner and with the souks in the area: gold souk, perfume souk and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

During a stay in Dubai is this a place you must visit and see the evolution of Dubai Emirate. This together with Dubai Museum is a must to visit

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Avon, CT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

We had spent a very hot morning touring the area near the gold souk in Deira when we fortuitously came upon Heritage House and the adjoining Al-Ahmadiya School. We were greeted very pleasantly at the entrance desk which is located in a small lobby where there are sofas, a water cooler, complimentary coffee, and complimentary literature available. The museum self-tour... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were on a guided walking tour of Dubai as part of our Big Bus Tour and had a stop at Dubai House. It is a an interesting museum that takes a look at a traditional Emirati house and how people used to live. The rooms are set up in various displays to give a sense how people in Dubai... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Interesting museum. Worth a visit. You can combine the visit with the Al Ahmadiya school which is right in the corner and with the souks in the area: gold souk, perfume souk and spice souks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Visited this free museum house on our way to the Gold Souk. Quite well done and certainly interesting to see how the original buildings were constructed and used. Certainly worth a little time if you are in the area.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We read about this place in a guide book, but no one in Dubai seems to know it exists! We asked our concierge who didn't know. He booked us a taxi whose driver didn't know. He phoned a friend who didn't know. In the end we told him Sikka Street (the address in the guide book) and he knew where... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

If you are in this area definitely see this house museum showing how one segment of old Dubais lived. Very well done with rooms set up like they might have been used. And if you are near lunch or dinner time, definitely consider eating next door at the Al Bait Al Qadeem. We had such a nice lunch there that... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Heritage house should not be confused with Heritage Village, they are different. Heritage ouse is rather small, but gives one a good peek in to the old life of the locals. Their traditions, their home, rooms, kitchen, play area, seating area...its quite interesting small tour of possibly 30 mins. Its free too. Its near Gold Souq so it can be... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I'm not into museums, but I decided to check it out because it is literally next to where I was staying at. Since I have no interest in museums, I found it quite boring, but I'm sure history and museum fanatics and possibly those who have some interest in museums will find it worth their time. Afterwards, you can visit... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Great opportunity to see one of the original Dubai houses, this one belonging to a Pearl merchant. Very good interpretative information in each room. The old school next door is part of the same complex.

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Address: Deira Al-Ras District, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Phone Number: (04)393-7139
Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai>  > The Creek

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Staying in The Creek

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The Creek
The smell of frankincense hangs thick and heavy in the air, waves lap gently at jetties, and market traders call to passing tourists. The creek, originally the place where pearl boats docked and left on missions to uncover jewels from the deep, is where the city really began. The Al Fahidi District on the Creekside is one of the oldest heritage sites in Dubai, easily recognizable with its iconic wind towers, the original air conditioning. Home to the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding and the Dubai Museum, the old buildings also house a range of cafes, shops and art galleries. Often called “the real Dubai,” this is a wonderful place to lose yourself before catching an abra across the creek to the spice souk, where your senses will be overwhelmed with tastes, smells, and sounds.
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